Council Program Audience


We host leaders, scholars, authors, and changemakers in conversation – the people shaping our world. As a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, we are committed to promoting understanding through programming that encompasses varied perspectives and experiences, providing a full picture of people, issues, and cultures.

Our mission is to educate and engage – not advocate.

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Areas of Work

Areas of Work






picture flowers coming out of the top of a cutout of a head
Sat Feb 24

JWAC Leadership: Brain Health

Visit the Center for BrainHealth!
10:30 AM CT | Dallas
Marshall Islands from above
Wed Feb 28

JWAC Discussion: Marshall Islands Nuclear Testing

Hosted by Keene High School
05:30 PM CT | Zoom
Jazz Diplomacy
Thu Feb 29

Strains of Freedom: Jazz Diplomacy and the Paradox of Civil Rights

A VIRTUAL panel featuring Dr. W. Marvin Dulaney, adjunct professor at UNT Dallas & President of the Association for the
06:00 PM CT | Zoom
The Achilles Trap
Fri Mar 01

The Achilles Trap: Saddam Hussein, the C.I.A., and the Origins of America’s Invasion of Iraq

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author, Professor, and Dean Emeritus of Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism Steve Coll
11:30 AM CT | Dallas
colorful paper lanterns hanging from the ceiling
Sat Mar 02

2024 JWAC Social: FunAsia

Bollywood and Asian cuisine!
10:00 AM CT | Richardson , TX
Wed Mar 06

Luck of the Irish: Cooking Class with Central Market

Exclusive for Global Forum
06:30 PM CT | Dallas
books in rows with their pages open
Thu Mar 07

JWAC Discussion: Book Banning

Hosted by Billy Ryan High School
06:30 PM CT | Zoom
a gold trophy spilling gold stars
Fri Mar 08

2024 20 Under 20 Nominations Close

2024 20 Under 20 Nominations
12:00 AM CT
Unity in Diversity
Tue Mar 12

Unity in Diversity: Empowering Women Everywhere

A panel featuring Head of Public and Cultural Diplomacy, Embassy of the Republic of Poland in the U.S. Katarzyna Rybka-Iwańska
06:00 PM CT | Dallas , TX
40th Mallon Award (logo on blue extruded map)
Recent Highlights

40th Annual H. Neil Mallon Award Dinner

Honoring Kenneth A. Hersh, President and Chief Executive Officer of George W. Bush Presidential Library, and featuring Bill Browder, Financier, Author, & Activist, as Keynote Speaker

Wednesday, November 1 | 6:00 PM

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Amanda Ledwon dressed in traditional Ukrainian dance outfit
Recent Highlights

International Educator of the Year Award Luncheon 2023

Honoring Amanda Ledwon of Denton Independent School District, and featuring Ned Price, Spokesman for the U.S. State Department

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