2018 IPS Series


The International Perspectives Series features speakers from world-renowned institutions for an informed discussion on critical and timely topics. Join us for our four-part 2019 series to discuss: if an achievable balance is possible between Iran and the gulf, what our neighbors think of the US, how domestic producers can capitalize on the country’s domestic energy resources to create an abundance, and what it would look like to step away as a world power.


Allen L. Keiswetter

Iran & the Gulf: Is There an Achievable Balance?

Allen L. Keiswetter, Scholar, Middle East Institute

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019 | Noon
Hotel Crescent Court, Dallas

Allen Keiswetter examines how differing religious and diplomatic frameworks should work together to encourage shared understanding and mutually beneficial collaboration in the gulf region.

Dawson - Sarukhan

U. S. Relations with its Neighbors: What do They Think of US?

Dr. Laura Dawson - Director, Canada Institute, Wilson Center Ambassador
 Arturo Sarukhan - Nonresident Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution; Ambassador of Mexico to the U.S. (2007-2013)

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019 | Noon
Hotel Crescent Court, Dallas

Dr. Laura Dawson and Arturo Sarukhan will discuss the current relationship the sentiments of Canada and Mexico on recent tariffs and the negotiation process for the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA ) replacing the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) after President Trump demanded.

Meghan O Sullivan

POSTPONED: New Energy Abundance: What is the Impact on U.S. and World Re-Alignment?

Meghan O’Sullivan Kirkpatrick Professor of the Practice of International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019 | Noon
Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek

Meghan O’Sullivan drills down into the details surrounding the resurgence of energy abundance in the U.S. and what this will mean for the US foreign relations.

Jeremi Suri

Withdrawal: What Is Our Word Worth?

Jeremi Suri - Mack Brown Distinguished Chair for Leadership, Global Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019 | Noon
Hotel Crescent Court, Dallas

The US has recently withdrawn from treaties and agreements. Jeremi Suri asks the burning questions: What are the repercussions in the long run of pulling out of all these agreements? What does this mean for the world? Does this hurt our chances to negotiate new agreements because they know we may not hold up our end of the agreement when we have a new administration?



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