Past Events Archives

December 2018

Grant Thornton Member Open House

Thursday, December 13, 2018

November 2018

His Excellency Daniel Mulhall

Thursday, November 1, 2018
Ambassador of Ireland to the U.S.

The Road to the Civil War

Friday, November 2, 2018
Joanne Freeman, Professor of History and American Studies, Yale University

Leaders: Myth and Reality

Monday, December 3, 2018
General Stanley McChrystal, Founder, McChrystal Group

October 2018

Democracy, Rebellion and Revolution

Monday, October 1, 2018
Ben Fountain, Winner of a PEN/Hemingway Award

Clinton Impeachment: The Independent Counsel’s Memoir

Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Ken Starr, Former United States Solicitor General

America’s Place in the World

Thursday, October 4, 2018
Suzy Hansen, Contributing Writer, The New York Times Magazine & Author, Notes on a Foreign Country

America’s Role as Enforcer of Peace and Order

Thursday, October 18, 2018
Robert Kagan, Stephen & Barbara Friedman Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution

Waiting for Eden: A Novel

Friday, October 19, 2018
Elliot Ackerman, Finalist for the National Book Award

Politics and the Press

Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Sean Spicer, Twenty-eighth White House Press Secretary and White House Communications Director (2017)

Presidents of War

Thursday, October 25, 2018
Michael Beschloss, NBC News Presidential Historian and Bestselling Author

September 2018

Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America

Thursday, September 6, 2018
James Forman, Jr., Professor of Law, Yale Law School

Finding Theo: A Father's True Story of Loss, Courage, and Discovery

Thursday, September 13, 2018
Tim Krause, Author

War in the Cyber Age

Thursday, September 20, 2018
David Sanger, National Security Correspondent, The New York Times
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Escape to Freedom

Monday, September 24, 2018
Mohammed Al Samawi, Peace Activist & Author of The Fox Hunt
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Leadership: In Turbulent Times

Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Doris Kearns Goodwin, World-renowned presidential historian, public speaker and Pulitzer Prize-winning and best-selling author

Every Day is Extra

Friday, September 28, 2018
The Honorable John Kerry, 68th United States Secretary of State
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H.E. Sardar Masood Khan

Saturday, September 29, 2018
President of Azad Jammu Kashmir
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Music and The Omani Arts Economy

Saturday, September 29, 2018
Dr. Anne Rasmussen (Free Program) Professor of Music and Ethnomusicology, William M. and Annie B. Bickers Professor of Middle Eastern Studies; Director, The William and Mary Middle Eastern Music Ensemble

August 2018

WorldQuest – Japan “Festival at Mount Fuji”

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Colin Allred

Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Democratic nominee for the U.S. House of Representatives in Texas's 32nd congressional district
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July 2018

The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela

Monday, July 23, 2018
Sahm Venter, Senior Researcher at the Nelson Mandela Foundation & Journalist Zamaswazi Dlamini-Mandela, Nelson Mandela’s Granddaughter & Entrepreneur

June 2018

A New Agenda & Bipartisanship for the Americas & the U.S.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Christopher Sabatini, Lecturer, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University; Founder and Executive Director, Global Americans; Editor,
Ambassador Marc Grossman, Vice Chairman, The Cohen Group; Ambassador to Turkey (1994-1997), U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan (2011-2012)
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The History and Geopolitics of the World’s Oceans

Monday, June 11, 2018
Adm. Jim Stavridis, USN (Ret.), NATO’s 16th Supreme Allied Commander Europe and 15th Commander of the U.S. European Command (2009-2013), Head of U.S. Southern Command (2006-2009), Former Dean of The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, Chief International Security Analyst for NBC News; Operating Executive, The Carlyle Group
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Homelands: The Fate of the Great Mexican-American Migration

Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Alfredo Corchado, Border-Mexico Correspondent, The Dallas Morning News 

Ambassador Kay Bailey Hutchison

Saturday, June 16, 2018
Permanent Representative of the United States to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization
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A Memoir of the Obama White House

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Ben Rhodes, Former Deputy National Security Advisor
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American National Security in an Age of Lies

Thursday, June 28, 2018
General Michael V. Hayden, Principal, The Chertoff Group; Director, Central Intelligence Agency (2006 - 2009); Director, National Security Agency (1999 - 2005)
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May 2018

Facts and Fears: Hard Truths from a Life in Intelligence

Thursday, May 31, 2018
James Clapper, Director of National Intelligence (2010-2017)

Ronald Reagan and the Fall of the Soviet Empire

Thursday, May 24, 2018
Bret Baier, Chief Political Anchor, Fox News Channel; Anchor and Executive Editor, Special Report with Bret Baier

Negotiating the Nonnegotiable and Conflict Resolution

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Dr. Daniel L. Shapiro, Founder and Director, Harvard International Negotiation Program

The Coming Age of Artificial Intelligence

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Amir Husain, Entrepreneur and computer scientist; Founder and CEO of SparkCognition, Inc.
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The Changing Future of America’s Global Role: A Debate

Monday, May 14, 2018
Jasen Castillo, Associate Professor, Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University
Loren DeJonge Schulman, Deputy Director of Studies, Center for a New American Security
Ted Piccone, Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy at Brookings
Anna Simmons, Professor of Defense Analysis, Naval Postgraduate School
Gregory Hellman, Defense Reporter, POLITICO (moderator)

The Soul of America: Battle for Our Better Angels

Thursday, May 10, 2018
Jon Meacham, Pulitzer Prize winner and #1 New York Times bestselling author of American Lion, Franklin and Winston and Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power

The Marshall Plan: Dawn of the Cold War

Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Benn Steil, Senior Fellow and Director, International Economics, Council on Foreign Relations

Pakistan-U.S. Bilateral Relations

Monday, May 7, 2018
His Excellency Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry, Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to the U.S.
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The Final Year: Screening and Discussion

Thursday, May 3, 2018
Greg Barker - Director and Producer, The Final Year;
Ned Price - Former Special Assistant to the President, Spokesperson; Senior Director, National Security Council, The White House

April 2018

Taming the Sun

Sunday, April 22, 2018
Varun Sivaram, Philip D. Reed fellow for Science and Technology at the Council on Foreign Relation

Dueling Views of the Cold War's End

Thursday, April 19, 2018
Jeffrey Engel, Director, Center for Presidential History, Southern Methodist University
William Taubman, Bertrand Snell Professor of Political Science Emeritus, Amherst College
Moderators: Svetlana Savranskaya and Thomas Blanton, principals with George Washington University’s National Security Archive

American Influence: The Cost of American Nationalism

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
James Lindsay, Senior Vice President, Director of Studies, and Maurice R. Greenberg chair at the Council on Foreign Relations
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The Challenge of a Latino Immigrant Today

Friday, April 6, 2018
Jorge Ramos, Writer and Journalist and winner of eight Emmy awards
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March 2018

Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman

Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Kurdistan Regional Government Representative to the United States
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Hacking, Fake News, Cyber Security: Their Impact on American Elections

Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Adam Segal, Ira A. Lipman Chair in Emerging Technologies and National Security and Director of the Digital and Cyberspace Policy Program, Council on Foreign Relations
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The Art of the Deal: Our Foreign Policy One Year Later

Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Casimir Yost, Adjunct Professor and Senior Fellow, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service
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South Korea: Autonomy and Alliance in an Era of Rival Powers

Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Scott Snyder, Senior Fellow for Korea Studies and Director of the Program on U.S.-Korea Policy at the Council on Foreign Relations
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His Excellency Armando Varricchio

Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Ambassador of Italy to the U.S.
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February 2018

Our Time Has Come: India’s Place in the World

Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Alyssa Ayres, Senior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia at the Council on Foreign Relations
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2018 International Educator of the Year Luncheon

Monday, February 19, 2018
President Vicente Fox, President of Mexico (2000-2006)
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The Line Becomes a River

Thursday, February 8, 2018
Francisco Cantu, Agent, United States Border Patrol (2008-2012); former Fulbright fellow; recipient of a Pushcart Prize and a 2017 Whiting Award

His Excellency Madjid Bouguerra

Tuesday, February 6, 2018
His Excellency Madjid Bouguerra, Ambassador of the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria to the United States

January 2018

A Humpty Dumpty Europe

Friday, January 26, 2018
Cathryn Clüver Ashbrook, Executive Director, The Future of Diplomacy Project, Harvard Kennedy School
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The Road Not Taken: Edward Lansdale and the American Tragedy in Vietnam

Thursday, January 25, 2018
Max Boot, Jeane J. Kirkpatrick Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations
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Destined for War? The Future of the American and Chinese Relationship

Friday, January 19, 2018
Graham Allison, Douglas Dillon Professor of Government, Harvard Kennedy School
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Meeting the Tech Tide with Work that Wows and Jobs that Last

Thursday, May 17, 2018
Tom Peters, co-author, In Search of Excellence

A Conversation with Ambassador Ryan Crocker

Tuesday, November 27 2018

Global Forum F-35 Tour

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Breakfast with David Sanger

Friday, September 21, 2018
National Security Correspondent, The New York Times

DMA Reception & Guided Tour

Monday, June 25, 2018
The Power of Gold: Asante Royal Regalia from Ghana

Reception and Private Tour of the Perot Legacy Hall

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Lawrence Wright

Thursday, April 19, 2018
Pulitzer Prize-winning Author; Screenwriter, Staff Writer, The New Yorker; Fellow, Center for Law and Security, New York University School of Law

Cooking Class at Souk Mediterranean Bistro & Bar

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Bryan Garner

Friday, February 16, 2018
President, LawProse Inc.

Meridian: Holiday Reception at the Meadows Museum

Thursday, November 29, 2018Featuring a Tour of the "Dali: Poetics of the Small" Exhibit

Meridian Service Project: Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls

Saturday, October 27, 2018

The Beautiful Game: A Night with FC Dallas

Saturday, July 14, 2018

The GAIA Story with Paula Minnis

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

International Cocktails with a Twist

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Steve Coll Meet and Greet

Thursday, March 15, 2018

The Great Debate: A History of U.S. Immigration Waves, Policies

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Private Tour of the Statler

Wednesday, January 24, 2018


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