Past Events Archives


Which Country Has the World's Best Health Care?

Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Ezekiel Emanuel, Vice Provost for Global Initiatives, the Diane v.S. Levy and Robert M. Levy University Professor, and Chair of the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, University of Pennsylvania

MEMBERS ONLY: Behind the Lens

Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Andy Coleman, Photographer, National Geographic

MEMBERS ONLY: Optimize Your Brain Performance: The Science of Stress and How to Harness

Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Dee O’Neill, Head of Executive and Corporate Solutions, Center for BrainHealth

The World: A Brief Introduction

Thursday, July 16, 2020
Richard Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations

Shanghai and Hong Kong: The Past and the Future of China

Tuesday, July 14, 2020
James Carter, Professor of history, Saint Joseph’s University
Jonathan Kaufman, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter; director of the School of Journalism, Northeastern University in Boston
Moderator: Meredith Hindley, historian

A Question of Power: Electricity and the Wealth of Nations

Tuesday, July 7, 2020
Robert Bryce, author, journalist, film producer, and public speaker
Moderator: Jay Young

The Kill Chain: Defending America in the Future of High-Tech Warfare

Thursday, July 2, 2020
Christian Brose, Senior fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; Head of Strategy, Anduril Industries


Annual Member Meeting and Town Hall

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

White House Warriors: How the National Security Council Transformed the American Way of War

Friday, June 26, 2020
John Gans, Director of Communications and Research, University of Pennsylvania’s Perry World House Global Policy Center

Dark Mirror: Edward Snowden and the American Surveillance

Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Barton Gellman, The Atlantic

Exercise of Power: American Failures, Successes, and a New Path Forward in the Post-Cold War World

Thursday, June 18, 2020
Robert M. Gates, Secretary of Defense under presidents Bush and Obama

PRIDE - "A Global Discussion on COVID and the LGBTQ Community"

Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Helen Kennedy, CEO Egale Canada
Cece Cox, Chief Executive Officer, Resource Center
André du Plessis, Executive Director, ILGA
Moderator: Noëlla De Maina, Manager, Political, Economic and Public Affairs at Consulate General of Canada in Dallas

The Last Trial

Tuesday, June 16th 2020
Scott Turow, Best Selling Author

The Price of Oil in New America

Friday, June 12, 2020
Clifford Krauss, New York Times National Energy Business Correspondent

The Inevitability of Tragedy: Henry Kissinger and His World

Tuesday, June 9, 2020
Barry Gewen, New York Times Book Review
Moderator: Talmage Boston, Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley & Norton, LLP

One Mighty and Irresistible Tide

Friday, June 5, 2020
Jia Lynn Yang, The New York Times
Moderator: Laura Collins, Bush Institute-SMU Economic Growth Initiative

Iran, the US, and the COVID-19 Crisis

Tuesday, June 2, 2020
Frank Wisner, U.S. Ambassador to Zambia, Egypt, the Philippines and India
Roxane Farmanfarmaian, University of Cambridge
Moderator: Ambassador Robert W. Jordan


Be Strong and of Good Courage: How Israel’s Most Important Leaders Shaped Its Destiny

Thursday, May 28, 2020
Dennis Ross, American Diplomat and Author

The Pundits and the Paladin

Wednesday, May 27, 2020
David Ignatius, The Washington Post
Moderator: David Sanger, The New York Times

The Hacker and the State

Friday, May 22, 2020
Ben Buchanan, Georgetown University
Moderator: Katy Montgomery, Cyber Defense Labs

Front Row at the Trump Show

Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Jonathan Karl, Chief White House correspondent, ABC News; President, White House Correspondents' Association

The Economy: Where Do We Go From Here

Monday, May 18th 2020
Diane Swonk, Grant Thornton LLP
Moderator: Mike Silverman, CH Investment Partners

Putin’s World: Russia Against the West and with the Rest

Friday, May 15, 2020
Angela Stent, Georgetown University

The End of October: A Novel

Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Lawrence Wright, The New Yorker

Economic Dignity

Friday, May 8, 2020
Gene Sperling, Director of the National Economic Council under both President Obama (2011-2014) and President Clinton (1997-2001)

American Diplomacy Project: Future of U.S. Diplomacy Town Hall

Thursday, May 7, 2020
Ambassador Marc Grossman, The Cohen Group
Ambassador Nicholas Burns, Harvard Kennedy School
Ambassador (Ret.) Marcie Ries, Harvard Kennedy School
Ambassador Nancy McEldowney, Georgetown University

Lincoln on the Verge: Thirteen Days to Washington

Friday, May 1, 2020
Ted Widmer, Macaulay Honors College (CUNY)
Moderator: Jeff Engel, Center for Presidential History, Southern Methodist University


Asia and the U.S. in a Post-Pandemic World: Lessons and Strategies for the U.S.

Tuesday, April 28, 2020
Parag Khanna, FutureMap

In Deep: The FBI, the CIA, and the Truth about America’s Deep State

Friday, April 24, 2020
David Rohde,; Two-time Pulitzer Prize Winner

Japan Rearmed: The Politics of Military Power

Friday, April 17, 2020
Sheila A. Smith, Council on Foreign Relations

Diplomacy in the Age of Coronavirus

Thursday, April 16, 2020
Robbie Gramer, Foreign Policy

Honorable Exit: How A Few Brave Americans Risked All to Save Our Vietnamese Allies at the End of the War

Friday, April 10, 2020
Thurston Clarke, author

MBS: The Rise to Power of Mohammed bin Salman

Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Ben Hubbard, The New York Times

In Pursuit of Disobedient Women

Friday, April 3, 2020
Dionne Searcey, The New York Times


The Storm Before the Calm: America’s Discord, the Coming Crisis of the 2020s, and the Triumph Beyond

Tuesday, March 31, 2020
George Friedman, Geopolitical Futures

The Economic Response to COVID-19

Friday, March 27, 2020
Sebastian Mallaby, Council on Foreign Relations


Personal Security for Today's Dangerous World

Saturday, February 29, 2020
Greg Shaffer, Shaffer Security Group

From the CIA to the FBI, My Secret Life Taking Down Some of the World's Most

Notorious Terrorists
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Tracy Walder, Former CIA Officer & FBI Agent; Girl Security

Education and U.S. Foreign Policy: How Are They Related?

Friday, February 21, 2020
David P. Baker, Pennsylvania State University

Dallas LGBTQ Global Symposium on Equality and Human Rights

Friday, February 21, 2020

Reimagining America’s Foreign Policy - Reimagining America’s Foreign Policy

Friday, February 7, 2020
Victor Davis Hanson, Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Human Dignity and Fairness For All Lecture - The Assault on American Excellence

Thursday, February 6, 2020
Anthony Kronman, Sterling Professor of Law, Yale Law School

2020 IPS: Global Finance and the New Cold War: Where Are We Headed?

Tuesday, February 4, 2020
James K. Galbraith, Lloyd M. Bentsen Jr. Chair in Government/Business Relations and Professor of Government, The University of Texas


Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup

Friday, January 31, 2020
John Carreyrou, Investigative Reporter, The Wall Street Journal

This Just In: Iraq Relations with Ambassador Silliman

Thursday, January 30, 2020
Ambassador Douglas A. Silliman (ret.), President, The Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington; U.S. Ambassador to Iraq (2016-2019)

2020 IPS: Global Health Care: What Is the U. S. Doing About It?

Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Thomas Bollyky, Senior Fellow for Global Health, Economics, and Development and Director of the Global Health Program, Council on Foreign Relations

Hometown Hero – Brad Taylor discuss Pike Logan series

Friday, January 10, 2020
Brad Taylor, Former US Special Forces and Delta Commander

Putting People First

Friday, June 19th 2020
Tom Peters, Business Guru, and co-author of In Search of Excellence

Putting People First

Friday, June 19th 2020
Tom Peters, Business Guru, and co-author of In Search of Excellence

Global Forum

Cooking Class - Barcelona Barbecue
Thursday, March 5, 2020

2020 Presidential Election Primaries

Thursday, February 27, 2020
Kyle Kondik, Sabato's Crystal Ball; UVA Center for Politics

From Friend to Foe: The Decline of US-Iran

Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Dr. Gregory Brew, Southern Methodist University

Insight on North Korea

Joseph Kim, Assistant & Expert In Residence, Human Freedom Initiative, George W. Bush Institute

New Year’s Social

Wednesday, January 22, 2020


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