Past Events Archives

December 2012

Featuring Timothy Naftali, Author George H. W. Bush and Blind Spot: The Secret History of American Counterterrorism

Tuesday, December 18, 2012 in Dallas
Exclusive Contributors' Circle Opportunity - Drawing Red Lines: How JFK Managed the Cuban Missile Crisis and Why it Matters Today

Featuring Ted Carpenter, Senior Fellow for Defense and Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute; Author, The Fire Next Door

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 in Dallas
The Fire Next Door: Drug Violence and Other Challenges Facing Mexico's New President

Featuring Daniel Franklin, Executive Editor, The Economist; Editor-in-Chief, Economist.com

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 via Live Webinar
Global I.Q. with Jim Falk: The World in 2013

Ambassador of Georgia to U.S.

Monday, December 10 in Dallas
His Excellency Temuri Yakobashvili

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Thursday, December 6 in Dallas
MERIDIAN: Global Young Professionals Holiday Champagne Tasting

Ambassador of India to the United States

Tuesday, December 4 in Dallas
Her Excellency Nirupama Rao

November 2012

Featuring The Honorable Olusegun Obasanjo, President of Nigeria (1999-2007)

Thursday, November 29 in Fort Worth
State of the World Address

World Affairs Council Member Social and Open House

Wednesday, November 28 in Dallas
World Affairs Council Member Social and Open House

Save the Children

Wednesday, November 14 in Dallas
Evening with Save the Children

Featuring Pavel Khodorkovsky, President, Institute of Modern Russia

Tuesday, November 13 in Dallas
MERIDIAN: Trade in Your Rights: Russia's Slog to Democracy

Ambassador of France to the United States

Monday, November 12 in Dallas
His Excellency Francois Delattre

Featuring Evan Thomas, Former Writer and Editor, Newsweek & TIME

Friday, November 9 in Dallas
Ike's Bluff: President Eisenhower's Secret Battle to Save the World

Featuring Andrew Selee & Juan Hernandez

Friday, November 2, 2012 via Live Webinar
Global I.Q. with Jim Falk: Mexican Elections and the Transition of Power

October 2012

Featuring David Westin, President and CEO, NewsRight; President, ABC News (1997 - 2010)

Thursday, October 25 in Dallas
Exit Interview

Final Presidential Debate

Monday, October 22 in Dallas
Final Presidential Debate Watch Party

A Celebration of World Cultures

Saturday, October 20 and Sunday, October 21, 2012 in Addison
WorldFest 2012

A Conversation with Nicholas Kralev

Friday, October 19, 2012 in Dallas
“American Diplomacy in the 21st Century”

Featuring Afshan Khan, CEO, Women for Women International

Thursday, October 18, 2012 in Dallas
Women as Agents of Change in Post Conflict Countries

Featuring Peter Orszag, Vice Chairman of Global Banking, Citigroup; Adjunct Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations; Former Director of the White House Office of Management and Budget

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 in Dallas
The U.S. Political Economy

Featuring Larry Mallory - Executive, Tobida International, Inc.

Monday, October 15, 2012 in Addison
Africa: The Last Frontier for Growth

Featuring Nancy Gibbs, Co-author, The Presidents Club; Executive Editor, TIME Magazine & Michael Duffy Co-author, The Presidents Club; Washington Bureau Chief, TIME Magazine

Thursday, October 11, 2012 in Dallas
The Presidents Club

Featuring Roxane Farmanfarmaian, Affiliated Lecturer, Department of Political and International Studies, University of Cambridge

Monday, October 1, 2012 in Dallas
A Brand New Middle East? How the Iran-Syria Axis is Redrawing the Map

Featuring Karen Elliott House, Former Senior Vice President, Dow Jones & Company; Publisher, Wall Street Journal; Author, On Saudi Arabia

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 in Dallas
MERIDIAN: Karen Elliot House - On Saudi Arabia

Featuring Jeffrey Toobin, Author, The Oath; Senior Analyst, CNN Worldwide; Staff Writer, The New Yorker

Monday, October 1, 2012 in Fort Worth
The Oath: The Obama White House vs. the Supreme Court

Featuring Jeffrey Toobin, Author, The Oath; Senior Analyst, CNN Worldwide; Staff Writer, The New Yorker

Monday, October 1, 2012 in Dallas
29th Annual Stephen Philbin Awards Luncheon

September 2012

Honoring Fluor Cooperation's Alan Boeckmann and David Seaton

Friday, September 28, 2012 at DFW Hyatt Regency
2012 Mallon Award Dinner: Featuring Larry Sabato

Featuring Ambassador Edward Djerejian - Founding Director, James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy

Friday, September 21, 2012 via Live Webinar
Global I.Q. with Jim Falk: Ambassador Djerejian Talks Syria

Featuring Kurt Eichenwald, Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair; Former Investigative Writer, The New York Times; Author, 500 Days: Secrets and Lies in the Terror Wars

Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Secrets and Lies: What Happened During the First 500 Days After 9/11?

Featuring Allison Cerra, Chief Marketing Officer — Americas Region, Alcatel-Lucent

Wednesday, September 12, 2012
MERIDIAN: Transforming Business: Big Data, Mobility and Globalization

August 2012

Featuring Thomas Kleine-Brockhoff, Resident Fellow & Senior Director for Strategy, The German Marshall Fund of the United States

Friday, August 31, 2012 via Live Webinar
Global I.Q. with Jim Falk: The Eurozone Enigma

Foreign Affairs Trivia Event

Thursday, August 23, 2012 in Dallas
World Affairs Council WorldQuest - 1920s Theme

Featuring Christopher Sabatini, Editor-in-Chief, Americas Quarterly; Senior Director of Policy, Americas Society/Council of Americas

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 in Dallas
Staying Alive: Political and Economic Reforms in Cuba- How Should the U.S. Respond?

Featuring Christopher Sabatini, Editor-in-Chief, Americas Quarterly; Senior Director of Policy, Americas Society/Council of Americas

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 in Dallas
MERIDIAN: with Christopher Sabatini

HIGHLY TRAINED & DEDICATED SOLDIERS AND SWORN ENEMIES IN THEIR YOUTH - NOW FRIENDS

Tuesday, August 14, 2012 in Dallas
Celebrate the End of World War II

July 2012

Happy Hour at Trinity Hall

Wednesday, July 25, 2012 in Dallas
MERIDIAN: London Olympics 2012: Opening Ceremonies Watch Party

Featuring Stephen Carter, William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law, Yale Law School; Author, The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln

Wednesday, July 25, 2012 in Fort Worth
The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln

Featuring Stephen Carter, William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law, Yale Law School; Author, The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln

Tuesday, July 24, 2012 in Dallas
The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln

Author, Valor in Vietnam: Chronicles of Honor, Courage, and Sacrifice 1963-1977

Saturday, July 21, 2012 in Dallas
Saturday at the Warwick Melrose with Allen B. Clark

Consul General of Turkey

Friday, July 20, 2012 in Addison
The Honorable Cemalettin Aydin

Featuring Jim Falk, President and CEO of the World Affairs Council Dallas/Fort Worth

Tuesday, July 17, 2012 in Dallas
Summer Member Social

June 2012

Featuring Gail Collins, Author, As Texas Goes, Columnist, The New York Times

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 in Dallas
As Texas Goes

Featuring Edward Lucas, Author, Deception; International Section Editor, The Economist

Thursday, June 15, 2012 via Live Webinar
Global I.Q. with The Economist - Deception: The Untold Story of East-West Espionage Today

Featuring Douglas Binkley, Author, Cronkite; Professor of History, Rice University; Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair

Wednesday, June 13, 2012 in Dallas
Cronkite

Featuring Henry Crumpton, Author, The Art of Intelligence; Chairman & CEO, Crumpton Group LLC

Tuesday, June 5, 2012 in Dallas
The Art of Intelligence: Lessons From a Life in the CIA's Clandestine Service

May 2012

Featuring His Excellency Rachad Bouhlal, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco to the U.S.

Thursday, May 15, 2012 in Dallas
Morocco's Path through the Arab Spring: Evolution with Stability

Featuring the Honorable Andrew Millar, Consul General of the United Kingdom

Monday, May 14, 2012 in Dallas
2012: A GREAT Year for Britain

Featuring Franklin Cudjoe, Adjunct Fellow, Independent Institute; Executive Director, IMANI:Center for Policy and Education

Thursday, May 10, 2012 in Dallas
Trade Policy, Innovation and Implications for Access to Healthcare in Emerging Economies

Senior Fellow and Director of the Managing Global Order Initiative, Brookings Institution; Director of the Center on International Cooperation, New York University

Wednesday, May 9, 2012 in Dallas
IPS - Bruce Jones - Nation Building: A U.S. Responsibility?

Featuring Marc Lynch, Director, Institute for Middle East Studies, George Washington University; Editor, Middle East Channel, ForeignPolicy.com

Monday, May 7, 2012 in Dallas
The Arab Uprisings: The Wave of Protest That Toppled the Status Quo and the Struggle for a New Middle East

Featuring Jim Falk, President and CEO of the World Affairs Council Dallas/Fort Worth

Thursday, May 3, 2012 in Dallas
Meridian YP: Why We Should Care - What I learned in Afghanistan

Featuring James Wright, Author, Those Who Have Borne the Battle; President Emeritus and Eleazar Wheelock Professor of History, Dartmouth College

Wednesday, May 2, 2012 in Dallas
Those Who Have Borne the Battle: A History of America's Wars and Those Who Have Fought Them

April 2012

Featuring John Goodman, President and CEO and Kellye Wright Fellow, National Center for Policy Analysis

Monday, April 30, 2012 in Dallas
What the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Will Mean for You

Charles Kupchan, Whitney Shepardson Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations

Thursday, April 26, 2012 in Dallas
IPS - State Department Budget Cutbacks: What Is the Effect on U.S. Foreign Policy?

Featuring The Honorable Alvaro Uribe Velez, President of Colombia from 2002 to 2010

Tuesday, April 24, 2012 in Dallas
State of the World Address

HBO Premiere

Tuesday, April 17, 2012 in Dallas
MERIDIAN: "VEEP"

Featuring Ezra Vogel, Henry Ford II Professor of the Social Sciences Emeritus, Harvard University

Tuesday, April 17, 2012 in Dallas
Deng Xiaoping and the Transformation of China

Dallas International Film Festival

Sunday, April 15, 2012 in Dallas
We're Not Broke

Dallas International Film Festival

Saturday, April 14, 2012 in Dallas
Patriocracy

Former National Security Advisor to President George W. Bush and Senior Advisor for International Affairs, United States Institute of Peace

Friday, April 12, 2012 in Dallas
Stephen Hadley - International Educator of the Year Award Luncheon

Featuring Dr. Robert McClelland, Professor Emeritus of Surgery, UT Southwestern

Tuesday, April 10, 2012 in Dallas
Member Social - JFK: The Medical Connection

Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt to the U.S.

Friday, April 6, 2012 in Dallas
Breakfast with His Excellency Sameh Shoukry

The Big Picture

Thursday, April 5, 2012 in Dallas
TEDxChange

Author, Liberty's Surest Guardian; Professor, Mack Brown Distinguished Chair for Leadership in Global Affairs, University of Texas

Wednesday, April 4, 2012 in Dallas
Jeremi Suri - American Nation-Building: Past, Present, and Future

March 2012

Vijay Vaitheeswaran, Author, Need, Speed, and Greed; China Business and Finance Editor, The Economist

Friday, March 23, 2012 in Dallas
Need, Speed, and Greed: How the New Rules of Innovation Can Transform Businesses, Propel Nations to Greatness, and Tame the World's Most Wicked Problems

Meridian Panel Discussion with Young Ugandans

Tuesday, March 20, 2012 in Dallas
KONY 2012: The Promise of Uganda

Featuring Vijay Vaitheeswaran, Author, Need, Speed, and Greed; China Correspondent, The Economist

Tuesday, March 20, 2012 in Dallas
Global I.Q. with The Economist: Need, Speed, Greed

Featuring Students at the U.S. Army War College

Monday, March 19, 2012 in Dallas
U.S. Army War College - Eisenhower National Security Panel

Professor of Public Policy, University of Massachusetts

Thursday, March 15, 2012 in Dallas
David Medinicoff - The Arab Spring One Year Later: Is the Bloom off the Rose?

Author, Power Inc.; President and Chief Executive Officer, Garten Rothkopf; CEO and Editor-at-Large, FP Group

Tuesday, March 13, 2012 in Dallas
David Rothkopf - Power, Inc.: The Epic Rivalry Between Big Business and Government ? and the Reckoning That Lies Ahead

Featuring Sylvia Longmire, Author, Cartel: The Coming Invasion of Mexico's Drug, Wars, Captain (ret.) U.S. Air Force

Thursday, March 8, 2012 in Dallas
Sylvia Longmire - Cartel: The Coming Invasion of Mexico's Drug Wars

Featuring Sylvia Longmire, Author, Cartel: The Coming Invasion of Mexico's Drug, Wars, Captain (ret.) U.S. Air Force

Thursday, March 8, 2012 in Dallas
Meridian YP Happy Hour: Cartel: The Coming Invasion of Mexico's Drug Wars

HBO Film Premiere & Discussion

Tuesday, March 6, 2012 in Dallas
Game Change

February 2012

Featuring Andrew Palmer, Finance editor, The Economist

Tuesday, February 28, 2012 in Dallas
Global I.Q. with The Economist: Special Report: Financial Innovation

Prime Minister of Canada from 1993 to 2003

Wednesday, February 15, 2012 in Dallas
The Honorable Jean Christien - State of the World Address

Alan Murray, Deputy Managing Editor, The Wall Street Journal

Tuesday, February 14, 2012 in Fort Worth
The Economic Forecast for 2012

Alan Murray, Deputy Managing Editor, The Wall Street Journal

Monday, February 13, 2012 in Dallas
MERIDIAN YP: The Economic Forecast for 2012

Philip Coggan, Buttonwood Columnist and Capital Markets Editor, The Economist

Friday, February 10, 2012 in Dallas
Paper Promises: Debt, Money, and the New World Order

Free Interactive Webinar with Simon Long

Thursday, February 9, 2012 via Live Webinar
Global I.Q. with The Economist - Special Report: Pakistan

Professor of Government and the Director of the Keck Center for International and Strategic Studies, Claremont McKenna College

Wednesday, February 8, 2012 in Dallas
Minxin Pei - China: Is Authoritarianism Compatible with Continued Economic Development?

January 2012

Free Interactive Webinar with Adrian Wooldridge

Friday, January 20, 2012 via Live Webinar
Global I.Q. with The Economist - Special Report: State Capitalism

Ambassador Frank Wisner, Foreign Affairs Advisor, Patton Boggs and Former Ambassador

Thursday, January 19, 2012
New Reality of Risk in Global Business

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