Past Events Archives

December 2013

James Tobin - The Man He Became: How FDR Defied Polio to Win the Presidency

Thursday, December 12, 2013
Associate Professor of Journalism, Miami of Ohio University; Author, To Conquer the Air: The Wright Brothers and the Great Race for Flight

Meridian: Global Young Professionals Holiday Champagne Tasting

Thursday, December 05, 2013
Members and Guest Only

Rick Steves - The Value of Travel

Wednesday, December 04, 2013
Host, Travel with Rick Steves; Author, Travel as a Political Act

UNT Kuehne Speaker Series on National Security - Sailing the Cyber Sea: The New Realities of 21st Century Security

Tuesday, December 03, 2013
Admiral James Stavridis, USN (Ret.); Dean, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University

November 2013

Member Social and Open House

Thursday, November 21, 2013

John Heilemann - Double Down: Game Change 2012

Tuesday, November 19, 2013
National Political Correspondent and Columnist, New York Magazine

MERIDIAN: Tracy Walder - Not Your Average History Teacher: My Past Life in the CIA and FBI

Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Happy Hour and Program

Doug Johnston - Faith-based Diplomacy: An Asymmetric Counter to the Asymmetric Threat of Religious Extremism

Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Founder, International Center for Religion and Diplomacy

America's Future Series 5 Star Award Luncheon

Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Honoring Joe DePinto, Matt Rose, David Seaton and General Joe Robles. Hosted by T. Boone Pickens

2013 WACA National Conference

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Julian Read - JFK's Final Hours in Texas: An Eye Witness Remembers the Tragedy and its Aftermath

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Max Blumenthal - Uncovering the Ghosts of Israel's Past

Monday, November 11, 2013
Writing Fellow, Nation Institute; Former Senior Writer, The Daily Beast

U.S., Israel and the crises in the Middle East

Thursday, November 07, 2013
Professor Gilboa, Director of Bar Ilan University's School of Communication and Hillel Schuster, Principal Head of Corporate Finance, KPMG Israel

Ambassador of Mexico to the U.S. - Presented in partnership with the Dallas Committee on Foreign Realtions

Monday, November 04, 2013
His Excellency Eduardo Medina Mora

October 2013

FREE - Documentary - The Kennedy Half-Century: The Presidency, Assassination, and Lasting Legacy of John F. Kennedy

Thursday, October 31, 2013
Dr. Larry Sabato, Director, University of Virginia Center for Politics; Robert Kent Gooch Professor of Politics, University of Virginia

The Kennedy Half-Century: Dr. Larry Sabato - Fort Worth

Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Director, University of Virginia Center for Politics; Robert Kent Gooch Professor of Politics, University of Virginia

The Kennedy Half-Century: Dr. Larry Sabato - Dallas

Monday, October 28, 2013
Director, University of Virginia Center for Politics; Robert Kent Gooch Professor of Politics, University of Virginia

Meridian: The Kennedy Half-Century: The Presidency, Assassination, and Lasting Legacy of John F. Kennedy

Monday, October 28, 2013
Dr. Larry Sabato, Director, University of Virginia Center for Politics; Robert Kent Gooch Professor of Politics, University of Virginia

One Day University with The Dallas Morning News

Saturday, October 26, 2013
Go Back to College for Just One Day

2013 H. Neil Mallon Award Dinner

Friday, October 25, 2013
Honoring Lucy Billingsley, Partner, Billingsley Company; Featuring Keynote Joel Sartore, Photographer, Speaker, Author, Teacher & 20-year contributor to National Geographic

Wings of Freedom 2014

Thursday, October 10, 2013
Lt. Col. Ed Saylor , Flight Engineer - Plane 15 of the Doolittle Raiders

Kenneth Pollack - Unthinkable: Iran, the Bomb, and American Strategy

Monday, October 07, 2013
Senior Fellow, Saban Center for Middle East Policy, Brookings Institution; Former Analyst, CIA; Director of Persian Gulf Affairs, National Security Council

A. Scott Berg - Wilson

Friday, October 04, 2013
Pulitzer and National Book Award Winner

September 2013

WorldFest: Spotlight China - A Celebration of China-U.S. Friendship

Sunday, September 29, 2013
A Variety Show Featuring Chinese Acrobatics and Dance

Girl Rising - Film Screening

Thursday, September 26, 2013
A Documentary Presented by the Gendercide Awareness Project

George Packer - The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America

Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Staff Writer, The New Yorker; Author, The Assassins' Gate: America in Iraq

Fred Burton - Under Fire: The Untold Story of the Attack in Benghazi - Dallas

Monday, September 16, 2013
Vice President of Intelligence, Stratfor

Fred Burton - Under Fire: The Untold Story of the Attack in Benghazi - Fort Worth

Monday, September 16, 2013
Vice President of Intelligence, Stratfor

Film Screening - Money For Nothing

Friday, September 06, 2013

August 2013

Thursday, August 15, 2013
Foreign Affairs Trivia Event

July 2013

Free Film Screening & Discussion

Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Not My Life

Stuart Bowen - Learning from Iraq

Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction

Meridian Summer Bash - featuring the Stoneleighs

Thursday, July 11, 2013
Live Music & Mingling

The Burma Chronicles featuring Rena Pederson

Monday, July 08, 2013
Former speechwriter at the U.S. Department of State

June 2013

Meridian: Global Beats and Eats

Thursday, June 27, 2013
Grammy Award Winner Shane Shanahan

The America's Future Series Cyber Security Summit

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Rajiv Chandrasekaran - Little America: The War Within the War for Afghanistan

Monday, June 17, 2013
Senior Correspondent and Associate Editor, The Washington Post

Ambassador of Indonesia to the U.S.

Thursday, June 13, 2013
His Excellency Dino Patti Djalal

Stealing Secrets--Inside the CIA With the Author of Red Sparrow

Wednesday, June 05, 2013
Jason Matthews - Former Officer, National Clandestine Service

Saturday at the Warwick Melrose with Alfredo Corchado

Saturday, June 01, 2013
Midnight in Mexico: A Reporte's Journey Through a Country's Descent into Darkness

May 2013

Kip Tindell - Organization with Heart

Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Chairman & CEO, The Container Store

Timothy Beardson - Stumbling Giant: The Threat to China's Future

Monday, May 20, 2013
Chairman and Partner, Ilex Partners

Meridian: Behind the Scenes of the Fed

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

WorldFest Spotlight China: Chinese Folk Art Week

Saturday, May 11, 2013
Admission is Free

Go Back to College for Just One Day

Saturday, May 11, 2013
One Day University

WorldFest Spotlight China: Chinese Folk Art Week

Friday, May 10, 2013
Admission is Free

WorldFest Spotlight China: Chinese Folk Art Week

Thursday, May 09, 2013
Admission is Free

Elisabeth von Trapp Concert honoring WWII Veterans and Holocaust Survivors

Wednesday, May 08, 2013
Presented by the Daughters of WWII

Orit Gadiesh - True North: An Executive's Guide to Culture as a Competitive Advantage

Wednesday, May 08, 2013
Chairman, Bain & Company

WorldFest Spotlight China: Chinese Folk Art Week

Wednesday, May 08
Admission is Free

David Stockman - THE GREAT DEFORMATION: How Crony Capitalism Corrupted Free Markets and Democracy

Tuesday, May 07 in Fort Worth
Former Director, Office of Management and Budget; Author, The Triumph of Politics

David Stockman - THE GREAT DEFORMATION: How Crony Capitalism Corrupted Free Markets and Democracy

Monday, May 06 in Dallas
Former Director, Office of Management and Budget; Author, The Triumph of Politics

April 2013

Big, Hot, Cheap, and Right: What America Can Learn from the Strange Genius of Texas

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 in Dallas
Featuring Erica Grieder, Senior Editor, Texas Monthly; Contributor, The Economist

LIVE STREAM - American Global Military Power: Indispensable and Just, or Overbroad and Overreaching?

Tuesday, April 30, 2013
World Affairs Council of Philadelphia Great Debates Series

Big, Hot, Cheap, and Right: What America Can Learn from the Strange Genius of Texas

Tuesday, April 30 in Fort Worth
Featuring Erica Grieder, Senior Editor, Texas Monthly; Contributor, The Economist

MERIDIAN: Big, Hot, Cheap, and Right: What America Can Learn from the Strange Genius of Texas

Monday, April 29
Featuring Erica Grieder, Senior Editor, Texas Monthly; Contributor, The Economist

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Governor Jeb Bush - Restoring America's Promise: The Leadership Required and the Policy Changes that are Needed

Wednesday, April 24
Governor of Florida (1999-2007)

Doing Business in China

Friday, April 19
Luncheon and Panel Discussion

Thursday, April 11
Understanding China's Foreign Policy Posture: Is It Old Wine in New Bottles?

Margaret M. Pearson, Professor of Government and Politics, University of Maryland

Monday, April 8
Understanding China's Foreign Policy Posture: Is It Old Wine in New Bottles?

The Plastiki

SATURDAY, April 6
Opening Night: Engineering & Humanity Week

Tony Wagner, Innovation Education Fellow, Technology & Entrepreneurship Center, Harvard University; Author, The Global Achievement Gap

Tuesday, April 2
International Educator of the Year Award - Creating Innovators

March 2013

MERIDIAN: Happy Hour with 2013 EMMFs

Thursday, March 21

Max Boot, Senior Fellow for National Security Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

Thursday, March 21
Invisible Armies: An Epic History of Guerrilla Warfare from Ancient Times to the Present

MERIDIAN: Game of Thrones HBO Premiere

Tuesday, March 19

Dr. Henry Kissinger

Friday, March 15

Mark N. Katz, Professor of Government and Politics, George Mason University

Friday, March 8
Will There Be a Russian Spring?

Breakfast Briefing on Business Opportunities in Vietnam

Thursday, March 7

Richard Bruton, Minister of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation (Secretary of Commerce)

Wednesday, March 6
Ireland's Turnaround: A Dynamic Economic Story

Kishore Mahbubani

Monday, March 4
The Great Convergence: Asia, the West, and the Logic of One World

February 2013

The Honorable Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero

Sunday, February 27
State of the World Address

Academic WorldQuest at UTA

Wednesday, February 27

His Excellency György Szapáry

Tuesday, February 26
Melting Down the Iceberg- How to Deal with the Debt Crisis in Advanced Economies and Emerging Europe?

John Mackey

Tuesday February 19
Conscious Capitalism

Abraham Lowenthal

Monday February 11
What Will the Changing Face of Latin America Mean for the United States?

Call Me Kuchu

Sunday February 10
2nd Annual Human Rights DocU Weekend

Salaam Dunk

Sunday February 10
2nd Annual Human Rights DocU Weekend

Invisible War

Saturday February 9
2nd Annual Human Rights DocU Weekend

January 2013

Robert S. Litwak

Monday, January 28
Options for a Nuclear Iran: Engage, Contain or Strike?

General Stanley McChrystal

Thursday, January 24
My Share of the Task: A Memoir

Meridian: Meet the Chairman Microbrew Social

Tuesday January 22

Ambassador Ryan Crocker

Thursday, January 17
Former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Syria, Kuwait and Lebanon

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