• Join the Council on January 18 in Dallas and on January 19 in Frisco as David Smick discusses his newest book about Main Street Capitalism.

  • Join the Counil for the first installment of Islam: Changing Dymanics Series on January 23 as Carla Power discusses her secular relation with the religion of Islam.

  • Join the Council as Pulitzer Prize-winner, T.J. Stiles, discusses the life of General George Armstrong Custer on January 25.

  • Join the Council as Sebastian Mallaby discusses his newest biography on Alan Greenspan, The Man Who Knew: The Life & Times of Alan Greenspan on January 30.

  • Join the Council for the first program of the 2017 International Perspective Series on February 2 as Charles A. Kupchan discusses the Foreign Policy challenges of the Trump administration.

 

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Will Washington leadership and main street capitalism merge? We have two programs that may have answers.

INFLUENTIAL ADVISOR GATES TO SPEAK TO COUNCIL
Dr. Robert Gates, a genuine newsmaker with White House experience, will discuss "Learning to Lead in the New Washington" at the Council's Tuesday, February 14, International Educator of the Year luncheon. Dr. Gates is credited with guiding President-elect Donald Trump to select ExxonMobil CEO and Chairman Rex Tillerson as his Secretary of State.

Dr. Gates was U.S. Secretary of Defense (2006-2011) and Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (1991-1993). His 2015 bestseller, A Passion For Leadership: Lessons on Change and Reform From Fifty Years of Public Services, has just been released in paperback. A copy of the book is included with each ticket to the International Educator of the Year Luncheon. Click here to register.

The 11th Annual International Educator of the Year event is sponsored by Nokia.

MAIN STREET CAPITALISM: WILL IT WORK?
Within days of the dawning of a new American presidency, Council members have two opportunities to hear about "Main Street Capitalism," regarded as a "populist economy" by our guest speaker, global financial strategist David Smick.

He'll will discuss his latest book, The Great Equalizer: How Main Street Capitalism Can Create an Economy for Everyone, at council programs just before Donald Trump, frequently described as a "populist," takes the presidential oath on January 20.

Hear Smick's fascinating analysis of a possible American economic sea change on the evening of Wednesday, January 18, at Parish Episcopal School in Dallas or join the author the next morning in Frisco for Breakfast With the Council at Stonebriar Country Club. Click here to register for the Dallas event and here for the Frisco event.

Smick's previous bestseller, The World Is Curved: Hidden Dangers to the Global Economy, was praised by two previous Council speakers: The New York Times columnist David Brooks called it "astonishingly prescient" and David Ignatius of The Washington Post described it as "clairvoyant."

2017 Mallon Recipent, Dirk Nowitzki's Humanitarian Side
When the Council announced December 8 that Dallas Mavericks superstar Dirk Nowitzki would receive the 2017 H. Neil Mallon Award, the big basketball player was confidently described as a genuine "humanitarian." Read The Dallas Morning News sportswriter Brad Townsend's story of Dirk visiting some kids who are in a tough spot. Keep some tissue handy as you read. The last paragraph explains a humanitarian's gesture.

Upcoming Events

Jan

18

David Smick - The Great Equalizer: How Main Street Capitalism Can Create an Economy for Everyone

Jan

19

David Smick - The Great Equalizer: How Main Street Capitalism Can Create an Economy for Everyone - Frisco

Jan

22

Arts & Letters Live: Levison Wood - Walking The Nile

Jan

23

Carla Power - A Journey to the Heart of the Quran

Jan

25

T.J. Stiles - Custer's Trials: A Life on the Frontier of a New America

Jan

26

Global Forum: German Cooking Class

Jan

28

Global Forum: Sebastian Mallaby Book Signing

Jan

30

Sebastian Mallaby - The Federal Reserve in the Trump Era: Lessons From the Life of Alan Greenspan

Feb

2

IPS: Charles A. Kupchan - President Trump & Foreign Policy: What Are The Challenges

Feb

9

Geneive Abdo - Rebirth Shi'a-Sunni Divide

Feb

14

International Educator of the Year Luncheon - Robert Gates: Learning to Lead in the New Washington

Feb

16

Richard Haass - A World in Disarray: American Foreign Policy and the Crisis of the Old Order

Feb

24

Elliot Ackerman - Syria: Dark at the Crossing - McKinney

Feb

24

Elliot Ackerman - Syria: Dark at the Crossing

Mar

3

IPS: Stephen Biddle - U.S. Military Sales—Are We Getting Our Money’s Worth?

Mar

14

Helene Cooper - Madame President: The Extraordinary Story of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf - McKinney

Mar

14

Helene Cooper - Madame President: The Extraordinary Story of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Mar

14

Arts & Letters Live: Mohsin Hamid & Shanthi Sekaran

Mar

21

Arts & Letters Live: Paul Watson

Mar

30

Global Forum: German Cooking Class

Mar

31

General Hans Ilis-Alm - Security Challenge: Sweden, U.S. Team in Baltic Region

Apr

4

IPS: Harold Trinkunas - Power Without Borders: What is the Influence of Non-State Actors?

Apr

12

Chase Untermeyer - In the White House with George H.W. Bush

Apr

28

IPS: Carla Anne Robins - Cuba-U.S. Relations: What Are They 1 Year Later?

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2015 International Education Program Highlights:

  • 1,900 teachers attended impacting 270K students
  • Over 21,000 students attended from 213 schools
  • 103 speakers to schools/ 8 videoconferences
  • 24 Interns/ 17 schools/ 38 intern professional developments
  • 250+ teachers at workshops including Choices, Global Classroom, World Religion, Great Decisions, etc.
  • UAE Teacher travel/ IEP jointly awarded Fulbright to Jordan
  • 3 Career Days -1,400 students
  • Junior WACS/ 61 DFW campuses providing service/ leadership programs
  • Asian Heritage Day, and other Ad Hoc student cultural events
  • DFW WorldQuest students won third at nationals
  • Honored two Arlington teachers for Educator of the Year

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Nov

12

Through the Lens of Jordan: Integrating Middle Eastern Narratives into North Texas Social Studies Curriculums

Nov

15

Dr. Georges Bwelle - Recipient of the 2013 Top 10 CNN Heroes Prize

Dec

13

2016 International Career Day

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19

Meridian Young Professionals: Interactive Art Tour - Clay Between Two Seas

Feb

8

Meridian Young Professionals: Leadership Lessons with Robert Kaplan

Mar

16

Meridian Young Professionals: Thrill of Brazil Dinner Party

Sep

5

Meridian Young Professionals: OktoBREWfest Bier Tasting

 

 

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