• Ambassador Tony Garza talks about the next chapter in U.S.-Mexico relations at two events on May 2 for Meridians or the Contributors' Circle.

  • Tunisia's Ambassador Fayçal Gouia visits the Council on May 17.

  • A prestigious business panel discussion that is not to be missed if you do business in this region on May 9.

  • How was the U.S. Army founded? Learn in Dallas on June 14 or McKinney on June 15.

  • Explore "The Relentless Invention of Modern India" with The Economist's Adam Roberts at the Episcopal School of Dallas on the evening of May 2 or at the Stonebriar Country Club in Frisco for breakfast on May 3.

 

 

Latest News


IMPROVING THE SKILLS
OF AMERICAN WORKERS

"Unfortunately, one headwind for economic growth is the declining rate of labor force participation in the U.S."– Dallas Fed President Rob Kaplan

The president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas is getting some attention with his comments about the "workforce skills gap" that is a burden to America's economic momentum. Fed President Kaplan released a video in which he discusses this skills gap on Thursday, the same day his guest column about the developing crisis appeared on Bloomberg View.

See the video HERE and read the column HERE.

ISLAMIC ART AT THE DMA

The terms "exquisite beauty" and "rare manuscripts become visible reality April 18-28, when the Dallas Museum of Art presents "The Keir Collection of Islamic Art Gallery." This exhibition is described as "the largest public presentation in the history of one of the world's most important private collections of Islamic art." 
According to the DMA, "The gallery will highlight particular strengths within the collection, which encompasses one of the most important holdings of luster pottery and rock crystals in the world including the celebrated rock crystal ewer, one of only seven in the world of its caliber and the only one of its type in the United States. The gallery space will display a series of rare manuscripts and painted miniatures of exquisite beauty, including a 16th-century Indian Khamsa of Nizami manuscript, and pages from the 1330 Shahnama known as 'The Demotte Shahnama'." 

congratulations to our 20 under 20!

Graeme WoodOur "20 Under 20" Awards honor exceptional Junior World Affairs Council students. The top prizes are the "Global Gateway Grants." On April 29, the grants will be awarded at a dinner sponsored by Mr. & Mrs. Patrick M. Murray and the Latino Center for Leadership Development.
Our 2017 grant recipients are Madison Lopez, a senior at Lewisville High School, who will receive $2,000; Lamisa Mustafa, a senior at Carrollton-Farmers Branch Newman Smith High School, who will receive $1,500; and Tri Pham, a junior at Richardson Berkner High School, who will receive $1,000. 
Some students may receive their scholarships in their prom attire - they'll go on to their prom after the dinner. Guest speaker for the evening is the Council's Vice Chairman Robert Jordan. U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia 2001-2003.  
 

Upcoming Events

Apr

18

Alia Malek - The Home That Was Our Country: A Memoir of Syria

Apr

20

Eric Trager - How the Muslim Brotherhood Won and Lost Egypt in 891 Days and the Future of Egypt Now

Apr

21

Global Forum AT&T Stadium Art Tour

Apr

23

Arts & Letters Live: Chelsea Clinton SOLD OUT

Apr

25

Graeme Wood - What Does ISIS Really Want

Apr

28

IPS: Carla Anne Robbins - Cuba-U.S. Relations: What Are They Now?

Apr

29

Cal Jillson - The American Dream in the Age of Trump: 100 Days In

May

2

Adam Roberts - The Relentless Invention of Modern India

May

2

Contributors' Circle Dinner Tony Garza - The Next Chapter in U.S.-Mexico Relations under the Trump Administration

May

3

Adam Roberts - The Relentless Invention of Modern India - Frisco

May

9

In-County Business Insights: The Arabian Peninsula

May

11

Ali Asani - The Importance of Cultural and Religious Literacy: The Case of Islam

May

12

The Global Fund for Children: Power of Local

May

17

His Excellency Fayçal Gouia - Ambassador of Tunisia to the U.S.

May

18

Global Forum Kimbell Art Museum Tour & Dutch Dinner

May

23

Robert Moran – The Five G's that Define the World: Generations, Gender, Geography, Global Cities, and Graduation

May

23

John Wood – 10 Lessons Learned on the Way to Helping 10 Million Children

Jun

5

Steven Cook - Is the New Middle East an Old Scene?

Jun

14

William Hogeland - The Creation of the U.S. Army

Jun

15

William Hogeland - The Creation of the U.S. Army - McKinney

Jun

26

Sir Nigel Shadbolt - Artificial Intelligence: Fact & Fiction

Sep

22

2017 H. Neil Mallon Award Dinner honoring Dirk Nowitzki

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Global Young Leaders

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26

2017 Student Refugee Panel

Jun

22

2017 Global Classroom Educator Workshop

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1

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Meridian: Global Young Professionals

Meridian - the place where global young professionals connect, discover and play. Join us at our signature monthly happy hour events for an engaging international experience with interesting people, like you!
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Upcoming Events

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16

Meridian Young Professionals: Thrill of Brazil Dinner Party

Mar

24

Sold Out Meridian and Global Forum: Meet Congressman Joaquin Castro

Apr

11

Meridian Young Professionals: How Important People Act with Ambassador Chase Untermeyer

May

2

Meridian Young Professionals: The Next Chapter in U.S./Mexico Relations

Sep

5

Meridian Young Professionals: OktoBREWfest Bier Tasting

 

 

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