Past Events Archives

august 2017

Adult WorldQuest - One Night in Bollywood

Thursday, August 10, 2017

July 2017

The Terror Years: From al-Qaeda to the Islamic State

Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Lawrence Wright, Pulitzer Prize-winning Author; Screenwriter, Staff Writer, The New Yorker; Fellow, Center for Law and Security, New York University School of Law

Political and Economic Developments in Singapore and the Asia-Pacific Region

Wednesday, July 12, 2017
His Excellency Ashok Mirpuri, Ambassador of Singapore to the U.S.

June 2017

Summer Member Social

June 29, 2017

Artificial Intelligence: Fact & Fiction

June 26, 2017
Sir Nigel Shadbolt, Author

Daring to Drive: A Saudi Woman’s Awakening

June 20, 2017
Manal al-Sharif, Women’s Rights Activist

NAFTA, Borders, and Security

June 19, 2017
Presented by the Bipartisan Policy Center, George W. Bush Institute, John Goodwin Tower Center for Political Studies at SMU, Mission Foods Texas-Mexico Center, and the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth

The Creation of the U.S. Army - McKinney

June 15, 2017
William Hogeland, Author

The Creation of the U.S. Army - Dallas

June 14, 2017
William Hogeland, Author

Called to Rise: A Life in Faithful Service to the Community That Made Me

June 7, 2017
AT&T Performing Arts Center and the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth Present Chief David O. Brown (ret.)

Is the New Middle East an Old Scene?

June 5, 2017
Steven Cook, Eni Enrico Mattei Senior Fellow for Middle East and Africa Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

Fourth Annual Addison Economic Development Luncheon

June 2, 2017
Fireside Chat with Robert Kaplan, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Moderated by Jim Falk, World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth

May 2017

The Government's Doomsday Plans

May 31, 2017
Garrett Graff, Journalist and Historian

The Five G’s that Define the World: Generations, Gender, Geography, Global Cities, and Graduation

May 23, 2017
Robert Moran, Partner, Brunswick Group

Navigating Democracy and Open for Business

May 17, 2017
Ambassador H.E. Fayçal Gouia, Ambassador of the Republic of Tunisia to the U.S.

The Importance of Cultural and Religious Literacy: The Case of Islam

May 11, 2017
Ali Asani, Professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and Cultures, Harvard University

In-Country Business Insights: the Arabian Peninsula, Reflections from Business, Government and Legal Perspectives

May 9, 2017

The Relentless Invention of Modern India - Frisco

May 3, 2017
Adam Roberts, European Business and Finance Correspondent and former South Asia Correspondent, The Economist

The Relentless Invention of Modern India

May 2, 2017
Adam Roberts, European Business and Finance Correspondent and former South Asia Correspondent, The Economist

April 2017

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

April 29, 2017
Cal Jillson, Professor of Political Science, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, SMU

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

April 28, 2017
Carla Anne Robbins, Adjunct Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations

The Next Four Years: The Role of the US in the World - Frisco

April 26, 2017
George Friedman, Geopolitical Forecaster; Best-selling Author

What ISIS Really Wants

April 25, 2017
Graeme Wood, National Correspondent, The Atlantic

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

April 20, 2017
Eric Trager, Esther K. Wagner Fellow, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy

The Home That was Our Country: A Memoir of Syria

April 18, 2017
Alia Malek, Journalist and Civil Rights Lawyer

In the White House with George H.W. Bush

April 12, 2017
Ambassador Chase Untermeyer, Chairman of the Texas Ethics Commission; U.S. Ambassador to Qatar (2004 – 2007)

Helene Cooper: A Reporter's Global View

April 10, 2017
Pentagon Correspondent of The New York Times, Pulitzer Prize-winner for Ebola Coverage, Best-selling Author

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

April 4, 2017
Harold Trinkunas, Senior Fellow, Latin America Initiative in the Foreign Policy Program at the Brookings Institution

DIFF - Forever Pure

April 3, 2017

Western Political Constructs and Middle Eastern Realities

April 3, 2017
Dr. Roby C. Barrett Scholar, Public Policy Center, Middle East Institute, Washington, D.C.

DIFF - Forever Pure

April 2, 2017

DIFF - City of Ghosts

April 1, 2017

Technology in 2050

April 1, 2017
Daniel Franklin, Executive Editor, The Economist; Editor, The Economist’s annual publication The World In...

March 2017

DIFF - City of Ghosts

March 31, 2017

Security Challenge: Sweden, U.S. Team in Baltic Region

March 31, 2017
General Hans Ilis-Alm, Senior National Representative, US CENTCOM; Brigadier General, Swedish Armed Forces

The Role of U.S. Territories and Outposts - McKinney

March 28, 2017
Doug Mack, Author, Europe on Five Wrong Turns a Day; Writer, Travel + Leisure & National Geographic Traveler

The Role of U.S. Territories and Outposts - Dallas

March 28, 2017
Doug Mack, Author, Europe on Five Wrong Turns a Day; Writer, Travel + Leisure & National Geographic Traveler

Sandeep Das and the HUM Ensemble

March 11, 2017

The History of Allen Dulles and the German Resistance in World War II

March 9, 2017
Scott Miller, Author and Former Foreign Correspondent, The Wall Street Journal

The Journey Within

March 5, 2017
DFW South Asian Film Festival – Film and Discussion

A Billion Colour Story

March 3, 2017
DFW South Asian Film Festival – Film and Discussion

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

March 3, 2017
Stephen Biddle, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Defense Policy at the Council on Foreign Relations

February 2017

Syria: Dark at the Crossing - Dallas

February 24, 2017
Elliot Ackerman, Author and Journalist

Syria: Dark at the Crossing - McKinney

February 24, 2017
Elliot Ackerman, Author and Journalist

Rebirth of the Shi'a-Sunni Divide

February 21, 2017
Geneive Abdo, Senior Fellow, Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East, Atlantic Council

Japan Update Symposium

February 17, 2017
Joseph M. Young, Director for Japanese Affairs, East Asia/Pacific Affairs Bureau, U.S. Department of State and Dr. Haruo Iguchi, Professor of International Studies, Kwansei Gakuin University

A World in Disarray

February 16, 2017
Richard Haass, American Foreign Policy and the Crisis of the Old Order

Learning to Lead in the New Washington and International Educator of the Year Luncheon

February 14, 2017
Robert Gates, 22nd Secretary of Defense

IPS - Charles Kupchan: President Trump & Foreign Policy

February 2, 2017
What Are The Challenges?

Investing Under Uncertainty - Frisco

February 1, 2017
Abdulaziz A. Alnaim, CFA, Managing Partner and Founder, Mayar Capital Group

January 2017

Investing Under Uncertainty

January 31, 2017
Abdulaziz A. Alnaim, CFA, Managing Partner and Founder, Mayar Capital Group

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

January 30, 2017
Sebastian Mallaby, Paul A. Volcker Senior Fellow for International Economics, Council on Foreign Relations

Custer's Trials: A Life on the Frontier of a New America

January 25, 2017
T.J. Stiles, Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Biography and the National Book Award for Nonfiction

A Journey to the Heart of the Quran

January 23, 2017
Carla Power, Journalist, 2016 Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in General Non-Fiction

Arts & Letters Live: Levison Wood - Walking the Nile

January 22, 2017
Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society; International Fellow of the Explorers Club

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

January 19, 2017
David Smick, Chairman & CEO, Johnson Smick International; Publisher, International Economy

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

January 18, 2017
David Smick, Chairman & CEO, Johnson Smick International; Publisher, International Economy

June 2017

Contributors' Circle: Strategic Alliance between Peru and the U.S. in the 21st Century

June 30, 2017
His Excellency Carlos Pareja, Ambassador of Peru to the U.S.

May 2017

Contributors' Circle: Doing Business in the Middle East

May 9, 2017
Ambassador Robert W. Jordan, Ambassador in Residence, John G. Tower Center at SMU; David Flavell, Senior Vice President & Deputty General Counsel, PepsiCo, David Emmons, Partner & Development Chair, Baker Botts L.L.P.

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

May 2, 2017
Ambassador Antonio Garza, Counsel in the Mexico City office of White & Case LLP; Chairman, Vianovo Ventures; U.S. Ambassador to Mexico (2002-2009)

April 2017

Contributors' Circle and Global Forum: His Excellency Gerónimo Gutiérrez

April 7, 2017
Ambassador of Mexico to the U.S.

May 2017

Global Forum: Kimbell Art Museum Tour & Dutch Dinner

May 18, 2017
A Modern Vision: European Masterworks from the Phillips Collection

April 2017

Global Forum: George Friedman - The Next Four Years: The Role of the US in the World

April 26, 2017
Geopolitical Forecaster; Best-selling Author

Global Forum: AT&T Stadium Art Tour

April 21, 2017

March 2017

Global Forum: German Cooking Class

March 30, 2017

Meridian and Global Forum: Meet Congressman Joaquin Castro

March 24, 2017

February 2017

Global Forum: Ned Price

February 13, 2017
The Obama White House: Successes and Challenges

January 2017

Global Forum with Sebastian Mallaby

January 28, 2017

Global Forum: German Cooking Class

January 26, 2017

July 2017

Meridian YP: Who Says It's a Small World? Travel to 147 Countries & Counting with Mike Decker

Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Ultimate Globetrotter, Principal & Partner, Wingate Partners

June 2017

Meridian YP: Turkey’s Transformational Turn - What’s Next?

June 22, 2017
William Tuttle, Director for Political Risk and Security at Kosmos Energy

May 2017

Meridians YP: The Next Chapter in U.S./Mexico Relations: A Conversation with Amb. Antonio "Tony" Garza

May 2, 2017
Ambassador Antonio Garza, Counsel in the Mexico City office of White & Case LLP; Chairman, Vianovo Ventures; U.S. Ambassador to Mexico (2002-2009)

April 2017

Meridian: How Important People Act

April 11, 2017
Ambassador Chase Untermeyer, Chairman of the Texas Ethics Commission; U.S. Ambassador to Qatar (2004 – 2007)

March 2017

Meridian and Global Forum: Meet Congressman Joaquin Castro

March 24, 2017

Meridian: Thrill in Brazil

March 16, 2017
A Brazilian Inspired Dinner Party Hosted by Joyce & Gigi's

February 2017

Meridian: Leadership Lessons

February 8, 2017
Robert S. Kaplan, Dallas Federal Reserve Bank President and CEO

January 2017

Meridian: Interactive Art Tour

January 19, 2017
Clay Between Two Seas

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