World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth

World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth The World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to increasing international awareness, understanding and connections through its multifaceted programs.
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The World Affairs brings international awareness and cross-cultural understanding to our community. The Council takes global education into our schools and hosts delegations and emerging leaders from around the World. The Council also presents thought-provoking speakers that give you access to top foreign policy experts, business executives, dignitaries and world leaders such as Thomas Friedman, Bono, Vicente Fox, Condoleezza Rice, General Petraeus and ambassadors from around the globe. Visit dfwworld.org to connect with your world today.

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Do you have marketing experience? The World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth has reached an exciting, critical junct...
04/09/2021

Do you have marketing experience? The World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth has reached an exciting, critical juncture that is starting a new branding era. We are seeking a Director of Marketing & Communications to lead us through this period. Apply today at www.dfwworld.org/jobs. Deadline April 23rd, 2021.

Next Week: Tuesday, Dr. Elizabeth Economy argues that China has embarked on a mission to reimagine global norms to bette...
04/09/2021

Next Week: Tuesday, Dr. Elizabeth Economy argues that China has embarked on a mission to reimagine global norms to better fit the vast nation’s “ambitious geostrategic objectives." Wednesday, former Speaker of the House John Boehner reflects on his time in Congress. Global Forum members are invited to receive a complimentary copy of "On the House" and attend a post-program Q&A session with Boehner. Register for all at dfwworld.org/events.

A decade after the Arab Spring began in 2011, where does the Middle East stand today? At the time, the uprisings stunned...
04/08/2021

A decade after the Arab Spring began in 2011, where does the Middle East stand today? At the time, the uprisings stunned the world and appeared to ignite a flame of freedom across the Arab world. But what came of the movements?
Tonight, Steve Cook will delve into whether or not the Arab Spring was a failure, a success, or if perhaps we are still in its midst. Moderated by Joanne Held Cummings. Register here: https://www.dfwworld.org/events?cgid=1&ceid=263590&cerid=0&cdt=4%2f8%2f2021

Photo: Pedro Ugarte/AFP/Getty Images

Council members! You can now print out or save your 2021 Council Membership Card when logged into dfwworld.org. How to: ...
04/07/2021

Council members! You can now print out or save your 2021 Council Membership Card when logged into dfwworld.org.

How to: A blue button appears below the welcome line on the member welcome page, and also you can access that page from the home page menu: "Get Involved" > "Join Our Online Community." Members may obtain discounts at retail partners like Interabang Books by showing their membership card.

In 2012, Julie Kieth came face-to-face with the reality of cheap American consumerism when an SOS letter from China fell...
04/06/2021

In 2012, Julie Kieth came face-to-face with the reality of cheap American consumerism when an SOS letter from China fell out of a box of $5 Halloween decorations. The writer's name was Sun Yi, an engineer imprisoned in a Chinese labor camp, where he was forced to carve foam headstones and stitch clothing for more than 15 hours a day.
In Made in China, Amelia Pang follows Sun Yi's story, as well as those of others like him, tracking down China's "falsified supply chains."
Tomorrow at 6 PM CT. Register here: https://www.dfwworld.org/events?cgid=1&ceid=261190&cerid=0&cdt=4%2f7%2f2021

In the last year, the Council has produced more than 100 new programs, including hour-long live speaker events and Globa...
04/05/2021

In the last year, the Council has produced more than 100 new programs, including hour-long live speaker events and Global Spotlights on regions around the world. These programs are available on the Council YouTube channel to view at any time! Visit youtube.com/dfwworld today.

Next Week: Wednesday, Amelia Pang traces the distribution of some American goods back to the source: Chinese labor camps...
04/02/2021

Next Week: Wednesday, Amelia Pang traces the distribution of some American goods back to the source: Chinese labor camps. Thursday, Steve Cook will delve into whether or not the Arab Spring was a failure, a success, or if perhaps we are still in its midst. dfwworld.org/events

This Saturday at 9:30 AM CT, educators are welcome to join our Teacher Workshop with Brown University's Choices Program....
04/01/2021

This Saturday at 9:30 AM CT, educators are welcome to join our Teacher Workshop with Brown University's Choices Program. The Choices Program works to increase access to high-quality curriculum content and strengthen education about history and current events in secondary schools in the U.S. and beyond by collaborating with leading scholars to write curriculum materials and provide teacher professional development. Three PD hours will be awarded to all participants. Register here: https://www.dfwworld.org/events/global-young-leaders?cid=9&ceid=260719&cerid=0&cdt=4%2f3%2f2021

Congratulations to Maria Viera-Williams, named the 2021 International Educator of the Year yesterday evening. Viera-Will...
03/31/2021

Congratulations to Maria Viera-Williams, named the 2021 International Educator of the Year yesterday evening. Viera-Williams is an English & ESL teacher and co-sponsor of the Junior World Affairs Council at Lake Highlands High School in Richardson ISD.

Semana Santa, or Holy Week, is celebrated by Christians across the world. In Antigua Guatemala, the preparations for Sem...
03/30/2021

Semana Santa, or Holy Week, is celebrated by Christians across the world. In Antigua Guatemala, the preparations for Semana Santa take months of intense planning.
"With grand processions, lavish floats and intricately designed alfombras (“carpets”), Antigua Guatemala hosts hundreds of thousands of visitors every year who yearn to be a part of the religious and cultural festivities–a mix of Spanish tradition and indigenous cultural beliefs."
Our Director of Education, Jennifer Bowden, had the opportunity to join in Semana Santa during a trip several years ago!
Learn more: http://ow.ly/7ZMD50EcpeW
Photo: viaventure.com

Our conversations with His Excellency Dr. Ayman Hussein Abdullah Al-Safadi; Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Kolbert; and...
03/25/2021

Our conversations with His Excellency Dr. Ayman Hussein Abdullah Al-Safadi; Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Kolbert; and author Paul Richter & three ambassadors - Ryan Crocker, Robert Ford and Anne Patterson - are now streaming at Soundcloud.com/dfwworld.
#WhatsYourGlobalIQ?

Maria Viera-Williams, a teacher at Lake Highlands High School, is committed to inspiring young minds to think globally, ...
03/24/2021

Maria Viera-Williams, a teacher at Lake Highlands High School, is committed to inspiring young minds to think globally, which is shown in her dedication to the school's immensely successful Junior World Affairs Council. She will be presented with the 2021 International Educator of the Year award on March 30th in a virtual ceremony with special guest speaker General Jim Mattis, the 26th U.S. Secretary of Defense.
Register here: https://www.dfwworld.org/events?cgid=1&ceid=261686&cerid=0&cdt=3%2f30%2f2021

03/22/2021
James Stavridis

Update: Unfortunately, Admiral Stavridis is now unable to join us tonight, but Elliot Ackerman will still join us in conversation with Jay Young. The 15 minute Q&A for Contributors' Circle members has been removed from the program.

2034: A Novel of the Next World War. Former military officers and award-winning authors Admiral James Stavridis and Elliot Ackerman have written a geopolitical thriller about an imagined naval clash between the U.S. and China in the South China Sea in 2034. Called "a sobering, cautionary tale for our time" by Jim Mattis, this chilling novel "presents a realistic series of miscalculations leading to the worst consequences."
Watch the novel's trailer here: https://www.facebook.com/100045483738387/videos/1118132415367433

My new novel comes out in two weeks and is about a war with China. Very cool trailer ....

Next Week: Admiral James Stavridis & Elliot Ackerman chat about their futuristic "chilling" geopolitical thriller set in...
03/19/2021

Next Week: Admiral James Stavridis & Elliot Ackerman chat about their futuristic "chilling" geopolitical thriller set in the South China Sea; Paul Haenle discusses the factors driving the downturn in U.S.-China relations.
Register for both programs at dfwworld.org/events!

20 Global Forum members participated in a virtual cooking demonstration with Salum restaurant in uptown Dallas this past...
03/18/2021

20 Global Forum members participated in a virtual cooking demonstration with Salum restaurant in uptown Dallas this past month. Our members prepared French cuisine alongside Chef Abraham Salum. The main course was coq au vin, finely presented in this photo snapped by member Cecilia Nipp. Members also cooked a classic French onion soup, paired with a bottle of red wine and a delicious crème brûlée!

To learn more about becoming a Council member, please visit dfwworld.org/membership.

Listen to our programs on the go! New Global I.Q. episodes are streaming now. Soundcloud.com/dfwworld » #WhatsYourGlobal...
03/17/2021

Listen to our programs on the go! New Global I.Q. episodes are streaming now. Soundcloud.com/dfwworld » #WhatsYourGlobalIQ?

Diplomacy’s equivalent of the military’s special forces is the “expeditionary diplomat,” a resourceful professional with...
03/16/2021

Diplomacy’s equivalent of the military’s special forces is the “expeditionary diplomat,” a resourceful professional with specialized training from the Department of Defense and CIA who can take on the toughest diplomatic assignments in high threat, unstable or failed states.

Join diplomatic correspondent Paul Richter, author of the “The Ambassadors,” for a virtual conversation with three of America’s preeminent diplomats – Ryan Crocker, Robert Ford and Anne Patterson – whom he profiled in his book along with Christopher Stevens, who was killed in Libya in 2012.

TONIGHT! Register at dfwworld.org/events.

Elizabeth Kolbert asks: “After doing so much damage, can we change nature, this time to save it?” In 2015, Kolbert won a...
03/15/2021

Elizabeth Kolbert asks: “After doing so much damage, can we change nature, this time to save it?”
In 2015, Kolbert won a Pulitzer Prize for her book chronicling humanity’s destructive behavior towards nature. She now turns her focus to the ways in which that very same human development may now be used to protect and save the planet. Meeting with scientists, engineers, and researchers, Kolbert shines a light on the environmental innovations in development worldwide and some of the world’s most unique ecosystems.
Moderated by Lee Cullum, host, CEO.
TONIGHT! Register here: https://www.dfwworld.org/events?cgid=1&ceid=261204&cerid=0&cdt=2%2f16%2f2021

#InternSpotlight: Our Spring 2021 interns have been a wonderful addition to our Council staff since January and we look ...
03/09/2021

#InternSpotlight: Our Spring 2021 interns have been a wonderful addition to our Council staff since January and we look forward to seeing the great work they will accomplish throughout the rest of their time at the Council.
The deadline to apply for a Summer 2021 internship is this Friday!
Visit https://www.dfwworld.org/who-we-are/global-young-leaders/internships to fill out your application today.
Email Internship Coordinator Caroline Fangman at [email protected] with any questions.

Happy #InternationalWomensDay! Last week, historian David Michaelis joined us to discuss the fascinating life of humanit...
03/08/2021

Happy #InternationalWomensDay! Last week, historian David Michaelis joined us to discuss the fascinating life of humanitarian Eleanor Roosevelt. As part of their "Inspiring Women" series, Barbie just released a historical model of Eleanor! She is a wonderful addition to the collection, which already includes Maya Angelou, Susan B. Anthony, and Frida Kahlo. Read more here: http://ow.ly/LKVA50DTbST

Learn more about Eleanor Roosevelt by watching last week's program on the Council's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKfgRIohbWw

At what cost should the U.S. continue leading the world? The Biden Administration has indicated in its first month that ...
03/08/2021

At what cost should the U.S. continue leading the world? The Biden Administration has indicated in its first month that it is taking a different stance regarding alliances, particularly with Europe. How will this affect transatlantic relationships? Tomorrow, Karen Donfried will chat with moderator Joanna Ridgway about our nation's changing relationships and partnerships with other countries. Register here: https://www.dfwworld.org/events?cgid=1&ceid=261682&cerid=0&cdt=3%2f9%2f2021

Next Week: Tuesday, Karen Donfried chats about our nation's changing relationships abroad; Thursday, Darrell M. West bre...
03/05/2021

Next Week: Tuesday, Karen Donfried chats about our nation's changing relationships abroad; Thursday, Darrell M. West breaks down the uses of AI, how it works, & how “the transformative technology of our time” can cause economic disruptions.
Register at dfwworld.org/events!

Our YouTube channel @dfwworld allows Council members and friends to catch up on past programs and re-watch favorite conv...
03/04/2021

Our YouTube channel @dfwworld allows Council members and friends to catch up on past programs and re-watch favorite conversations. Among most recent uploads includes "Ticking Clock", a conversation with 60 Minutes' producer Ira Rosen!
Subscribe today: www.youtube.com/dfwworld

Congratulations to our 2021 Pinnacle Academic WorldQuest winners, Plano West Senior High School. Led by AP Macroeconomic...
03/03/2021

Congratulations to our 2021 Pinnacle Academic WorldQuest winners, Plano West Senior High School. Led by AP Macroeconomics teacher John Scott, these 4 students successfully answered 84 of 100 questions correctly. Topics ranged from global protests to the Arab spring to the post-pandemic economy. This team will compete in the national Academic WorldQuest this spring - good luck, students!

When Syrian president Bashar al-Assad deployed chemical weapons against his own people in 2012, he crossed the “red line...
03/02/2021

When Syrian president Bashar al-Assad deployed chemical weapons against his own people in 2012, he crossed the “red line” drawn by President Obama. To avoid committing to another never-ending war, the U.S. president accepted Russian President Vladimir Putin’s offer to facilitate the removal of Assad’s chemical weapons.
But it soon became clear that Russia’s end goal was to preserve Assad’s rule, leaving the U.S. with dwindling influence over the outcome of the civil war in Syria – all the while ISIS gained more territory as the group took advantage of the gaping power vacuum created by the region’s instability.
Washington Post national security reporter Joby Warrick joins us tomorrow at 6PM CT to recount the event through his new book "Red Line."
Register: https://www.dfwworld.org/events?cgid=1&ceid=261677&cerid=0&cdt=3%2f3%2f2021

On Tuesday, March 9th, Karen Donfried, president of the German Marshall Fund of the United States, will chat with modera...
03/01/2021

On Tuesday, March 9th, Karen Donfried, president of the German Marshall Fund of the United States, will chat with moderator Joanna Ridgway about our nation's changing relationships and partnerships with other countries. Since first joining the German Marshall Fund in 2001, Donfried has held numerous positions within the organization, as well as in the U.S. government and the World Economic Forum.
Register here: https://www.dfwworld.org/events?cgid=1&ceid=261682&cerid=0&cdt=3%2f9%2f2021

On March 4th, the Stimson Center is hosting an event entitled "European Perspectives on Taking Forward the UN75 Declarat...
02/26/2021
European Perspectives on Taking Forward the UN75 Declaration: From Reflection to Innovation & Action • Stimson Center

On March 4th, the Stimson Center is hosting an event entitled "European Perspectives on Taking Forward the UN75 Declaration: From Reflection to Innovation & Action." Several panelists will discuss the 2020 Declaration on the commemoration of the UN's 75th anniversary, including several UN personnel. Register for the virtual program here: https://www.stimson.org/event/european-perspectives-on-taking-forward-the-un75-declaration-from-reflection-to-innovation-action/

Panelists Mr. Volker Türk, Assistant Secretary-General for Strategic Coordination, United Nations Executive Office of the Secretary-General Amb. Anna Karin Eneström, Permanent Representative of Sweden to the United Nations and former UN75 Declaration Co-Facilitator Amb. Susanne Baumann, Federal Go...

Next week: Tuesday, David Michaelis leads us on a journey through all 6 decades of Eleanor Roosevelt’s extraordinary lif...
02/26/2021

Next week: Tuesday, David Michaelis leads us on a journey through all 6 decades of Eleanor Roosevelt’s extraordinary life. Wednesday, Joby Warrick recounts Syrian president Bashar al-Assad's 2012 chemical weapon deployment & America's response.
Register: dfwworld.org

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The World Affairs Council of Dallas Fort Worh brings an incredible line up of world renowned speakers, diplomats, leaders and subject matter experts to our community. The WAC programs include diverse topics covering all sides of the political spectrum and sheds light on important foreign policy issues. My son, who is now entering 8th grade, and I attend events together, enabling us to spend quality time together and share our perspective on the many issues impacting our community and the world around us. Thank you WAC staff for putting in all of the time and energy to plan these outstanding programs.
1026 meals made for Sharing Life! We had a group of international visitors with the World Affairs Council join us this morning. I love meeting new people at these events! Thanks so much for coming out and supporting our event!
Thoroughly enjoyed hosting the Armenian visitors on Sunday night! I think we all learned s lot from each other. Thanks to all that attended.
Atmospheric Optics are in Solstice set designs... Now at Theater Three Dallas
Incredible evening with the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative - Pitch Competition #YLAI #YLAI2017 so many creative entrepreneurs / so many great business ideas
I would like to join this group when I get moved to the North Texas Area. I have been a member in the past in the Hilton Head, SC area.