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
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As the year draws to a close, we reflect on the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead in 2024. In a world marked b...
12/18/2023

As the year draws to a close, we reflect on the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead in 2024. In a world marked by increasing division and polarization, the Council's mission of engaging diverse thinkers and inspiring deeper understanding has never been more important. But to truly bridge the divide, we need support that goes beyond attending programs. During this giving season, make a contribution to our Annual Fund campaign. Donate here 👉 https://ow.ly/YT2q50QjSgl.

TONIGHT: The Council wraps up our Energy Series with Carbon Capture and Other Renewable Solutions From the Inflation Red...
12/12/2023

TONIGHT: The Council wraps up our Energy Series with Carbon Capture and Other Renewable Solutions From the Inflation Reduction Act. ALSO, Young Professionals take advantage of our YP pricing! Visit our website dfwworld.org for tickets.

Next Tuesday, the Council welcomes Gen. David Petraeus at Dallas Baptist University. He'll be discussing his new book, "...
12/01/2023

Next Tuesday, the Council welcomes Gen. David Petraeus at Dallas Baptist University. He'll be discussing his new book, "Conflict: The Evolution of Warfare from 1945 to Ukraine." Tickets for this event are SOLD OUT, but a waitlist is available. For more events like these visit our website at dfwworld.org.

This   support the Council’s 2023-2024 Annual Fund “From Division to Dialogue: Supporting Civil Discourse.” Here at the ...
11/28/2023

This support the Council’s 2023-2024 Annual Fund “From Division to Dialogue: Supporting Civil Discourse.” Here at the Council, our membership is thought-diverse and we seek to learn about all sides of important issues. It is the very definition of civil discourse: an engagement in conversation meant to enhance understanding. A group of open-minded is more powerful than a group of the like-minded. We invite you to join us in our mission to promote civil discourse on this Giving Tuesday. Your generous donation will enable us to continue this important work through our public programming, education program, protocol services, and International Visitors Program.

Click here to donate:
https://support.dfwworld.org/AnnualFund

This week has been International Education Week, focused this year on the theme “International Education Is the Future.”...
11/17/2023

This week has been International Education Week, focused this year on the theme “International Education Is the Future.” This is our consistent sense of purpose at the World Affairs Council! Our Global Young Leaders program provides North Texas Students with countless opportunities to consider how our world is interconnected and career paths that have a worldwide impact.

Today, the Council hosted its second International Career Day of the school year (earlier at UT-Arlington and today at Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District), where local leaders presented to students about their vocation and how to pursue it. It's a unique event that we've seen point students to the horizon of their future year after year.

We hope you will join us in celebrating and supporting international education today and every day! You can do that here in North Texas by supporting our Global Young Leaders program. Visit dfwworld.org/education to learn more.

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THIS WEEK: The Council welcomes political & cultural commentator for the New York Times David Brooks in Fort Worth this ...
11/06/2023

THIS WEEK: The Council welcomes political & cultural commentator for the New York Times David Brooks in Fort Worth this Thursday. He'll discuss his new book "How to Know a Person: The Art of Seeing Others Deeply and Being Deeply Seen." Register for this event on our website at dfwworld.org.

NEXT WEEK: The Council will host the 40th Annual H. Neil Mallon Award Dinner on Wednesday, November 1, honoring Ken Hers...
10/27/2023

NEXT WEEK: The Council will host the 40th Annual H. Neil Mallon Award Dinner on Wednesday, November 1, honoring Ken Hersh, President & CEO of the George W. Bush Presidential Center. The event will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Dallas. This award is presented each year to champions of the global reputation of North Texas. Hersh will be in conversation with keynote speaker Bill Browder, internationally renowned financier, author, & activist.

TOMORROW: Don't miss the 2023 Gail Koppman History lecture at the Crescent Court. Council board member Jeff Engel, direc...
10/24/2023

TOMORROW: Don't miss the 2023 Gail Koppman History lecture at the Crescent Court. Council board member Jeff Engel, director of the Center for Presidential History at SMU, will be in conversation with postdoctoral fellows Augusta Dell’Omo, Ashlyn Hand, and Jonathan Ng. Their conversation will touch on religious freedom and its impact on policy, munitions and arms trade, and white nationalism and apartheid, with a central theme of the "export" of U.S. cultural and ethical standards. Tickets are limited but still available on our website dfwworld.org.

On October 7, Hamas militants launched a surprise attack on Israel, causing a decades-long conflict to escalate into a w...
10/17/2023

On October 7, Hamas militants launched a surprise attack on Israel, causing a decades-long conflict to escalate into a war. The roots of the fighting predate the establishment of the state of Israel in 1948 and the founding of Hamas in 1987. What are the consequences of this war? How do we navigate misinformation?

Join us for a RealTime Report, our ongoing virtual series reacting to historic moments. On Wednesday we will present Avi Mayer, editor in chief of The Jerusalem Post, and Jonathan Schanzer, senior VP for research at the Foundation for Defense Democracies, in conversation with Joanne Cummings, director of the Middle East Studies Program at Baylor University.

Register at dfwworld.org.

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Are you a globally-minded, high-achieving college student with an interest in foreign policy? Intern with the Council fo...
10/17/2023

Are you a globally-minded, high-achieving college student with an interest in foreign policy? Intern with the Council for the spring 2024 semester! This program gives interns real-world experience, where projects become productivity, and that experience shines on a resumĂ©. Many of our interns have gone on to other exciting internships and careers in both international and domestic roles. For some schools, Council internship hours even translate to college credits – consult your academic advisor. Applications are due November 3. Submit your interest or any questions to Internship Coordinator Tory Tolar at [email protected].

THIS WEEK - Don't miss author Ryan Bernsten at our downtown offices on Tuesday. He'll be discussing his trip to all 50 s...
10/16/2023

THIS WEEK - Don't miss author Ryan Bernsten at our downtown offices on Tuesday. He'll be discussing his trip to all 50 states and the common themes he discovered in his search to rediscover democracy. On Thursday, join the Council in welcoming Bret Baier to discuss his new book "To Rescue the Constitution: George Washington and the Fragile American Experiment" at the Warwick Melrose Hotel. Get your tickets to both events on our website - it's not too late!

THIS THURSDAY, join us at the Hilton Anatole for a special event on the topic of soft power – specifically focused on Ko...
10/10/2023

THIS THURSDAY, join us at the Hilton Anatole for a special event on the topic of soft power – specifically focused on Korea. Korean popular culture has captured the world's attention, from the global phenomenon of K-pop groups like BTS and BlackPink, to Netflix’s most streamed show Squid Game, to the adaptation of Korean skincare. These cultural phenomenons foster understanding and appreciation that can translate to bigger, unforeseen impact in areas such as trade, policy, and global perception of that nation. This event will feature performances from KAYAT (Korean American Youth Artists of Texas) and Jazz Musician Yeeun Kim.

This is an event you won't want to miss! Tickets are available on our website dfwworld.org.

NEXT WEEK: Join us at Halcyon in Lower Greenville with former CIA operatives David McCloskey and Tracy Walder as they di...
09/29/2023

NEXT WEEK: Join us at Halcyon in Lower Greenville with former CIA operatives David McCloskey and Tracy Walder as they discuss McCloskey's latest spy novel "Moscow X." On Thursday, Global Forum members are invited for an exclusive first look of "Spanish Light: Sorolla in American Collections," featuring never-before-seen paintings from a private collection. As always, register for these events and more at our website dfwworld.org.

Join us for a cup of coffee or a cocktail at Halcyon in Lower Greenville NEXT Tuesday with former CIA analyst turned bes...
09/28/2023

Join us for a cup of coffee or a cocktail at Halcyon in Lower Greenville NEXT Tuesday with former CIA analyst turned best-selling author David McCloskey to discuss his newest thriller "Moscow X." Be one of the first to receive a copy his new book, which early reviews have suggested will usher in a new era of spy novels. Register for this event today on our website 👉dfwworld.org

NEXT WEEK: Join the Council at the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum for two special events: All are welcome to a...
09/22/2023

NEXT WEEK: Join the Council at the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum for two special events: All are welcome to attend the 2023 Benac Human Dignity for All Lecture, featuring a panel of experts on the topic: Ambassador Sam Brownback, Ambassador Rabbi David Saperstein, and President of the Lantos Foundation for Human Rights and Justice Katrina Lantos Swett, in conversation with Dr. Bob Roberts. An hour before the panel, The Council's Global Forum members are invited to take part in a private tour of the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum's "Dimensions in Testimony" exhibit. This exclusive walkthrough will set the tone for the important conversation to follow. You can register for both of these events on our website: dfwworld.org.

On October 3, join us at Halcyon in Dallas with former CIA analyst David McCloskey in conversation with former CIA offic...
09/22/2023

On October 3, join us at Halcyon in Dallas with former CIA analyst David McCloskey in conversation with former CIA officer Tracy Walder. The Russian spy novel has been virtually its own genre for many decades, and with McCloskey's storytelling and their collective firsthand knowledge, this conversation will no doubt leave you with a deeper understanding of global geopolitics and the art of espionage. Tickets are on sale now!

There's still time to donate! Join the Council in supporting international awareness, understanding, and connections wit...
09/21/2023

There's still time to donate! Join the Council in supporting international awareness, understanding, and connections with a gift to our North Texas Giving Day page by midnight tonight.

TODAY is North Texas Giving Day! Giving is open until midnight. Support the Council today and help us achieve our 20k go...
09/21/2023

TODAY is North Texas Giving Day! Giving is open until midnight. Support the Council today and help us achieve our 20k goal!

TOMORROW, help us bring the world to students in North Texas and encourage them to go out into the world to learn, chall...
09/20/2023

TOMORROW, help us bring the world to students in North Texas and encourage them to go out into the world to learn, challenge the status quo, and change the world for the better. Our Global Young Leaders program focuses on diplomatic leadership, civic engagement, problem-solving, and cultural intelligence, transforming students from observers into informed, international participants with the global competency to compete in the global workforce. Giving is open now through THIS Thursday - help us achieve our 20k goal! Support the Council today!

THIS Friday, join the Council at Hotel Crescent Court for lunch with Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) in conversation with for...
09/19/2023

THIS Friday, join the Council at Hotel Crescent Court for lunch with Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) in conversation with former City of Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings. They will be discussing the divisions among us here in the U.S. – political and otherwise. Tickets are limited and selling fast - visit our website at dfwworld.org for more information.

North Texas Giving Day is Thursday, September 21! Support the Council's protocol services this giving season. When offic...
09/15/2023

North Texas Giving Day is Thursday, September 21! Support the Council's protocol services this giving season. When official international representatives and delegations come to Dallas, connections, itineraries, and protocol are key factors in a successful visit. In addition, the Council serves as the secretariat of the Consular Corps of Dallas/ Fort Worth, which includes seven international and 34 honorary consulates. The Council continues our commitment to encouraging stronger ties between nations and North Texas, and we urge you to join us with your support. Donate with our link in bio!

NEXT week: The Council has a THREE program week next week! Join us in Richardson to hear from lawyer, author, and former...
09/15/2023

NEXT week: The Council has a THREE program week next week! Join us in Richardson to hear from lawyer, author, and former legal analyst for CNN Jeffrey Toobin on Monday. Thursday, celebrate with other Council members as we show off our updated brand and preview our new website! Finally, join us on Friday for a lunch conversation with Senator Joe Manchin and former Mayor Mike Rawlings. Tickets are still available for all on our website at dfwworld.org.

NEXT Week! The Council will host some premier speakers in two programs:  Ambassadors Tom Schieffer and Kay Bailey Hutchi...
09/08/2023

NEXT Week! The Council will host some premier speakers in two programs: Ambassadors Tom Schieffer and Kay Bailey Hutchison on Tuesday, September 12 in Fort Worth, discussing connections between continents. On Wednesday, September 13, Global Forum members will get an exclusive preview of the new book "George VI and Elizabeth: The Marriage that Saved the Monarchy" with journalist and biographer Sally Bedell Smith in conversation with Council board member Mike Anderson. Hope to have you with us!

North Texas Giving Day is Thursday, September 21! By supporting the Council, you’re supporting the International Visitor...
09/07/2023

North Texas Giving Day is Thursday, September 21! By supporting the Council, you’re supporting the International Visitor Programs department, which connects emerging global leaders with DFW citizen diplomats to exchange ideas, share cultures, and build lasting relationships. By hosting these groups, the Council makes citizen diplomacy happen. Make your donation count and donate today with our link in bio!

Following the Labor Day holiday, the Council will host a stacked panel of AI experts on Wednesday, September 6 to discus...
09/01/2023

Following the Labor Day holiday, the Council will host a stacked panel of AI experts on Wednesday, September 6 to discuss the ways – for better or worse – that AI has disrupted the workforce: Director & Rep. to the Bretton Woods and Multilateral Organizations, ILO Office Kevin Cassidy, Managing Partner of Sentiero Ventures David Evans, and Assistant VP of Hyper Automation at AT&T David C. Williams. Tickets available online!

Save the Date: North Texas Giving Day is Thursday, September 21! However, starting TODAY, you can give the whole month o...
09/01/2023

Save the Date: North Texas Giving Day is Thursday, September 21! However, starting TODAY, you can give the whole month of September. This year, an anonymous benefactor has stepped up to double your gift - up to $5000. Our mission of educating and engaging our community on crucial matters, both local and global, is as important as ever. Your gift will truly make a difference.

08/30/2023

In only two months after ChatGPT’s launch, the chatbot had over 100 million users. It took Instagram two and a half years to get to 100 million, and it took TikTok nine months. Schools and universities also must now monitor essays being submitted to account for plagiarism with AI. It has been and is disrupting not only the workforce but also education. Is AI after YOUR job or is it your future coworker? Join us NEXT WEDNESDAY with a panel of experts on the topic: Director & Rep. to the Bretton Woods and Multilateral Oranizations, ILO Office Kevin Cassidy, Managing Partner of Sentiero Ventures David Evans, and Assistant VP of Hyper Automation at AT&T David C. Williams. Tickets are still available on our website.

Join the Council TOMORROW with Representative Marc Veasey (D-TX) at Dallas North Lake College to discuss local and natio...
08/21/2023

Join the Council TOMORROW with Representative Marc Veasey (D-TX) at Dallas North Lake College to discuss local and national issues. Congressman Veasey represents the 33rd Congressional District - he could be your representative!

As temperatures continue to soar, join us this WEDNESDAY with former CEO of ERCOT Brad Jones to discuss the future and s...
08/14/2023

As temperatures continue to soar, join us this WEDNESDAY with former CEO of ERCOT Brad Jones to discuss the future and sustainability of the Texas Grid. Limited tickets are still available on our website at dfwworld.org.

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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.