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.

Mission: The mission of the nonprofit, nonpartisan World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth is to promote international awareness, understanding and connections through its multifaceted programs. The Council works to enhance the region’s global stature and to prepare North Texans to thrive in our complex world.

Operating as usual

Merry Christmas from your friends at the Council!
12/25/2020

Merry Christmas from your friends at the Council!

#GlobalGlances: The #Alhambra is a stunning fortress and palace in Granada, Spain. Special tip: After visiting, head up ...
12/24/2020

#GlobalGlances: The #Alhambra is a stunning fortress and palace in Granada, Spain. Special tip: After visiting, head up to the city’s Albaicín neighborhood. You’ll find the best views of the palace from the Mirador de San Nicolás and Mirador de San Cristóbal – plus, plenty of great places to grab a bite!
Learn more: www.alhambradegranada.org/en/

Need a last-minute gift and don't want to pay for 2-day shipping? Look no further! A year-long membership at the World A...
12/23/2020

Need a last-minute gift and don't want to pay for 2-day shipping? Look no further! A year-long membership at the World Affairs Council is the perfect gift for the globe-trotter in your life. Visit https://www.dfwworld.org/membership to gift a membership for exclusive access to 2021 programs!

As our fall programming winds down, we would like to remind you that our programs are available at any time as podcasts....
12/22/2020

As our fall programming winds down, we would like to remind you that our programs are available at any time as podcasts. If you are off work or school this holiday season, our hour-long episodes are a perfect way to spend your time. Download or stream at any time on soundcloud.com/dfwworld » #WhatsYourGlobalIQ

#GlobalGlances: The tallest building in the world, the #BurjKhalifa is an incredible 2,716 ft and 160+ stories tall. Get...
12/21/2020

#GlobalGlances: The tallest building in the world, the #BurjKhalifa is an incredible 2,716 ft and 160+ stories tall. Get a birds-eye view with multiple observation decks - our Database Director, NyJa Stevenson, made it to the 125th floor!
Learn more: https://www.burjkhalifa.ae/en/

Junior World Affairs Council students complete service projects each semester. This fall, a few clubs sent us photos of ...
12/18/2020

Junior World Affairs Council students complete service projects each semester. This fall, a few clubs sent us photos of their creative and helpful efforts in their communities. Way to go, students! #serviceprojects

Since March, the Council has produced more than 75 new programs, including live virtual speaker events and Global Spotli...
12/17/2020

Since March, the Council has produced more than 75 new programs, including live virtual speaker events and Global Spotlights on regions around the world. At a time when international cooperation and understanding is more important than ever, we need your help to continue these important conversations.

Support the Council today with a gift to the Annual Fund!
dfwworld.org/donate #AnnualFund

#GlobalGlances: Odalan Temple Ceremonies in Bali, Indonesia are Hindu spiritual rituals performed almost daily somewhere...
12/16/2020

#GlobalGlances: Odalan Temple Ceremonies in Bali, Indonesia are Hindu spiritual rituals performed almost daily somewhere on the island. Women balance offerings on their heads and place them around the temple, blessed with holy water by the temple Pemangku or priest. Our Director of Education, Jennifer Bowden, had the opportunity to witness one on a trip in 2003! https://www.balispirit.com/community/ceremony-public/odalan-balinese-temple-festival

Photo: Wikipedia

Over 100 DFW area students & teachers met people from all over the world last weekend at our annual Global Conversations...
12/15/2020

Over 100 DFW area students & teachers met people from all over the world last weekend at our annual Global Conversations event! Students interviewed 12 speakers from places like Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Mexico, and Zimbabwe about their home, occupation, COVID-19, and more.
Pictured:
Top, left to right: Betty, Peruvian Cook; Paula, Canadian Ambassador
Bottom, left to right: Tom, English Farmer; Orhan, Turkish, Archeology

We are a community of learners, leaders and thinkers. We invite you to join our community and also give the gift of lear...
12/14/2020

We are a community of learners, leaders and thinkers. We invite you to join our community and also give the gift of learning this holiday season! www.dfwworld.org/membership
Pictured: Meridian Young Professionals, New Year Social at Park City Club; January 2020

Hanukkah Sameach! This annual Jewish holiday began last night and will continue for 8 days. While this year's celebratio...
12/11/2020

Hanukkah Sameach! This annual Jewish holiday began last night and will continue for 8 days. While this year's celebration may look a little different, we hope that the Festival of Lights may bring some peace and joy. #hanukkah

#GlobalGlances: In the 2nd century, Roman law outlawed the burial of the dead within city walls, so the external Roman C...
12/10/2020

#GlobalGlances: In the 2nd century, Roman law outlawed the burial of the dead within city walls, so the external Roman Catacombs became a resting ground for deceased Christians and Jews. Today, you can tour part of the miles and miles of ancient underground tunnels. Don't get lost!

Learn more at www.romaexperience.com/rome-catacombs/.

Photo Credit: Airbnb

Dialogue plays a critical role in international diplomacy, business and cooperation. While the pandemic triggered a paus...
12/10/2020

Dialogue plays a critical role in international diplomacy, business and cooperation. While the pandemic triggered a pause of in-person international exchanges, the Council's International Visitor Program - an initiative of the U.S. Department of State - has continued its work virtually, hosting meetings between emerging global leaders and professional resources in the DFW area. Pictured are the members of November project entitled “Migrating Your Small Business Online.”

Give today to support ongoing global connections!
dfwworld.org/donate #AnnualFund #Diplomacy

In "An Open World: How America Can Win the Contest for Twenty-First-Century Order," Rebecca Lissner & Mira Rapp-Hooper c...
12/09/2020

In "An Open World: How America Can Win the Contest for Twenty-First-Century Order," Rebecca Lissner & Mira Rapp-Hooper chart a new American grand strategy to meet the greatest geopolitical challenges of the coming decade. Amidst political polarization, technological transformation, and major global power shifts, they argue that only a grand strategy of openness can protect American security and prosperity.
Dr. Rebecca Lissner joins us tomorrow to discuss their new book. This program is open to Global Forum, Contributors' Circle, and Young Professionals members.
Register here: https://www.dfwworld.org/events?cgid=1&ceid=231935&cerid=0&cdt=12%2f10%2f2020

Each year, The Economist gathers its team of journalists, experts and global leaders to forecast events and trends that ...
12/08/2020

Each year, The Economist gathers its team of journalists, experts and global leaders to forecast events and trends that may shape the year ahead. Tom Standage is asking readers, “Do you feel lucky?” going into 2021. Join us tomorrow at 11am CST as Standage discusses the newest edition of his yearly “The World in...” series. Register here: https://www.dfwworld.org/events?cgid=1&ceid=258339&cerid=0&cdt=12%2f9%2f2020

Searching for the perfect gift for the person who's been missing travel? Give the gift of exploration from the comfort o...
12/07/2020

Searching for the perfect gift for the person who's been missing travel? Give the gift of exploration from the comfort of home with a World Affairs Council membership!
Visit dfwworld.org/membership/gift to learn more.

Rebecca Lissner & Mira Rapp-Hooper believe that a “strategy of openness” is the best way to meet geopolitical challenges...
12/04/2020

Rebecca Lissner & Mira Rapp-Hooper believe that a “strategy of openness” is the best way to meet geopolitical challenges presented by political polarization & rapid technological transformation. Lissner joins us Thursday to discuss "An Open World."

Will 2021 be a new beginning or déjà vu? Next week, learn what the future may hold for COVID-19 vaccines, business, gove...
12/03/2020

Will 2021 be a new beginning or déjà vu? Next week, learn what the future may hold for COVID-19 vaccines, business, government, technology & culture with Tom Standage is deputy editor of The Economist & editor of the yearly “The World in...” series.
Photo Credit: The Economist

#GlobalGlances: Millions of whales, sharks, fish, coral and turtles call this national treasure home. Despite mass coral...
12/02/2020

#GlobalGlances: Millions of whales, sharks, fish, coral and turtles call this national treasure home. Despite mass coral bleaching events in the summers of 2016 and 2017 that badly damaged parts of the reef, much of the marine park — roughly the size of Japan — continues to thrive. A visit to the largest living structure on Earth remains an experience of a lifetime. Visit greatbarrierreef.org to learn more!

The Council brings people together to share ideas, learn from each other and participate in our nation’s foreign policy....
12/01/2020

The Council brings people together to share ideas, learn from each other and participate in our nation’s foreign policy. This #GivingTuesday, your tax-deductible donation will help us continue these critical conversations with thought leaders and concerned citizens around the world.
Give now at dfwworld.org/donate!
#GivingTuesday

Now, more than ever, we are called to make a difference. On this global day of giving, join the Council in supporting in...
12/01/2020

Now, more than ever, we are called to make a difference. On this global day of giving, join the Council in supporting international education, dialogue and empathy.
Give now at www.dfwworld.org/donate.
#GivingTuesday

Pictured: JWACs students visit Mexico in 2018 to assist in rainwater harvesting system installation

Cyber Monday Special! TODAY ONLY - Take 20% off your Council membership when you join or renew at dfwworld.org/passport....
11/30/2020

Cyber Monday Special! TODAY ONLY - Take 20% off your Council membership when you join or renew at dfwworld.org/passport. Members enjoy access to diplomats, journalists, policymakers and thought leaders from around the world. #membership

Keene High School decided to create a socially-distanced #JWAC sign. Great job, students!
11/29/2020

Keene High School decided to create a socially-distanced #JWAC sign. Great job, students!

#InternSpotlight: "From Ambassadors to world-renowned journalists, the Council always has the most intriguing and inform...
11/27/2020

#InternSpotlight: "From Ambassadors to world-renowned journalists, the Council always has the most intriguing and informative programs. I specifically enjoyed preparing the briefing book on Clarissa Ward and attending the event afterward as I learned so much about her work in Syria." -Nidaa Lafi, University of Texas at Dallas

Thanks for joining us as we highlight the hard work of our current interns! Today is the last day to apply for a Spring 2021 Internship.
Apply at https://www.dfwworld.org/who-we-are/global-young-leaders/internships

#InternSpotlight: "My favorite part of working at the Council so far has been attending one on one Board Member meetings...
11/26/2020

#InternSpotlight: "My favorite part of working at the Council so far has been attending one on one Board Member meetings; they are very insightful and helpful towards my future. After I graduate, I plan to complete a Fulbright fellowship, work for the State Department, and eventually attain a graduate degree in either diplomacy or business." -Aubrie Yarbrough, Southern Methodist University

The deadline to apply for Spring 2021 internships is November 27th! Learn more: https://www.dfwworld.org/who-we-are/global-young-leaders/internships.

Thank you! We are grateful for Council members, donors and volunteers who continue to invest in making our local communi...
11/26/2020

Thank you! We are grateful for Council members, donors and volunteers who continue to invest in making our local community and world a better place.

Learn how you can make a difference at dfwworld.org/get-involved.

#InternSpotlight: "As an intern in the Education Department, I organized and updated membership information for JWAC gro...
11/25/2020

#InternSpotlight: "As an intern in the Education Department, I organized and updated membership information for JWAC groups across the Dallas/Fort Worth area. I also helped prepare for upcoming JWAC events by coordinating speakers and designing flyers and became well-versed in the database tool, Raiser’s Edge. Since I am interested in pursuing a career in nonprofit work, I feel fortunate to have acquired this valuable skill." -Mara, Fulbright scholar (Taiwan, January 2021)

The deadline to apply for Spring 2021 internships is November 27th! Learn more https://www.dfwworld.org/who-we-are/global-young-leaders/internships.

#InternSpotlight: "Two of my favorite programs so far have been 'The Fight to Defend the Free World' with H.R. McMaster ...
11/24/2020

#InternSpotlight: "Two of my favorite programs so far have been 'The Fight to Defend the Free World' with H.R. McMaster and 'How Ike Led' with Susan Eisenhower. The Council's virtual events have allowed me to participate to a much greater extent because I can listen and participate even if I am away from home."

Nathan is graduating with a degree in Public Policy and Administration from Brigham Young University - Idaho.

The deadline to apply for Spring 2021 internships is November 27th! Learn more https://www.dfwworld.org/who-we-are/global-young-leaders/internships.

#InternSpotlight: Maggie is about to graduate from University of Guadalajara in Mexico with a major in International Rel...
11/23/2020

#InternSpotlight: Maggie is about to graduate from University of Guadalajara in Mexico with a major in International Relations. She says, "I decided to intern at the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth because I believe the job they continue to do -spreading the knowledge about world affairs around Texas- is so essential in the period of time we are living right now."

The deadline to apply for Spring 2021 internships is November 27th! Learn more https://www.dfwworld.org/who-we-are/global-young-leaders/internships.

During our recent U.S. Department of State International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) - Women in STEM series - inte...
11/21/2020

During our recent U.S. Department of State International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) - Women in STEM series - international participants and professional resources from Dallas College, Dallas County Health and Human Services, DFW - CHW Association, Dallas County Judge Clay Lewis Jenkins, Naveen Jindal School of Management - UT Dallas, and Texas Health Southlake shared their perspectives on combating infectious diseases.
#IVLP
#WomenInStem
WCVM Today
University of Saskatchewan

The Council's high school Junior World Affairs Councils (JWACs) have kept active this year through virtual experiences, ...
11/20/2020

The Council's high school Junior World Affairs Councils (JWACs) have kept active this year through virtual experiences, including monthly student-led discussions, international career days and Q&A sessions with Council speakers.
Give to global education today at https://www.dfwworld.org/donate! #InternationalEducationWeek

#MemberSpotlight: The Honorable Francisco de la Torre serves as the Consul General of the Mexican Consulate in Dallas! H...
11/20/2020

#MemberSpotlight: The Honorable Francisco de la Torre serves as the Consul General of the Mexican Consulate in Dallas! He says, “The Council brings a unique international experience to DFW. There is no better place to understand regional & international issues under a local perspective.”
Learn more about joining the Council at www.dfwworld.org/membership.

The Council's YouTube channel is updated weekly with past program recordings and unique global spotlights. Be sure to su...
11/19/2020

The Council's YouTube channel is updated weekly with past program recordings and unique global spotlights. Be sure to subscribe to see new videos on your homepage! Visit www.youtube.com/dfwworld to browse!

Before our program with Japanese Ambassador Shinsuke Sugiyama this evening, we'd like to continue our #GlobalGlances tou...
11/19/2020

Before our program with Japanese Ambassador Shinsuke Sugiyama this evening, we'd like to continue our #GlobalGlances tour with a peek into the Tokyo National Museum!

"The Tokyo National Museum (東京国立博物館, Tōkyō Kokuritsu Hakubutsukan)...features one of the largest and best collections of art and archeological artifacts in Japan, made up of over 110,000 individual items including nearly a hundred national treasures."

Current exhibitions include "From Audacity to Harmony: Tea Bowls of the 17th Century," "Momoyama: Artistic Visions in a Turbulent Century," & "Painting, Calligraphy, and Seals of the Shanghai School."
Learn more at https://www.tnm.jp/

Pictured: Water Jar with Peonies, Stoneware with overglaze enamel By Ninsei, Edo period, 17th century (Important Cultural Property)

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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.