Welcome to the International Relations Council.

A Kansas City nonprofit organization and a member of the World Affairs Councils of America, the IRC works in partnership with businesses, universities, community organizations, and K-12 schools to bring a global perspective to our community. We bring world leaders and dignitaries to the metro region, host forums for high-school students to interact with and learn from foreign-policy experts, and create opportunities for area business leaders to strengthen relationships abroad. We invite you to join us for an upcoming event and see how you can get involved with Kansas City's global community.

 

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Saturday, February 23
Academic WorldQuest

Join us for this fun and free event, where students, as a team, answer questions on various international topics. The tournament is open to teams of four students in grades 9-12, plus a faculty sponsor, from Kansas City-area high schools. Study materials are provided in advance.

Monday, February 25
Berkley Lecture: National Security Challenges in the Next Decade

he IRC is proud to present Ambassador Paula Dobriansky as the 2019 Berkley Lecturer. Amb. Dobriansky is a foreign policy expert and former diplomat specializing in national security affairs.

Wednesday, March 13
Brexit and the Future of Europe

The U.K. has entered uncharted territory as it prepares to leave the E.U. on March 29. Amanda Sloat from the Brookings Institution will discuss the latest developments and discuss what Brexit means for the UK, US, and Europe. rs.

A Kansas City nonprofit organization and a member of the World Affairs Councils of America, the IRC works in partnership with businesses, universities, community organizations, and K-12 schools to bring a global perspective to our community.

We bring world leaders and dignitaries to the metro region, host forums for high-school students to interact with and learn from foreign-policy experts, and create opportunities for area business leaders to strengthen relationships abroad.

We invite you to join us for an upcoming event and see how you can get involved with Kansas City's global community.

 

          

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2/23/2019
Academic WorldQuest

2/25/2019
Berkley Lecture: National Security Challenges in the Next Decade: Implications for the U.S.

2/28/2019
News and Views: Community Conversations on the Latest International News

3/13/2019
Brexit and the Future of Europe

3/27/2019
A U.S. Perspective on Iran and the Larger Middle East