Our Mission

To strengthen Kansas City’s global perspective.

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Great Decisions Lecture Series

For decades, the annual Great Decisions briefing book has framed informed, civil discussions about critical international issues. Groups around the country, including here in the Kansas City metro area, meet in coffee shops, conference rooms, and now virtually to explore these issues together and distill policy recommendations and future outlooks. To support their exploration, and to bring the larger community into the discussion, the International Relations Council is proud to offer a series of conversations with respected experts through 2021 on the year’s eight Great Decisions topics.

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Student Programs

The IRC is proud to work with Kansas City area schools and teachers to provide a wide range of global resources and programs for students on both a regular and annual basis. Spanning intercultural, career, or leadership development, international possibilities are open to every student.

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Program Recordings

The IRC offers a range of programs to grow a global perspective and highlight international connections within our community. Missed a program or want to experience something again? Don’t worry, we’ve developed a library of recorded programs for you to watch any time you’d like. No late fees or due dates – you can access the IRC whenever works for you!

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