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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Tuesday, March 3
Berkley Lecture: U.S. Interests and Policy in a Turbulent Middle East

The IRC is proud to present Dr. Paul Salem as the 2020 Berkley Lecturer. President of the Middle East Institute, Dr. Salem will present on U.S. interests and policy in a turbulent Middle East.

Wednesday, February 19
Academic WorldQuest 2020

High school students are invited to put their global knowledge to the test in the annual Academic WorldQuest competition, a flagship program of the World Affairs Councils of America.

Thursday, February 20
News & Views: Coronavirus

Join us for a very pertinent February News & Views program. Kirk Doan, expert in health law at Stinson LLP will discuss the global impacts of the Coronavirus.

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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2/20/2020
News and Views: Coronavirus: International Implications of a Viral Outbreak

3/3/2020
Berkley Lecture: U.S. Interests and Policy in a Turbulent Middle East

3/5/2020
IRC Open House

3/11/2020
Global Experience: Tasting Taiwanese Cuisine

4/2/2020
WorldQuest 2020