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, January 28
IRC Book Club: From Cold War to Hot Peace

The IRC Book Club gives participants the opportunity to discuss foreign affairs, global topics, authors' perspectives, historical events, and their current local relevance in a respectful, engaging setting.

Wednesday, February 5
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 2019

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.

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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1/23/2020
News & Views: The Global Impact of Aging Populations

1/28/2020
IRC Book Club: From Cold War to Hot Peace

2/5/2020
Berkley Lecture: U.S. Interests and Policy in a Turbulent Middle East

2/11/2020
Global Experience: Closing North American Skies – The People and Stories Behind Come From Away

2/19/2020
Academic WorldQuest