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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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. Please join us!
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.
The 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.