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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Every weekday going forward, the IRC is going to put on a Digital Coffee Hour. We’ll invite you to make yourself a warm beverage, log on to Zoom, and share international memories, experiences, and tales. Our mission is to expand the international dialogue surrounding Kansas City, but it is also to facilitate storytelling and conversation. Let’s get through this difficult time together.
A career in foreign service can enable you to travel the globe, interact with people of different cultures, and ultimately help make for a more interconnected world. There are many different paths that could land you in a position in the U.S. Department of State, and this program will help you determine if one of those paths is right for you! .
This Very Short Introduction describes history's major pandemics - plague, tuberculosis, malaria, smallpox, cholera, influenza, and HIV/AIDS - highlighting how each disease's biological characteristics affected its pandemic development. McMillen discusses state responses to pandemics, such as quarantine, isolation, travel restrictions, and other forms of social control, and pays special attention to the rise of public health and the explosion of medical research in the wake of pandemics,