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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This Lexicon program will focus on the Russian language. The program will be hosted by Lana Yeager.
The COVID-19 pandemic has tested the global economy like nothing since the Great Financial Crisis more than a decade ago. Uncertainty is high. Demand is questionable, supply chains have been disrupted and business are stressed on a global scale. Please join us for an economic update led by Marc Chandler, Chief Market Strategist at Bannockburn Global Forex. Marc will address current policy direction and the impact on interest rates and global purchasing power going forward.
We in the west share a common narrative of world history. But our story largely omits a whole civilization whose citizens shared an entirely different narrative for a thousand years. In Destiny Disrupted, Tamim Ansary tells the rich story of world history as the Islamic world saw it, from the time of Mohammed to the fall of the Ottoman Empire and beyond. He clarifies why our civilizations grew up oblivious to each other, what happened when they intersected, and how the Islamic world was affected by its slow recognition that Europe—a place it long perceived as primitive and disorganized—had somehow hijacked destiny.