IRC Book Club: War on Peace: The End of Diplomacy and the Decline of American Influence
Register View Registrations Tell a Friend About This EventTell a Friend
 

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!

 Export to Your Calendar 10/2/2018
When: Tuesday, October 2, 2018
6:30-8 p.m.
Where: Kauffman Foundation Conference Center
4801 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, Missouri  64110
United States
Contact: Jack McLaren
816-868-4933


Online registration is available until: 10/2/2018
« Go to Upcoming Event List  

About the Book Club
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. Convened by seasoned Great Decisions leader Jack McLaren, the group meets every six to eight weeks to dig into a different author's work.


Next Meeting
Tuesday, October 2, 2018 – 6:30-8 p.m.
Kauffman Foundation Conference Center (4801 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, MO 64110)

This is a free program that is open to the public, though reservations are requested to help with planning. For those who would like to continue the discussion after 8:00, the group may move to some place like the Brooksider.


Currently Reading

War on Peace: The End of Diplomacy and the Decline of American Influence
by Ronan Farrow – 432 pages

Available for purchase (hardback, paperback, or e-reader): Amazon »
We encourage you to visit local booksellers: Rainy Day Books ».
Local libraries have copies of the book and audiobook available.

Description: A thought-provoking exploration of the transformation in America’s place in the world by Pulitzer prize-winning author Ronan Farrow. In an astonishing journey from the corridors of power in Washington, DC, to some of the most remote and dangerous places on earth―Afghanistan, Somalia, and North Korea among them―Farrow illuminates one of the most consequential and poorly understood changes in American history. Drawing on newly unearthed documents, and richly informed by rare interviews with warlords, whistle-blowers, and policymakers―including every living former secretary of state from Henry Kissinger to Hillary Clinton to Rex Tillerson―War on Peace makes a powerful case for an endangered profession. Diplomacy, Farrow argues, has declined but it may just offer America a way out of a world at war.

 

About the Facilitator
Larry Yates is a retired historian at Command & General Staff College in Ft. Leavenworth, KS.

Sign In


Calendar

10/2/2018
IRC Book Club: War on Peace: The End of Diplomacy and the Decline of American Influence

10/3/2018
Global Experience: Emilie’s French Teas

10/9/2018
CHINA Town Hall: Tariffs and Trade with China

10/16/2018
Your Global Future

10/25/2018 » 10/27/2018
Greater KC Peacebuilding Conference

Latest News