We value our members and the unique insights, international experience, and sincere desire to understand the world they bring to the IRC network and the Kansas City community. Our members come from a wide range of backgrounds and include community leaders, international business people, university faculty, students, and other individuals interested in deepening their global awareness. We warmly welcome your interest and involvement.

Individual & Family Membership

As an IRC member, you sustain global affairs education in our community and receive many other benefits:

  • Member-rate or cost-free admission to engaging in-person and digital IRC programs with leading experts in diverse fields of global affairs

  • Notice of all programs through IRC’s weekly newsletter

  • A welcoming community with opportunities to strengthen your professional and personal network

  • Keen insights and meaningful conversations about international relations and today’s global landscape

  • Early registration for select IRC programs throughout the year, like Global Experiences and News & Views community conversations

  • Exclusive discounts on a variety of foreign-affairs publications, including the Great Decisions briefing book

  • And more!

Organizational Membership

At the International Relations Council, we value our relationships with organizations from a variety of industries and specialties. Organizational members receive benefits such as:

  • Member-rate or cost-free admission to IRC programs for all employees and board members

  • Organization’s name in IRC program materials and recognition at IRC signature programs

  • Organization’s international work and connections highlighted in the IRC blog, newsletter, and social media

  • Opportunities to engage and develop relationships with visiting experts, including diplomats, and host them at your location for public events or private meetings

  • Chance to host an IRC Networking Hour to introduce the community to the organization’s international work and to introduce the organization’s stakeholders to the IRC

  • Connection with Kansas City’s International Community

  • And more!

  • Click to Join as a Business, Nonprofit, or University