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IRC Newsletter: Insights into U.S.-Russia Competition Next Week

Wednesday, March 11, 2020   (0 Comments)
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Dear Evan,

This morning, we're considering the emerging impacts of the Coronavirus with experts representing the fields of public health, international economics, and risk management. The wellbeing of our community is top of mind for the IRC, and our hearts go out to the individuals around the world affected by this situation. As it relates to our programming, we continue to monitor and follow the recommendations of local, state, and federal public health authorities. We have no current plans to preemptively cancel or postpone any IRC programs or events but will certainly communicate any change in plans should adjustments become necessary. Please don't hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns.

We're touring the world from here in Kansas City in the weeks ahead, and we'd love to have you join us for an upcoming program.We look forward to seeing you soon.

Kind regards,

Matthew Hughes, Executive Director• 816-897-6474


Thank You!
We'd like to express our gratitude to everyone who attended our Open House at Union Station on Thursday, March 5. It was a joy to be able to share our new offices and connect our old and new friends of the IRC.

International Events in Kansas City
Beyond our programming here at the IRC, there are many other organizations in the Kansas City area that present educational, global-minded programming. OurKC Community Calendaris a way to keep track of events coming up, while ourInternational Directoryallows you to see other organizations that share the IRC's vision of connecting our community to the rest of the world!

Do you have the App?
Our app is the best way to help International Relations Council members and friends find new and different ways to plug in to the organization and connect with Kansas City's international community.Learn more and continue the conversation with the IRC.

Dr. Paul Salem, President of theMiddle East Instituteand our 2020 Berkley Lecturer visiting International Relations studentsatThe Barstow Schoolon Wednesday, March 5.


Global Experience: Tasting Taiwanese Cuisine
Wednesday, March 11 - 6:30-8 p.m. - ASO Sushi

Caught in the Middle: Ukraine and U.S. - Russian Competition
Wednesday, March 18 - 6-8 p.m. - Helzberg Auditorium at Central Library

News and Views: Oil
Thursday, March 19 - 5:30-6:30 p.m. - WWI Museum Board Conference Rooms

European Union: 20/20
Thursday, March 26 - 5:45-7:45 p.m. - Husch Blackwell

WorldQuest 2020
Thursday, April 2 - 6-9 p.m. - UMKC's Pierson Auditorium

Security Conference: North Korea from the Inside Out
Monday, April 20 - Tuesday, April 21 - Kauffman Center Foundation Conference Center

Taking Tea with the Dragon: Ambassador in Beijing
Wednesday, May 6 - 5:45-7:45 p.m. - Polsinelli Conference Room

International Cooperation in Space
Thursday, May 7 - 7-8 p.m. - Linda Hall Library


Global Business Showcase, presented by Blue Valley CAPS
Tuesday, March 10 – 6:30-8 p.m. – Blue Valley CAPS

German Conversation Group, presented by the Goethe Pop Up
Thursday, March 12 - 6-7:30 p.m. - Goethe in the Crossroads

The Death of 20th Century Power Structures and Adapting to the Birth of the 21st Century Worldpresented by the Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics
Wednesday, March 18 - 4-5:30 p.m. - Dole Institute

March Cover to Cover: Susan Sloan on Gender Parity in Diplomacy, presented by the World Affairs Council of America.
Thursday, March 19 - 1:00 p.m. - Call-in Event

The Changing Landscape of U.S. Immigration Law & Policypresented by American Public Square
Wednesday, March 25 - 6-8 p.m. - Kansas City Public Library - Central Branch

Italian Film Festival
April 2-23 - Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art

2020 Asian Cultural Festival, presented by MAACA
Saturday, May 30 – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Overland Park Convention Center

To read more click here.

International Relations Council
30 W. Pershing, Suite 201, Kansas City, Missouri 64108
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