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Tourism, Privacy, and Public Health Experts in the Next Week

Tuesday, April 28, 2020   (0 Comments)
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The Covid-19 pandemic is impacting all aspects of life and society in historic ways, and one of our continuing goals is to dive deep and understand those impacts with the help of experts in their fields. We hope you'll join us tomorrow, Thursday, April 30, asVisit KC President and CEO Jason Fulvi leads a News & Views discussion on where travel and tourism go from here. Likewise, next week, former FBI Special Agent in Charge Michael Tabman and KU Medical Center Associate Professor Dr. Sarah Kessler will look at how we balance privacy concerns and security with public health in responding to a pandemic. Please join us.

Next week, theIRCis pleased to be working with World Affairs Councils from around the country on a national week of programming– an ideas summit that will explore how we start putting the world back together. Please find more information below, and don't miss keynote presentations from Gen. John Allen (president of the Brookings Institution), Gen. David Petraeus, and Amb. Bill Taylor from the U.S. Institute of Peace, among many others. We thank our national network – theWorld Affairs Councils of America– and the World Affairs Council of Connecticut for their leadership in this initiative and hope you enjoy the meaningful conversations that result.

Be sure to check out the calendar below for additional offerings in the Lexicon, International Career, and Digital Coffee Hour series, as well. See you soon!
Kind regards,

Matthew Hughes, Executive Director• 816-897-6474

May 4-8: 'Putting the World Back Together' marks the first time Councils across the country will gather virtually for a special, inclusive Ideas Summit, under a new brand: CxC: Amplified.CxC: Amplified is a full week of ideas designed to amplify voices on foreign and national policy, Council by Council, and coast to coast. Open to the public, this Ideas Summit brings together leaders, experts, and citizens across the nation to tackle the central question: How will the world be put back together as we chart our way through the new circumstances caused by this coronavirus pandemic?


Lexicon: French
Wednesday, April 29 - 7-7:45 p.m. CT

News & Views: Travel and Tourism
Thursday, April 30 - 5:30-6:30 p.m. CT

International Career Series: From Missouri to Moscow
Friday, May 1 - 12-1 p.m. CT

Digital Coffee Hour: New Normals
Monday, May 4 - 6-7 p.m. CT

Balancing Public Health and Privacy Concerns During a Pandemic Response
Wednesday, May 6 - 6-7 p.m. CT

Lexicon: German
Wednesday, May 6 - 7-7:45 p.m. CT

International Career Series: Medical Response
Friday, May 8 - 12-1 p.m. CT

Click here for the fullIRCEvent Calendar


Big Brothers Big Sisters Kansas City invites you to participate in Bowl for Kids’ Sake.Their goal this year is to raise funds to help us serve more children facing adversity in our community.If you are interested in learning more about how you can participate in a fun event while supporting a great mission,
Heart to Heart International is currently distributing urgently needed medical equipment and medication to partners here and around the world during this global crisis. If you would like to support the initiatives of Heart to Heart International, please click here.


Flattening the Curve of U.S. - Iran Tensions
Wednesday, April 29 - 11-11:45 PM CT
World Affairs Council of Atlanta

A Diplomat's Guide to Building Resilience
Wednesday, April 29 - 5-6 p.m. CT
World Denver

International Career Mentor Webinar
Wednesday, April 29 - 6:30-7:30 p.m. CT

World Affairs

The 'New Normal' - Post Corona World Order
Thursday, April 30 - 1-1:30 p.m. CT
Montana World Affairs Council

Russia, Europe, and the United States: The Fragmented Relationship
Thursday, April 30 - 6:30-7:30 p.m. CT
Savannah Council on World Affairs

Transatlantic Security: A View from Estonia
Friday, May 1 - 9-10:30 a.m. CT

World Affairs Council of Hilton Head

Lincoln on the Verge: Thirteen Days to Washington
Friday, May 1 - 11 a.m.-12 p.m. CT

World Affairs Council of Dallas-Ft. Worth