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IRC Newsletter: How Do We Balance Public Health and Privacy Concerns?

Tuesday, May 5, 2020   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Evan Verploegh
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We hope the IRC's transition to digital programming has offered you a vibrant community and outlet, no matter where you find yourself these days. Over the last few weeks, we've aimed to bring you opportunities to stay connected, have meaningful conversations, and explore the world from home. In May and beyond, you'll start seeing even more of the speaker and panel programs with experts who help us understand the world's realities, challenges, and opportunities:
  • Tonight, Wednesday, May 6 – 6-7 p.m. –Balancing Public Health and Privacy Concerns During a Pandemic Responseread more and register
  • Thursday, May 21 – 12-1 p.m. –The Global Economy: What Can We Reasonably Expect?read more and register
  • Wednesday, May 27 – 6-7 p.m. –International Cooperation in Responding to Crisisread more and register
If there's a certain part of the world or a global issue you're interested in exploring as part of an IRC program, won't you let us know? We'd love to hear from you.

Thanks so much for your generous and continued support, especially in this unusual time. It's a privilege for us to sustain this conversation with your help.

Kind regards,

Matthew Hughes, Executive Director• 816-897-6474

Head to our website to read our latest member spotlight onLetitia Harmon. She currently serves as an Adjunct Professor for Johnson County Community College. Besides contributing to the International Relations Council, Letitia has been especially moved by the challenges facing refugees, including individuals arriving in Kansas City.

Did you miss a recent IRC Digital Program? On our YouTube page we are beginning to post past programs for you to revisit. FromJob Searching in the Age of COVID-19, toLexicon: Polish, never miss out on an IRC program!

Join our next IRC Book Club on June 23.The topic of discussion will be Tamim Ansary's Destiny Disrupted. 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.Head to our website for more information on the book, the author and where to get a copy


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

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

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

Lexicon: Hebrew
Wednesday, May 13 • 6-7 p.m. CST

International Career Series: Building Skills to Work Across Cultures
Friday, May 15 • 12-1 p.m. CST

Lexicon: Russian
Wednesday, May 20 • 6-7 p.m. CST

The Global Economy: What Can We Reasonably Expect?
Thursday, May 21 • 12-1 p.m. CST

News & Views: Secession Movements
Thursday, May 21 • 5:30-6:30 p.m.

International Cooperation in Responding to Crisis
Wednesday, May 27 • 6-7 p.m. CST

Lexicon: Turkish
Wednesday, May 27 • 7-7:45 p.m. CST

Click here for the full IRC Event Calendar

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. Our collective programming – virtual events, conversations, debates, and engagement opportunities – on one platform aims to meet this historic moment with unity, leadership, and dialogue.

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 coronavirus pandemic?

Cybersecurity: China, COVID-19, and Global Cooperation
Wednesday, May 6 • 10 a.m. CST

The Deadly Coronavirus Crisis Is Also an Opportunity for a U.S.-China Partnership to Reimagine the World
Wednesday, May 6 • 11 a.m. CST

Anonymous Is a Woman: A Global Chronicle of Gender Inequality
Wednesday, May 6 • 1 p.m. CST

Cover to Cover: Global Gender Inequality
Wednesday, May 6 • 1:30 p.m. CST

Ensálsate, Salsa and Panela - Free Salsa Lesson!
Wednesday, May 6 • 5 p.m. CST

The Other Crisis: Oil Markets During COVID-19
Thursday, May 7 • 2 p.m. CST

The U.S. and China Now: Should We Confront or Cooperate?
Thursday, May 7 • 4 p.m. CST

Putting the World Back Together with General John Allen (USMC, Ret.)
Friday, May 8 • 11 a.m. CST

Belly Dancing with April Mears
Friday, May 8 • 1 p.m. CST

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