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IRC Newsletter: International Cooperation in Responding to Crisis

Wednesday, May 20, 2020   (0 Comments)
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Dear Evan,

We're so thankful for the many ways IRC members and friends contribute throughout the year, whether we can be together in person or not. In the weeks ahead, the global reach of Kansas City will be at your fingertips. IRC members will introduce us to languages from Russian to Urdu, help us explore secession movements and the Arabian Peninsula, and discover opportunities in global risk management and the Peace Corps, among so many other opportunities to connect and engage. If you have ideas on a particular way you'd like to contribute to meaningful international conversations right here in Kansas City, we hope you'll reach out: your perspective enriches the discourse.

Registration is closing for upcoming expert presentations that you won't want to miss. Tomorrow, political economist Marc Chandler will share what he's looking at when considering where the global economy goes from here. And next week, we'll look at international cooperation in responding to crisis, particularly how countries decide when and how to offer support.

If you need a break from the COVID routine, please join us on Thursday for the first of four weeks of global trivia, hosted together with Global Ties KC. This week's host will be KCUR contributor Brian Ellison. We'll bring you 40 of our best questions for your chance to compete in a national global trivia competition in mid-June. More information is available below.

Kind regards,

Matthew Hughes, Executive Director• 816-897-6474

In addition to being our latest Member Spotlight, Kevin Holland of Lockton will be leading our next International Career Series program, where he will be discussing his work in the field of global risk management.

The Global Economy: What Can We Reasonably Expect?
Thursday, May 21 • 12-1 p.m. CT
Marc Chandler, Chief Market Strategist at Bannockburn Global Forex, will address current policy direction and the impact on interest rates and global purchasing power going forward in the face of COVID.
($15 non-member, $10 member)

International Cooperation in Responding to Crisis
Wednesday, May 27 • 6-7 p.m. CT
The National WWI Museum and Memorial and the International Relations Council will present will present a conversation with experts on international cooperation in responding to crisis. Panelists will be Samuel Brannen of the Center for Strategic & International Studies and Dan Mahanty of the Center for Civilians in Conflict.

Conflict and Competition in South Asia
Tuesday, June 2 • 6-7 p.m. CT
Tamanna Salikuddin, Director of South Asia Programs at the United States Institute of Peace, will examine past and current conflict and competition in South Asia.This program is presented in partnership with the USIP.
($15 non-member, $10 member)

Wednesday, May 20 • 7-7:45 p.m. CT

Wednesday, May 27 • 7-7:45 p.m. CT

Wednesday, June 3 • 7-7:45 p.m. CT

Wednesday, June 10 • 7-7:45 p.m. CT

Secession Movements
Thursday, May 21 • 5:30-6:30 p.m. CT

Thursday, May 28 • 5:30-6:30 p.m. CT

Week One
Thursday, May 21 • 8-9 p.m. CT

Week Two
Thursday, May 28 • 8-9 p.m. CT

Week Three
Thursday, June 4 • 8-9 p.m. CT

Week Four
Thursday, June 11 • 8-9 p.m. CT

Global Risk Management
Friday, May 22 • 12-1 p.m. CT

Peace Corps
Friday, May 29 • 12-1 p.m. CT

For a full list of IRC events, visit our website


Trade Is Not a Four Letter Word?
Wednesday, May 20 • 11-11:45 p.m. CT
World Affairs Council of Atlanta

The Erosion of Turkish Democracy
Wednesday, May 20 • 2-3 p.m. CT
World Affairs

White House Warriors: Who Really Creates and Controls U.S. Foreign Policy?
Wednesday, May 20 • 5-6 p.m. CT
World Affairs Council of Greater Houston

China's Road Into Latin America
Wednesday, May 20 • 6-7 p.m. CT
Global Minnesota

From Penguins to Plankton
Thursday, May 21 • 3-4 p.m. CT
International Affairs Forum

How to Lead in the Time of Pandemic
Thursday, May 21 • 4-5 p.m. CT
World Affairs Council of Philadelphia

NATO’s Capabilities, Challenges and Response to COVID 19
Thursday, May 21 • 6-7 p.m. CT
World Affairs Council of Greater Hampton

A Race to Innovate
Thursday, May 21 • 6-7 p.m. CT
Los Angeles World Affairs Council

The Hacker and the State: Cyber Attacks and the New Normal of Geopolitics
Friday, May 22 • 11 a.m.-12 p.m. CT

World Affairs Council of Dallas/Ft. Worth

Global Health Security and COVID-19
Friday, May 22 • 2-3 p.m. CT
World Affairs Council of Seattle

International Relations Council
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