We had so much fun last week in our first go at digital trivia. Big thanks to KCUR's Brian Ellison for hosting week one, and congratulations to IRC member Mark Wilcox on his first-place finish. There are three weeks left to participate (registration links are below), and the individual or stay-at-home team with the highest cumulative score will represent our area in the national trivia night in mid-June. It's free to participate; we hope to see you on Thursday!
Competition, conflict, and cooperation are the words of the week as we welcome experts' perspectives on some timely topics. Tonight, hear from Dan Mahanty (Center for Civilians in Conflict) and Sam Brannen (CSIS) on international cooperation in responding to crisis. Tomorrow at 2 p.m. Central time, we'll join councils around the country in hearing from Nancy Lindborg, president and CEO of the U.S. Institute of Peace, on how pandemics relate to conflict and peace. And next Tuesday, USIP Director of South Asia Programs Tamanna Salikuddin will help us understand where Afghanistan, India, and Pakistan find themselves along the road to peace.
We are looking for some volunteers to help with social media and welcome your interest or recommendation of individuals who might be a good fit. This is a great opportunity for the right high-school or college student. Please be in touchif you have someone in mind.
Thanks so much for your continued support of the International Relations Council. We couldn't do this work without you.
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 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)