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IRC Newsletter: Innovation & Cooperation in Response to Covid

Wednesday, June 17, 2020   (0 Comments)
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Dear Reader,

If you haven't checked out an IRC digital program yet, there's no better time to give it a go than in the coming days. We're traveling the world and sharing perspectives:

Want to head to Asia? Join us for a Japanese language lesson tonight, come back for a Thai cooking class on Monday, and round off your experience withLexicon: Chinese next week.

What about an exploration of the impacts and opportunities surrounding Covid?We're talking globalization and self-sufficiency this evening, looking at innovation and international cooperation next week, and exploring how we build back better with noted author Jamie Metzl in early July.

Maybe the arts are more your speed. Tomorrow's News & Views discussion will focus on the globalization of art.Tuesday's Book Club will look at world history through an Islamic perspective. And the newInternational Film Club will examine the award-winning film Roma.

Please check out the full listing of upcoming events below and join the conversation. Many, many thanks for your continued support of the International Relations Council.

Kind regards,

Matthew Hughes, Executive Director
mhughes@irckc.org• 816-897-6474

We invite you to read our latest World Citizen Blog, in which Kansas City-area student Joan A. Dwomoh-Okudzeto recounts her experience in Midwest Model UN.

Congratulations to bothLarry Stice and Mark Wilcox, the winners of the four-week Global Trivia competition presented in partnership with Global Ties KC. Both Larry and Mark will be competing in theNational Competition on Wednesday, June 17.

Balancing Globalization and Self Sufficiency Post-Covid
Wednesday, June 17 • 6-7 p.m. CT
Geoffrey Gertz, Fellow - Global Economy and Development at Brookings Institution.

Global Experience: Thai Cooking Class
Monday, June 22 • 6-7 p.m. CT
IRCmember Oay Slaughter will be instructing the cooking of Tom-Kha-Gai (Galangal soup with chicken).

Innovating Cooperation: Covid, Germany, and the U.S.
Thursday, June 25 • 11-12 a.m. CT
Karl Matthias Klause, Head of the Economic Section of the German Embassy in Washington.

Immigration, Covid-19, and the U.S. Economy
Thursday, June 25 • 12-1 p.m. CT
Mexican border correspondent and author, Alfredo Corchado.

What Happened to the West? An Evolving Idea in American Foreign Policy
Wednesday, July 1 • 6-7 p.m. CT
Historian Michael Kimmage and Vince Houghton, curator of the International Spy Museum in Washington, DC.

The Pandemic Broke the World - How Do We Build Back Better?
Wednesday, July 8 • 6-7 p.m. CT
Jamie Metzl, a technology and healthcare futurist and Senior Fellow of the Atlantic Council.

Japanese
Wednesday, June 17 • 7-7:45 p.m. CT

Chinese
Wednesday, June 24 • 7-7:45 p.m. CT

Globalization of Art
Thursday, June 18 • 5:30-6:30 p.m. CT
Military and Strategic Intelligence
Friday, June 19 • 12-1 p.m. CT