The International Relations Council is fortunate to have an engaged, thoughtful, and motivated board of directors who give generously of their time and energy throughout the year to make strategic decisions and support the IRC's mission. Their contributions as volunteers are critical to the sustaining work of the organization, and we can't thank them enough for all they do. Have you thought that you or someone you know might be a good fit for the IRC board of directors? If so, we encourage you to review the qualifications, expectations, and directions for submitting a nomination on the IRC website. Please note the deadline of Friday, September 25.
Next week begins the Choices Election Issues series with a thorough look at tariffs and trade offered by former U.S. Trade Representative Amb. Ron Kirk, with KU Law Professor Raj Bhala moderating. Do check out the full eight-week lineup and join us as we explore these critical issues through a presentation of historical context and a detailed examination of the foreign policy platforms of the major-party candidates.
Covid Complexities: A Global Town Hall Wednesday, September 2 & Thursday, September 3 • 6-7 p.m. CT A group of World Affairs Councils – nationwide, independent, nonpartisan educational organizations – is joining together with an international network of journalists and specialists to organize conversations over the course of two evenings in early September. The goal is to help Americans understand the impact of the pandemic in an interactive program open to all.
North Korea from the Inside Out Thursday, September 3 • 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. CT The North Korea: From the Inside Out colloquium will examine the regional security environment from the perspective of North Korea, and then from the remaining countries, which comprise the six party talks.
The International Trade Council of Kansas City will hold their 75th Annual Meeting on Thursday, September 17 from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. CT. Dr. Chris Kuehl, Economist, Managing Director of Armada Corporate Intelligence will lead a discussion about what he sees on the economic horizon.