News & Views
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About News & Views
Today, international news stories can change from minute to minute, and lectures and panel discussions can’t always dive in to the latest developments. News & Views, a new conversation-based series from the International Relations Council, brings together a small group of community members for respectful, substantive discussion around one of that week’s top international news stories. Facilitated by a seasoned member of the International Relations Council, the group meets in different informal settings around town, like a happy hour on the Plaza, for a guided conversation about a topic and articles that we’ll share just a few days in advance. Individuals of all backgrounds, interests, and perspectives are welcome – we just ask that you bring an open mind, thoughtful questions, and common courtesy. Registration is free but helps us with planning; individuals cover their own food and drinks.


Next Conversation
Join us at Sol Cantina (408 E. 31st St., Kansas City, MO 64108) from 5-6 p.m. on Thursday, February 28. We'll announce the timely topic, facilitator, and suggested articles earlier that week to give everyone a chance to prepare for the conversation.

Sign up here for the next News & Views


Future News & Views
While we don't know what international news topics will be front of mind in the coming months, we can at least save the date! As always, we're deliberate in moving the program around the metro area. If you have an idea for a fun location for a future News & Views, won't you let us know?

Thursday, March 14 – 5-6 p.m. – Seasons 52 on the Plaza
Wednesday, April 24 – 5-6 p.m. – Downtown Overland Park
Thursday, May 23 – 5-6 p.m. – Waldo