With so much going on right now, it’s easy to lose track of what’s happening around the world, especially in places that have fallen out of the headlines or where news stories are increasingly complicated. We can’t predict the future, but we do know the importance of understanding historical background and current global context. No matter your level of expertise, the International Relations Council invites you to join our engaged community and area experts for meaningful explorations on some particularly active parts of the globe. Deepen your global knowledge and nuance your understanding of what’s happening around the world.

All programs will take place from 6-7 p.m. Central time. Please click on the program of interest below for more information and a link to register.

Please check back as additional participants are confirmed.


Would you like to sponsor this series?

Please contact Matthew Hughes to discuss sponsorship levels and opportunities.

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Frank J. Klimas U.S. Army Command and General Staff College

Mike Makara Associate professor of Political Science, University of Central Missouri

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Karenbeth Zacharias Chair of the Division of Humanities and Liberal Arts and Director of the Lawrence D. Starr Center for Peace & Justice, University of Saint Mary

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Jiakun Jack Zhang Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Kansas

Greg Hoffman, Adjunct professor in business and entrepreneurship, Webster University

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Gary Espinas
Professorial Lecturer of International Affairs, George Washington University

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Adriana Boersner-Herrera, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of South Carolina Aiken

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Mike Wuthrich, Assistant Professor of Political Science and the Undergraduate Director for Global & International Studies, University of Kansas

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Amb. Bill Taylor, Vice President, Russia Europe, United States Institute of Peace

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Jay Sjerven, President emeritus of the United Nations Association of Greater Kansas City

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Mike Makara, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Central Missouri.