• Waldo Group (Tuesdays): Cyber Conflict and Geopolitics

    Kauffman Foundation Conference Center

    Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. The program involves reading the Great Decisions briefing book and meeting in a discussion group to discuss the most critical international issues facing the United States, and the global community, today. From libraries, homes, retirement communities, universities, high schools, and more, meeting locations are endless. To order a Great Decisions book, please visit: https://www.irckc.org/store/ListProducts.aspx?catid=279717 *** Cyber conflict is a new and continually developing threat, which can include foreign interference in elections, industrial sabotage and attacks on infrastructure. Russia has been accused of interfering in the 2016 presidential elections in the United States and China is highly committed to using cyberspace as a tool of national policy. Dealing with cyber conflict will require new ways of looking at 21st century warfare. Is the United States prepared to respond to such threats?

  • Waldo Group (Tuesdays): Decoding U.S.-China Trade

    Kauffman Foundation Conference Center

    Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. The program involves reading the Great Decisions briefing book and meeting in a discussion group to discuss the most critical international issues facing the United States, and the global community, today. From libraries, homes, retirement communities, universities, high schools, and more, meeting locations are endless. To order a Great Decisions book, please visit: https://www.irckc.org/store/ListProducts.aspx?catid=279717 *** Though arguably the most advanced economy in the world, the United States still uses centuries-old numbers to measure trade. These antique numbers mangle understanding of the U.S.-China trade relationship, shrinking America’s true economic size and competitiveness, while swelling China’s. Bad numbers give rise to bad policies that ultimately kill U.S. jobs and cede market share to China. What other tools can the United States employ to counter China’s unfair trade practices? There are several available, yet they remain mostly unused.

  • Downtown Group: Decoding U.S.-China Trade

    Stinson Leonard Street LLP

    Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. The program involves reading the Great Decisions briefing book and meeting in a discussion group to discuss the most critical international issues facing the United States, and the global community, today. From libraries, homes, retirement communities, universities, high schools, and more, meeting locations are endless. To order a Great Decisions book, please visit: https://www.irckc.org/store/ListProducts.aspx?catid=279717 *** Though arguably the most advanced economy in the world, the United States still uses centuries-old numbers to measure trade. These antique numbers mangle understanding of the U.S.-China trade relationship, shrinking America’s true economic size and competitiveness, while swelling China’s. Bad numbers give rise to bad policies that ultimately kill U.S. jobs and cede market share to China. What other tools can the United States employ to counter China’s unfair trade practices? There are several available, yet they remain mostly unused.

  • JCCC Group: Decoding U.S.-China Trade

    Johnson County Community College

    Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. The program involves reading the Great Decisions briefing book and meeting in a discussion group to discuss the most critical international issues facing the United States, and the global community, today. From libraries, homes, retirement communities, universities, high schools, and more, meeting locations are endless. To order a Great Decisions book, please visit: https://www.irckc.org/store/ListProducts.aspx?catid=279717 *** Though arguably the most advanced economy in the world, the United States still uses centuries-old numbers to measure trade. These antique numbers mangle understanding of the U.S.-China trade relationship, shrinking America’s true economic size and competitiveness, while swelling China’s. Bad numbers give rise to bad policies that ultimately kill U.S. jobs and cede market share to China. What other tools can the United States employ to counter China’s unfair trade practices? There are several available, yet they remain mostly unused.

  • Waldo Group (Tuesdays): The United States and Mexico: Partnership Tested

    Kauffman Foundation Conference Center

    Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. The program involves reading the Great Decisions briefing book and meeting in a discussion group to discuss the most critical international issues facing the United States, and the global community, today. From libraries, homes, retirement communities, universities, high schools, and more, meeting locations are endless. To order a Great Decisions book, please visit: https://www.irckc.org/store/ListProducts.aspx?catid=279717 *** The United States and Mexico have a long, intertwined history, with both countries prominently featured in each other’s politics and agendas. The war on drugs, immigration and trade issues have taxed the relationship over the years. What impact will new leadership in both countries have on this crucial partnership?

  • Global Experience: A Tour of Chile Through Wine

    Marriott Kansas City Overland Park

    The IRC's Global Experience series asks, "What's your global story? Do you get the chance to share it?" Join the International Relations Council and Sur del Mundo Imports Company, a KC-area importer of boutique wines and foods from the Southern Hemisphere, for a tour of Chile through wine. Chile is one of the world’s largest producers of wine, where it has been made since the 1500s. You'll learn about the history and the current landscape of the Chilean wine industry and the role the industry plays in Chile's broader economic, social, and geopolitical landscape; hear the personal stories of the founders of Sur del Mundo Imports; and, have the chance to taste four different Chilean wines (one white, three reds). Paired with each wine will be a specially designed small plate to complement and enhance the wine's flavor profile. At the end of the tasting, you'll have the opportunity to enjoy a full glass of your favorite tasted wine. This event is for individuals 21 and over and participants will be carded at the door. Registration for this event is $35 (general admission) and $30 (IRC members and students). For more information and to register, please visit: https://www.irckc.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1221845&group=