What we're about

This group is devoted towards to the goal of building a vibrant international community in Kansas City, and providing a place for individuals to connect and engage with global events.

This group is organized in ordination with the International Relations Committee of Kansas City. www.irckc.org

The International Relations Council strengthens Kansas City's global perspective by maintaining an active dialogue around world events, global issues, and their impact on our community. As a nonpartisan, educational nonprofit organization, the IRC values informed civil discourse, accessibility, and substance as we work to sharpen our community's 21st-century global acumen.

Our vision is a globally informed, engaged, and active Kansas City community that welcomes diverse perspectives and connects through a sincere desire to contribute to our shared future.

Upcoming events (5)

International Career Series: Global Water Solutions

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Register at: https://www.irckc.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1400852&group= Bob Rebori, founder of IRC organizational member Bio-Microbics, the global, innovative wastewater treatment system company, will be joined by Jennifer Cisneros, vice president of marketing, for our August 6 International Career Series presentation. The program will take place from 12-1 p.m. CT. Bob Rebori, founder of IRC organizational member Bio-Microbics, the global, innovative wastewater treatment system company, will be joined by Jennifer Cisneros, vice president of marketing, for our August 6 International Career Series presentation. By using integrated water management technologies, Bio-Microbics is rethinking our relationship with water and how we can better manage it. Bob and Jennifer will discuss their respective careers, what considerations are taken into account when working on water issues around the world, and how they are working towards the goal of providing clean, affordable water to all. Register at: https://www.irckc.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1400852&group=

News and Views: Ukraine

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Register at: https://www.irckc.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1400838&group= Gregory Cook, Assistant Professor in the Department of Joint, Interagency, and Multinational Operations at U.S. Army Command and General Staff College will lead the August 6 News & Views program, which will focus on the latest news from Ukraine. The program will run 5:30-6:30 p.m. CT. Long before its role as a Cold War linchpin or centerpiece of the Great Power competition between the U.S. and Russia, Ukraine's geography, culture, and advantages gained it global attention. As relations between the U.S. and Russia continue to evolve, it is worth understanding where Ukraine finds itself today – its economic, social, and political circumstances; its relations with Russia, the U.S., and Europe; and its way forward. Gregory Cook, Assistant Professor in the Department of Joint, Interagency, and Multinational Operations at U.S. Army Command and General Staff College will help us make sense of the latest news from Ukraine. Register at: https://www.irckc.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1400838&group=

Hong Kong and the Future of Promised Autonomy

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Register at: https://www.irckc.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1400873&group= Victoria Tin-bor Hui, Faculty Fellow, Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies at Notre Dame University will present a program on Hong Kong and the Future of Promised Autonomy on Wednesday, August 12 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. CT on the Zoom platform. Since the end of British control in 1997, Hong Kong has been governed as a semi-autonomous, special administrative region of China. The growing tension among pro-democracy activists, the Hong Kong Government, and Beijing, exemplified in the recent security law prohibiting the promotion of democratic reform in Hong Kong, has brought into question the sustainability of a "one country, two systems" approach where Hong Kong would exercise a "high degree of autonomy." Where do Hong Kong and the People's Republic of China go from here, and what do these developments mean for other semi-autonomous governments? University of Notre Dame Associate Professor of Political Science Victoria Tin-bor Hui will examine the nature, benefits, and challenges of autonomy, survey the forces at play in the struggle for Hong Kong's future, and discuss the journey ahead. Register at: https://www.irckc.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1400873&group=

Lexicon: Miskitu

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Register at: https://www.irckc.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1400824&group= Mískitu will be the featured language in the Wednesday, August 12 edition of Lexicon. Laura Herlihy, Lecturer in the Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies at the University of Kansas will lead the program, which will run from 7-7:45 p.m. CT. The Mískitu language will kick off the Lexicon series’ tour through South and Central America. Spoken by the Miskitu people of northeastern Nicaragua, the language has more than 180,000 speakers, making it the most widely spoken in the Misumalpan family of languages that is used in Nicaragua and Honduras. Providing an introduction to Mískitu language and culture will be Laura Herlihy, Lecturer in the Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies at the University of Kansas. Register at: https://www.irckc.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1400824&group=

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International Film Club: Da 5 Bloods

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