Claire E. Bishop joined the International Relations Council as a member this past October. She joined the IRC in hopes of making new connections with people who share interest in global perspectives, international relations, world history, and global affairs. Claire currently serves as the Executive Director and COO at American Public Square at Jewell, where the organization focuses on improving the tone and quality of public discourse in the Kansas City community. She also has previous experience working with a global nonprofit based in Kansas City, called Children International, where she served as the senior executive in marketing.

Claire is eager to see American Public Square host their panel about immigration that was rescheduled due to the global pandemic. While the event hasn’t been set for a certain date yet, she hopes to see the panel presented in Fall of 2020, where at least part of it can be in-person

sessions. She feels that their work at APS “is a nice complement to the IRC’s work in our community for residents who wish to be active, informed, and engaged in addressing pressing issues both within our country and abroad.” If you would like to get involved in the discussion about international perspectives and other global topics, check out to receive more information.

The IRC looks forward to building more relationships with people like Claire in the Kansas City area in order to strengthen our community’s global perspective.