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The International Relations Council has held space for global conversations that matter in Kansas City for more than 65 years. Staying home hasn’t kept us from traversing the world or connecting around timely international themes and topics – if anything, opportunities have been broader, deeper, and more inclusive. We warmly invite you to join us on Thursday, April 29, for a daylong celebration, Global Horizons, where together we’ll explore the full range of IRC programming and the diversity of the wider world. Events will run on Zoom throughout the day; please stop by as your time and schedule allow. Thanks to the support of generous donors, this day of events is free and open to the public. Stop by, get to know the IRC, and join the conversation.

Please click on the program of interest below for more information and a link to register.

Start your day with a sample of Colombian coffee and a cooking demonstration of arepas, live from Bogotá. Read more and register

KC is home to young professionals making a difference at home and abroad – get to know a few of their journeys. Read more and register

This series is your guide to world languages. Get ready to explore the context, sounds, and structure of Cherokee. Read more and register

Tour Kansas City-area resources and outlets for seeking international academic and professional opportunities. Read more and register

Join the Waldo Great Decisions group and U.S. Army Professor Geoff Babb for a discussion of the two Koreas. Read more and register

Rachel Kleinfeld (Carnegie Endowment) examines what constitutes and results from democratic polarization. Read more and register

Why does it matter that KC is international? Local academic, business, and nonprofit leaders share their insights. Read more and register

Bring your informed perspective, knowledge, and experiences to this interactive discussion. Read more and register

Ahead of International Jazz Day, get to know the UNESCO Creative Cities Network and KC’s unique contributions. Read more and register

View Sudan’s first Oscar submission in advance through Tivoli at Home and come ready to share your thoughts. Read more and register

A perennial favorite! Will your team of eight take home the trophy, bragging rights, and valuable prizes? Read more and register