Turning Point learners at Victory Place @ Coppell attended a luncheon on Thursday, February 16th at the Crescent Hotel in Dallas to hear Richard Haass speak. Mr. Haass has written thirteen books on the United States’s domestic and foreign policy including his current one - A World in Disarray: An American Foreign Policy and the Crisis of the Old Order.
Mr. Haass was witty and entertaining as he shared his views on Russia, Refugees and other current issues. Our learners benefited from this speaker’s timely topics in preparation for our Model UN coursework and upcoming conference.
Several times a semester, learners are chosen to attend WAC events where they are exposed to networking, meal etiquette, global issues and much more. The mission of the nonprofit, nonpartisan World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth is to promote international awareness, understanding and connections to enhance the region's global stature and to prepare North Texans to thrive in our complex world.
Learners attended a luncheon in January where Sebastian Mallaby spoke on The Federal Reserve in the Trump Era: Lessons From the Life of Alan Greenspan at the Belo Mansion in Dallas.
In March, we will again attend a luncheon at the Crescent Hotel to hear Stephen Biddle, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Defense Policy at the Council on Foreign Relations. He is a veteran analyst of American policies and decisions in military efforts. He will speak on IPS: U.S. Military Sales - Are We Getting Our Money’s Worth?
The exposure our Coppell learners receive has been invaluable.