Monday , 24 October 2016

Collin County Chapter of World Affairs Council Hosts U.S. Ambassador at McKinney Event

An exciting and authoritative way to access global affairs and international insight arrives in Collin County with the creation of a new chapter of the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth. The Council’s Collin County Chapter will serve the increasingly vibrant and internationally connected region north of Dallas/Fort Worth. The new Chapter will rely on the experienced staff of the World Affairs Council to provide timely and important programming focused on issues and opportunities around the world.

“We’re very proud that the City of McKinney has been integral in establishing this new Chapter of the Council,” said McKinney Mayor Brian Loughmiller. “McKinney economic development strategies and our businesses have worldwide reach. This new Collin County Chapter of the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth will be an ideal resource for knowledge and international connecting points that can benefit our residents, our businesses and our future. Global knowledge and local enthusiasm are the key ingredients for building a vibrant McKinney of the future.”

The Collin County Chapter’s inaugural program features The Economist Management Editor Adrian Wooldridge, the publication’s influential Schumpeter Columnist. He will discuss his latest book, The Great Disruption: How Business Is Coping in Turbulent Times. The Thursday, June 25, event begins with a noon luncheon program followed by a book signing at El Dorado Country Club. Tickets are $15.

On Tuesday, July 7, the Collin County Chapter will host former U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Robert Jordan discussing his book Desert Diplomat: Inside Saudi Arabia Following 9/11. The event is a noon luncheon program with book signing at El Dorado Country Club. Tickets are $15.

Both events will also have evening programs on the same days at the Rosewood Crescent in Dallas at 6:30 pm.

“With much of the growth in Collin County fueled by the influx of several multi-national corporations, Collin County has become more acutely aware of the world outside of Texas,” said George Bouhasin, retired design manager at Maxim Integrated Products and an organizer of the chapter. “I view the establishment of the World Affairs Council in Collin County as recognition that we have become a more sophisticated internationally-minded community.”

For information on the World Affairs Council and its programs, contact the Director of Marketing and Communications Gail Host at 214-965-8413 or

Since its founding in 1951, the mission of the nonprofit, nonpartisan World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth has been to promote international awareness and understanding. Visit

World Affairs Council of Dallas/Ft. Worth Press Release

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