FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Charles A. Kupchan to Present IRC’s 2012 Eliot S. Berkley Lecture
Kansas City, MO –The International Relations Council (IRC) is pleased to announce that Dr. Charles A. Kupchan, senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, will deliver the 2012 Eliot S. Berkley Lecture on Thursday, Dec. 13.
The Berkley Lecture, founded in 1996, brings to the Kansas City area persons highly knowledgeable about foreign policy and international affairs. It is funded by the Eliot S. Berkley Endowment, which was established in 1994 by IRC membership and the community to honor Dr. Berkley’s 40 years of service as IRC’s founding executive director. Following Berkley’s death earlier this year, IRC remains his legacy and his namesake lecture series a fitting tribute.
Kupchan is a Whitney Shepardson senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. He is also professor of international affairs in the Walsh School of Foreign Service and Government Department at Georgetown University. He is author of No One’s World: The West, the Rising Rest, and the Coming Global Turn (2012), which he will discuss at the Berkley Lecture. He is also author of How Enemies Become Friends: The Sources of Stable Peace (2010), The End of the American Era: U.S. Foreign Policy and the Geopolitics of the Twenty-First Century (2002), among numerous other books and articles on strategic and international affairs.
The Eliot S. Berkley Lecture will take place on Dec. 13 at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown’s Muehlebach Tower: 200 West 12th St., Kansas City, MO. This luncheon event will begin at 11:45 AM. Admission is $45 for IRC members and $50 for non-members. Tickets and information are available by contacting the IRC at 816-221-4204 or or by visiting Please RSVP by Dec. 7.
WHO:Dr. Charles A. Kupchan, senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations
WHAT:2012 Eliot S. Berkley Lecture – “No One’s World: The West, the Rising Rest, and the Coming Global Turn”
WHEN: Thursday, December 13, 2012
11:45 Luncheon Program
WHERE:Kansas City Downtown Marriott
200 West 12th St., Kansas City, MO
The International Relations Council (IRC) is headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., and serves the Greater Kansas City area. IRC is the region's leading organization for world affairs programming for all ages. Since its founding, IRC has hosted many world leaders, including cabinet level officials, ambassadors and leaders from business, media, politics, government and education. Individual and organizational members participate in numerous events throughout the year. IRC also provides significant resources for teachers and schools. The International Relations Council is an active member of the World Affairs Councils of America (WACA).
Linda S. Trout. Executive Director