The World Affairs Council of Dallas and Fort Worth has announced that former Secretary of State and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Dr. Henry Kissinger, will speak in Dallas on Friday, March 15.
No specifics as have been announced regarding the precise topics the Presidential Medal of Freedom winner will discuss at the noon gathering, but with more than 60 years immersion in political policy and diplomatic affairs to draw from, it should be interesting to see what he decides to address here in Dallas.
Tickets for the general public go on sale this Saturday, December 8, and will run you a cool $150. Until then, pre-sale is limited to current or newly joining council members. Here's the entire press release, with ticket information.
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HENRY KISSINGER TO APPEAR IN DALLAS IN MARCH
SPECIAL PRICE PRE-SALE TICKETS GO ON SALE DECEMBER 3
The World Affairs Council presents a rare opportunity for North Texans to hear from one of the most important historical figures of our time, Dr. Henry Kissinger, on March 15, 2013. A specially priced pre-sale of tickets for World Affairs Council members begins on Monday, December 3 and ends on Friday, December 7. We invite attendees to become members today to take advantage of the pre-sale members-only pricing. Tickets will go on sale for the general public on Saturday, December 8. The Council will present Dr. Henry Kissinger at a luncheon on Friday, March 15, 2013. The program will begin at noon, registration opens at 11:30 a.m., at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, 2201 N. Stemmons Freeway.
"In our lifetime, few people have had an impact on our nation's foreign policy like Dr. Kissinger," said Jim Falk, president & CEO of the World Affairs Council. "We are honored to present him to the North Texas community. His insights on foreign affairs and diplomacy are highly regarded and debated. He brings vast experience to his unique perspective on America's future role on the global stage and, in particular, our relations with China."
As 56th Secretary of State, Dr. Kissinger received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1973 and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1977. Dr. Kissinger serves now as chairman of Kissinger Associates, Inc., an international consulting firm he founded in 1982.
The public can become members of the Council in order to purchase significantly reduced-rate tickets from December 3 to December 7, by visiting www.dfwworld.org/goglobal or calling (214) 965-8400. The price of an individual ticket during the pre-sale time frame is $85. Once the pre-sale has closed, tickets will be $100 for Council members and their guests and $150 for non-members. Tables of 10 will be sold at $2,500.
Presenting sponsors are Allie Beth Allman & Associates, J.P. Morgan, Old Parkland, PwC, and Winstead PC. KERA is the media sponsor.
Founded in 1951, the nonprofit, nonpartisan World Affairs Council offers the public and its more than 4,000 members opportunities to learn firsthand from world leaders, policymakers, ambassadors, journalists and world affairs experts. It presents over 90 programs annually to enlighten and entertain North Texans. In addition to impacting over 100,000 students each year through its International Education Program, the Council coordinates visits to North Texas of delegations and leaders from around the globe through the administration of its International Visitor Program and the City of Dallas Office of Protocol.
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. For more information, visit www.dfwworld.org.