Programs

Ambassador Forums

Reception and dinner for Ambassadors to the United States. The Council strives to host at least four Ambassadors per year. Recent forums have featured Ambassadors from Cyprus, Finland, Hungary, India, Korea, Pakistan and Vietnam.

Topical Programs

Seminars, panels and distinguished speaker events that provide participants with access to local, national and global experts on critical issues in world affairs.

International Dinner/Cultural Series

Dinners and other activities featuring the culture of a country, region, or continent.

Corporate Leadership Forums

Programs hosted by a senior representative of a company or local institution to shed light on its mission, values, successes and failures. Interactive Videoconferences: Opportunities to hear from and ask questions of prominent individuals in the State Department, other government agencies and the international scene.

The International Visitor Leadership Program

A professional exchange program managed by the Council on behalf of the State Department that annually brings over 200 high-potential, international government, business and academic leaders to Saint Louis. Participants meet with local professionals, experience America at the “grassroots” level and often visit local schools to foster cross-cultural exchange.

Community Outreach

World Quest

An annual international knowledge competition open without cost to public and private high schools in the region; used successfully across the nation to increase global awareness.

World in Transition

Multimedia educational modules and teacher training made available to schools to provide students with a clear and interesting explanation of world affairs.

Great Decisions Series

An annual, nation-wide discussion series focused on eight foreign policy issues identified by the Foreign Policy Association in a well-researched, independent publication. The Council arranges discussions in the region, moderated by local experts. After attending, participants complete an opinion survey presented to top government officials.