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The Future of the Court

O'Connor Institute - Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court of the United States

September 28, 2022

11:00 am PT

Virtual Program

The Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court of the United States was formed by President Joe Biden's Executive Order 14023 in April 2021.

Featured Guest Speakers:

Cristina RodrĂ­guez

Co-chair, Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court of the United States, Leighton Homer Surbeck Professor of Law and Counselor to the Dean, Yale Law School, Former clerk, Justice Sandra Day O’Connor

Adam White

Member, Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court of the United States, Senior fellow, American Enterprise Institute, Co-director, C. Boyden Gray Center for the Study of the Administrative State


Stewards of the Future: Shaping Responsible Business, Development, and Sustainability

Thunderbird School of Global Management at ASU

September 28, 2022

1:30 p.m. MST

F. Francis and Dionne Najafi Thunderbird Global Headquarters

Thunderbird School of Global Management is honored to host Dr. Evelyn N. Farkas, executive director of the McCain Institute at Arizona State University, for a conversation about responsible business, development, and sustainability-oriented operations for the private, public, and nonprofit sectors.

Dr. Farkas has three decades of experience working on national security and foreign policy in the U.S. executive, the legislative branch, private sector, and international organizations overseas. Also, a former Congressional candidate, she ran to represent New York's 17th Congressional District in the House of Representatives in 2019/2020.

Before joining the McCain Institute, she was president of Farkas Global Strategies, a senior fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States and the Atlantic Council, and a national security contributor for NBC/MSNBC. You can read her full bio here

Farkas will discuss how management schools play an important role in educating the leaders of our future and how they are positioned to influence issues such as business, development, and sustainability.

The event will be held at the F. Francis and Dionne Najafi Thunderbird Global Headquarters in the Haas Digital Global Forum (first floor) on Wednesday, September 28, 2022, at 1:30 p.m. (AZ time).


Africa is Not a Country: Notes on a Bright Continent with Dipo Faloyin

Global Santa Fe

October 12, 2022

12:00 p.m. MDT

Virtual Program

So often Africa is depicted simplistically as “one” and not a continent made up 54 separate nations, an arid landscape of famines and safaris, uniquely plagued by poverty and strife. In his debut book, Dipo Faloyin offers a compelling and needed corrective.

The event is co-sponsored with Collected Works Bookstore and in partnership with World Affairs Council of Jacksonville, International Relations Council of Kansas City, Columbus Council on World Affairs, WorldOregon.


The Mayor’s International – Our Golden Anniversary

Phoenix Sister Cities

October 22, 2022

6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. MST 

Phoenix Country Club

Please join Phoenix Sister Cities as they celebrate 50 years of making the world a more peaceful place on Saturday, October 22 at the Phoenix Country Club. In keeping with their 1970s theme, dig out those bell-bottom jeans and Pucci maxi-dresses and come dance to disco and funk.

Event tickets are $200 each ($150 for young professionals). They are also selling Groovy Tickets for a chance to win one of three prizes: two round-trip economy class tickets to any one of their 11 sister cities and $3000 cash; a family four-pack of Lectric XPTM 2.0 Black eBikes ($4000 value); and an Arizona Biltmore Staycation Package ($1690 value). You need not be present to win but then you’d miss the iconic 1970s dinner they’ll be serving.


32nd Annual Ambassadors' Ball

Diplomatic Corps of Arizona

November 19, 2022

6:00 p.m. MST

Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia

The Diplomatic Corps of Arizona cordially invites you to the 32nd Annual Ambassadors' Ball in honor of Mexico with Ambassador Esteban Moctezuma Barragán. 


Jorge Mendoza Yescas, Consul General of Mexico

Alfredo J. Molina, Honorary Consul for the Kingdom of Spain

Dinner Chairman: Steve Chucri, Honorary Consul of Estonia

Benefitting the Diplomatic Corps of Arizona Scholarship Fund and the Students at Thunderbird School of Global Management at ASU.


Ambassador of the Year for 2022

Douglas Jackson, Ph.D.

President & CEO of Project C.U.R.E.


Exploring Leading Foreign Policy Issues


PCFR is dedicated to growing Arizona’s global prominence by providing forums that explore critical foreign policy issues and build enduring international connections.


Tel: 602 441-4967

1934 E Camelback Rd, Suite 120-421 Phoenix, AZ 85016

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