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Director of Programs

The principal duties of the Director of Programs are to identify potential speakers and invite them to luncheon and/or dinner events. The Director may accomplish this using a committee of his or her choosing. In identifying speakers, the Director considers current events across the broad range of political, economic, and security issues that confront the global community. ACIR members, friends, associates, other international groups, Global Atlanta, newspapers, universities, etc. can all be helpful in identifying speakers. This is a voluntary, non-paying position. The Director of Programs also serves as a member of the Board of Directors.

In exchange for giving ACIR a few hours of your time each week, you will have an opportunity to interact with ambassadors, foreign ministers, military leaders, prominent academics, national security experts, eyewitnesses to world events, as well as speakers on business and commercial issues that are playing a major role in foreign affairs.

ACIR typically holds 10 luncheon meetings a year and, on occasion, a dinner meeting, usually held at the Capital City Club, 7 John Portman Blvd., Atlanta, GA from 11:30am to 1:30pm. These meetings are held during the ACIR season from September through June of each year. Board Meetings are held approximately 6 times a year, often immediately following a program. Attendance is required for a majority of the Board Meetings. Specific duties and procedures are available upon notice of interest in the position.

Whether you are a retiree with a passion for helping grow Atlanta’s dynamic international scene or a mid-career professional, ACIR is interested in talking to you now about this exciting opportunity.

The Atlanta Council on International Relations is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization whose purpose is to inform the public on subjects meaningful to individuals and beneficial to the community living in an interconnected world; to stimulate interest in and knowledge of international relations, world affairs, and foreign policies that affect the community and its economic, social, and intellectual well-being and security; to promote understanding of international affairs through a broad dialogue on those subjects. It achieves these purposes through public discussion groups, forums, panels, lectures, and other similar programs.

If you are interested in the position, please contact ACIR President Bob Kennedy at for more details.