World Affairs
Jan 13, 2021 11:45 AM
Jim Falk
World Affairs

James N. Falk | President & CEO

World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth 

Since 2001, Jim Falk has been president & CEO of the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth. His interest in international affairs was launched during his high school years which were spent in Tunis where he attended a French lycée. 

Jim graduated from Washington and Lee and earned his master’s in foreign affairs in international law and organization and Middle Eastern studies from the University of Virginia. Following graduate school, he was director of education and press at the Middle East Institute in Washington, D.C. In 1982, he began a decade long career in banking concentrating in the energy sector. In 1992, he was southern regional director of the Institute of International Education. He has been Honorary Consul for the Kingdom of Morocco for Texas since 2013. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and serves as a member of the board of the North Texas Commission, the executive committee of the World Affairs Councils of America and is an advisory director of the Asia Society, Texas Center. Jim and his wife Terrell have two children and five grandchildren. Jim’s weekly interview podcast, “Global I.Q. with Jim Falk” is available on iTunes and Soundcloud. Recently, Jim has interviewed Secretary John Kerry, Judge Ken Starr, General Jim Mattis, General James Clapper, David Ignatius, Bob Woodward and Madeleine Albright for the podcast. Feb. 2020