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    • March 27, 2020
    • April 10, 2020
    • Your Computer

    World Affairs Council Inland Southern California invites you to
    experience this recording of a recent Ground Truth Briefing
    sponsored by The Wilson Center

    Russia’s Military Posture in the
    European Arctic

    Available anytime at the following url

    The Arctic has been widely understood by coastal states to be an
    area of “low tension.” However, the Arctic is not insulated from global
    security challenges, especially those around the impacts of climate
    change, and the period of Arctic exceptionalism is coming to an
    end. Mathieu Boulègue, Katarina Kertysova, and Michael Sfraga
    considered Russia’s military posture in the European Arctic
    and seek to explain Moscow’s military build-up in the region,
    Russia’s general force posture, and its impact for NATO
    and its allies.

    • March 30, 2020
    • April 13, 2020
    • computer

    World Affairs Council Inland Southern California invites you to listen to this NPR
    interview describing

    U.S. Forces In Syria Tackle A More Complex — And Possibly Dangerous — Mission

    by Tom Bowman and Marisa Penaloza

    Access this National Public Radio radio broadcast at


    The primary mission of the American forces in northeast Syria is to secure the oil infrastructure for use of US partner force. These soldiers had to quickly move east last fall when Turkish troops invaded, cutting U.S. supply lines and threatening U.S. forces. (Link to background on this story at https://www.npr.org/2019/10/07/767777899/in-major-policy-shift-u-s-will-stand-aside-as-turkish-forces-extend-reach-in-syr)

    Learn what the soldiers think about the mission and what they worry about the most. As you listen and read the story, how would you evaluate the importance of the mission of these American troops in Syria.

    • April 02, 2020
    • April 09, 2020
    • your computer

    Korea Economic Institute in Washington DC
    World Affairs Councils across the US
    a webinar discussion of

    The State of Human Rights in North Korea

    Picture Source:: Gazette Review: https://gazettereview.com/2017/09/top-10-human-rights-violations-north-korea/

    Available April 2-9, 2020

    This event was livestreamed via Zoom
    early in the morning Pacific time.including an interactive Q&A session at the end.


    Ambassador Robert King

    Former U.S. Special Envoy for North Korea Human Rights 
    Non-Resident Fellow 
    Korea Economic Institute of America 

    Greg Scarlatoiu 
    Executive Director 
    Committee for Human Rights in North Korea 

    Moderated by:
    Mark Tokola

    Vice President
    Korea Economic Institute of America

    The Trump Administration may no longer be spotlighting North Korea's violations of human rights, but the State Department's 2019 Human Rights Report is at least as tough in its language on North Korea as were its 2018 and 2017 reports. Along with the February 25, 2020, report of the United Nations Human Rights Council, and the Korea Institute for National Unification's (KINU) 2019 White Paper on Human Rights in North Korea, there is ample recent documentation showing the continuing abysmal state of human rights in Kim Jong-un's North Korea.

    • April 09, 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • phone

    World Affairs Councils of America and World Affairs Council
    Inland Southern California

    invite you to participate in a national conference call to discuss

    China's Western Horizon: Beijing and the
    New Geopolitics of Eurasia

    Daniel Markey, Director of the School of Advanced International Studies' Global Policy Program at Johns Hopkins University.

    Daniel Markey

    April 9, 2020
    11:00 - 11:30 am

    Register for the call at:

    Under the ambitious leadership of President Xi Jinping, China is zealously transforming its wealth and economic power into potent tools of global political influence. But China's foreign policy initiatives, even the vaunted "Belt and Road," will be shaped and redefined as they confront the ground realities of local and regional politics outside China. In China's Western Horizon, Daniel Markey anticipates that China's deepening involvement will play to the advantage of regional strongmen and exacerbate the political tensions within and among  Eurasian states.


    • April 13, 2020
    • 4:00 PM
    • April 20, 2020
    • computer oe similar

    WAC Inland SoCal invites you to a Global Conversation
    hosted by the Cleveland Council on World Affairs

    The U.S.-South Korea Alliance: Addressing
    North Korea and a Changing World

    Featuring Ambassador Kathleen Stephens

    Podcast Available April 13 through April 20, 2020
    Program is Free but participants must register at

    Ambassador Kathleen Stephens, former U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea, and current President and CEO of the Korea Economic Institute of America, opened the Cleveland Council on World Affairs’ Foreign Policy Forum season for 2019-2020. Ambassador Stephens discussed the dynamic alliance between the United States and South Korea and the new and evolving challenges in the Korean Peninsula. 

    • April 14, 2020
    • 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Patriot High Scholl, 4355 Camilo Real, Jurua Valley


    World Affairs Council Inland Southern California, California State University San Bernardino, La Sierra University, Loma Linda University, San Bernardino Community College District, and University of California, Riverside

       In a kick-off celebration of

    Earth Day 50TH Anniversary

    A View from Inland Southern California

    Opening Event - April 14, 2020**

    4:30 - 7:30 pm
    Exhibits by students, community organizations & utilities
    in the Cafeteria
    Formal Program 5:15 – 6:30 pm – Theater

    Patriot HS, Jurupa USD
    4355 Camino Real, Jurupa Valley


    5:15 – 6:30 pm Theater Program Agenda

    • ·       Welcome by World Affairs Council & Participating Universities

    • ·    Why Earth Day is Important – “Greta Thunberg Does the
           Carbon Budget Math”

    • ·    Keynote Talk: Dr. Robert J. Allen, Program Director, Global  
           Climate & Environmental Change - “The Science of Climate
           that Everyone Needs to Know”

    • ·     University & College Earth Day 50th Anniversary Public Events

    • ·     Student Created Earth Day Videos

    • ·     Closing: Things to Do at the Conference

     Public Earth Day Events at Sponsoring Universities *
    April 20-25, 2020

    ** Program subject to cancellation based on whether
        the site is closed because of the Covid19 virus.
    *  Subject to whether universities being allowed to
       work with live public groups as result of Covid19

    Please download and share the attached flier with friends,
    family and colleagues

    EarthDAyRev flier-green.pdf


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