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    • November 16, 2019
    • 12:30 PM
    • November 17, 2019
    • 5:30 PM
    • La Sierra University 4500 Riverwalk Parkway, Riverside, CA 92505

    La Sierra University Center for Near Eastern Archaeology and World Affairs Council
    Inland Southern California

    invite you to

    The 11th Annual
    Archaeology Discovery Weekend

    Expert archaeologists from the U.S. and Israel
    will provide illustrated talks and discussion on the topic

    Ancient Synagogues and Churches
    in the Galilee

    November 16-17, 2019

    Center for Near Eastern Archaeology & Zapara School of Business
    La Sierra University
    4500 Riverwalk Parkway, Riverside, CA 92505
    No cost for lectures

    Learn more find the registration form


    The architecture, artifacts, distribution, and religious significance of ancient synagogues and churches in the region of the Sea of Galilee, a center for interactive and at times tumultuous religious, cultural, and political changes during the Roman and Byzantine periods – 1st through 6th centuries AD.

    Presenters include internationally known and respected archaeologists: Jodi Magness (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), Mordecai Aviam (Kinneret College on the Sea of Galilee), Charles Stewart (University of St. Thomas), Sharon Mattila (University of North Carolina at Pembroke), James R. Strange (Samford University), and Byron McCane (Wilkes Honors College).

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    • November 18, 2019
    • 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    • Pfau Library CSU San Bernardino Room 4005

    World Affairs Council Inland Southern California, CSU San Bernardino College of
    Social and Behavioral Sciences
    The Modern China Lecture Series,
    CSUSB History Club and Phi Alpha Theta


    Sponsored by the
    National Committee on US-China Relations (NCUSCR)

    November 18, 2019
    2:50 - 5:30 pm
    Pfau Library, 4th floor Room 4005
    CSU San Bernardino, 5500 University Pkwy. San Bernardino
    Program Free
    Parking Pass $6 at the kiosk at the campus entrance

    Campus Map:

    Limited Space - Registration Recommended

    The fraught nature of US-China relations and today's political climate led the
    NCUSCR to use a program model for the CHINA Town Hall this year that
    fosters more audience engagement than is usual with a traditional
    presentation by an expert. Our goal is to explore the nature of the current
    U.S.-China relationship and the impact it is having on each country's
    economy, political system, social norms, and future expectations of global power.

    Both national and the local panels feature discussants with wide
    experience and broad knowledge of the US-China relationship.
    Answering your questions is a specific goal of the 4:00 pm panel.

     3:00 – 4:00 pm

    The start time is firm. Arrive earlier so you can sign in and find your seat

    Do you want to send in a question? Download and follow the directions on the Question Submission Instructions 

    Facilitator - George Stephanopoulos

    George Stephanopoulos is ABC News’ chief anchor. He also
    serves as anchor of Good Morning America and anchor of 
    This Week with George Stephanopoulos.

    National Discussants

      Stephen Orlins is president of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations.

      Dr. Melanie Hart is a senior fellow and director for China policy at the Center for American Progress, an independent nonpartisan policy institute.

      Dr. Yasheng Huang is Epoch Foundation professor of international management and faculty director of action learning at Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

      Dr. Ely Ratner, Executive Vice President and Director of Studies at the Center for a New American Security

      4:10 – 5:30 pm

      Moderator - Rafik Mohamed
      Dr. Mohamed is Dean of the College of Social Behavioral Sciences, CSUSB

      Facilitator - Jeremy Murray
      Dr. Murray
      is Assoc. Professor of Modern Chinese History, CSUSB
        Coordinator of The Modern China Lecture Series

      Regional Discussants

      Dr. Julia Strauss, Professor of Chinese Politics, School of
      Oriental and African Studies, University of London

      Dr. John Jang, Professor Emeritus of History & Political
      Studies, University of La Verne

      Jiao Yupeng, Instructor and ABD doctoral student, University
      of California San Diego

      Download and share the attached flier with friends and colleagues
      CTH 2019 NCUSCR FlyerRev1 - double sided.pdf

      • November 21, 2019
      • 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
      • phone or similar device

      World Affairs Council Inland Southern California invites its members
      to the October World Affairs Councils of America conference call

      Marina and David Ottaway
      Middle East Fellows at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

      Thursday, November 21, 2019
      11:00 - 11:30 am PT
      Register for the call at:

      A Tale of Four Worlds: The Arab Region
      After the Uprisings

      Authors Marina and David Ottaway have brought new understanding of the Middle East in their book that summarizes and analyzes the last 100 years of political change and instability in the Arab world. First came the disintegration of the Ottoman Empire following World War I; then, in the 1950s and '60s, the Nasser-inspired wave of Arab nationalism and socialism. The Arab world's third great political cataclysm of the past 100 years has also brought permanent changes, but not as its activists had hoped: the 2011 uprisings. Their consequences have differed greatly from area to area, splintering the Arab region into four different worlds. Join Marina and David Ottaway as they discuss the profound upheavals that have shaken - and continue to transform - Arab and global politics.

      • November 25, 2019
      • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
      • Mimi’s Bistro & Bakery 395 E Hospitality Lane, San Bernardino
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      World Affairs Council Inland Southern California
      invites you and your holiday guests to a special international
      discussion in a festive location

      Gaining Kashmir - Harming India?
      How may Modi’s Annexation of Kashmir Hurt Democracy in South Asia?

      A conversation with Victoria Schofield, historian, author
      and journalist specializing on South Asia

       November 25, 2019
      6:00 – 8:00 pm
      Mimi’s Bistro & Bakery
      395 E Hospitality Lane, San Bernardino

      Free Program – Food and drink available for purchase
      Come at 5:45 to order food

      Space is limited - preregistration is necessary
      Register online at
      Or call the WAC Office at 909-558-7446

      The news has been so focused on Syria, Turkey, and Ukraine, that
      India’s aggressive annexation of the disputed territory of Kashmir in early August was just a flicker on most people’s consciousness. The years of separatist violence, often fueled by Pakistan, then harshly repressed
      by India has largely been ignored in the US.

      Victoria Schofield has traveled in and written extensively about South
      Asia, especially in reference to the Jammu-Kashmir region. She is
      an engaging speaker and, though she lives in Great Britain, is a good
      friend of World Affairs Council Inland Southern California. Let us
      welcome her by sharing a meal and discussion during
      Thanksgiving week.

      Countries With Claims in Jammu and Kashmir

      • Why did India’s leaders act now to ignore their constitution, annex Kashmir, and put it under direct New Delhi control?
      • How do Indian nationalists view this contested region?
      • What is happening in Kashmir now as a result of India’s action?
      Download and share the flier with friends and family
      Kashmir Flier(1).pdf

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