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    • February 20, 2018
    • 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • phone

    A New US Strategy for Sudan
    Know Now Conference Call

    Ambassador (Ret.) Mary Carlin Yates

    February 20, 2018
    11:00 - 11:30 am

    Ambassador (Ret.) Mary Carlin Yates was interim chargé d’affaires to Sudan (2011 to 2012), appointed by President Barack Obama. Since retirement, she also worked for the US Department of State as senior inspector for the Office of Inspector General.

    Yates, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, also served as special assistant to the president and senior director for African affairs at the National Security Council (NSC) of the White House. She joined the National Security Council as senior adviser for strategic planning and special assistant to the president in June 2009. She came to the NSC directly from serving as deputy to the commander for civil-military activities (DCMA) of United States Africa Command, October 2007 to May 2009.

    Yates served as US ambassador to the Republic of Ghana from 2002 until 2005. While US ambassador to the Republic of Burundi from 1999 until 2002, Yates worked extensively to bring peace and stability through the Burundian peace process in Arusha, Tanzania, led by former South African President Nelson Mandela. She also served in Kinshasa, Zaïre (now Democratic Republic of the Congo), as a political officer and then public affairs counselor from 1991 to 1995 during the genocide in neighboring Rwanda.

    To register for the call go to

    • February 21, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
    • University of Redlands, Casa Loma Room E. Brockton Ave., Redlands CA 92374

    World Affairs Council and University of Redlands
    invite you to

    The Power of Intervention:
    How Russia Is Recapturing Its Empire

      …a conversation with James Coyle, Ph.D.
    Senior Research Fellow, Atlantic Council

    James Coyle in Azerbaijan

    Wednesday, February 21, 2018
    University of Redlands, Casa Loma Room
    E. Brockton Ave., Redlands CA 92374
       Bldg 213 on campus map at
    Park free in lot nearest the building
    6:00 - 8:00 pm
    6:00 – 6:30 pm registration & refreshments
      6:30 – 7:45 pm - Talk and Q & A


    Redlands Faculty & Students = Free 
    H.S. Teachers with 4-5 students & Plymouth Village residents = Free
    WAC Members = $10  Non-members = $15
    All Non U of R Guests = $20

    Reserve seats online - https://www.wacinlandsocal.org

    Dr. Coyle examines the origins and execution of Russian military and political activities in Moldova, Georgia, Ukraine, and Azerbaijan and concludes that there are substantial similarities in the four case studies: Russian support for minority separatist movements, conflict, Russian intervention as peacekeepers, Russian control over the diplomatic process to prevent resolution of the conflict, and a perpetuation of Russian presence in the area.

    How are these strategies increasing Russian global power? In what ways are Russian political activities in neighboring countries undermining the chances for democracy to take hold? What responses should Western leaders make to inhibit the spread of Russian power in the former Soviet republics?

    James J. Coyle
     is Director of Global Education, Chapman University, USA and a Non-Resident Senior Research Fellow at the Atlantic Council. Dr. Coyle previously held a variety of positions in the US government, including Director of Middle East Studies, US Army War College.

    To pay offline or to share the information with friends & colleagues download the flier below:

    • February 28, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Marriott Hotel Riverside Convention Center 3400 Market Street, Riverside, CA 92501

    World Affairs Council Inland Southern California
    and Loma Linda University Health
      are proud to invite you to an insightful discussion

    "The New Diplomacy" 21st Century Challenges in Foreign Policy
    The Honorable Cameron Munter, U.S. Ambassador (ret.)
    CEO and President EastWest Institute

    Ambassador Cameron Munter

    February 28, 2018
    6:00 - 8:00 pm
    5:45 pm Registration    6:00 pm – Dinner
    6:30 - 7:50 pm - talk & Q & A

    Marriott Hotel Riverside Convention Center

    3400 Market Street, Riverside, CA 92501
    Free street parking    Parking structure $12
    Dinner & Talk:  $35  WAC Members     $45  Non Members  
    Talk only:  (6:30)    $20 Public     $10 Student

    There's a new diplomatic tone in the age of Trump. America's relations with China, Russia, but also India and Europe are undergoing change. Ambassador Munter analyzes these new challenges of tone and substance, identifies new cases and suggests how new approaches to diplomacy can address these challenges.

    Ambassador Munter is one of America's most experienced diplomats. For example,  he served as U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan during a period of strained relations from 2010 to 2012 that included the operation by the Obama administration against Osama bin Laden. Earlier he served as Ambassador to Serbia from 2007 to 2010 where he negotiated the domestic consensus for European integration and managed the Kosovo independence crisis.  He also served two terms in Iraq, in the Czech Republic and Poland, and as Director of
    the National Security Council in the White House.

    Online reservations: https://www.wacinlandsocal.org
    Download and share the program flier at the link below

    Questions or to confirm reservations: 909-558-7446   

    • March 01, 2018
    • 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Phone

    Israeli National Security
    A New Strategy for an Era of Change

    A World Affairs Councils of America
    Cover-to-Cover conference call conversation with author

    Charles D. Frelich
    on his new book

    March 1, 2018
    11:00 - 11:30 am

    REGISTER FOR THE CALL at the link below

    Despite its overwhelming preoccupation with foreign and defense affairs, Israel does not have a formal national security strategy. In Israeli National Security, Chuck Freilich presents an authoritative analysis of the military, diplomatic, demographic, and societal challenges Israel faces today that would underlie any comprehensive and
    long-term Israeli national security strategy. The new strategy places greater emphasis on restraint, defense, and diplomacy as means of addressing the challenges Israel faces. By bringing Israel's most critical debates about the Palestinians, demography, Iran, Hezbollah, Hamas, US relations and nuclear strategy into sharp focus, the strategy Freilich proposes addresses the primary challenges Israel must address in order to chart its national course.

    Charles D. Freilich, a former Israeli deputy national security adviser, is a senior fellow at Harvard's Belfer Center, specializing in Israeli national security strategy, US-Middle East policy, and Middle Eastern affairs. He teaches political science at Harvard, NYU, and the Herzliya Inter-Disciplinary Center. He is also the author of Zion's Dilemmas:
    How Israel Makes National Security Policy

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