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    • March 28, 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • California Baptist University Copenbarger Dining Room, 2nd floor Yeager Bldg. 8432 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA 92504
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    California Baptist University and
    World Affairs Council Inland Southern California

    invite you to participate in

    The Global Fresh Water Crisis
    Its Impact on Human Survival and Security

    Captain Robert V. Gusentine, USN (ret.),

    Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow

    Wednesday, March 28, 2018
    5:30 – 6:00 pm  Meet the Speaker Reception CBU & WAC
    6:00 – 7:30 pm   Talk & Discussion

    California Baptist University
    Copenbarger Dining Room, 2nd floor Yeager Bldg.
    8432 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA 92504
    PRE-REGISTERED GUESTS for Reception & Talk:

    CBU Faculty & Students = Free
    WAC Members = $15  Non-members = $20

    AT THE DOOR: All Non CBU Guests = $20
    Talk only:

    College/univer. students & H.S. Teachers with 4-5 students (6:00 pm) = Free
    Register for this event at https://www.wacinlandsocal.org

    CAPT Gusentine has had a storied military career leading Special Operations teams in dynamic and challenging circumstances worldwide. During his career, Gus served in over 30 countries working closely with senior foreign officials, U.S. Ambassadors, and the U.S. Interagency. He served on the Chief of Naval Operation’s Strategic Studies Group and led a cyber resilience team on the Joint Staff.  He closed out his 28-year Navy career in 2014. Gus now provides assessment, design, and development expertise to government, business, and academia. He teaches strategy and leadership to foreign military officers, government officials, and diplomats and is researching the systemic implications of global freshwater scarcity.


    What did Captain Gusentine observe in his 28-year naval career that convinced him that solving issues like clean water are critical for American security?
    What parts of the world are especially vulnerable to conflict based on adequate
    clean water issues?
    Are there water issues underlying the terrorism and war in Syria and other nearby conflicts?
    What is being done to abate the issue of clean water scarcity?

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


    • April 12, 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • La Sierra University, Zapara School of Business

    SAVE THE DATE - Registration Coming Soon

    Dalya's Other Country

    April 12, 2018

    La Sierra University
    Zapara School of Business
    5:30 - 8:00 pm

    Free to La Sierra students and staff
    Preregistered World Affairs Council - $15 members  $20 non members
    Pre-registered HS Teachers & Students free
    At the door: $20 for all participants not from La Sierra

    Film Screening
    Interview of film makers Mustafa Zeno and Julia Meltzler
    Snacks catered by "Taste of Afghanistan"

    The film tells the nuanced story of members of a family displaced by the Syrian conflict who are remaking their lives after the parents separate. Lively and energetic, teen Dalya goes to Catholic high school and her mother, Rudayna, enrolls in college as they both walk the line between their Muslim values and the new world in which they find themselves.

    As we watch this hour fifteen minute film about one teenage Syrian refugee girl and her family filmed during the recent presidential campaign that featured strong anti-Muslim rhetoric, we will be thinking about the elements of the refugee experience in America.  Though many have experienced this complex life passage, we will focus on and discuss the unique issues experienced by Muslim Syrians fleeing a devastating and protracted war.

    • April 18, 2018
    • 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • telephone

    Pakistan Under Siege - Extremism, Society, and the State
    a discussion with Madiha Afzal

    WACA Cover-to-Cover Conference Call

    April 18, 2018   11:00 - 11:30 am
    REGISTER for the call: https://www.worldaffairscouncils.org/Programs/event.cfm?UserID=61

    Over the last fifteen years, Pakistan has come to be defined exclusively in terms of its struggle with terror. But are ordinary Pakistanis extremists? And what explains how Pakistanis think?

    Madiha Afzal lays out Pakistanis’ own views on terrorist groups, on jihad, on religious minorities and non-Muslims, on America, and on their place in the world. The views are not radical at first glance, but are riddled with conspiracy theories. Afzal explains how the two pillars that define the Pakistani state―Islam and a paranoia about India―have led to a regressive form of Islamization in Pakistan’s narratives, laws, and curricula. These, in turn, have shaped its citizens’ attitudes. In the end, Afzal suggests how this beleaguered nation―one with seemingly insurmountable problems in governance and education―can change course.

    Madiha Afzal is a nonresident fellow at Brookings Institution.  She is also an adjunct assistant professor of global policy at Johns Hopkins SAIS and was previously an assistant professor of public policy at the University of Maryland. She writes regularly for Pakistani and international publications and has been a consultant for the World Bank and DFID. For her writing on education in Pakistan, she was named to Lo Spazio della Politica’s list of Top 100 Global Thinkers of 2013. Her research lies at the intersection of development, security, and political economy, with a focus on Pakistan.

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