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    • January 21, 2020
    • 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    • UCR Extension Center, 1200 University Ave., Riverside

    World Affairs Council Inland Southern California and the Osher Program
    at UCR Extension

    invite you to a unique program

    Build understanding of South Asian religions and of the cultural norms
    and values of many people in our own community through
    experiencing this Lecture-Field Experience Series. You may
    attend all the sessions or just one of particular interest to you.
    This session is Part I

    Asian Religions in America - Hinduism

    Featured Presenter 
    Dr. Shukavak Dasa, head priest of the Shri Lakshmi Narayan
    Mandir in Riverside

    Tuesday, January 21, 2020
    3:30 - 5:30 pm
    UCR Extension Center
    Fee: $35

    $5 Parking Permit required for non Osher members

    To reserve your space, call 951.827.4105

    Hinduism is an ancient and complex faith.
    Its roots and customs date
    back more than 4,000 years. Today, with about 900 million followers, Hinduism
    is the third-largest world religion with the vast majority of its adherents living
    in or immigrated from India. Because Hinduism has no specific founder,
    it’s difficult to trace its origins and history. It is unique in that it’s a multi-layered
    compilation of many representations of God, and diverse rituals, traditions, and philosophies.

    Teachers who attend this session and the field trip will receive a
    certificate of completion for professional development upon request.

    Download and share the attached flier:

    • February 12, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Hyatt Place, 3500 Market Street, Riverside, CA 92501
    • 55

    World Affairs Council Inland Southern California
    …invites you to an important international policy discussion

    3 Critical Problems Facing the World Today
    What are the Best U.S. Foreign Policy Options?

    A Dine with a Diplomat Program
    Featuring Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield

    Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield

    Wednesday, February 12, 2020

    6:00 – 8:00 pm
    Registration - 5:45 pm
    Dinner - 6:00 pm
    Talk and Q & A – 6:45
    Preregistration Required
    WAC Members = $30
    Non-members = $40
    Business/University table for 8 = $250
    Talk only = $15 (arrive 6:30)

    Register online:

    Americans and others in today’s world are facing a myriad of serious problems. Some issues are so serious that comprehensive solutions seem beyond our individual reach. If we all focused on just three issues impacting life in the immediate and medium-term future, what would they likely be?  What role should international policy and shared
    problem-solving play in addressing major global issues?
    Which diplomatic options are available and
    what strategies promise the best outcomes?

    Our speaker, Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, is Senior Counselor at ASG and leads the firm's Africa practice. She is also a Distinguished Resident Fellow in African Affairs at the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy at Georgetown University Walsh School of Foreign Service. She has had a long and distinguished 35-year Foreign Service career, including an ambassadorship in Liberia, postings to five other countries, and tenure in a UN Mission. From 2013-2017, Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield served as U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs. Prior to that appointment, she served as Director General of the Foreign Service and Director of Human Resources, leading the team in charge of the State Department's 70,000 member personnel.

    • February 19, 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Phone

    World Affairs Councils of America and World Affairs Council Inland So Cal
    invite you to this national conference call discussion

    Why Nationalism?
     with author Yael (Yuli) Tamir

    Wednesday, February 19, 2020
    11:00 - 11:30 am

    Register at: https://www.worldaffairscouncils.org/Programs/event.cfm?UserID=213

    Around the world today, nationalism is back—and it’s often deeply troubling. Populist politicians exploit nationalism for authoritarian, chauvinistic,
    racist, and xenophobic purposes, reinforcing the
    view that it is fundamentally reactionary and antidemocratic.

    But Yael (Yuli) Tamir makes a passionate argument for a very
    different kind of nationalism—one that revives its
    participatory, creative, and egalitarian virtues, answers
    many of the problems caused by neoliberalism and
    hyperglobalism, and is essential to democracy at its best. 

    Join WACA for a conversation with Professor Tamir as she explains 
    why it is more important than ever for the Left to recognize these
    qualities of nationalism, to reclaim it from right-wing extremists, and
    to redirect its power to progressive ends.

    Professor Yael (Yuli) Tamir is President of Shenkar College and an adjunct professor at the Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford University.

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