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    • September 14, 2019
    • 6:00 AM
    • October 19, 2019
    • 10:00 PM
    • Computer or similar device

    World Affairs Council Inland Southern California
    invites its members to a 20 minute podcast by one of our noted speakers
    on a topic critical for the coming election.

    Ambassador Earl Anthony Wayne
    Trade, the Workforce, and the Economy

    Manufacturing jobs are declining in  the US.  What is the cause of this?
    Is it also happening in other developed countries like Germany, France,
    Great Britain, etc.? Is the answer to pull out of our trade agreements?
    This episode features an interview with Earl Anthony Wayne,
    a WAC Inland Southern California speaker in June of 2018.
    Ambassador Wayne discusses the economic impact of trade
    agreements, the need for employers to provide worker training, and the importance of North American regional cooperation.
    His explanations are clear and compelling.

    Listen to Ambassador Wayne

    An accomplished diplomat and executive, Ambassador Wayne has served in a wide variety of positions during his career, including as U.S. Ambassador to Mexico and Argentina, Deputy Ambassador in Afghanistan, Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs, and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Europe. In this episode, he discusses the impact of trade agreements on the economy, the need for employers to provide training for workers, and the importance of cooperation between the United States, Mexico and Canada. 

    • October 07, 2019
    • 7:00 AM
    • November 04, 2019
    • 10:00 PM
    • computer or similar device

    World Affairs Council Inland Southern California
    invites registrants in the "Future of American Foreign Policy" program
    to view this discussion about the fundamental debate in American foreign policy today.

    Engage or Retreat? American Views on U.S. Foreign Policy


    The Wilson Center presents this discussion of the goals that Americans have chosen in their pursuit of engagement on the world stage. Washington is torn between two futures for US foreign policy: one of engagement and intervention that was established after WWII to prevent future conflict, another of retrenchment and retreat based on what is thought to be in the immediate self interest of the United States. Speakers on the video point out that the 2020 presidential election will provide an opportunity for the American public to critically assess the Trump administration’s America First foreign policy. The Wilson Center and the Chicago Council on Global Affairs released the 2019 Chicago Council Survey, a detailed look into Americans’ views on today’s vital issues, including the value of trade and military alliances, the threats posed by China, Iran, Russia, and other rivals, and how America should respond to immigration and climate change.
    • October 15, 2019
    • 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    • UCR Extension Center, 1200 University Ave., Riverside CA 92507

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

    invite you to participate in an important international discussion

    Windows on the World: The Rise of Populism in Europe
    Featuring Dr. Steven Wuhs, 
    Assistant Provost for Internationalization
    and Professor of Political Science at the University of Redlands. 

    Picture Source: Foreign Policy Association

    Tuesday, October 15, 2019
    3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

    UCR Extension Center,
    1200 University Ave., Riverside CA 92507

    Populist parties have surged in recent years across Europe, challenging democratic systems in countries as diverse as Hungary, France, the UK, and Italy.  What explains the rise of radical right parties at this moment in time, and what are the implications these new political forces have on how democracy is practiced in the region?  

     We will consider European populism in the context of immigration, welfare politics, the shift toward post-industrial economies, and the rise of social media.  Beyond understanding contemporary European politics, we will consider how similar forces are supporting populist turns in the United States and elsewhere in the Americas.  

    Reserve a seat at the program by calling 951-827-4105
    Program and Parking are Free


    • 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).

    Download and share the poster here:

    • 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.

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