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    • November 26, 2018
    • 6:00 AM
    • December 28, 2018
    • 10:00 PM
    • Your computer or similar divice

    The New York Times
     Three half-hour videos about Russia's use of Disinformation
    as a tool for increasing their power and damaging Western democracies


    By Adam B. Ellick and Adam Westbrook

    Access and watch these videos at your leisure from your own computer or tablet

    November 26 and December 28, 2018
    6:00 am - 10:00 pm

    Russia’s meddling in the United States’ elections is not a hoax. It’s the culmination of Moscow’s decades-long campaign to tear the West apart. “Operation InfeKtion” reveals the ways in which one of the Soviets’ central tactics — the promulgation of lies about America — continues today, from Pizzagate to George Soros conspiracies. Meet the KGB spies who conceived this virus and the American truth squads who tried — and are still trying — to fight it. Countries from Pakistan to Brazil are now debating reality, and in Vladimir Putin’s greatest triumph, Americans are using Russia’s playbook against one another without the faintest clue.


    This series of three videos traces the use of false information by the Russians from the mid 20th century until now to undermine American and other Western societies and governments.. It shows how this "information" is created and distributed to distort the truth and create suspicion and fear in the U.S. See how other countries undermine this process and compare it with what the U.S. is doing.

    • December 05, 2018
    • 6:00 AM
    • December 19, 2018
    • 10:00 PM
    • computer or similar divice

    Financial Times Video Review of the Brexit Vote

    Inside Brexit: How Britain Lost Europe
    Available through the World Affairs Council website
    December 05 - December 19, 2018
    6:00 AM - 10:00 PM


    This 17-minute video was produced by Financial Times about two years ago. Now that Prime Minister Teresa May's Brexit plan has been approved by the European Union and faces a vote in the British Parliament, it seems worthwhile to support World Affairs Council members as they put the Brexit issue in historical perspective.

    • December 15, 2018
    • 8:00 AM
    • December 30, 2018
    • 10:00 PM
    • Your computer or similar device

    Why Should Global Health Matter to U.S. Ambassadors?
    A "Take as Directed" CSIS Podcast

    The Center for International and Strategic Studies (CSIS) has been producing a podcast series on global health called "Take as Directed" for several years. Many of these talks have an important connection to foreign policy. This one is a particularly cogent  discussion of how global health impacts international and multinational regional relations. Our own local WAC sponsoring university Loma Linda University has been involved in these issues for many years.

    U.S. Ambassador Mark Storella reflects on the opportunities and challenges of Global Health Diplomacy and how global health can advance U.S. priorities.

    Linked form the WAC the Inland Southern California website

    The podcast is hosted by Janet Fleischman.
    Direct access the talk at https://www.csis.org/podcasts/take-directed?page=7

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

    Interested in How the U.S. Works to End Terrorism?

    Join a World Affairs Councils of America conference call with
    Stephen Tankel, author of a cutting edge new book

    With Us and Against Us: How America's Partners
    Help and Hinder the War on Terror

    Stephen Tankel

    During the conference call, Stephen Tankel, professor at American University and adjunct senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security, will talk about and answer questions about on his new book, With Us and Against Us: How America's Partners Help and Hinder the War on Terror.

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

    Register for the call at

    Tankel analyzes the factors that shape counter-terrorism cooperation, examining the ways partner nations aid international efforts, as well as the ways they encumber and impede effective action. It offers a policy-relevant toolkit for improving counter-terrorism cooperation, devising strategies for mitigating risks, and getting the most out of difficult partnerships.

    Stephen Tankel is an associate professor at American University and an adjunct
    senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security. He previously served as a Senior Advisor at the Department of Defense. An expert on terrorism,
    counterterrorism, and security and military affairs in South Asia, Dr. Tankel
    frequently advises U.S. policymakers and members of the Intelligence Community on these issues. He has conducted field research in Afghanistan, Algeria, Bangladesh, India, Kenya, Lebanon, Pakistan, and the Balkans.


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