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    • September 27, 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • UCR Extension Center Room C, 1200 University Avenue, Riverside 92507

    World Affairs Council Inland Southern California
    invites you to
    The Dangers of Nuclear War:
    Challenges for U.S. Diplomacy

    featuring a discussion with Moeed Yusuf,
    US Institute for Peace

    Moeed Yusuf photo by USIP

    September 27, 2018

    5:30 - 7:30 pm
    Reception & Sign-in: 5:30 - 6:10 pm
    Talk & Discussion: 6:15 to 7:20 pm
     Closing: 7:20

    UCR Extension Center Room C
    1200 University Avenue, Riverside 92507
    Parking $5

    Event Cost: Reception and Talk
    Preregistered Current Members = $20
    Preregistered Non members/Former members = $25
    Walk-ins not preregistered = $30 (space available)
    Pre-registered - Talk Only
    Members/nonmembers = $15
    University and HS Students with teacher/parent = free

    Preregistration Deadline = September 26, 2018
    Miss the Deadline?
    Call 909-558-7446 or email wacinlandsocal@gmail.com

    In recent years, the world has witnessed multiple crises in regions where nuclear weapons are present: the Korean peninsula saw heightened tensions throughout 2017; China and India were involved in a major border crisis; violence between India and Pakistan on the Line of Control in Kashmir has been the highest in 15 years and the U.S. and its partners in the Middle East now face a highly uncertain future vis-à-vis Iran.

    The U.S. and other strong powers of the world have an innate interest in preventing nuclear war around the world. Yet, as great power competition resurges and U.S. interests in Asia pit it against actors like Iran, Pakistan, and increasingly China, the U.S. role in crises in nuclearized regions may become more complicated.

    What implications could this have for the probability of conflict and for U.S. influence as other strong powers compete more aggressively with Washington in these theaters, including possibly using crises as opportunities to overshadow the traditional U.S. role as crisis manager?

    Does this dynamic increase the risk of nuclear war?

    Moeed Yusuf draws on his experience and research to look at the opportunities, challenges, and risks of crises in regional nuclear contexts and suggests policy options for U.S. diplomacy and treaty making. 

    Check out Dr. Yusuf's recently released book, Brokering Peace in Nuclear Environments: U.S. Crisis Management in South Asia (Stanford University Press) [Link to book: https://www.sup.org/books/title/?id=29847]
    Please download and share the attach flier

    Moeed Yusuf Flier.docx


    • October 09, 2018
    • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • CSUSB Extended & Global Education, Yasuda Center Room 111, 5500 University Pkwy., San Bernardino 92410

    Join World Affairs Council Inland Southern California and CSU San Bernardino's Modern China Lecture Series as we participate with more than 90 communities across America in a simultaneous national discussion of US-China relations via cutting edge technology. This CHINA Town Hall webcast is presented by the National Committee on US China Relations.

             U.S. China Relations in 2018         

    Tuesday, October 9, 2018
    3:00 pm live interactive webcast with Condoleezza Rice

    4:00 pm talk by Minxin Pei,
    our local China specialist
    "Are the U.S. and China headed for another Cold War?"
    5:00 pm (Replay of Condoleezza Rice for those who missed it.)

    CSU San Bernardino, College of Extended and Global Education
    Yasuda Center
    Room 111
    5500 University Pkwy., San Bernardino 92410
    (Download Inked CSUSB Map Yasuda Center.jpg)
    Parking is nearby. Get a pass for $6 at the entry kiosk

    World Affairs Council members $15
    Nonmembers $20

    Students and CSUSB faculty free

    Register online: https://www.wacinlandsocal.org
    Questions? Call 909-558-7446 or email wacinlandsocal@gmail.com

         About Our Speakers     

    Condoleezza Rice in Live National Webcast

    Condoleezza Rice is currently the Denning Professor in Global Business and the Economy at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution, and professor of Political Science at Stanford University. She is also a founding partner of RiceHadleyGates, LLC.

    From January 2005 to 2009, Secretary Rice served as the 66th Secretary of State of the United States, the second woman and first African American woman to hold the post. She also served as President George W. Bush’s Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs (National Security Advisor) from January 2001 to 2005, the first woman to hold the position.

    Minxin Pei Our In-Person Speaker

    Minxin Pei is an expert on governance in the People's Republic of China, U.S.-Asia relations, and democratization in developing nations. He currently serves as the director of the Keck Center for International and Strategic Studies at Claremont McKenna College and is a non-resident senior fellow with the Asia program at the German Marshall Fund of the United States. He was formerly a senior associate with the Asia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He has recently been named the inaugural Chair in U.S.-China Relations at the John F. Kluge Center of the Library of Congress. The Center hosts top scholars from throughout the world, who conduct research in the library’s collections and engage with national leaders.

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    CTH-2018_finalFlyer 5.pdf

    • October 23, 2018
    • 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • phone

    Cover to Cover Interview of Sarah Igo

    October 23, 2018
    11:00 - 11:30 a.m.

    Register for the World Affairs Councils of America
    conference call with author Sarah Igo at:


    Every day, Americans make decisions about their privacy: what to share and when, how much to expose and to whom. Securing the boundary between one’s private affairs and public identity has become a central task of citizenship.

    How did privacy come to loom so large in American life? Sarah Igo tracks this elusive social value across the twentieth century, as individuals questioned how they would, and should, be known by their own society. Sarah Igo, author of The Known Citizen reveals how privacy became the indispensable language for monitoring the ever-shifting line between our personal and social selves. Igo’s sweeping history, from the era of “instantaneous photography” to the age of big data, uncovers the surprising ways that debates over what should be kept out of the public eye have shaped U.S. politics and society. It offers the first wide-angle view of privacy as it has been lived and imagined by modern Americans.

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