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

    • October 25, 2018
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • InTech Center Fontana, Building A, 9400 Cherry Ave, Fontana, CA 92335

    The Consulate of Mexico in San Bernardino, in collaboration with the World Affairs Council Inland Southern California, the Inland Empire Economic Partnership, and the Riverside County Economic Development Agency Office of Foreign Trade extend an invitation to  friends, allies, and the community to attend this important conference

    The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement or NAFTA 2.0

    with speaker Salvador Behar, Deputy Chief NAFTA Negotiator for Mexico’s Ministry of Economy

    Photo Source: Latin American Start-up.org
    Salvador Behar

    October 25, 2018
    11:30 -1:30 PM
    InTech Center Fontana,
    Building A, 9400 Cherry Ave, Fontana, CA 92335

    This Members Only event has NO COST but space is limited
    Please RSVP attendance at:

    For more information please contact Jorge A. Leyva, Consul for Political and Economic Affairs at: jleyva@sre.gob.mx

    The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement or USMCA represents the renovated efforts of three countries willing to continue commercial collaborations.

    Salvador Behar, has been vital for the instrumentation of the renewed agreement with two of Mexico's most important trading partners, the US and Canada. Mr. Behar is an expert in International Law and Foreign Trade Affairs and returned to Mexico after 15 years of service as a Legal Consultant for International Trade at the Mexican Embassy in Washington, DC.

    This event brings to the Inland Empire business community and its attendees the opportunity to hear firsthand on the content, impact and renewed commercial relations the USMCA agreement represents. We are honored to have Mr. Behar as our guest and congratulate the efforts of all the institutions and people making this possible.

    If you are a World Affairs Council member and want to attend Mr. Behar's talk, please access the RSVP link above and complete the form.  Also, please send your full name and number attending the event
    to Margaret Hill, Program Chair, at worldaffairscsusb@gmail.com
    If you want to become a World Affairs Council member, access https://www.wacinlandsocal.org/Membership
    Select the level of membership to which you want to apply (Regular, Supporting, or Consul) and complete the form that comes up upon selection of that choice on the webpage. Submit payment via PayPal through the website or download the pay-by-check form and mail in your membership.

    We look forward to seeing you on October 25th.

    • November 01, 2018
    • 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
    • UCR Highlander Union Bldg – Room #355

    World Affairs Council Inland Southern California and the Middle Eastern
    Student Center at UCR invite you to a screening of

    1948: Creation and Catastrophe - A Documentary
    Screening Followed by a Discussion with the Filmmakers Andy Trimlett and Ahlam Muhtaseb

    Highlander Union Building Room #355
    6:00 - 9:00 pm

    6:00 pm: Introduction of the film and screening
    7:30 pm: Questions, discussion and comments from film makers

    This program is free to World Affairs Council participants
    and UCR students

    E/F-5 on UCR Campus Map
    Download Campus Map Here UCRmap.pdf
    Limited parking is reserved for WAC in Lot 1 so it is best to carpool. Print and use the
    attached map or follow the signs to the Highlander Union Bldg.

    The 2017 documentary 1948: Creation and Catastrophe on the founding of the state of Israel is based on hard-to-access archival records and documents in Israel and hundreds of interviews of Palestinians and Israelis who participated in the events of 1948. The documentary was researched, filmed, and edited by Andy Trimlett, Producer KPBS, (2006-15), Director 1948: Creation and Catastrophe (2008-present)  and Ahlam Muhtaseb, Ph.D., Professor Communication Studies CSUSB,
    1948: Creation and Catastrophe (2008-present).

    1948 tells the story of the establishment of the modern country of Israel as seen through the eyes of the people who lived it. But rather than being a history lesson, this documentary is a primer for the present. It is simply not possible to make sense of what is happening in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict today without an understanding of 1948.  Hear stories from the Israelis and Palestinians who personally lived through events in Haifa, Jaffa, Dayr Yasin, Acre, Jerusalem, Ramla, Lydda and more.
    Download and share the flier below with friends and colleagues.

    • November 10, 2018
    • 3:00 PM
    • November 11, 2018
    • 6:00 PM
    • La Sierra University, 4500 Riverwalk Pkwy., Riverside 92505

    The Center for Near Eastern Archaeology at La Sierra University
    invites World Affairs Council Inland Southern California to

    10th Annual Archaeology Discovery Weekend
    Reinventing Biblical Archaeology

    Hisbon Site in Jordon

    November 10 - 3:00 - 9:00 pm
    November 11 - 1:00 - 6:30 pm
    Full schedule here:

    La Sierra University
    Center for Near Eastern Archaeology & Zapara School of Business
    4500 Riverwalk Parkway, Riverside 92505

    Registration: https://lasierra.edu/cnea/registration-form/

    Register for Archaeology Discovery Weekend - No Cost
    Lectures/Illustrated Presentations - 3:00 - 5:30 pm November 10
    Lectures/Illustrated Presentations - 1:00 - 5:00 pm November 11
    Register for the authentic Jordanian Banquet  - $50
    7:00 - 9:00 pm November 10
    Register for the "Kids Dig" -
    2:00 - 5:00 pm November 11

    Join us for Archaeology Discovery Weekend an annual event in mid-November. It is sponsored by the Center for Near Eastern Archaeology and organized by its Archaeology Planning Committee. The schedule typically involves Saturday afternoon and evening and Sunday afternoon. Events include Lectures by world-class scholars on a common theme, an Authentic Jordanian Banquet, a Kids Dig, hands-on lab activities, and a genuine Bedouin Hospitality Tent set up for refreshments.

    Participants Experience
    Presentations on the interface between archaeology and the Bible
    Slides shows of the major did sites of 
    Hisban, `Umayri, Jalul
    Comparisons between an older version of “biblical archaeology” and recent models
    Presentations on the future of archaeology in biblical lands
    Events including activities for children and a truly Jordanian banquet

    Download and share the flier with friends and colleagues.

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