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    • July 13, 2018
    • 12:00 AM
    • July 20, 2018
    • 12:00 PM
    • computer or similar device

    This electronic interview is provided to WAC members so they may participate
    in an internationally focused activity during the July hiatus of Council programs.

    Reflections on the The US - North Korea Summit 
    Featuring Patricia M. Kim, Stanton nuclear security fellow
    Council on Foreign Relations

    Audio Recording + Transcription

    After Dr. Kim presents a 12-minute overview of her assessment of the June 12th Summit between Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump on denuclearization, the conversation is opened to call-in questions. The answers to these questions offer a more nuanced perspective.

    Questions to think about as you listen:
    What does Dr. Kim list as the outcomes of the Summit?
    Why is she disappointed in those outcomes?
    Will the US be able to push nuclear concessions through sanctions?
    How do China, South Korea, and Japan assess the Summit
    in perspective to their own interests?


    • August 29, 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Loma Linda University - Room TBA


    Fighting for Cyber Supremacy in an Age of Extremism

    The hottest social media star in the mid east Is a radical Saudi cleric.
    But this powerful figure has gone virtually unnoticed in Western media.

    Do we need a new “Manhattan Project” to counter social media’s
    power to promote terror and extremism?

    Haroon K. Ullah, Chief Strategy Officer, Broadcasting Board of Governors, advisor to three Secretaries of State and
    Richard Holbrooke’s Afghanistan/Pakistan team.

    Wednesday, August 29, 2018    5:30 – 7:30 pm
    Loma Linda University Health
     Reception & Talk
    Registration opens in early August: https://www.wacinlandsocal.org
    Questions? Contact Katie Yutuc at the WAC office 909-558-7446

    Western observers marveled at the power of social media to mobilize young protesters during the Middle East’s “Arab Spring”. When democracy didn’t result, many Americans lost interest. Meanwhile social media became a prime recruiting and organizational tool for terrorists and extremists in the Middle East.

    A former senior advisor to three U.S. Secretaries of State, with a special portfolio on digital transmedia strategy and countering violent extremism, Haroon K. Ullah is an award-winning author and Peabody TV Award recipient, an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University, and a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations. His latest book is Digital World War: Islamists, Extremists, and the Fight for Cyber Supremacy.


    What can we learn about the power of social media to persuade that might apply to situations in America?

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