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    • April 10, 2019
    • 6:00 AM
    • April 30, 2019
    • 10:00 PM
    • Computuer or similar device

    Climate Change: Lines of Evidence
    A Series of Short Videos Explaining how Scientists Came to their Conclusions about Global Warming/Climate Change

    Content by the National Academies of Science, Engineering,
    and Medicine

    Since our April program has been postponed, and Earth Day inconveniently coincides with Easter this year, it seems like a perfect time to provide an alternate program venue...video.World Affairs Council participants are excellent at evaluating information and sources. Nothing will be more critical in the coming years as people across the world must adapt to ever rapid changes in the environment and what may be very dramatic impacts. In the US, it appears a major issue in the coming election will be how to address climate change.

    Recent Climate Protests in Paris
    Photo by Harrison Moor on Unsplash

    Divisions run deep and emotions high on the topic of climate change. Reliable sources are critical. This video series is about 30 minutes altogether but can be viewed in 7 segments. There is also a downloadable booklet created by the National Research Council.

    Access the video(s) here:
    http://nas-sites.org/americasclimatechoices/videos-multimedia/climate-change-lines-of-evidence-videos/

    Discussion Booklet:
    http://nas-sites.org/americasclimatechoices/files/2012/06/19014_cvtx_R1.pdf

    • May 07, 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • phone

    After the Arctic Ice Melts - Know Now Conference Call 
    Featuring the Honorable Francis Ulmer


     
    Fran Ulmer, JD, Chair U.S. Arctic Research Commission

    Tuesday, May 7, 2019
    11:00 - 11:30 am

    Register for the conference call by accessing:
    https://www.worldaffairscouncils.org/Programs/event.cfm?UserID=110

    The Arctic has been warming almost twice as quickly as the rest of the planet and its effects can be felt worldwide. Research thus far shows the warming Arctic impacts weather patterns as far away as mid-latitude areas like California by weakening the jet stream. Colder water in the Pacific Northwest is becoming more acidic and unstable for farming shellfish, while melting permafrost and coastal erosion in Alaska is causing infrastructure collapse and loss of biodiversity. Join the World Affairs Councils of America and former Lt. Gov and Chair of the U.S. Arctic Research Commission Fran Ulmer for a conversation about the arctic, climate change, and the intersections of environmental science and policy.

    As Ms Ulmer's term as Chair of the US Arctic Research Commission comes to the end, it is valuable to understand her broad experience. From 2007 to 2011, Ms. Ulmer was chancellor of the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA). Before that, she was a Distinguished Visiting Professor of Public Policy and Director of the Institute of Social and Economic Research at UAA. She is a member of the Global Board of the Nature Conservancy and on the Board of the National Parks Conservation Association. Ms. Ulmer served as an elected official for 18 years as the mayor of Juneau, a state representative, and as Lieutenant Governor of Alaska. 

    • May 15, 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Phone call

    Enemy of the People: Trump's War on the Press....
    A National Conference Call Interview with Marvin Kalb
    by World Affairs Councils of America


    May 15, 2019
    11:00 - 11:30 pm

    Register for the call at: https://www.worldaffairscouncils.org/Programs/event.cfm?UserID=109

    Twentieth-century dictators—notably, Stalin, Hitler, and Mao—had all denounced their critics, especially the press, as “enemies of the people.” Their goal was to delegitimize the work of the press as “fake news” and create confusion in the public mind about what’s real and what isn’t; what can be trusted and what can’t be.

    That, it seems, is also President Trump’s goal. In Enemy of the People, Marvin Kalb, an award-winning American journalist with more than six decades of experience both as a journalist and media observer, writes with passion about why we should fear for the future of American democracy because of the unrelenting attacks by the Trump administration on the press.

    As his new book shows, the press has been a bulwark in the defense of democracy. Kalb writes about Edward R. Murrow’s courageous reporting on Senator Joseph McCarthy’s “red scare” theatrics in the early 1950s, which led to McCarthy’s demise. He reminds us of Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein’s reporting in the early 1970s that led to President Richard Nixon’s resignation.

    Today, because of revolutionary changes in journalism, no Murrow is ready at the battlements. Journalism has been severely weakened. Yet, without a virile, strong press, democracy is in peril.

    About Marvin Kalb
    Marvin Kalb is a nonresident senior fellow with the Foreign Policy program at Brookings, and senior advisor at the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. He focuses on the impact of media on public policy and politics. He is also an expert in national security, with a focus on U.S. relations with Russia, Europe, and the Middle East.


    • May 22, 2019
    • 6:30 PM
    • Loma Linda University Health
    Register

    World Affairs Council Inland Southern California and Loma Linda University
    are honored to bring General Romeo Dallaire to Inland Southern California. We will learn about about the devastation 25 years ago in Rwanda that General Dallaire knew could have been prevented if the world had paid attention.

    Remembering the Rwandan Genocide:
    Lessons Learned and Forgotten
    25 Years Later


    General Romeo Dallaire

    WEDNESDAY, MAY 22, 2019
    6:30 PM

    Loma Linda University
    Centennial Complex, 
    Damazo Amphitheater 
    24760 Stewart St., Loma Linda, CA
    92354

    Free Admission and Parking in Lot X

    General Dallaire’s Story of Courage and Conviction

    General Romeo Dallaire led the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Rwanda during the 1994 genocide during which 800,000 lives were brutally taken in less than 100 days. His courage and leadership during that mission earned him international respect and commendation which continue to this day. For more than two decades since that time, Dallaire has been an outspoken advocate for human rights, bringing attention to situations too-often ignored, whether the atrocities of genocide, the struggle of veterans with PTSD, or the recruitment and use of child soldiers. Dallaire will share powerful first-person stories which shed light on the human condition, the lessons to be learned and how we can be agents of change to help rebuild trust and justice in societies devastated by civil war and genocide. 


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