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    • August 04, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • August 14, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • computer or similar

    WAC Inland Southern California
    invite you to listen to a recording of a Zoom webinar about Syria today
    hosted by
    Los Angeles World Affairs Council & Town Hall in July 2020

    Opportunities for Foreign Policy: Assad’s New Syria
    (To listen to the recording, click above title)

    Link on WACISC webpage will be live until August 14


      Charles Lister
    Senior Fellow and Director of the Countering Terrorism and Extremism Programs at the Middle East Institute with a focus on Syria

    Dr. Zaki Lababidi
    President of Syrian American Council and Syrian
    Americans Medical Society board member (SAMS)

    Thomas McClure
    Founding member and researcher with the Rojava Information Center, the leading independent news source on the ground in North and East Syria

    Maryam Zar (moderator)
    Founder of Womenfound and former Middle East Correspondent.

    • August 13, 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM (PDT)
    • Zoom access device

    Join the Vermont Council on World Affairs invitation to other Councils
    to participate in the discussion of a timely topic

    Tensions in the Taiwan Strait

    Photo: Reuters

    August 13, 2020
    Virtual event
    11:00 am - 12:15 pm Pacific Time


    Jude Blanchette
    Center for Strategic and International Students,
    General Jonathan Sun
    Taiwanese Economic and Cultural Office in Boston

    Sarwar Kashmeri
    Fellow, Foreign Policy Association

    Most Taiwanese citizens consider themselves to be an
    independently governed island off China's southern coast.
    Taiwan is in a unique diplomatic, geographic, and economic
    position. The People's Republic of China classifies the
    island as a province, while in Taiwan political leaders
    continue to operate and move forward as an independent
    democratic government.

    How does the U.S. engage diplomatically with Taiwan
    and how will future relations develop?
    How does Taiwan position itself in the midst of Chinese
    and U.S. economic competition?



    • August 13, 2020
    • 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM (PDT)
    • Zoom accessible device
    World Affairs Council of Orange County

    World Affairs Council Inland Southern California

    invite you to a timely Webinar

    Becoming Kim Jong Un:
    Insights Into North Korea’s Dangerous
    and Enigmatic Dictator


    Dr. Jung H. Pak
    SK-Korea Foundation Chair, Korea Studies, Brookings Institution;

    Sr. fellow Foreign Policy, Center for East Asia Policy Studies;

    Office of the CIA & DNI; South Korea Fulbright Scholar

    Moderated by

     Dr. Stephan Haggard
    Professor of Korea-Pacific Studies; Director, Korea-Pacific
    School of Global Policy & Strategy, UCSD

    Thursday, August 13, 2020 
    1:15 PM PDT


    Dr. Jung H. Pak is a senior fellow and the SK-Korea Foundation Chair in Korea Studies at the Brookings Institution. She focuses on the national security challenges facing the United States and East Asia, including North Korea’s weapons of mass destruction capabilities, the regime’s domestic and foreign policy calculus, and internal stability. She also has expertise in US-South Korea relations and northeast Asia geopolitical dynamics.

    Prior to Brookings, Pak held senior positions at the Central Intelligence Agency and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence where she led the U.S. intelligence community's strategic analysis on Korea issues as the Deputy National Intelligence Officer. Prior to her work in national security, she taught history at Hunter College in New York City and studied in South Korea as a Fulbright Scholar. A graduate and former trustee of Colgate University, Pak received her PhD in U.S. history from Columbia University.

    • August 20, 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (PDT)
    • Zoom accesible device

    The San Diego World Affairs Council is honored to co-sponsor for the
    first time an exciting virtual event
    with Friends of Liberia.
    SDWAC invites WAC Inland SoCal participants to join the session.

    Liberty Brought Us Here: The True Story
    of American Slaves Who Migrated to Liberia

    Thursday, 20 August 2020
    5:00 - 6:00 pm Pacific Time
    Free virtual program

    Register for this free event on the San Diego World Affairs’ website https://sdwac.org/

    Find out more. Download the Friends of Liberia Press Release below:
    SDWAC event_ Friends of Liberia_ Liberty Brought Us Here
    (Press Release) (1) (1)-1.pdf

    • August 25, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM (PDT)
    • Zoom accessible device
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    San Diego World Affairs Council (SDWAC) with
    World Affairs Council Inland Southern California

    warmly welcome

    Donna Duvin
    International Rescue Committee Executive Director

    to discuss

    “Arc of the Refugee Crisis:
    Global Challenges, Local Solutions”

    Tuesday, August 25, 2020
    Zoom Meeting presentation
    6:00 - 7:15 pm (sign on early)

    San Diego World Affairs Council (SDWAC) warmly welcomes the International Rescue Committee(IRC) Executive Director, Donna Duvin to discuss the “Arc of the Refugee Crisis: Global Challenges, Local Solutions” The IRC San Diego provides support to over 8,000 refugees, asylees, asylum seekers,and immigrants each year. Given its proximity to the US-Mexico border, the IRC San Diego has been deeply involved in the asylum-seeker crisis over the past two years. Duvin will present on the growing global refugee crisis, including the challenges of responding to the COVID Pandemic. Duvin’s presentation will include guidance on how others can get involved in supporting the International Rescue Committee's humanitarian efforts and how to participate in their outstanding annual film festival.

    Download the flier on the program
    to learn more

    San Diego World Affairs Press Release_ IRC_
    Arc of Refugee Crisis 082520 (1) (1).pdf

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