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World Affairs Council Inland Southern California and the UCRX Osher Program
Present a series on Asian Religions in America
Buddhism in America Featuring a talk by Dr. John Jones
La Sierra University
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
3:30 – 5:30 pm
UCR Extension Center, 1200 University Avenue, Riverside
Religion is the undiscussed diversity in America. At the same time,
it is a major source of litigation against government at all levels.
Buddhist scholar, Dr. John Jones, will facilitate the discussion
of international Buddhism to build both religious literacy and
cultural understanding within America’s pluralistic society.
As part of our learning we will discuss how the differences in
belief challenge government policies sometimes. For example,
we will look at how beliefs and values of practicing Buddhists and
those of other Asian religions may impact the interpretation of
such questions as “Should mindfulness become part of learning
practice in a public school?”. Improved understanding of
Buddhism will enable participants to better appreciate global
topics in art and culture,and in their communities around the
rituals and beliefs involved in cultural practice locally.
(includes Hinduism (completed), Buddhism, & Sikhism in America): $35
To reserve your space in Asian Religions in America #193-CCS-201
Educators who attend both the lecture and the follow-up field trip,
March 14, are eligible to receivea letter for their school district
indicating the learning hoursfor professional development credit.
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World Affairs Councils of America and World Affairs Council Inland So Cal
invite you to this national conference call discussion
with author Yael (Yuli) Tamir
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
11:00 - 11:30 am
Register for the conference call at: https://www.worldaffairscouncils.
Around the world today, nationalism is back—and it’s often deeply troubling. Populist politicians exploit nationalism for authoritarian, chauvinistic,
racist, and xenophobic purposes, reinforcing the
view that it is fundamentally reactionary and antidemocratic.
But Yael (Yuli) Tamir makes a passionate argument for a very
different kind of nationalism—one that revives its
participatory, creative, and egalitarian virtues, answers
many of the problems caused by neo-liberalism and
hyper-globalism, and is essential to democracy at its best.
Join WACA for a conversation with Professor Tamir as she explains
why it is more important than ever for the Left to recognize these
qualities of nationalism, to reclaim it from right-wing extremists, and
to redirect its power to progressive ends.
Professor Yael (Yuli) Tamir is President of Shenkar College and an adjunct professor at the Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford University.
The CSUSB Diveristy Committee and The Modern China Lecture Series
World Affairs Council to participate in a
Book and Film Presentation by Oscar nominated
Arthur Dong on his book
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
CSUSB Pfau Library, 4th floor, PL-4005
5500 University Parkway, San Bernardino
For map & directions go to https://www.csusb.edu/maps-directions
Program is free, Parking $6 at the kiosk or parking machines
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For more information please see: https://inside.csusb.edu/node/30236
Loma Linda University Health and
World Affairs Council Inland Southern California
invite you an important and timely program
What We Know About Coronavirus
Experts from Loma Linda University Health (a WAC sponsoring university) and local county departments of public health will discuss what we know about COVID-19 and what individuals can do to
prepare for and prevent its spread
Dispel myths spreading in the media by learning what is
really being done to conquer the virus and protect the public.
LOMA LINDA UNIVERSITY HEALTHAdrian Cotton, MD, Chief of Medical Operations
RIVERSIDE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTHCameron Kaiser, MD, Health Officer
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Damazo Amphitheater, Centennial Complex,
Loma Linda University Health
247600 Stewart St. Loma Linda
The discussion will also be live streamed at facebook.com/LLUHealth
This program is free but seating is limited.
World Affairs Council of America and World Affairs Council Inland Southern California
invite you to participate in the timely national conference call
Know Now Nation Conference Call
Presidential Advisor Felipe Muñoz on the
Colombia-Venezuela Border Crisis
February 26, 2020
11:00 - 11:30 am (Pacific time)
Register for the call at the following URL:
Felipe Muñoz, Advisor to the President of Colombia for the Colombia-Venezuela Border will be in conversation with WACA Chief Operating Officer Liz Brailsford. There will be an opportunity for questions at the end of the call.
As a consequence of the economic and political collapse in Venezuela, more than 1.6 million Venezuelan migrants and refugees have crossed the border and fled to Colombia seeking safety and opportunities for their future. The government of Colombia is going to extraordinary lengths to provide humanitarian relief to this unprecedented influx of migrants and making tremendous efforts to integrate the migrants into society.
Join WACA for a conversation with Felipe Muñoz to learn more about the magnitude of the crisis, the efforts undertaken by the Government of Colombia, and the role that the U.S. and the international community play in matching the scale of the crisis.
The World Affairs Council of Inland Southern California
Invites you to discuss the local - global connection on an important issue
An Age of Tragedy:
Global Terrorism and Mass Shootings in the U.S.
Political Scientist and political violence scholar, Kevin Grisham is Department
Chair of Geography & Environmental Studies, Associate Professor of
Global Studies, and Assistant Director of Research for the Center for the
Study of Hate and Extremism (with Brian Levin) at California State University
San Bernardino. He specializes in analysis of terrorism, violent political
movements and the impact of globalization on the brutality of extremists in
the US and overseas. His regional focus is on the Middle East and North
Africa. He is a Model United Nations Faculty Advisor and facilitated this
team to numerous international awards.
QUESTIONS: Contact the World Affairs Council office 909-558-7446
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