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    • June 02, 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM (PDT)
    • internet connected device

    Korean Economics Institute of America

    World Affairs Council Inland Southern California
    to a LIVESTREAM discussion

    Politics, Policy, and Pandemics:
    A Conversation with Korean National Assemblyman Park Jin


    National Assemblyman Park Jin

    Member of the National Assembly
    Kangnam-eul District
    , Republic of Korea


    Ambassador (ret.) Kathleen Stephens
    President and CEO
    Korea Economic Institute of America

    Tuesday, June 2, 2020
    :00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. (PDT)
    Free program, registration required

    Join us for a Livestream via Zoom discussion of Korean perspectives
    on South Korea’s internationally praised response to the
    COVID-19 pandemic, and the politics and priorities of
    the new National Assembly as Korea grapples
    with global economic uncertainty, worsening
    U.S.-China relations, and tensions in the
    U.S.-South Korea alliance.

    RSVP Required to participate

    • June 03, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (PDT)
    • internet connected device

    World Affairs Council of New Hampshire invites the World Affairs Council
    Network to a discussion of the current issues in the European Union

    Heart of Europe - The Czech Republic

    Dr. Martin Nekola,
    Czech scholar and researcher

    June 3, 2020
    1:00 - 2:00 pm Pacific Time

    The current political situation in the Czech Republic,
    a small country in the very heart of Europe and
    historically considered the crossroads between the
    West and the East, is a reflection of the latest
    developments in the entire European Union. 
    With Brexit, a recent refugee crisis, and the rise
    of populist and authoritarian tendencies across the
    continent, the EU has been facing serious challenges
    from multiple fronts in the past several years.

    Dr. Nekola addresses these European Union issues,
    with a further focus on current trends in Czech politics.

    Event Registration

    • June 04, 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PDT)
    • Zoom via internet connected device

    World Affairs Council Charlotte
    invites World Affairs Councils across the national network

    to participate in

    Oil, Sanctions, and COVID-19:
    What’s Next for the U.S. and Iran?


    Distinguished Speaker Virtual Panel Discussion
      via Zoom with

    Ambassador Thomas Pickering
    Former U.S. Ambassador to Russia, India, Israel, El Salvador,
    Nigeria, Jordan, and the United Nations
    Esfandyar Batmanghelidj
    Founder of Bourse & Bazaar, a think tank focused on issues
    of economic diplomacy and development in the
    Middle East and Central Asia. 

    Thursday, June 4, 2020
    11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. - Pacific Time
    Free Program

    Register online

    • June 04, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (PDT)
    • Zoom and MyQuiz.org

    Global Pop Trivia Night - Week 3


    The World Affairs Council Inland Southern California, in conjunction with the World Affairs Councils of America Network, is hosting a nationwide global trivia challenge! 

    Join WAC Inland Southern California for a free Global Pop Trivia competition. The virtual game will take place every Thursday at 6 pm PST from May 21- June 11.  Participate in all 4 weekly competitions, or just jump in for one.  All ages welcome (questions may be difficult for children).  

    Competition format: Each quiz will consist of 40 multiple-choice questions. You'll have just 25 seconds to answer.

    You may compete independently or with the whole family. If you play as a team, members must physically be in the same place and keep the same team name each week. We'll be using Zoom and MyQuiz to host the quizzes. We'll send you detailed instructions on how to access once you register. Topics will cover general knowledge and pop trivia (history, culture, geography, sports, etc.) - there is no study guide.

    Prize: Winner will receive a gift card to a local business, Augie's Coffee!

    Register: Registration is open to the first 50 contestants. 

    Questions: Contact Katie at kyutuc@llu.edu

    We look forward to seeing you on Thursday!

    *Note: Our host will be on the Zoom call reading out every question as well as giving extra info between questions, while the quiz will be conducted on myquiz.org. It is recommended that you have separate devices (ie. laptop and phone) for the Zoom call and the trivia questions, although it is also possible to have the call and myquiz.org open in two separate windows on one computer.

    • June 18, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (PDT)
    • internet connected device

    World Affairs Councils from Inland Southern California, Orange County
    and San Diego collaborate to bring you a fascinating story

    China, the FBI, and Industrial Espionage
    Featuring Mara Hvistendahl

    June 18, 2020
    10:00 am

    Mara Hvistendahl is an investigative journalist with
    The Intercept
    , where she covers tech, national security,
    and China. She is the author of the book The
    Scientist and The Spy: A True Story of China, the
    FBI, and Industrial Espionage
    . As you read the
    events surrounding a Chinese scientist accused
    of stealing American secrets, you will see the
    reason that China and the US have very different
    perspectives on  "Industrial Espionage" and what
    should be done to prevent it.The Washington Post
    called “a riveting whodunit” and The Wall Street Journal
    described as “captivating and well-researched.” 

    Mara has given talks at venues including the Council
    on Foreign Relations, the East-West Center, the National
    Asian American Pacific Bar Association, and at
    international literary festivals and bookstores around
    the world. She is also a frequent speaker at universities.



    • June 23, 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM (PDT)
    • phone

    World Affairs Councils of America invites WAC Inland Southern California
    to a fascinating discussion on Cold War alliances with author Mira Rapp-Hooper

    Shields of the Republic: The Triumph and
    Peril of America’s Alliances

    by Mira Rapp-Hooper

    June 23, 2020

    11:00 - 11:30 am

    Mira Rapp-Hooper reveals the remarkable success of America’s unprecedented
    system of alliances developed during the Cold War. Today, China and Russia
    seek to break America’s alliances through conflict and non-military erosion.
    Meanwhile, U.S. politicians and voters are increasingly skeptical of alliances’
    costs and benefits and believe we may be better off without them. But what
    if the alliance system is a victim of its own quiet success? Rapp-Hooper
    argues that America’s national security requires alliances that deter and
    defend against military and non-military conflict alike.


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