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    • February 18, 2020
    • 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    • UCR Extension Center, 1200 University Avenue, Riverside

    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

    Program Cost
    (includes Hinduism (completed), Buddhism, & Sikhism in America): $35
    Parking: $5:00

    To reserve your space in Asian Religions in America #193-CCS-201

    Call 951-827-4105
    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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    • February 19, 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Phone

    World Affairs Councils of America and World Affairs Council Inland So Cal
    invite you to this national conference call discussion

    Why Nationalism?
     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.

    • February 19, 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • CSUSB Pfau Library, PL-4005

    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
    Hollywood Chinese

    Wednesday, February 19, 2020
    2:00 pm

    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:

    • February 25, 2020
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Damazo Amphitheater, Centennial Complex, LLUH

    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.



    Adrian Cotton, MD, Chief of Medical Operations


    Cameron Kaiser, MD, Health Officer

    Tuesday, February 25, 2020
    6:00 pm

    Damazo Amphitheater, Centennial Complex,
    Loma Linda University Health

    247600 Stewart St. Loma Linda

    The discussion will also be live streamed at

    This program is free but seating is limited.

    • February 26, 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • phone

    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

    Felipe Munoz

    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.

    • March 11, 2020
    • 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM
    • LLU Health Centennial Complex, Room 3111

    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.

    Featuring a presentation by Dr. Kevin Grisham

    March 11, 2020
    Loma Linda University Health
    Centennial Complex, Room 3113
    247600 Stewart St., Loma Linda
    5:45 – 7:45 pm

    Cost (includes light supper)
    $20 WAC members    $25 non-members
    Students free for talk only (arrive 6:15 pm)
    Register at the WAC website:

    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 
                                       or  worldaffairsCSUSB@gmail.com      

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    Age of Tragedy - Grisham 3-11-20flier.pdf

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