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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
5:00 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 participatehttp://keia.org/event/politics-policy-and-pandemics-conversation-national-assemblyman-park-jin
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.
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
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
Global Pop Trivia Night - Week 3
THURSDAYS ARE FOR TRIVIA!
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 email@example.com
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.
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
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.
HOLD THE DATE
REGISTRATION INFORMATION COMING SOON
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.
REGISTER FOR THE CALL AT THE FOLLOWING URL
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