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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.

    Download and share the attached flier with friends and colleagues

    • 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.

    • 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

Past events

February 12, 2020 3 Critical Problems Facing the World Today - What are the Best U.S. Foreign Policy Options?
January 21, 2020 Asian Religions in America: Hinduism
January 17, 2020 U.S. Policy on the Arabian Peninsula
January 14, 2020 Russia’s Increasing Presence in the Mideast... What are Putin’s Goals?
November 25, 2019 Gaining Kashmir - Harming India?
October 15, 2019 The Rise of Populism in Europe
October 07, 2019 POSTPONED DUE TO SPEAKER HEALTH EMERGENCY Future of American Foreign Policy
September 12, 2019 Justice After Genocide
May 30, 2019 POSTPONED UNTIL FALL After Genocide - Strategies that Heal Societies Post Conflict
May 22, 2019 Genocide in Rwanda: Lessons learned and forgotten after 25 years
March 28, 2019 The U.S. & 21st Century Africa
March 07, 2019 Human Migration - A Global Issue
March 01, 2019 Asylums & the Insane in Early 20th c. China
February 12, 2019 Who Defends the Persecuted in Iraq, Nigeria, and Sudan?
February 06, 2019 Cyber Threats to America
November 10, 2018 Archaeology Discovery Weekend - Reinventing Biblical Archaeology
November 08, 2018 Exploring Sustainable Solutions for Global Food and Water Insecurity
November 01, 2018 1948: Creation and Catastrophe Documentary Film Screening
October 09, 2018 CHINA Town Hall - U.S. China Relations in 2018
September 27, 2018 The Dangers of Nuclear War: Challenges for U.S. Diplomacy
August 29, 2018 Fighting for Cyber Supremacy in an Age of Extremism
June 25, 2018 Why NAFTA & U.S. - Mexico Relations Are Important to You
May 08, 2018 Media, Muslims, and the Mideast
May 01, 2018 Human Trafficking: Understanding & Ending Trafficking
April 12, 2018 Dalya's Other Country

World Affairs Council of
Inland Southern California
11161 Anderson St., Suite 105-PMB 10009
Loma Linda, CA 92354

Office Phone: 909-558-7446