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    • October 07, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Hyatt Place, 3500 Market Street, Riverside, CA 92501
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    World Affairs Council Inland Southern California
    …invites you to an important international policy discussion

    The Future of American Foreign Policy
    in an Age of Nationalism

    A Dine with a Diplomat Program
    Featuring Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield

    Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield

    Monday, October 7, 2019

    6:00 – 8:00 pm
    Registration - 5:45 pm
    Dinner - 6:00 pm
    Talk and Q & A – 6:45
    Preregistration Required
    WAC Members = $30
    Non-members = $40
    Talk only = $15
    University & H.S. Teachers with 4-5 students free to Talk Only
    Register online:

    Foreign policy is typically developed and implemented by political, military, economic allies in collaboration with their diplomats. As the number of authoritarian leaders and populist nationalist regimes grows, such negotiation is increasingly considered weakness. This is happening against the backdrop of urgent global problems caused by and resulting in crises across many countries and regions.  Issues such as climate change, terrorism and extremism, growing economic divisions, etc. know no boundaries.

    What diplomatic strategies are needed to address these trends and increase the effectiveness of American problem solving?

    Our speaker, Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, is Senior Counselor at ASG and leads the firm's Africa practice. She is also a Distinguished Resident Fellow in African Affairs at the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy at Georgetown University Walsh School of Foreign Service. She has had a long and distinguished 35-year Foreign Service career, including an ambassadorship in Liberia, postings to five other countries, and tenure in a UN Mission. From 2013-2017, Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield served as U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs. Prior to that appointment, she served as Director General of the Foreign Service and Director of Human Resources, leading the team in charge of the State Department's 70,000 member personnel.

    • October 15, 2019
    • 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    • UCR Extension Center, 1200 University Ave., Riverside CA 92507

    World Affairs Council Inland Southern California and the
    Osher Lifelong Learning Program at UCR Extension

    invite you to participate in an important international discussion

    Windows on the World: The Rise of Populism in Europe
    Featuring Dr. Steven Wuhs, 
    Assistant Provost for Internationalization
    and Professor of Political Science at the University of Redlands. 

    Picture Source: Foreign Policy Association

    Tuesday, October 15, 2019
    3:30 – 5:30 p.m.

    UCR Extension Center,
    1200 University Ave., Riverside CA 92507

    Populist parties have surged in recent years across Europe, challenging democratic systems in countries as diverse as Hungary, France, the UK, and Italy.  What explains the rise of radical right parties at this moment in time, and what are the implications these new political forces have on how democracy is practiced in the region?  

     We will consider European populism in the context of immigration, welfare politics, the shift toward post-industrial economies, and the rise of social media.  Beyond understanding contemporary European politics, we will consider how similar forces are supporting populist turns in the United States and elsewhere in the Americas.  

    Reserve a seat at the program by calling 951-827-4105
    Program and Parking are Free


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