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    • October 23, 2018
    • 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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    Cover to Cover Interview of Sarah Igo

    October 23, 2018
    11:00 - 11:30 a.m.

    Register for the World Affairs Councils of America
    conference call with author Sarah Igo at:


    Every day, Americans make decisions about their privacy: what to share and when, how much to expose and to whom. Securing the boundary between one’s private affairs and public identity has become a central task of citizenship.

    How did privacy come to loom so large in American life? Sarah Igo tracks this elusive social value across the twentieth century, as individuals questioned how they would, and should, be known by their own society. Sarah Igo, author of The Known Citizen reveals how privacy became the indispensable language for monitoring the ever-shifting line between our personal and social selves. Igo’s sweeping history, from the era of “instantaneous photography” to the age of big data, uncovers the surprising ways that debates over what should be kept out of the public eye have shaped U.S. politics and society. It offers the first wide-angle view of privacy as it has been lived and imagined by modern Americans.

    • October 25, 2018
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • InTech Center Fontana, Building A, 9400 Cherry Ave, Fontana, CA 92335

    The Consulate of Mexico in San Bernardino, in collaboration with the World Affairs Council Inland Southern California, the Inland Empire Economic Partnership, and the Riverside County Economic Development Agency Office of Foreign Trade extend an invitation to  friends, allies, and the community to attend this important conference

    The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement or NAFTA 2.0

    with speaker Salvador Behar, Deputy Chief NAFTA Negotiator for Mexico’s Ministry of Economy

    Photo Source: Latin American Start-up.org
    Salvador Behar

    October 25, 2018
    11:30 -1:30 PM
    InTech Center Fontana,
    Building A, 9400 Cherry Ave, Fontana, CA 92335

    This Members Only event has NO COST but space is limited
    Please RSVP attendance at:

    For more information please contact Jorge A. Leyva, Consul for Political and Economic Affairs at: jleyva@sre.gob.mx

    The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement or USMCA represents the renovated efforts of three countries willing to continue commercial collaborations.

    Salvador Behar, has been vital for the instrumentation of the renewed agreement with two of Mexico's most important trading partners, the US and Canada. Mr. Behar is an expert in International Law and Foreign Trade Affairs and returned to Mexico after 15 years of service as a Legal Consultant for International Trade at the Mexican Embassy in Washington, DC.

    This event brings to the Inland Empire business community and its attendees the opportunity to hear firsthand on the content, impact and renewed commercial relations the USMCA agreement represents. We are honored to have Mr. Behar as our guest and congratulate the efforts of all the institutions and people making this possible.

    If you are a World Affairs Council member and want to attend Mr. Behar's talk, please access the RSVP link above and complete the form.  Also, please send your full name and number attending the event
    to Margaret Hill, Program Chair, at worldaffairscsusb@gmail.com
    If you want to become a World Affairs Council member, access https://www.wacinlandsocal.org/Membership
    Select the level of membership to which you want to apply (Regular, Supporting, or Consul) and complete the form that comes up upon selection of that choice on the webpage. Submit payment via PayPal through the website or download the pay-by-check form and mail in your membership.

    We look forward to seeing you on October 25th.

    • November 01, 2018
    • 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
    • UCR Highlander Union Bldg – Room #355

    World Affairs Council Inland Southern California and the Middle Eastern
    Student Center at UCR invite you to a screening of

    1948: Creation and Catastrophe - A Documentary
    Screening Followed by a Discussion with the Filmmakers Andy Trimlett and Ahlam Muhtaseb

    Highlander Union Building Room #355
    6:00 - 9:00 pm

    6:00 pm: Introduction of the film and screening
    7:30 pm: Questions, discussion and comments from film makers

    This program is free to World Affairs Council participants
    and UCR students

    E/F-5 on UCR Campus Map
    Download Campus Map Here UCRmap.pdf
    Limited parking is reserved for WAC in Lot 1 so it is best to carpool. Print and use the
    attached map or follow the signs to the Highlander Union Bldg.

    The 2017 documentary 1948: Creation and Catastrophe on the founding of the state of Israel is based on hard-to-access archival records and documents in Israel and hundreds of interviews of Palestinians and Israelis who participated in the events of 1948. The documentary was researched, filmed, and edited by Andy Trimlett, Producer KPBS, (2006-15), Director 1948: Creation and Catastrophe (2008-present)  and Ahlam Muhtaseb, Ph.D., Professor Communication Studies CSUSB,
    1948: Creation and Catastrophe (2008-present).

    1948 tells the story of the establishment of the modern country of Israel as seen through the eyes of the people who lived it. But rather than being a history lesson, this documentary is a primer for the present. It is simply not possible to make sense of what is happening in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict today without an understanding of 1948.  Hear stories from the Israelis and Palestinians who personally lived through events in Haifa, Jaffa, Dayr Yasin, Acre, Jerusalem, Ramla, Lydda and more.
    Download and share the flier below with friends and colleagues.

    • November 10, 2018
    • 3:00 PM
    • November 11, 2018
    • 6:00 PM
    • La Sierra University, 4500 Riverwalk Pkwy., Riverside 92505

    The Center for Near Eastern Archaeology at La Sierra University
    invites World Affairs Council Inland Southern California to

    10th Annual Archaeology Discovery Weekend
    Reinventing Biblical Archaeology

    Hisbon Site in Jordon

    November 10 - 3:00 - 9:00 pm
    November 11 - 1:00 - 6:30 pm
    Full schedule here:

    La Sierra University
    Center for Near Eastern Archaeology & Zapara School of Business
    4500 Riverwalk Parkway, Riverside 92505

    Registration: https://lasierra.edu/cnea/registration-form/

    Register for Archaeology Discovery Weekend - No Cost
    Lectures/Illustrated Presentations - 3:00 - 5:30 pm November 10
    Lectures/Illustrated Presentations - 1:00 - 5:00 pm November 11
    Register for the authentic Jordanian Banquet  - $50
    7:00 - 9:00 pm November 10
    Register for the "Kids Dig" -
    2:00 - 5:00 pm November 11

    Join us for Archaeology Discovery Weekend an annual event in mid-November. It is sponsored by the Center for Near Eastern Archaeology and organized by its Archaeology Planning Committee. The schedule typically involves Saturday afternoon and evening and Sunday afternoon. Events include Lectures by world-class scholars on a common theme, an Authentic Jordanian Banquet, a Kids Dig, hands-on lab activities, and a genuine Bedouin Hospitality Tent set up for refreshments.

    Participants Experience
    Presentations on the interface between archaeology and the Bible
    Slides shows of the major did sites of 
    Hisban, `Umayri, Jalul
    Comparisons between an older version of “biblical archaeology” and recent models
    Presentations on the future of archaeology in biblical lands
    Events including activities for children and a truly Jordanian banquet

    Download and share the flier with friends and colleagues.

Past events

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
September 25, 2018 KNOW NOW: Valerie Plame on the State of U.S. Intelligence Agencies
September 11, 2018 Cover to Cover Conference Call
August 29, 2018 Fighting for Cyber Supremacy in an Age of Extremism
August 22, 2018 Cover to Cover with Ambassador Vicki Huddleston Our Woman in Havana
August 08, 2018 Cover to Cover with Jeffrey Lilley "Have the Mountains Fallen?"
July 22, 2018 Debriefing the Helsinki Summit
July 13, 2018 Reflections on the US - North Korea Summit recording + transcription
July 10, 2018 Cover to Cover Conference Call with Author Dambisa Moyo
July 02, 2018 US - China Foreign Direct Investment 2018 Update
June 25, 2018 Why NAFTA & U.S. - Mexico Relations Are Important to You
June 12, 2018 Peace Works: America's Shifting Role in a Turbulent World
May 15, 2018 Ambassador Michael McFaul - Cover to Cover Conference Call
May 08, 2018 Media, Muslims, and the Mideast
May 01, 2018 Human Trafficking: Understanding & Ending Trafficking
April 24, 2018 Know Now Conference Call - A Public Health Approach to Violence and Conflict
April 18, 2018 Pakistan Under Siege - Conference Call
April 12, 2018 Dalya's Other Country
March 28, 2018 The Global Fresh Water Crisis.... PayPal Down - PLEASE PAY AT THE DOOR
March 01, 2018 Israeli National Security - Cover to Cover Conference Call
February 28, 2018 "The New Diplomacy" 21st Century Challenges in Foreign Policy
February 21, 2018 The Power of Intervention: How Russia Is Recapturing Its Empire
February 20, 2018 Sudan - Know Now Conference Call with Amb. Mary C. Yates
February 16, 2018 Genghis Khan and Kublai Khan
February 15, 2018 Minutes to Die - Snakebite
February 02, 2018 The Dark World in the Founding of the Ming Dynasty
January 31, 2018 Impact of Climate Change in California
January 30, 2018 Control Risks Webinar
January 10, 2018 A World in Disarray - Cover-to-Cover
December 22, 2017 Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen
December 20, 2017 Dare to Educate Afghan Girls
December 14, 2017 Digital World War - Conference Call
December 05, 2017 U.S.-Turkey Relations: A Partnership in Crisis
November 15, 2017 The Future of American Leadership
November 11, 2017 Herod the Great - Scoundrel, Survivor, Genius
November 09, 2017 Faces of D.A.C.A.
November 08, 2017 Freedom of Speech in a Global Context
November 06, 2017 The I.E. and IE
October 30, 2017 The Chinese Cultural Revolution and “Diasporic Trauma” in Hong Kong
October 26, 2017 an inconvenient sequel - TRUTH TO POWER
October 25, 2017 Pew Research Center - Resilience of Democracy
October 24, 2017 CHINA TOWN HALL: A National Conversation
October 18, 2017 Reforming the African Union for Financial Independence, Sustainability, and Effectiveness
October 13, 2017 Decertifying the Iran Deal - Online Podcast
October 05, 2017 Windfall - How the New Energy Abundance Upends Global Politics and Strengthens America’s Power
September 13, 2017 What Now for U.S. Policy in Afghanistan? - Two Podcasts
September 06, 2017 Dueling Narratives of U.S. Relations with Iran
September 05, 2017 Asia's Reckoning: China, Japan, and the Fate of U.S. Power - Conference Call
August 25, 2017 Afghanistan on the Brink
August 24, 2017 North Korea's Military Challenges - Does the World Have a Good Response?
August 10, 2017 The End of Europe - Cover to Cover
July 31, 2017 Cybersecurity Threats: How Vulnerable Is the United States?
July 24, 2017 Video Panel Discussion - Four Treasury Secretaries Talk About U.S. China Relations
July 20, 2017 Feeding a Hot and Hungry Planet - Video
July 18, 2017 Hot, Hungary Planet - Cover to Cover Conference Call with Lisa Palmer
July 12, 2017 Susan Cohen on the Travel Ban
July 05, 2017 Tensions in the Gulf: Implications for U.S. Policy
June 24, 2017 America's Foreign Policy Goals: A Conversation with Vice President Mike Pence
June 23, 2017 Video Talk - China and the World: Russia
June 22, 2017 NAFTA - Is It Good or Bad for America?
June 20, 2017 KNOW NOW Call: USIP President speaks on World Refugee Day
June 13, 2017 I Was Told to Come Alone: My Journey Behind the Lines of Jihad
May 25, 2017 All Measures Short of War - May WACA Author Series Conference Call
May 15, 2017 Re-Envisioning Refugees: Empowerment through Education
May 10, 2017 Media and the Middle East
May 09, 2017 Know Now Podcast - The Revised Travel and Refugee Ban
May 04, 2017 Surviving Loss - Thriving in Life: Refugee Education Matters
April 27, 2017 Powerful Migrations: Identity, Security, Fluidity
April 23, 2017 VIDEO - Global Security Forum 2016: Challenges from North Korea
April 11, 2017 April's WACA Cover to Cover Author Talk with Howard French
March 30, 2017 Employers struggle to make H-1B visas work - PODCAST
March 24, 2017 Did NAFTA cost or create jobs? Both - NPR Podcast
March 23, 2017 Know Now - Sharp Cuts to the International Affairs Budget
March 21, 2017 KNOW NOW Conference Call - with Jim Schoff
March 09, 2017 Anticipating Russia’s Next Move: Can We Tame Putin’s Overreach and Avoid Conflict?
February 24, 2017 KNOW NOW Series with Anne Applebaum on “The U.S., Ukraine and Russia’s Western Ambitions”
February 20, 2017 Understanding Japanese-American "Internment" Today
February 16, 2017 Perspectives on Syria and the Middle East
February 15, 2017 The Unnatural World - Race to Remake Civilization in Earth's Newest Age
February 14, 2017 Recorded Conference Call with Former President Fox of Mexico
February 07, 2017 Podcast - World Affairs Councils of America Author Series with David Priess
February 02, 2017 China's Crony Capitalism with Minxin Pei
January 25, 2017 Mediterranean Migration: A Global Crisis
January 19, 2017 President's Book of Secrets - Cover to Cover Conference Call with Author David Priess
January 12, 2017 Critical Partners in the Middle East: U.S. & Kurdistan Autonomus Region
December 29, 2016 Leaders Speak: Secretaries of State Henry Kissinger and Madeline Albright
December 15, 2016 Red Line: American Foreign Policy in a Time of Fractured Politics and Failing States
December 01, 2016 The Iran Nuclear Deal: Prospects for Cooperation, Competition and Confrontation - Online Video
November 29, 2016 TAMING TRANS-BORDER TERRORISM - Top Priority for the Next Administration
November 21, 2016 70 Years of the Kashmir Issue... Is there a Way Forward?
November 16, 2016 America and Global Megatrends Conference
November 12, 2016 A Man's World? Queens, Goddesses, and Mothers in the Ancient Near East
November 03, 2016 The War in Syria and the US Role in the Region
November 03, 2016 Human Rights in Turkey - Aftermath of the Failed Coup
November 03, 2016 Policing Madness in Twentieth Century Beijing
October 27, 2016 Cover to Cover Author Series - Steven Koltai
October 18, 2016 CHINA TOWN HALL: Featuring Livestreamed Interview with Dr. Henry Kissinger
October 06, 2016 The Butcher, the Baker, and the Carpenter: Chinese in Fujian and the Spanish Philippines, 16th-18th Centuries
September 21, 2016 China in the 21st Century: What Everyone Needs to Know....with Jeffrey Wasserstrom
September 07, 2016 The Long Game: How Obama Defied Washington and Redefined America's Role in the World
September 01, 2016 WAC Inland Southern California Welcomes Chief Consul of Mexico in San Bernardino Salomón Rosas Ramírez
August 09, 2016 Cross-Examining History: A Lawyer Gets Answers from the Experts About Our Presidents - Conference Call
August 04, 2016 How Do I Reach Markets in Singapore?
July 28, 2016 The Party Conventions & the Presidential Election - Conference Call with Former VP Dan Quail
July 28, 2016 How Do I Reach Markets in India?
July 21, 2016 Americans against Terrorism, Hate, and Violence
July 13, 2016 War By Other Means: Geoeconomics and Statecraft - Conference Call
June 14, 2016 This Brave New World India, China and the United States
June 07, 2016 Christine Fair speaks on… Afghanistan: Peace Caught in the Crosshairs
May 17, 2016 U.S. Cuban Relations: Are the Two Nations Ready for a Meaningfoul Change in Relationship?
May 10, 2016 International Migration: Resolving Crises that Lead to Mass Migration
May 03, 2016 Speaker Sessions of the Discuss the World with Great Decisions 2016
May 03, 2016 Climate Change Geopolitics – It’s Happening but How Much Should Be Done & at What Cost?
April 14, 2016 Salam Neighbor - A View of Life in Jordon's Za'atari Refugee Camp
April 12, 2016 THE UNITED NATIONS at 70: A New 2016 Economic Development Agenda and Changes of Leadership
April 07, 2016 Emerging Infections and Their Global Impact - Zika Virus and Ebola
March 14, 2016 Creating Our Future - Sustainable Solutions for Our World
February 24, 2016 ISLAMIC STATE: Is there a strategy for defeating the terrifying new architects of global jihad?
February 04, 2016 The Refugee Question: A Live Think Conversation
January 29, 2016 Race and Relation: China and the Global 60s
January 20, 2016 Living with the Bear: What do we do about Russia?...A Conversation with Sir Tony Brenton
December 04, 2015 Symposium on International Education
November 18, 2015 Turkey and the Middle East Refugee Crisis
November 18, 2015 Portrait of Turkey - Turkish Culture Day
November 18, 2015 Lunch & Learn:Turkey's Role in our Global Economy & Trade Opportunities
November 14, 2015 Syria: Immense Archaeological Wealth and Heritage Under Siege
October 22, 2015 "Ways to Fight Islamic Fundamentalism" with Noble Laureate Shirin Ebadi
October 15, 2015 The Mitzvah Project
October 05, 2015 China’s Direct Investment in the U.S. & Its Impact on California’s Economy
September 29, 2015 Peg Hill, Ph.D. - Starting a Great Decisions Discussion Group Ideas
September 08, 2015 Reflecting on American Foreign Policy from Truman to Obama with Seyom Brown

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