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    • September 14, 2019
    • 6:00 AM
    • September 28, 2019
    • 10:00 PM
    • Computer or similar device

    World Affairs Council Inland Southern California
    invites its members to a 20 minute podcast by one of our noted speakers
    on a topic critical for the coming election.

    Ambassador Earl Anthony Wayne
    Trade, the Workforce, and the Economy

    Manufacturing jobs are declining in  the US.  What is the cause of this?
    Is it also happening in other developed countries like Germany, France,
    Great Britain, etc.? Is the answer to pull out of our trade agreements?
    This episode features an interview with Earl Anthony Wayne,
    a WAC Inland Southern California speaker in June of 2018.
    Ambassador Wayne discusses the economic impact of trade
    agreements, the need for employers to provide worker training, and the importance of North American regional cooperation.
    His explanations are clear and compelling.

    Listen to Ambassador Wayne

    An accomplished diplomat and executive, Ambassador Wayne has served in a wide variety of positions during his career, including as U.S. Ambassador to Mexico and Argentina, Deputy Ambassador in Afghanistan, Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs, and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Europe. In this episode, he discusses the impact of trade agreements on the economy, the need for employers to provide training for workers, and the importance of cooperation between the United States, Mexico and Canada. 

    • September 19, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
    • phone or computer

    World Affairs Council Inland Southern California
    invites you to participate in this Know Now conference call sponsored by
    World Affairs Councils of America Office in Washington DC
    with the latest vote count from Tunisia

    Join the Conversation with Oussama Romdhani,
    Editor in Chief of The Arab Weekly and former
    Tunisian Communications Minister

    Oussama Rondhani

    Wednesday, September 19, 2019
    12:00 non - 12:30 pm


    On Sunday, September 15, Tunisians will go to the polls to elect their next president - a vote that will have regional and international implications. Considering the unsettled situations in Libya and Algeria, the success or failure of Tunisia's third democratic contest since the 2011 uprising could have a bearing on regional stability. Join in the conversation with Oussama Romdhani and WAC Dallas/Fort Worth President & CEO Jim Falk about why the Tunisian elections matter and how the new Tunisian president can ensure the future stability and economic recovery of Tunisia. 

    • September 25, 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Phone

    World Affairs Council Inland Southern California invites its members
    to the September WACA conference call with

    Tom Wheeler
    former Chair of the Federal Communications Commission
    Visiting Fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution

    on his new book
    From Gutenberg to Google: The History
    of Our Future

    Wednesday, September 25, 2019
    11:00-11:30 am PT

    Tom Wheeler

    Register for the call:

    Network revolutions of the past have shaped the present and set the stage for the revolution we are experiencing today. In this fascinating book, former FCC chairman Tom Wheeler puts past revolutions into the perspective of today, when rapid-fire changes in networking are upending the nature of work, personal privacy, education, the media, and nearly every other aspect of modern life. Outlining “What’s Next,” he describes how artificial intelligence, virtual reality, blockchain, and the need for cybersecurity are laying the foundation for a third network revolution. 

    • October 07, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Hyatt Place, 3500 Market Street, Riverside, CA 92501
    • 58

    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 09, 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • phone or computer

    World Affairs Council Inland Southern California
    invites you to this World Affairs Councils of America
    Cover-to-Cover Conference Call with author
    Hope M. Harrison on her new book

    Hope M. Harrison

    After the Berlin Wall: Memory and the Making
    of the New Germany
    1989 to the Present

    Wednesday, October 9, 2019
    11:00 - 11:30 am

    Register here:

    The history and meaning of the Berlin Wall remain controversial, even three decades after its fall. Drawing on an extensive range of archival sources and interviews, this book profiles key memory activists who have fought to commemorate the history of the Berlin Wall and examines their role in the creation of a new German national narrative. With victims, perpetrators and heroes, the Berlin Wall has joined the Holocaust as an essential part of German collective memory and national identity. 

    • 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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August 17, 2019 Episode 10 - An Update on the Hong Kong Protests
August 13, 2019 Terrorism Networks: A Know Now Conference Call with Dean C. Alexander
July 24, 2019 Cover to Cover with Anna Fifield
July 16, 2019 Conference Call - Current State of US-Iran Relations
June 19, 2019 Japan Rearmed: The Politics of Military Power
June 06, 2019 Know Now Featuring Joe Cirincione
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
May 15, 2019 Cover to Cover interview with Marvin Kalb
May 07, 2019 After the Arctic Ice Melts - Know Now Conference Call
April 18, 2019 The Ethics of Photographing Crises - Conference Call
April 16, 2019 Advanced Medical Care for Underserved Communities in Rural Tanzania
April 10, 2019 Choked: Life and Breath in the Age of Air Pollution
April 10, 2019 Climate Change: Lines of Evidence
March 28, 2019 The U.S. & 21st Century Africa
March 21, 2019 The Back Channel with Ambassador William J. Burns
March 07, 2019 Human Migration - A Global Issue
March 01, 2019 Asylums & the Insane in Early 20th c. China
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January 24, 2019 Conference Call with Francis Fukuyama - Identity & Politics of Resentment
January 08, 2019 Operation Infektion
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November 01, 2018 1948: Creation and Catastrophe Documentary Film Screening
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October 23, 2018 Sarah Igo - Cover to Cover Conference Call
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
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April 12, 2018 Dalya's Other Country
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February 28, 2018 "The New Diplomacy" 21st Century Challenges in Foreign Policy
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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
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October 25, 2017 Pew Research Center - Resilience of Democracy
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October 13, 2017 Decertifying the Iran Deal - Online Podcast
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August 25, 2017 Afghanistan on the Brink
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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
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July 12, 2017 Susan Cohen on the Travel Ban
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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
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April 11, 2017 April's WACA Cover to Cover Author Talk with Howard French
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March 23, 2017 Know Now - Sharp Cuts to the International Affairs Budget
March 21, 2017 KNOW NOW Conference Call - with Jim Schoff
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February 24, 2017 KNOW NOW Series with Anne Applebaum on “The U.S., Ukraine and Russia’s Western Ambitions”
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December 29, 2016 Leaders Speak: Secretaries of State Henry Kissinger and Madeline Albright
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October 27, 2016 Cover to Cover Author Series - Steven Koltai
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