Upcoming events

    • August 24, 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 7:15 PM
    • Riverside Art Museum, 3425 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside 92501

    North Korea's Military Challenges
    Does the World Have a Good Response?

    ....a conversation with Graeme Auton

    August 24, 2017
    Riverside Art Museum
    3425 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside CA 92501
    5:30 Reception
    6:00 - 7:15 Talk and Q & A

    $35 WAC Members, $45 Non Members
    Free for students for the talk and Q & A

    The Defense Intelligence Agency says that North Korea has already developed a miniaturized nuclear weapon that can fit on top of an ICBM. The number of nuclear bombs is also growing larger, though estimates differ. Global concerns about an evolving North Korean military threat appears to be advancing far more rapidly than many experts had predicted. Rhetoric has become more and more threatening from both America and North Korea. 

    • What are the elements of President Trump’s policy?
    • How has the U.N. responded?
    • Are these the best policy options?
    • Is the U.S. reading the issues and evidence correctly?
    • What diplomatic tools are available to deescalate the crisis?

    University of Redlands Professor of Government Graeme Auton was a NATO Research Fellow and a Ford Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard's Center for International Affairs. In the early 1990s he worked for the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency in Washington, Brussels and Vienna. In 2006 he undertook a research visit to the Russian Far East, and in the fall of 2007 he spent four months in South Korea as a Senior Fulbright Scholar, teaching international security studies at Kyung-Hee University, Seoul, while working on a book on Northeast Asian regionalism. He is presently working on a book about security and political-economic aspects of Northeast Asian regionalism.

    Questions? Call 909-588-4420

    Please download and share the flier with friends and colleagues or use it to register by mail. Please note our new mailing address on the flier.

    • August 25, 2017
    • 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • phone or similar medium

    You are invited to join a
    KNOW NOW -
    Conference Call
    Ambassador Ronald Neumann Speaking About Afghanistan on the Brink

    Ambassador Ronald E. Neumann

    President Trump outlined a new U.S. strategy for Afghanistan in a prime-time national address Monday, August 21st. World Affairs Councils of America will turn to Ronald E. Neumann, former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan and President of the American Academy of Diplomacy, for his take on whether the likely increased U.S. troop presence and further NATO support will help bring the 16-year Afghan war to an end.

    Friday, August 25, 11:00-11:30 AM Pacific Time

    Register for the call

    Councils, their members, and supporters are encouraged to join us for this important conversation at a pivotal time in American foreign policy. Read Ambassador Neumann's August 9 Washington Post op-ed on this topic, and come with your questions.

    • September 06, 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Loma Linda University Centennial Complex, Medical Center Amphitheater 24760 Stewart St., Loma Linda, CA 92350

    Dueling Narratives of U.S. Relations with Iran
    Do we support Iran’s budding Pro-Democracy Movement or
    Do we fight anti-American Islamic Revolutionaries?

    A discussion with Trita Parsi
    National Iranian American Council and awarded
    author & columnist

    September 6, 2017
    5:30 – 6:45 pm
    Loma Linda University  Centennial Complex
    Medical Center Amphitheater 24760 Stewart St.
    Loma Linda, CA 92350

    WAC members & students free with pre-registration
    Non-members $15 with pre-registration

    $20 at the door for everyone

    Pre-register at http://wacinlandsocal.org

    Americans are divided on how the U.S. should deal with Iran. An action or policy we take impacts current conflicts in the Middle East, long term relations with allies such as Saudi Arabia, Israel, Iraq, Afghanistan, and the balance of power between us and Russia. Both the U.S. and Iran are societies with complex government structures and populations with widely divergent views. This makes creating a mutually accepted policy for U.S.-Iranian relations extremely challenging.
    What are the main issues?
     What are the trade offs? 

    Download the attached flier to share with friends and colleagues or to register by mail.


Past events

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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