2015-16 EVENING SERIES
(Program subject to change)
RECEPTION 5:00 PM – DINNER/SPEAKER 6-8:30 PM
TICKETS ARE HELD AT THE DOOR
OCTOBER 25, 2015
“Critical Stage: Iranian Nuclear Negotiations & ISIS Implications”
Dr. Arya A. Amirie
(Special guests:UCLA, Cal State, University of Washington)
NOVEMBER 22, 2015
“China’s Quest for Energy”
Dr. Mikkal E. Herberg
(Special guests: Rotary)
DECEMBER 13, 2015
“Voice of America: How the US Speaks to the World”
(Special guests: University of Michigan)
JANUARY 24, 2016
“Ascending and Descending Economies”
Bruce R. Magid
(Special guests: Canadian Club of the Desert, Pepperdine University)
FEBRUARY 21, 2016
“Fighting to the End: The Pakistan Army’s Way of War”
Christine Fair, PhD
(Special guests: Northwestern University, University of Oregon)
MARCH 20, 2016
“Solving the Global Employment & Skills Crisis”
Dr. Edward Gordon
(Special guests: Alumni and Friends of Stanford University, College of the Desert)
APRIL 17, 2016
“The United States: Umpire or Empire?”
Dr. Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman
(Special guests:Coachella Valley Alumnae Panhellenic Club)
MAY 8, 2016
“Outrage & Inspire: Bringing Attention to Global Hunger, Poverty &
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The purpose of the World Affairs Council of the Desert is to engage and educate adults and students in the Coachella Valley in international affairs, both through our speaker series and our support of an active youth program.
To develop our future world leaders through engagement in international affairs.
The WACD hopes to promote international diplomacy through its educational outreach to Coachella Valley adults and high school students, and thus improve the quality of life for all.
It is a distinct pleasure to serve for a third season as President of the World Affairs Council of the Desert. We continue to have an interesting and informative speakers' series this coming season, 2014-2015. Check our web site for more information on our dinner/speaker programs for this coming season.
We have streamlined and accomplished improved methods of operation over the past two years that brought proficiency and accountability for the conduct of business in our organization. I am please to report this to you. As always no one person does it all by themselves. Through the dedication of our council's officers and board of directors we have succeeded in providing our organization with a quality program of speakers while supporting World Quest our charitable mission. We will continue to build on our progress in these areas during the new season, while also seeking to enhance our members' experience on every level.
Our charitable mission, the Academic World Quest, will remain our primary community outreach in 2014-2015. We are excited about the potential for expanding this vital part of our organization that so effectively offers our local youth the opportunity to expand and deepen their understanding of global events and their impact on America and Americans. These young men and women are worth the investment to ensure their success and to ensure America remains free and strong.
Check our web site for more information on our dinner/speaker programs, to buy tickets, to make donations and purchase sponsorships, and to renew and purchase new membership. It promises to be an exciting and memorable lineup this coming season. One in which you will experience the quality of experts you have come to expect from us, addressing just-from-the-headlines topics with the unique perspectives that only true insiders can provide. Don't miss it.
One more item of importance to consider at this time is membership. If you like being a member, please tell a friend and ask them to join. Membership is important to any organization. Your help in this area will be greatly appreciated by all.
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