• Save the Date - Evening with Congressman Adam Schiff - October 2016

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  • Save The Date - [Evening With Thomas A. Nazario] - [August 4, 2016]

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  • Save the Date - Turkish Consul General Raife Gülru Gezer: Turkey’s Foreign Policy and the Current Syrian Refugee Crisis - Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

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  • Save the Date -- [Evening with Father Spitzer] -- [May 25, 2016]

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  • Save the Date- "Good News: A Centrist Remedy for Climate Change"- Mark Reynolds- May 11, 2016

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  • Save the Date - Professor Andrew Bacevich - April 4, 2016

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  • Save the Date- "Personal Insights From the Front Line of Diplomacy"- Robert Jordan- March 23, 2016

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  • Save the Date: "Engaging Evening Chat with Hoover Institute Senior Research Fellow" - Angelo Codevilla - February 25, 2016

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Save the Date {Thursday, February 25th, 2016}  Member’s Luncheon  Jerry Braakman – “Eurozone Equity Markets versus US Equity Markets”   Jerry Braakman First American Trust Executive Vice President, Chief Investment Officer, Managing Director  Jerry brings 20 plus years of experience with the firm in various management roles. Currently, Jerry oversees all Trust and Wealth Management activities of the firm. He creates the vision and executes the strategy of the firm’s expertise. […]

World Affairs Council of Orange County Invites you to participate in our 8th Annual Academic WorldQuest February 27, 2016 Register Your OC High School Team Today! Academic WorldQuest is a team competition, held among Orange County high school students, testing students’ knowledge of global affairs. This year the local winning team from Orange County will have the opportunity to participate in the National Academic WorldQuest in Washington DC on April […]

Save the Date {Tuesday, March 1st, 2016}    Angelo Codevilla – “Hoover Institution’s Dr. Angelo Codevilla: Identity Politics” Angelo Codevilla is professor emeritus of international relations at Boston University, and was as a visiting professor at Princeton and Georgetown. He was a fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution, and is the author of thirteen books. Codevilla’s articles have appeared in journals from Foreign Affairs and The National Interest to The Claremont Review […]

 Save the Date {Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016}  *Premium Members Only: This is a Special Program for Premium Members with former U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Ambassador Robert Jordan- “Personal Insights From the Front Line of Diplomacy”   Robert Jordan is Diplomat in Residence and adjunct professor of political science in the John G. Tower Center for Political Studies and Southern Methodist University. He served as US ambassador to Saudi Arabia from […]

Save the Date { Monday, April 4th, 2016 } Evening with Professor Andrew Bacevich   Andrew Bacevich is Professor of International Relations and History at Boston University; he previously taught at Johns Hopkins University and at West Point, where he graduated in 1969. TIME calls him “one of the most provocative—as in thought-provoking—national-security writers out there today.” His most recent book, Breach of Trust: How Americans Failed Their Soldiers and Their Country, is a […]

Save the Date {Wednesday, May 11, 2016} Good News: A Centrist Remedy for Climate Change Mark Reynolds and John Odell will talk both about the international  level–after the UN climate negotiations due to conclude this December in Paris–and about a hopeful proposal for US legislation that will reduce US carbon emissions decisively and strengthen the global regime while improving American health and expanding US jobs.   Mark Reynolds is the […]

Save the Date {Wednesday, May 25th, 2016} Join us for a conversation and dinner with Father Spitzer Fr. Spitzer is a Catholic Priest in the Jesuit order, and is currently the President of the Magis Center of Reason and Faith and the Spitzer Center. The Magis Center produces educational materials to show the close connection between faith and reason in contemporary physics, philosophy, and historical study of the New Testament. The […]

Save the Date { Thursday, June 2nd, 2016 } Turkish Consul General Raife Gülru Gezer: Turkey’s Foreign Policy and the Current Syrian Refugee Crisis   As Turkish Consul General in Los Angeles, Raife Gülru Gezer represents approximately 70,000 Turkish citizens living across twelve western states. She graduated from the Department of Political Science and International Relations at Boğaziçi University in 2000 and completed her M.A. in European Political and Administrative Studies […]

Thomas A. Nazario grew up in New York City, attended its public schools and did both his under-graduate and graduate studies at the City University of New York. In 1975, he received his law degree from the University of San Francisco where he teaches Law. Over his 35-year career, he has taught courses in Family Law, Children’s Rights, Education Law, Race Discrimination, Human Rights and Economic Justice. Mr. Nazario’s expertise lies in […]

Save the Date {Sunday, September 18th, 2016} 2016 Annual Trustees Meeting The Annual Trustees Meeting is an important event for the Council. Attending Board of Trustees will be asked to elect the Council’s Executive Board and Officers for the coming year. In addition, Board Chairman, Dr. Parmis Khatibi, will provide the overview of the “State of the Council,” and special reports will be provided by our Council’s officers on our […]


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