We Encourage You to Become a Member and Get Involved by Joining a Committee

Please call us at 949-253-5751 or email orangecounty@worldaffairscouncil.org to join or get more information.

As a courtesy to our staff, please provide us with at least a 48 hour advance notice if you will be attending any committee meetings.

The Programs Committee:

Programs Chair : Jeff Hobert

Programs Vice-Chair: Judge Tully Seymour (Ret.)


Membership Committee:

Membership Chair: Lawrence Hoodack

Membership Vice-Chair: Dr. Reza Karkia


Corporate Funding Committee:

Corporate Funding Chair: Dr. Mark Chapin Johnson


Young Professional Committee

Young Professional Chair: Ayla Kalani

Young Professional Vice-Chair: Dr. Cigdem Coyle


Public Relations Committee

Public Relations Chair: Darius Panahpour

Public Relations Vice-Chair: Rose Tsai


Community Relations Committee

Community Relations Chair: Serge Tomassian


Intern Director

Intern Director: Annie Chu


Student & Education Committee

Student & Education Committee Chair: Michael Baroni


Executive Board Meeting Dates 2016-2017

  • Wednesday, December 13th, 2017,  5:30pm-6:30pm.
    • Location: Downstairs Conference Room (3), World Affairs Council OC Office (2102 Business Center Drive, Irvine 92612)
  • Wednesday, January 17th, 2018,  5:30pm-6:30pm.
    • Location: Downstairs Conference Room (3), World Affairs Council OC Office (2102 Business Center Drive, Irvine 92612)
  • Wednesday, February 21st, 2018,  5:30pm-6:30pm.
    • Location: Downstairs Conference Room (3), World Affairs Council OC Office (2102 Business Center Drive, Irvine 92612)
  • Wednesday, March 21st, 2018,  5:30pm-6:30pm. 
    • Location: Downstairs Conference Room (3), World Affairs Council OC Office (2102 Business Center Drive, Irvine 92612)
  • Wednesday, April 18th, 2018,  5:30pm-6:30pm. 
    • Location: Downstairs Conference Room (3), World Affairs Council OC Office (2102 Business Center Drive, Irvine 92612)
  • Wednesday, May 16th, 2018, 5:30pm – 6:30pm.
    • Location: Downstairs Conference Room (3), World Affairs Council OC Office (2102 Business Center Drive, Irvine 92612)
  • Wednesday, June 20th, 2018, 5:30pm – 6:30pm.
    • Location: Downstairs Conference Room (3), World Affairs Council OC Office (2102 Business Center Drive, Irvine 92612)
  • Wednesday, July 18th, 2018, 5:30pm – 6:30pm.
    • Location: Downstairs Conference Room (3), World Affairs Council OC Office (2102 Business Center Drive, Irvine 92612)