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*Trustee Only Event* Date: Sunday, September 15th, 2019 Location: Balboa Bay Club & Resort: 1221 West Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA 92663     All World Affairs Council of Orange County Trustees are invited and requested to attend the Annual Trustees Luncheon of the Council’s Board of Trustees. The Annual Trustees Luncheon is an important tradition of the Council and every Trustee is highly encouraged to attend. You can get […]

REGISTER HERE   About Our Speaker: Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield is a Senior Vice President at ASG, where she draws on her long and distinguished career as a U.S. diplomat to help the clients of ASG’s Africa practice. She has focused on Africa during a distinguished career in the foreign service.  Highlights of her service include: assignments in Nigeria, The Gambia, Kenya and Ambassador to Liberia. Her last […]

This is part 1 of “Faking It: A 3 Part Social Series on Fake News, Misinformation and Media Bias” How to Keep Your Stories Straight in a Shareable Social World, Hosted by the World Affairs Council of Orange County, your trusted source of information and forum on world affairs.  Moderated by Brian Calle, Owner, LA Weekly Speakers: Neel Grover and Ambreen Qamar Tickets: $25 Includes Appetizers and Drink Ticket We’ll discuss […]

Tuesday, June 18th, 2019 An Evening Dinner Event   with     Professor Raghuram Rajan   Former Governor of the Reserve Bank of India   Former Chief Economist of the International Monetary Fund   Distinguished Service Professor of Finance at the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago   Register Now!   Raghuram Rajan is the Katherine Dusak Miller Distinguished Service Professor of Finance at the Booth School […]

*Luncheon Event* “How Asia Is Reacting to A Less Dependable United States & More Assertive China” with Former Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian Affairs  Daniel Russel   REGISTER HERE   The Trans-Pacific Partnership might be over, but the continual maneuvering of the United States and China towards the rest of East Asia continues.  As the US-China rivalry causes concern in Asia, the response from other countries in the […]

Join the BABC OC and WACOC for the Annual British Garden Party! REGISTER HERE Let’s toast to health and happiness! Enjoy stunning ocean views, live music, Pimms, British tea sandwiches and petite desserts and British charm.  Date: Sunday, June 2, 2019  Time: 11am-2:15pm Location: Montage Laguna Beach 30801 Coast Hwy Laguna Beach, CA 92651

The World Affairs Council of Orange County is partnering with the Irvine Chamber of Commerce for  Orange County World Trade Week    KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Steve Wagner – Experian Decision Analytics, Global Managing Director Program: Orange County Trade & Export Overview Export Success Panel International Resource EXPO: Network and connect with international consuls, chambers, and trade organizations to explore and expand your exporting capacity   Date: Thursday, May 16th, 2019 Venue: Irvine Marriott Time: 7:30 AM […]

Date: April 25th ~ May 2nd, 2019 During the eight day festival we show films from all over the world by both seasoned and emerging filmmakers as well as hosting nightly parties. There is something for everyone and most screenings include a Q & A with filmmakers.  We attract over 50,000 attendees to our 200+ events at the theaters and venues around Newport Beach and Costa Mesa. Upcoming partner events […]

¡Boza! Three young sub-Saharan African immigrants left home in their teens to embark on their years-long journey to Spain. Crossing the Sahara Desert by foot, spending months to years living in the forests of Morocco, and finally making the dangerous crossing to the Spanish mainland or territories by land or sea, these three distinct immigration stories have one thing in common: their incredible optimism in the face of inconceivable adversity. […]