REGISTER NOW!   Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018    WACOC’s 50th Anniversary *Black tie optional*   “Middle East Meltdown: Causes & Consequences for the U.S.”   Ambassador Ryan Crocker Former Ambassador to Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Syria, Kuwait and Lebanon Recipient of Presidential Medal of Freedom   The World Affairs Council of Orange County will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary with one of the highest profile American diplomats of our generation, Ambassador Ryan […]

REGISTER NOW!   Tuesday, December 19th, 2017   Annual Holiday Party & Sir Eldon Griffith’s Around the World Talk “Global Challenges for the US & The World in the Coming Year” with Nubar Hovsepian, PhD. Chair & Associate Professor of Political Science at Chapman University    & Special Guest Performance by: Cesar Sanchez   Francis Fukuyama declared that the end of the Cold War, was the triumph of liberal democracy. This […]

The World Affairs Council of Orange County & The Richard Nixon Foundation   REGISTER NOW!   TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 28th, 2017    “Assessment of President Trump’s Emerging “America First” Foreign & Economic Policies”   Dinner with General (Ret.) David H. Petraeus   Venue: The Richard Nixon Presidential Library & Museum   Member $150 Non-Member $175   For Sponsorship Level seating please contact our office at (949)-253-5751 or e-mail us at […]

November 2017 “Myanmar: The Ethnic Cleansing of the Rohingya & Nobel Peace Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi’s Reaction” with   Dr. Azeem Ibrahim Senior Fellow at the Center for Global Policy and Research Professor at the Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Dr. Azeem Ibrahim is author of the recently released, “The Rohingyas: Inside Myanmar’s Hidden Genocide.”  Over 400,000, 1/4 of the Rohingya population in Rakhine State, have fled […]

Thursday, October 19th, 2017   REGISTER NOW!   “Global Disaster Relief & Responding to Humanitarian Crises”   with   Kerri Murray President of ShelterBox USA   Currently, there are approximately 65 million people or close to 1% of the global population displaced due to the hurricanes in Puerto Rico, Caribbean, and US states bordering the Gulf of Mexico, the earthquakes in Mexico, and the millions of refugees in war-torn countries.  […]

Wednesday, September 27th 2017   SAVE THE DATE!   Annual General Membership Meeting “Europe: An Ambassador’s Perspective On What No One Will Tell You”   with   Ambassador (Rtd) Howard Gutman  Former US Ambassador to Belgium   Who is Europe and why are they saying those things about us?  Who is the second most dangerous threat to the U.S.-European relationship? Is Brexit the divorce that never happens?  How did the […]

Sunday, September 10th, 2017   REGISTER NOW!   Annual Trustee Luncheon 2017  (Trustees Only)   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, Serge Tomassian, will provide the overview of the “State of the Council,” and special reports will be provided by our Council’s officers […]

Thursday, September 7th 2017   REGISTER NOW!   Dr. Trita Parsi Founder & President of National Iranian American Council (NIAC) & Author   Dr. Trita Parsi is the founder and president of the National Iranian American Council and an expert in US-Iranian relations, Iranian foreign politics, and the geopolitics of the Middle East. He is the author of Treacherous Alliance: The Secret Dealings of Iran, Israel and the United States […]

Wednesday, July 12th 2017   Discussion with    Ambassador Christopher Hill Former Head of the US Delegation to the Six Party Talk on the North Korea Nuclear Issue Former Ambassador to the Republic of Korea   &   Clayton Dube Executive Director of USC U.S.- China Institute   “The US and China, Allies or Adversaries in Resolving the North Korean Nuclear Crisis”   Ambassador Christopher Hill is a former career […]

Monday, June 26th 2017   Dinner with Dr. Jerrold D. Green President & CEO of the Pacific Council on International Policy, Research Professor of Communications, Business & International Relations at USC     “Crisis in the Persian Gulf – Saudi Arabia et al. vs. Qatar – Where Will This Lead?”     The worst Gulf crisis since the invasion of Kuwait ignited last week (beginning of June).  The small but […]