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 […]

For Sama A love letter from a young mother to her daughter, the film tells the story of Waad al-Kateab’s life through five years of the uprising in Aleppo, Syria as she falls in love, gets married and gives birth to Sama, all while cataclysmic conflict rises around her. Both an intimate and epic journey into the female experience of war. Saturday April 27th,2019,5:30pm Triangle Square Cinemas, 1870 Harbor Blvd,Costa […]

World Affairs Council Premium Members have free admission to this event hosted by The Syrian Institute for Progress! If you are not already a premium Member please contact us to upgrade! REGISTER HERE!

*Dinner and Lecture Event* “What Next in Saudi Arabia After Khashoggi?” with   Ambassador David D. Pearce Ambassador to Greece (2013-16) Ambassador to Algeria (2008-11) Assistant Chief of Mission at the U.S. embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan Deputy United States Special Envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan United States Consul General in Jerusalem The World Affairs Council of Orange County invites you to join us Wednesday, March 13 at 6 pm for a […]

What is AWQ? The World Affairs Councils of America’s flagship youth education program is a fun, fast-paced team competition for high school students. Academic WorldQuest tests players’ knowledge of current international politics, geography, global economics, history, and world cultures. Academic WorldQuest engages more than 4,000 high school students annually to test their knowledge of global issues and foreign policy in competitions across the country. Be a SPONSOR or an UNDERWRITER for the March 2019 Academic WorldQuest to give a high school […]

“A Conversation with Former Ambassador John Negroponte”   Thursday, February 14th, 2019 *Lunch Event* With Ambassador John Negroponte The World Affairs Council of Orange County invites you to attend a luncheon event at The Westin South Coast Plaza featuring Ambassador John Negroponte.  Ambassador Negroponte is uniquely qualified to help us understand the shifting foreign and security policy landscape that confronts America.  Ambassador Negroponte’s remarks will focus on the U.S. – China relationship, […]

Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 *Dinner Event* With Gregory A. Daddis Presenting Sponsor: Mark Chapin Johnson Foundation In January 1969, Richard M. Nixon became our nation’s 37th president. His most pressing foreign policy concern was ending the long war in Vietnam in a way, he hoped, would secure “peace with honor.” What perspectives can be gleaned from this conflict on foreign policy decision-making, on civil-military relations, and on the problems of departing […]

  WACOC’S Annual Holiday Event   Monday, December 3, 2018 *Dinner Event*     Congressman Ed Royce   Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee   U.S. Representative of California’s 39th Congressional District   Former Chairman of the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade   “Royce has always been driven by a desire to do the right thing and not let partisan politics or special interests get in the way.”  […]