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 […]

SAVE THE DATE!   Annual Summer Garden Party   The World Affairs Council of Orange County is partnering with the British American Business Council (BABC) for their Annual Summer Garden Party!   We cordially invite you, your friends and business collegues to join The British American Business Council and The World Affairs Council of Orange County for a wonderful afternoon on the cliff top at the Montage Resort, Laguna Beach. […]

The British American Business Council, the Orange County Forum and the World Affairs Council of Orange County are sponsoring: British Style Business Debate Topic “Trans-Atlantic Policy & Prosperity in the Brexit/Trump Era Panel Gary Sherwin- President & CEO – Visit Newport Beach John Shu – Attorney & Media – Broadcast Analyst   David Bahnsen – Founder – The Bahnsen Group Mitch Wexler – Partner – Fragomen Worldwide Moderator John Page- Senior […]

Orange County World Trade Week Date: May 18th, 2017 Venue: Irvine Marriott Time: 7:30 AM – 11:00 AM For more information click below World Trade Week Limited Seating, if our members are interested in attending the event, please contact our office at (949)253-5751 or e-mail us at orangecounty@worldaffairscouncil.org REGISTER HERE!

   SAVE THE DATE! {Tuesday, May 16th 2017}    “Does the Trump Administration Have a Middle East Policy”    Will the Trump Administration Change US Policy Toward Israel, the Palestinians and the Rest of the Middle East – Will it Bring Peace or More Turmoil in the Region?   Ambassador Dennis Ross Special Envoy to the Middle East for President George Bush Sr., President Bill Clinton & President Barack Obama […]

SAVE THE DATE!   TRUSTEES SOCIAL   Thursday May 11th, 2017   WACOC Trustee and long- time members, Dr. Harry Sahota and his wife Dr. Asha Sahota, would like to invite the Trustees of the World Affairs Council of Orange County for our Spring Trustees Social & State of the Council by Chairman Serge Tomassian. There will also be a special meeting of the Board of Trustees to fill vacancies […]

SAVE THE DATE! Lecture Style Event – NOT A DINNER EVENT   Wednesday May 3rd, 2017 “The Crisis in Syria – What Are the Causes? What Are the Options?”   Special insight from the   Former US Ambassador to Syria (2011-2014) Former US Ambassador to Algeria (2006-2008)   Ambassador Robert S. Ford   Ambassador Robert S. Ford spent 4.5 years working for the US Mission in Iraq and another 3 […]