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 […]

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!