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 […]

SAVE THE DATE!  Dinner {Thursday April 20th, 2017}   “How Will ISIS End?” with  Dr. Mark Juergensmeyer Professor of Sociology, Global Studies & Religious Studies, Kundan Kaur Kapany Chair of Global and Sikh Studies & Fellow of the Orfalea Center for Global & International Studies at University of Santa Barbara  Founding Director of the Global & International Studies Program & the Orfalea Center for Global & International Studies at UCSB […]

 SAVE THE DATE! Luncheon {Friday, March 31st, 2017}                          “Playing In The Edge: American Intelligence In The Age of Terror” with  General Michael Hayden                                                                       […]

World Affairs Council of Orange County Invites you to participate in our 10th Annual Academic WorldQuest March 4th, 2017 Register Your OC High School Team Today! Academic WorldQuest is a team competition, held among Orange County high school students, testing students’ knowledge of global affairs. This year the local winning team from Orange County will have the opportunity to participate in the National Academic WorldQuest in Washington DC on April […]

SAVE THE DATE {Wednesday, March 1st, 2017} “Where Obama Was & Where Trump Is Going in the Middle East, with Russia, Iran & Syria” with Michael Doran Senior Director for the National Security Council under President George W. Bush                                    Senior Fellow at Hudson Institute Certainly with the new Trump Administration, US policy in […]

Save the Date { Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 } “The Russian Threat to the US and the Democracies Around the World” Congressman Adam Schiff represents California’s 28th Congressional District, and throughout his tenure in Congress, he has focused on growing the economy, bolstering national security, strengthening our communities, helping small businesses and improving education, safety and healthcare for our children. In his eighth term in the House of Representatives, Schiff […]

SAVE THE DATE : Wednesday January 25th, 2017 “Muslim Reform Movement: Is This Necessary and Why?” Panel Discussion  with Salam Al-Marayati &  Zuhdi Jasser, M.D. The primary issue that confronts the Muslim community both here in the US and other Western Countries is the possible reconciliation and integration of Islamic teachings with Western Liberal Democratic Values. Does Islam need to be reformed from the teachings at some of the Islamic […]