A Conversation with Ambassador John Negroponte and Dr. Clayton Dube.

“A Conversation with Former Ambassador John Negroponte”


Thursday, February 14th, 2019

*Lunch Event*


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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, the evolution of U.S. security priorities since the creation of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and U.S. leadership priorities in 2019.
The Ambassador has had a distinguished career in diplomacy and national security which includes service as the inaugural Director of National Intelligence under President George W. Bush, service as ambassador to the United Nations, Iraq, Mexico, Honduras, and the Philippines.  He was awarded the National Security Medal by President Bush in 2009.

Our Moderator Dr. Clayton Dube!

Dr. Clayton Dube, Executive Director of USC US-China Institute,  focuses on the multidimensional and always changing U.S.-China relationship. Dube has earned teaching awards at three universities. Trained as a historian, he first lived in China in 1982-85 and carried out research there in 1989 and 1991-92. He’s visited another fifty-plus times for research, teaching, and to lead groups of students and teachers. Dube is a director of the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA) and serves on the editorial boards of Education about Asia and the International Review of Chinese Studies. He was previously associate editor of Modern China. Dube has produced several documentary films and consulted on others. The best known of these is the twelve-part Assignment: China series on American media coverage of China since the 1940s.




Thursday, February 14th, 2019

Registration 11:30 am
Lunch/Program 12:oo pm

The Westin South Coast Plaza
686 Anton Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

WACOC Member+Program     $65
VIP Reception + Lunch + Program     $120
WACOC Premium Member Guest Lunch     $65
WACOC General Member Guest Lunch + Program   $75
WACOC Student Member Lunch + Program   $45
Non-member Lunch + Program   $75
Table and Lunch for 10 + Program    $650