“Crouching Tiger: What China’s Militarism Means to the World”

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November 12, 2015

“Crouching Tiger: What China’s Militarism Means to the World”

 This program is in partnership with The Chancellor’s Club and Paul Merage Dean’s Leadership Circle

LOCATION: The New Paul Merage School of Business Auditorium
UC Irvine, Paul Merage School of Business SB1, Irvine, CA 92697

6:00PM      Lecture and Q&A by Peter Navarro, Ph.D. and Gordon G. Chang
7:00PM      Book signing and VIP Reception (with Drinks & Appetizers)


 Peter Navarro is a professor at the Merage School of Business at the University of California, Irvine. With a Masters of Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government and a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard, this distinguished macroeconomist has written extensively on Asia as well as lived and worked there. Peter’s new book Crouching Tiger provides the most complete and accurate assessment of the probability of confl ict between the United States and the rising Asian superpower. Equally important, it lays out an in-depth analysis of the possible pathways to peace. Written like a geopolitical detective story, the narrative encourages reader interaction by starting each chapter with an intriguing question that often challenge conventional wisdom. Advance reviews call it a “a brilliant and clear-head analysis,” a “must read,” and required reading for every 2016 presidential candidate.”


Gordon G. Chang is a lawyer, author, and television pundit, best known for his book The Coming Collapse of China (2001), in which he argued that the hidden nonperforming loans of the “Big Four” Chinese State banks would likely bring down China’s fi nancial system and its communist government and China would collapse in 2006, 2011, 2012. Mr. Chang provided the Forward in Crouching Tiger: What China’s Militarism Means for the World.


Business Attire •  Complimentary Parking with Reservation
$35 Premium Members |  $45 Members  |  $55 Non-Members
Please RSVP by November 5, 2015 !

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mapDriving Directions:
If you are coming from NORTH of Irvine (Los Angeles area): Take the 405 freeway south just past the 55 freeway. Take the Jamboree Road exit. Turn right onto Jamboree Road. Turn left onto Campus Drive. The campus will be a couple of miles ahead on the right.

If you are coming from SOUTH of Irvine (San Diego area): Take the 405 freeway north. Take the Jamboree Road exit. Turn left onto Jamboree Road. Turn left onto Campus Drive. The campus will be a couple of miles ahead on the right.

If you are coming from EAST of Irvine (Riverside area): Take the 91 freeway west to the 55 freeway south. Take the 55 freeway south to the 405 freeway south. Take the Jamboree Road exit. Turn right onto Jamboree Road. Turn left onto Campus Drive. The campus will be a couple of miles ahead on the right.


Parking for Paul Merage School of Business Auditorium:

From Campus Drive (coming east from Jamboree Road noted above), turn right at the light at Stanford to immediately enter the Social Sciences/MPAA Parking Structure.

When walking out of the parking structure toward the campus, from the crosswalk, proceed straight ahead through the double doors at the left end of the building to locate the elevator, stairwell and restrooms.

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EU in the US

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This program is in partnership with the Pepperdine University Orange County Waves. For more information, please visit their website: or give them a call at 310-506-6190

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{Wednesday, October 14th, 2015}

Topic: “EU in the US” with Consuls General of France and Germany, Former Vice Consul of Britain


Please join us for a night with both Consuls General of France and Germany and former Vice Consul at the British Consulate General in Los Angeles. In this program, German Consul General Mr. Neumann will discuss the EU’s common foreign policy, followed by French Consul General Mr. Lemoine and Former Vice Consul of Britain, Mr. Cummings, on the EU-US economic cooperation.



Mr. Christophe Lemoine is the Consul General of France in Los Angeles. He is a former student of the Institute of Political Studies of Bordeaux and holds a Doctorate-level degree in International Law and International Organizations Law, as well as a Diploma in Economic and European International Law, both from the University of Geneva. He joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on 16 January 2001. Appointed to the Human Resources Department, Lemoine then joined the French Embassy in Berlin in 2004 as Third Secretary. He served at the External Relations Division of the European Cooperation Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 2007 to 2009, then at the Office of the Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 2009 to 2012. Having been Chief of Staff for Mr. Laurent Fabius–Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development–from 2012 to 2015, he was recently appointed by decree of the President of the Republic as Consul General of France in Los Angeles. He took office on July 13th 2015.


Mr. Hans Jörg Neumann has served as German Consul General in Los Angeles since July 2015. Prior to this, he was German Ambassador to Benin in West Africa. His extensive knowledge of the United States was acquired during his time as an exchange student with the American Field Service in Pennsylvania in 1974, and while serving as Political Advisor and Head of Consular and Legal Affairs at the German Embassy in Washington from 2001 to 2005. Neumann joined the German Foreign Service in 1987. He has served as Deputy Head of Mission at the Germany Embassy in Bucharest, Head of Consular and Legal Affairs in Prague as well as in the Economic Department of the German Embassy in Cairo and as Foreign Desk Officer for the Maghreb countries. Before starting his career in the German Foreign Service, Neumann studied law in Frankfurt and Lausanne, Switzerland. From 1984 to 1985, he spent a year at the Ecole National d’ Administration in Paris. He practiced law in Frankfurt from 1986 to 1987. Mr. Neumann was born in Berlin and has three daughters.


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Mr. James Cummings is Vice President of Business Development at London and Partners, the Mayor of London’s promotional company. London and Partners works to build London’s international reputation and attract investment and visitor spending. He is based in Los Angeles, California and works with US companies that are expanding into and growing operations in London.

James was previously Vice Consul at UK Trade & Investment at the British Consulate-General in Los Angeles. Before moving to Los Angeles, James worked as Inward Investment Officer at the City of London and during this time he became a Freeman of the City of London. James also has a Masters Degree in London Studies and now lives in Los Angeles, California.



chrislynchMr. Chris Lynch‘s expertise is in international business strategy. He currently is Global Marketing Manager for DestinHaus, a boutique management consultancy in Orange County, CA. He gives back to the community as President of the non-profit Community Vitalization Council (CiViC 180) which focuses on building local business communities. He developed CiViC 180’s signature program, the International Business Accelerator. Chris is a retired US Foreign Service Officer who dealt with economic and business policy issues in Washington DC and at five US Embassies in Europe and Latin America, last as Consul General to Hamburg. Upon returning to the US, he focused on local economic development at the Irvine and the Santa Rosa Chambers of Commerce. He was the SBA Orange County/Inland Empire Small Business Advocate of the Year in 2012. He teaches international business at Golden Gate University and Economics at Long Beach City College. Chris graduated from Georgetown University’s Foreign Service School and has a Masters in Economics from Virginia Tech. He speaks professionally fluent Spanish and German.



*Pricing subject to increase on week of event

WAC Members $ 65
Pepperdine OC Waves Member $ 65
Non-Members (*special discount available! Please see below)
$ 95
Table of 10
(WAC Members)
$ 650
Student Dinner $ 50
Student – Program Only $ 10

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The Westin, South Coast Plaza, 686 Anton Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Time: 6:00pm VIP/General Reception, 7:00pm Dinner, 
7:30pm Speaker Program

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2015 Annual Trustees Meeting

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{Sunday, September 13th, 2015}

2015 Annual Trustees Meeting

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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, Tommy Papa, will provide the overview of the “State of the Council,” and special reports will be provided by our Council’s officers on our finances and investments, our program results, our educational outreach efforts, and our membership status. There will also be time for you, as a member of  the Board of Trustees to ask questions, comment, and offer suggestions and recommendations for the Council’s activities over the coming year. 

Trustees and Guests: $60

Valet parking is included


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Location: Great Room of Andrei’s Conscious Cuisine & Cocktails

2607 Main St, Irvine, CA 92614

Time: 11:30-2:30pm

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Premium Members Event: Private Luncheon with Dr. Seyom Brown (LIMITED SEATING!)


Premium Members Event: Private Luncheon with Dr. Seyom Brown 

Topic: Obama’s Foreign Policy

Dr. Seyom Brown is prominent foreign policy and historical analyst, teaching at such prestigious institutions as Columbia University, Harvard University, Brandeis University, UCLA, John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and Tufts University. He has also been a senior policy analyst in some of the largest think-tanks, such as the RAND Corporation, the Brookings Insititution, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Harvard University’s Belfer Center, the John Goodwin Tower Center for Political Studies, and many more. Dr. Brown also has experience in government, working in both the Departments of State and Defense. Dr. Brown has numerous publications covering subject matter from the Middle East to human rights to outer space.

Location: Il Fornaio
18051 Von Karman Ave, Irvine, CA 92612

Date: September 10, 2015

Time: 11:30AM to 2:30PM

(parking can be validated by restaurant staff)


Please note this event is opened to Premium Members Only – Very Limited Seating!

Premium Member’s Price: $45



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Afghanistan 2.0 – Future Visions and Business Opportunities

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Thursday, July 30th, 2015

Afghanistan 2.0 – Future Visions and Business Opportunities


Col. Bullion and Mr. Delawari recently returned to the US from multiple assignments in Afghanistan where they oversaw aspects of the Afghan economy which has grown 10 fold since 2002. They will serve on a panel to provide insight into the critical policies and infrastructure that need to be put in place to ignite the Afghan economy. The Afghan government has identified key objectives in the areas of banking, mining, energy, agriculture, and rule of law. This discussion will not only provide background on various projects, but also business opportunities for investors in the West.

Location: The Pacific Club

4110 MacArthur Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92660

Time: 5:30PM – 8:30PM


Pricing: $65 Members |  $90 Non-Members | $40 Students


The Presentation from the event can be found here:






IMG_2730Col Jim Bullion USA (Ret), Former Director, Task Force for Business Stability Operations (TFBSO) at the U.S. Department of Defense.

From 2010 to 2014, TFBSO worked in Afghanistan, at the direction of the Secretary of Defense, coordinating with  the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, ISAF, the Government of Afghanistan and other agencies. TFBSO’s mission was to help Afghanistan’s private sector grow by attracting foreign investors and encouraging local entrepreneurship. The major areas of effort for TFBSO were in the minerals, energy, indigenous industries and agriculture sectors of the Afghan economy.

Prior to his current position, Col. Bullion was President of Phoenix Global Services LLC, a consulting and investing company he founded in 2005. He has more than 20 years of experience in international business management, consulting, and military service. As an Army Reserve Officer, Col. Bullion has served two tours in Iraq, first as Executive Officer and Commander of a Civil Affairs Battalion attached to the 10th Special Forces Group and to the 101st Airborne Division, then as Plans and Operations Chief for the Multinational Security Transition Command commanded by General David Petraeus. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal (2OLC) and the Combat Action Badge for his work in Iraq. Prior to his two tours in Iraq, Mr. Bullion was a Vice President at Genuity, Inc., a $1 billion publicly traded telecommunications services company and built and managed international operations for UNIFI Communications, a high-growth startup company which developed and provided leading-edge data communications services.

Mr. Bullion is a graduate of Dartmouth College and also was commissioned there as an infantry officer through ROTC. He holds a Master of Business Administration from the Amos Tuck School and is fluent in French.


IMG_2729   His Excellency Noorullah Delawari – Former Governor of Da Afghanistan Bank
(Central Bank of Afghanistan)

Mr. Delawari was appointed as governor by presidential decree No. 78 dated November 30, 2011. His nomination was confirmed by the (Wolsi Jirga) the lower house of parliament on November 26, 2011. Delawari handed in his resignation on 6 December 2014 to retire and spend time with his family in Southern California.

Governor Delawari brings with him a diverse professional background and rich experience in commercial banking, international business/ leadership. Prior to this assignment he has served as Minister Advisor to President Karzi on Banking and Private Sector, member of DAB Supreme Council, founder and CEO of Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (2003-2004; 2008-November 2011), Governor Da Afghanistan Bank (2004 -2007 and 2011-2014), Senior Advisor to Minister of Finance Afghanistan (2002) and Vice President of Multinational Division, Lloyds Bank of California (1986-2002).

Governor Delawari was born in Kabul Afghanistan on November 23, 1942. He left his home country in 1967 to accept a Colombo Plan university scholarship in the United Kingdom in the fields of commerce and economics. Here, he performed basic training at National Westminster Bank, and then continued his studies at the UCLA. When the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan in 1979, Governor Delawari decided to settle in Pasadena, CA . Governor Delawari returned to Afghanistan and was given the task of strengthening the national bank, with the help of future governor Anwar ul-Haq Ahady and then Minister of Finance Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai who is the current President of Afghanistan.

Governor Delawari earned a B.S. in Business/Economics from UCLA and was awarded a Professional Designation in International Business from UCLA 1967-1969. He was the recipient of Colombo Plan (Bank Management) Scholarship in London-England.

Special performance by Salar Nader featuring Mustafa Saeed on Afghan Rubab.  

“The Sounds and Rhythms of Afghanistan” Duet performance

An evocative voyage through the various musical styles performed within Afghanistan. These maestros will take you on a play-by-play musical caravan, making stops in Kabul, Herat, Mazar, Qataghan, Loghar, Kandahar. Salar Nader is a world renowned Afghan-American Virtuoso who grew up in San Francisco, California. He’s a musical visionary who has an impressive track record of collaborators and compositions under his belt.

His film scores and compositional work can be heard on: the theatrical adaption of “Kite Runner” ( New York Times bestseller, by author Khaled Hosseini), “The Twentieth Wife” novel written by Indu Sunderasan, theatrical adaptation by Farah Yasmeen Shaikh & Sunderasan, Grammy award winning Kronos Quartet, Jamey Haddad of Paul Simon & Sting, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Mira Nairs “The Reluctant Fundamentalist” and 2014 blockbuster hit “The Heat”.

His latest performances include: Carnegie Hall “In The Footsteps of Babur” 2015, Opening of 2012 London Olympics, Solstice Festival, NYC Central Park Summer stage, Montreal Jazz fest, Theatro De La Ville, Paris (Sounds of Afghanistan)

Salar is a disciple of Grammy award-winning international artist Zakir Hussain, and considers himself privileged to have been guided by the master throughout his music journey.

Walkthrough Art Exhibit
Featuring Talented Afghan Artist, Sulyman Sadat

Artist Sulyman Sadat started early training under the guidance of his father, a Cornell University graduate in Architecture, from whom he learned the fundamentals of drawing and design. Before settling down in Southern California he worked as a freelance artist, graphic designer and art consultant in Europe. He uses forms and colors in an expressionistic and symbolic way to express the beauties about the world around us. For more of his work, please visit:

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Global Water Security

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{Thursday, June 25th, 2015}

James G. Workman – Global Water Security

How a Rights-Based Approach to Water Ensures Natural and Human Resilience from Below


 JGWorkman.colorJames G. Workman, author of “Heart of Dryness” and founder of AquaJust draws on his experience from the Kalahari to Oman to Bali to Spain to shape the world’s first online water-trading marketplace, unfolding today in California

Workman is an award-winning journalist, foreign correspondent, and writer who has prepared speeches for statesmen on four continents. As a ‘Drought Doctor’ he has advised businesses, aid agencies, civic associations, environmentalists and government departments on water scarcity and climate change adaptation. He is based in San Francisco, where he is translating his experiences with Kalahari Bushmen into a new venture that harnesses Web 2.0 platforms to trade the right to water.

Workman is a Yale and Oxford graduate, award-winning journalist, recruited to U.S. Cabinet-level aide, and essayist on water scarcity, conservation, & global warming.  He is an award winning freelance writer and has written for various publications such as World View Magazine, The Washington Business Journal, The New Republic, Foreign Service Magazine, Africa Geographic, Sustainable Development, Washington Times, and Business Day. As an international public speaker and academic lecturer, he has spoken at Yale University, University of Cape Town, California Institute of Technology, University of Botswana, among others in regards to the needed adaptation and development in a changing climate.

Location: The Pacific Club

4110 MacArthur Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92660

Time: 5:30pm – 8:30pm 

Pricing: Member: $55   |   Nonmember: $75   |   Student: $40 


General Reception: 5:30pm

Start Program: 6:45pm

Dinner: 7:00pm

 *Please note the earlier start times


*** Free Valet & Self Parking ***

Bar will accept CASH ONLY


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War Powers of U.S. Presidents

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Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

Dr. Tom Campbell – War Powers of the U.S. Presidents

Dr. Thomas Campbell, Dean, Chapman Law School and Former U.S Congressman, will speak on the war powers of the US President and the efforts he’s made to define the limits of the President’s power to involve the country in wars without the consent of Congress.

Location: The Westin

686 Anton Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Time: 6:00pm – 8:30pm

(6:00pm VIP & General Reception, 6:45pm Dinner, 7:30pm Program)

Members – $65  | Nonmembers – $85  |  Students – $40  | Table of 10 – $650  | Student Program Only – $10

Complimentary Self Parking or $18 for Valet


Dr. Tom Campbell was appointed Dean of the Fowler School of Law in February, 2011. He came to Chapman in January 2009 as a visiting Presidential Fellow and Fletcher Jones Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law. Prior to joining Chapman, he was the Bank of America Dean and Professor of Business from 2002 to 2008 at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Campbell was a Professor of Law at Stanford University from 1987-2002; Associate Professor at Stanford, 1983-1987; a member of the United States Congress from 1989-1993 and 1995-2001; a member of the California State Senate from 1993-1995; and the director of the California Department of Finance from 2004-2005. He has a B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago, and a JD, magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School, where he also served as a member of the board of editors of the Harvard Law Review. He was a law clerk to United States Supreme Court Justice Byron White, and to US Court of Appeals Judge George E. MacKinnon; a White House Fellow; executive assistant to the Deputy Attorney General, Department of Justice; and, director of the Bureau of Competition at the Federal Trade Commission.

Dr. Campbell’s principal area of academic work is in the application of economics to legal questions. He has published articles in the Harvard Law Review, the Columbia Law Review, the Stanford Law Review, the UCLA Law Review, the Texas Law Review, the Hastings Law Journal, and the Antitrust Law Journal, among others. He is the author of the book Separation of Powers in Practice, published by Stanford University Press(2004). Since 2001, Dr. Campbell and his wife Susanne have taught in Africa as volunteers on seven separate occasions, in Ghana, Eritrea and Rwanda, where they taught courses in fund raising (Susanne) and international financial institutions, business strategy and constitutional law (Tom), at the following universities: Ashesi University, Accra, Ghana; Kigali Institute of Science and Technology, Kigali, Rwanda; School of Banking and Finance, Kigali, Rwanda; and the University of Asmara, Asmara, Eritrea. 


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Syrian Refugee Crisis: Movie Screening, Panel Discussion and Cocktail hour

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Thursday, April 30th, 2015

Balboa Yacht Club

Corona Del Mar, CA

“Growing Home” Documentary Viewing & Expert Panel Discussion moderated by Taymor Kamrany, WAC Board Member


The film, “Growing Home” takes place amid Syria’s refugee crisis that has displaced nine million people; a Syrian barber struggles to maintain normality in the Zaatari refugee camp. Following the film will be a panel discussion with the film’s director, Faisal Attrache and panelists.



 Faisal Attrach

is a Syrian-American filmmaker born in Syria and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. He attended UCLA where he received BAs in International Development Studies and Environmental Studies. While at UCLA he fell in love with film and added a Film and TV minor to his studies, set on making it his career.  After graduating, Faisal spent a year living in Syria where he made his first short film and studied Arabic. Faisal attended the University of Southern California’s (USC) prestigious School of Cinematic Arts where he received an MFA in Film and Television Production in 2014.  Faisal is a writer/director who strives to tell unique stories across many genres, with a powerful, socially conscious message.

 Souzab Baaj

Souzan Baaj

 is the CEO of Isra Couture. She is the Chairwoman of the Syrian Institute for Progress (SIP), an organization that focuses on addressing and supporting the needs of Syrian refugees. She provides information and advice on the dynamic changes of the Syrian revolution and the opposition in order to help find the most suitable and lasting solution to the crisis. Souzan has been an activist from the beginning of the Syrian revolution. She established and was the president for the Syrian American Council, Los Angeles chapter, (2011-2012) She had worked hard in sending humanitarian aid to the Syrian Refugees and she was able to send 6 of 40-foot containers filled with baby milk, blankets, sleeping bags, and winter jackets for the Children at the camps. Currently she has been working with the Shriner hospital to bring burnt Syrian children to be treated in the US.


Puneh Ala’i

is the founder of For The Unseen, which is a non-profit organization that is currently helping Syrian Refugees. The overall mission of For The Unseen, is to improve the quality of life of those around the globe who are impacted by illness, poverty and/or societal conflicts by providing sustainable solutions to alleviate human suffering.

Puneh is a product of immigrant parents, who was raised with the belief that “Mankind is One” and service is a key factor in one’s contribution to this life. In 2013, her organization helped open a Syrian refugee school in Lebanon that originally had 350 children, and now it has over 1,000 children. She has traveled into Syria four different times to provide immediate aid to the refugees in the worst conditions. She fund raised money before each trip, and 100% of the donations were used to buy food in bulk, hospital supplies and toys for the children.



Taymor Shah Kamrany 

Mr. Taymor Kamrany is a seasoned business development professional with over 15 years of proven leadership and management accomplishments in both domestic and international sectors.  His areas of specialty include strategy, business development and proposal writing.

Taymor’s outside activities include prior host of US-based satellite TV station that broadcasts worldwide. The “Professionals Network Show” was aimed at the younger generation of Afghans. Previously, Taymor served as advisor to the Minister of Finance of Afghanistan (current President), where he played a leading role in the creation and implementation of a computerized reporting system for that country’s Treasury. He trained and supervised employees of eight provinces on methods of data collection, analysis, budget principles, statistics, and familiarity with the Ministry of Finance basic revenue and expenditure structures.  Taymor is  currently on the Executive Board and a Trustee of the World Affairs Council of Orange County.



Video Courtesy of Speaker Souzan Baaj of the burn victims:
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“Growing Homes” documentary:
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Date: Thursday April 30th, 2015

 Location: Balboa Yacht Club 

1801 Bayside Dr., Corona Del Mar, CA 92625

6:00 pm:  Reception
6:30 pm:  Screening of “Growing Home” documentary (22 mins) 
7:00 pm:  Panel Discussion (moderated by Taymor)
7:30 pm:  Cocktail Hour (discussions w/director & panelists) 

$42.00 (including family & friends of Members)


(Valet Parking Included) 

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Genocide – 100 years later

Genocide – where are we today?

Acknowledging 100 years from the Armenian Genocide

Every year on April 24 Armenians around the world commemorate the victims of the Armenian Genocide. April 24 of 1915 is the day when thousands of the Armenian community leaders of Constantinople (now Istanbul) were deported and mostly executed (Wikipedia)

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In commemorating the 

100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide

RSVP by March 27th

Every year, Armenians around the world commemorate the victims of the Armenian Genocide. While remembering those who were lost, we also give thanks for the creation of a new Armenia and for thriving Armenian communities around the world.

On April 2nd, we will honor the 100 year anniversary with a cultural  and educational event. Music and entertainment will start our evening, followed by three expert panelists who will provide us with a historical, political and legal perspective of the genocide.

Harut Sassounian

Publisher and editor of The California Couriernewspaper and Founder and President of the United Armenian Fund

Levon Marashlian

Professor of History at Glendale Community College in California, teaching Armenian history and Diaspora current affairs, as well as Middle Eastern, Russian, and US history and politics

Carla Garapedian

International documentary  filmmaker  and former anchor on BBC World News and NBC correspondent

Hannah Garry

Professor of law and founding Director of

USC Gould School of Law’s International Human Rights Clinic

Special Performance

Hasmik Piliposyan

As part of the cultural portion of our program, Hasmik Piliposyan, a local UCI student, will perform several songs dedicated to the 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.

Register By March 27th

  Thursday, April 2nd, 2015


The Pacific Club – Newport Beach

4110 MacArthur Blvd

Newport Beach, CA 92660


 *** Free Valet & Self Parking ***
No-host bar will accept
***** CASH ONLY *****


 Dinner will include wine  compliments of the

Armenian National Committee


VIP Reception 5:30 pm VIP Members Only
General Reception 5:30 pm
Cultural Program 6:30 pm
Dinner 7:00 pm
Panel Discussion 7:30 pm
Non members
Table of 10 –
Purchased by members only with Program Acknowledgement
Student Program Only



One Hundred Years of Solitude: The Armenian Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing, 2015
(Huffington Post)Some articles for reference:

Searching for Historic Armenia after 100 Years (The Armenian Weekly)

100 Years Facts Project (100 Years 100 Facts)

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Securing our Southern Border

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World Affairs Council of Orange County

to hear from our expert panel and learn about the challenges and possible solutions on border security and immigration.

Mexico’s Drug War, Border Security and Undocumented Immigration:

Separating Spectacle from Reality



The  Mexican Drug War, which is in its ninth year, has spanned two Mexican Presidential administrations and resulted in the arrest and death of several high-ranking drug trafficking figures.  Despite some successes, the war has resulted in a horrific death toll, erosion of civil liberties, and basked public safety in large parts of the country. Drug Cartels are now controlling human smuggling operations all along the border. Our Border Security and Immigration experts will share with you the problems facing Mexico which are also effecting the United States and offer real solutions.


Dr. Everard Meade is Director of the Trans-Border Institute, part of the Kroc School of Peace Studies at the University of San Diego. He holds a PhD in Latin American History from the University of Chicago, and he has published a number of articles and books on the relationship between violence memory and the law in modern Mexico.  His current research examines the social impacts of violence in contemporary Mexico and Central America. For the last 15 years, he has worked closely with the National Immigrant Justice Center, and he recently joined the advisory council of the American bar Association’s Immigrant Justice Project.


Sylvia Longmire is a (medically) retired Air Force captain and former Special Agent with the Air Force Office of Special Investigations. She is currently an independent consultant and freelance writer. With over seventeen years of combined experience in military law enforcement, counter-terrorism analysis, and having written a variety of professional products, Longmire is an expert speaker on the threats posed by the drug violence south of the U.S. border.

 Wednesday March 11th, 2015

 The Center Club – Costa Mesa

650 Town Center Dr.

 Costa Mesa, CA  92626  

 **Valet Parking in included in price**



VIP Reception 6:00 pm VIP Members Only
General Reception 6:00 pm
Dinner  6:45 pm
Panel Discussion 7:30 pm


Members $55
Non members $75
Table of 10 – members only $550
Student $40
Student Program Only $10
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