WACOC Annual Holiday Event

Around the World in the Year Ahead

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 

with Dr. Greg Treverton

Chairman, Nation Intelligence Council (2014-2017)

Former Director of the Center for Global Risk & Security and the Intelligence Policy Center, Rand Corporation (2004-2014)

Senior Advisor, Transnational Threats Project, CSIS

Featuring a performance from the world-renowned opera singer, Cesar Sanchez

Sponsored by Drs. Tom and Cynthia Coad

The World Affairs Council of Orange County is happy to present our annual Holiday Event, Around the World in the Year Ahead on December 7th, 2021. Join us at the wonderful Costa Mesa Marriott for food, drinks, and a stunning performance by the world-renowned opera singer Cesar Sanchez. We are also delighted to welcome Dr. Greg Treverton as he explains the most important topics to be aware of in 2022. Our Programs Co-Chair, Dr. Kyle Longley (Director of the War and Society Program and Professor of History at Chapman University) will moderate this very exciting conversation. We hope to see you there, and to celebrate the holidays together!

Speaker Bio:

Gregory F. Treverton stepped down as Chair of the National Intelligence Council in January 2017. He is Chair, Global TechnoPolitics Forum and senior adviser to the Transnational Threats Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and a professor of the practice of international relations and Spatial Sciences at the University of Southern California. Earlier, he directed the RAND Corporation’s Center for Global Risk and Security and before that its Intelligence Policy Center and its International Security and Defense Policy Center. He has served in government for the first Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, the National Security Council and Vice Chair of the National Intelligence Council. He has taught at Harvard and Columbia universities, in addition to RAND, been a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, and deputy director of the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London. He holds an AB summa cum laude from Princeton University and an MPP (Master’s in Public Policy) and PhD in economics and politics from Harvard.  His latest books are Telling Truth to Power:  A History of the National Intelligence Council, (edited, with Robert Hutchings), Oxford University Press, 2019; and National Intelligence and Science:  Beyond the Great Divide in Analysis and Policy, (with Wilhelm Agrell), Oxford University Press, 2015.



Costa Mesa Marriott

500 Anton Blvd

Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Date & Time:

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Reception 5:30 PM | Dinner and Presentation 6:30 PM


$70 – Members

$75 – Non Members

Covid Protocols:

Proof of vaccination or 24-hour test to be presented at the door