The mission of the World Affairs Council of Northern California is to explore issues and opportunities that transcend borders.

In the Shadows of Modern Tehran

09-17-14 City of Lies Tehran

Ramita Navai, undercover journalist, will reveal the startling realities of living behind a veil of necessary falsehoods while giving a backstreet glimpse of modern Tehran. This event will also be live streamed.

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Reimagining India

09-23-14 Reimagining India

Join us as we explore how an alternative emerging market economic model like India’s—a culturally and geographically complex and politically colorful society—can achieve high growth, economic stability, shared prosperity and environmental sustainability.

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Alternative Futures: The World in 2030

09-22-14 Alternative Worlds

Geopolitical, economic and technological changes are transforming our world. Mathew Burrows, principal author of the "Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds" report will discuss several hypotheses and how we can influence the course of events. This event will also be live streamed.

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A Path Appears: A Conversation with Nicholas Kristof


SOLD OUT | Join us for a conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nicholas Kristof as he shares his latest work, "A Path Appears." He will also discuss how we can make a difference here and abroad to become more effective global citizens. This event will also be livestreamed.

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