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

Critical Issues Facing Asia: Marking 60 Years


Join us for an artist reception and a conversation with Asia Foundation photographer Ted Alcorn and Monocle correspondent Alastair Gee as the Foundation celebrates 60 years of improving lives across a dynamic and developing Asia.

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PENINSULA | Russia and the West: Challenges for Diplomacy

09-14-14 PEN Russia and the West

Former US ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul will discuss the diplomatic challenges facing the US and Russia, examining these issues from both the Western and the Russian perspective.

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Before the First Shots are Fired

09-5-14 Before the First Shots are Fired

How is America's use of military force changing in response to emerging global issues? What can the US learn from the past? Jane Wales will discuss with General Zinni how the US should change the process of going to war. This event will also be live streamed.

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International Forum Film Night: "A People Without a Land"

09-16-14 UNAFF People Without a Land

Join the International Forum and the United Nations Association Film Festival for a special screening of "A People Without a Land," a documentary film that explores the challenges and prospects of a one-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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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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