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Date:
Thursday, December 27, 2007
Time:
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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from http://bapd.org/n9417.html Meet the Author Event @ the World Affairs Council, 11/06 “Triangle of Treachery: Israel, Iran, and the U.S.” Who: Trita Parsi, Author of Treacherous Alliance: The Secret Dealings of Israel, Iran, and the United States Event: With talk of the Iranian nuclear threat heating up, tension between Iran and Israel is dangerously high and the risk of a war involving the United States looms. Trita Parsi believes efforts to defuse those tensions have failed because the real roots of the hostility between Iran and Israel have eluded Washington policymakers. Drawing on his extensive personal interviews with key policy players in all three countries, Dr. Parsi examines the strategic and geopolitical tensions feeding the growing conflict between Iran and Israel. When: Tuesday, November 6; Registration: 5:30pm; Program: 6:00pm Where: World Affairs Council, 2nd Floor Auditorium, 312 Sutter St., San Francisco Admission Costs: Council members: FREE; Students: $5; Non-members: $15 Info: 415.293.4600; info@wacsf.org; http://www.itsyourworld.org/ Art Exhibit Opening Reception @ the World Affairs Council, 11/07 “From the Surface: Vietnam, Burma, Cambodia” Who: Janice Bearman, Photographer Event: Throughout her travels, photographer Janice Bearman documents her encounters with the indigenous people she meets and the places in which they live. Her captivating photos are from all over Asia, Madagascar, South America and Europe, a selection of which will be on display at the Council. When: November 1, 2007 – January 11, 2008, Opening Reception: Wednesday, November 7; Program: 6:00pm – 8:00 pm Where: World Affairs Council, Main Gallery 2nd Floor, 312 Sutter St., San Francisco Admission Costs: Council members: $5; Students: $5; Non-members: $5 Info: 415.293.4600; info@wacsf.org; http://www.itsyourworld.org/ Richard and Judith Guggenhime Series Event 11/12 – 11/13 “Electing the Next President” Who: Mark Halperin, Editor-at-Large, TIME and Political Analyst, ABC News and John Harris, Editor-in-Chief, The Politico Event: As media professionals with a pulse on presidential politics and public opinion around the country, top political analyst Mark Halperin and John Harris join the Council for the third event of the 2007 Richard and Judith Guggenhime Series. Just one year out from the 2008 elections and with the presidential primaries around the corner, a frank discussion of the issues that matter in this race, mistakes that have been made, and important points that have thus far been overlooked will be highlighted and analyzed in preparation for the upcoming elections. When: Registration: 6:00 pm; Program: 6:30 pm Where: Monday, November 12: The Mexican Heritage Plaza Theater, 1700 Alum Rock Avenue, San Jose Tuesday, November 13: The Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco Admission Costs: Member Standard Seating: $20; Nonmembers Standard Seating: $35; Member Premium Seating $45; Nonmembers Premium Seating: $65 Info: 415.293.4600; info@wacsf.org; http://www.itsyourworld.org/ Tickets: 415.392.4400, www.cityboxoffice.com Meet the Author Event @ the World Affairs Council, 11/14 “Zoom: The Global Race to Fuel the Car of the Future” Who: Vijay Vaitheeswaran, Award-winning Correspondent, The Economist Event: Vaitheeswaran joins the Council to give a glimpse inside the global race to build the car of the future, as pioneers in Japan, India, China, and the USA tackle the challenge of creating automobiles that will run on cleaner energy sources. While tracing the history of the linked industries of oil and automobiles, the "industry of industries," and how the two have shaped domestic capitalism and the international landscape, he will discuss how Toyota topped American competitors to become the world's largest automobile manufacturer and, more importantly, a leader in hybrid cars using electric power. When: Wednesday, November 14: Registration: 6:00pm; Program: 6:30pm Where: World Affairs Council, 2nd Floor Auditorium, 312 Sutter St., San Francisco Admission Costs: Council members: FREE; Students: $5; Non-members: $15 Info: 415.293.4600; info@wacsf.org; http://www.itsyourworld.org/ Meet the Author Event @ the World Affairs Council, 11/15 “Hyperpowers Throughout History: Will the US Prevail?” Who: Amy Chua, Professor, Yale Law School Event: In Day of Empire: How Hyperpowers Rise to Global Dominance—And Why They Fall, Amy Chua examines the hyperpowers of history—Persia, Rome, China, the Mongols, the Dutch, the British, and the United States—and argues that they all have two things in common: They rose to preeminence through toleration and declined during a period of intolerance and xenophobia. Chua reasons that America’s ascension to global dominance differs from its predecessors because it is the first democratic hyperpower and therefore cannot secure loyalty and allegiance by way of conquest. As its dominance appears to be regressing, Chua questions whether America can sustain its position as a democratic hyperpower? When: Thursday, November 15; Registration: 5:30pm; Program: 6:00pm Where: World Affairs Council, 2nd Floor Auditorium, 312 Sutter St., San Francisco Admission Costs: Council members: FREE; Students: $5; Non-members: $15 Info: 415.293.4600; info@wacsf.org; http://www.itsyourworld.org/ Meet the Author Event @ the World Affairs Council, 11/27 “The Risks of Nuclear Terrorism” Who: Michael A. Levi, Program on Energy Security and Climate Change Director, Council on Foreign Relations Event: In his new book, On Nuclear Terrorism, Michael Levi takes us inside nuclear terrorism and behind the decisions a terrorist leader would be faced with in pursuing a nuclear plot. Levi draws from long experience with terrorism and believes this mode of terrorism shares much in common with other terrorist threats. As a result, he argues, defeating it is impossible unless we put our entire counterterrorism and homeland security house in order. While no defense can completely eliminate nuclear terrorism, he believes it is the “right strategy” that will minimize the risks. When: Tuesday, November 27; Registration: 5:30 pm; Program: 6:00pm Where: World Affairs Council, 2nd Floor Auditorium, 312 Sutter St., San Francisco Admission Costs: Council members: FREE; Students: $5; Non-members: $15 Info: 415.293.4600; info@wacsf.org; http://www.itsyourworld.org/ An “IF” Event @ the World Affairs Council, 12/4 “Young Professionals International Forum Steering Committee Meeting” Event: Join the Young Professionals International Forum (IF) at its monthly Steering Committee meeting. The IF Steering Committee (SC) is a volunteer group of IFers, who explore international current affairs through informal discussion groups and planning Council events. Outside of the rare change-of-date, the SC meets the first Tuesday of the month, from 6:30 PM to 8 PM at the Council. Guests are always welcome. When: Tuesday, December 4. Meeting is from 6:30PM – 8:00PM Where: World Affairs Council, 312 Sutter St., San Francisco Admission Costs: FREE to all Info: 415.293.4600; info@wacsf.org; http://www.itsyourworld.org/ Meet the Author Event @ the World Affairs Council, 12/4 “Political Legacies of Adlai Stevenson” Who: Sidney Drell, Professor and Deputy Director-Emeritus, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center Adele Simmons, Senior Advisor, World Economic Forum; Senior Associate, Center for International Studies, University of Chicago; former President, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Adlai Stevenson III, former US Senator for Illinois Event: Adlai Stevenson II, Illinois governor and presidential contender against Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1956, left a mark on national politics that influenced decades of U.S. diplomacy and is worth revisiting today. He is best know for advocating for better politics of diplomacy, promoting the role of the United Nations for assisting the third world and mitigating conflict, and pushing for more international oversight of nuclear weapons to reduce the risk of nuclear conflict. Our distinguished panel of speakers will recall another politics in another time where peace and cooperation were the primary objectives, discussing the political legacies of Adlai Stevenson and the application of his ideas to the world today. When: Tuesday, December 4. Check-in: 5:30PM, Program: 6:00PM Where: World Affairs Council, 2nd Floor Auditorium, 312 Sutter St., San Francisco Admission Costs: Council Members: FREE, Nonmembers: $15, Students: $5 Info: 415.293.4600; info@wacsf.org; http://www.itsyourworld.org Film Screening Event @ The World Affairs Council, 12/5 “The Sand Castle” Who: Finn McAlinden & Arne Dahr, Producers, The Sand Castle and Tamara Rosenberg, Producer, PBS’ Wide Angle Event: His Highness Sheikh Saud of Ras al-Khaimah of the United Arab Emirates has a grandiose dream -- a brand new capital in the middle of his desert kingdom. Following in the footsteps of its sister-state Dubai, this Middle Eastern nation plans to build itself into importance by commissioning world-renowned architects to invent a city on the sand dunes. The Sand Castle follows the roller-coaster ride as the Norwegian architectural firm Snøhetta makes its bid to design the capital's master plan. As the Sheikh's most trusted man sends Snøhetta's architects back to the drawing table repeatedly to elaborate on their minimalist designs, the architects labor frantically to meet the his ambitions. When: Wednesday, December 5, Check-in: 5:30 PM, Program: 6:00 PM Where: World Affairs Council, 2nd Floor Auditorium, 312 Sutter St., San Francisco Admission Costs: Council Members: FREE, Cosponsors: $7, Nonmembers: $15, Students: $5 Info: 415.293.4600; info@wacsf.org; http://www.itsyourworld.org/ Event @ the World Affairs Council Marin Chapter and Dominican University of CA, 12/6 “The Coming Crisis in Northern Iraq” Who: Reese Erlich, Author, Journalist, Radio and Television producer Event: While the debate on Iraq focuses on developments in Baghdad and the security situation in the country’s center and south, the next crisis may well break out in the Kurdish areas of the north, where an alliance of anti-Turkish and anti-Iranian Kurdish terrorists receive aid and comfort from the U.S.-backed Kurdish Regional Government. Reese Erlich finds that corruption is rampant in the Kurdish administration, and has accumulated evidence that Washington is using Kurdish terrorists in “regime change” operations against Iran. When: Thursday, December 6. Reception: 6:30 PM, Dinner: 7:00 PM, Dessert: 7:30 PM, Program: 7:50 PM Where: Dominican University, Caleruega Dining Hall, Creekside Room, Magnolia at Palm Ave., San Rafael Admission Costs: Dinner and Program: Members, Dominican Univ. Staff and Students: $30, Nonmembers: $35 Dessert and Program: Members and Dominican Staff: $9, Nonmembers: $6, Students: Free DINNER RESERVATIONS REQUIRED BY 12/03/2007 Info: 415.293.4600; info@wacsf.org; http://www.itsyourworld.org/ A Richard & Judith Guggenhime Series Event, 12/10-12/11 “Diplomacy, the Military, and the Middle East” Who: General John Abizaid, Former Commander of the United States Central Command Event: General Abizaid joins the Council as the final speaker in the 2007 Richard and Judith Guggenhime Series. As a top military leader who simultaneously managed international coalitions that operated in Iraq, Afghanistan, the Horn of Africa, and the Persian Gulf, General Abizaid has a unique insider’s view of the Middle East. He will discuss a new understanding of force and diplomacy in the Middle East and what its ramifications are for the future of US military relations abroad – looking at the need for a new kind of leadership which combines diplomatic, economic, and political leadership with that of a more traditional military leadership. When/Where: Monday, December 10: The Ritz-Carlton, 600 Stockton Street, San Francisco Tuesday, December 11: The Montgomery Theater, 291 South Market Street, San Jose Admission Costs: Member Standard Seating: $20, Nonmembers Standard Seating: $35 Member Premium Seating $45, Nonmembers Premium Seating: $65 Info: For individual tickets for the program either in San Jose or San Francisco, please contact City Box Office at (415) 392-4400 Payment is required A Meet the Author Event @ the World Affairs Council, 12/13 “Intelligence Failures: The FBI, the CIA and 9/11” Who: Amy B. Zegart, Associate Professor of Public Policy, University of California, Los Angeles Event: In Spying Blind: The CIA, the FBI, and the Origins of 9/11, Amy Zegart argues that many of the failures of the intelligence community in the months leading up to 9/11 can be attributed to an aging organizational structure that had not been updated or modified to deal with contemporary threats like global terrorism. Six years later, Zegart argues that all of the nation’s worst intelligence deficiencies remain and with the recent passing of the 60th anniversary of the CIA, the time is ripe for a reconsideration of the organizational weaknesses that have afflicted American intelligence agencies for decades and continue to stand in the way of reform. When: Thursday, December 13, 6:00PM. Check-in: 5:30 PM, Program: 6:00 PM Where: World Affairs Council Auditorium, 2nd Floor Auditorium, 312 Sutter St., San Francisco Admission Costs: Council Members: FREE, Nonmembers: $15, Students: $5 Info: 415.293.4600; info@wacsf.org; http://www.itsyourworld.org/ Event @ the World Affairs Council, 12/27 “Remarks by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Pakistan” Who: Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Pakistan Event: The World Affairs Council is honored to welcome Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Chief Justice of Pakistan to speak in the Bay Area. Mr. Chaudhry, having survived attempts by President Musharraf to remove him as chief justice earlier this year, will discuss the independent judiciary and its role in promoting the rule of law and democracy in Pakistan. In light of the political and legal uncertainty over the past few months in Pakistan, the Chief Justice will offer his perspective on what is happening in Pakistan today. What effect do these events have on stability and security in other countries in the region like Afghanistan? Cosponsored by the American Institute of International Studies & The Asia Society of Northern California When: Thursday, December 27. Program: 6:00PM – 7:00PM. Advanced registration is recommended for guaranteed seating. However, pre-registration is not required and walk-ins on the day of this program are welcome. Where: World Affairs Council, 2nd Floor Auditorium, 312 Sutter St., San Francisco Admission Costs: Council Members: FREE; Nonmembers: $15; Student: $5 Info: 415.293.4600; info@wacsf.org; http://www.itsyourworld.org/ put up by
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