NORTH COUNTY CHAPTER EVENTS

The complicated world we live in is illuminated a bit more every week at the North County Chapter’s Thursday Morning Forum in Rancho Bernardo. These free, weekly talks address a range of global topics in a relaxed and social atmosphere. Forums begin with a coffee social at 9:30 a.m., followed by a program at 10 a.m. and Q&A from 11:10 a.m. to noon. The public is invited and no reservation is needed. 

Unless otherwise indicated, Forums are held at the Remington Club (Phase II), 16916 Hierba Drive, Rancho Bernardo, San Diego, CA 92128. Parking is available in the adjacent shopping center. 

For more information, contact Farouk Al-Nasser at farouk1@cox.net

To become a member or to renew your NCC membership, please see the form at the bottom of this page.

Make sure and visit the new North County Chapter website:  www.NorthCountyWorldAffairs.org


(hurry!  registration closes 5/24)

The North County Chapter

of the San Diego World Affairs Council

presents

The Thirty-second Annual Meeting and Luncheon

1986 - 2018

June 7, 2018 ~ 10:30 am Reception ~ 11:00 am Presentation ~  12:15 pm Luncheon

Guest Speaker Ambassador (ret.) Leslie Ann Bassett, former Ambassador to Paraguay on

Tio Sam in the Looking Glass: How Latin America Sees the U.S.

Bernardo Heights Country Club

16066 Bernardo Heights Parkway  ~  Rancho Bernardo, California 92128

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RSVP Before May 24.  $30/person    Name(s)________________________________________  Phone___________________         Check # ______________  Date ________________

Indicate Choice of Entree:  ____Grilled Marinated Flat Iron Steak

                 ____Pan Roasted Salmon

                                                 ____Vegetarian Option: Mushroom Fettuccine

Number Attending @ $30 each _______        TOTAL Amount $_________

Checks payable to:WAC-NCC  P.O. Box 28574, San Diego, CA 92198-0574

www.northcountyworldaffairs.org



North County Chapter Programs for  May- June, 2018 

 May 24  "The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court and Its Warrants"

Dr. John Shu (J.D. Pepperdine Law & G.C., Peking Univ.) was a Law Clerk to Judge Paul H. Roney of the U. S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit and Chief Judge of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review.  Dr. Shu will discuss and explain the background, function, standards and procedures of the “Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court And Its Warrants”.  Sometimes referred to as the “FISA Court,” it hears and rules upon the U.S. Government applications for electronic surveillance, physical search, and certain other forms of investigative actions for foreign intelligence purposes. Please contact Tom Reeve for the limited seating Round-Table Lunch following the program atTPReeve72@gmail.com

 May 31  "Hong Kong:  Re-Integration Into China"

Dr. Y Pang Tsui (Eng.Sc.D., Columbia Univ.) will discuss “Hong Kong: Re-Integration into China”.  In 1842, China ceded Hong Kong Island “in perpetuity” to Great Britain.  Over the next century and a half, tiny British Hong Kong, with an ethnic Chinese population, has become a global economic powerhouse. Why did Britain return it to China in 1997? Dr. Tsui will discuss Hong Kong’s transition from British Crown Colony to the Peoples Republic of China. He will review historical, cultural, demographic, geopolitical, and economic factors to understand the perspectives of key stakeholders in this transition. Dr. Tsui is an inventor and developer of engineering processes for manufacturing. Please contact Tom Reeve for the limited seating Round-Table Lunch following the program at TPReeve72@gmail.com

Please Note:  Due to the June 7th Annual Meeting at Bernardo Heights Country Club - NO Meeting at the Remington.

June 7 "Tio (Uncle) Sam in the Looking Glass:  How Latin America Sees the U.S.

Ambassador (Ret.) Leslie Ann Bassett, will address our Annual Membership Meeting & Luncheon at the Bernardo Heights Country Club, on the topic, “Tio Sam in the Looking Glass: How Latin America Sees the U.S.”   We often look at Latin America’s issues and challenges in terms of their impact on the U.S., but the nations of the region are increasingly independent, assertive and effective global players who have broadened their alliances, trade relationships and allegiances.  Join us for a thoughtful look at how Latin America sees the U.S.  Reception 10:30 a.m., presentation 11:00a.m., luncheon 12:15 p.m. 

Please Note:  Due to the June 7th Annual Meeting at Bernardo Heights Country Club - NO Meeting at the Remington.

June 14  "Globalization:  The Concept in Historical Context"

    Professor William Weeks (Ph.D.), of San Diego State Univ.(Emeritus), will discuss, “Globalization: The Concept in Historical Context”.  The modern world has seen three great ages of globalization. The current Third Age began in the 1970’s as the product of U. S. Cold War strategy and re-invigorated global free market ideology.  He will discuss China’s rise from a peasant society to economic powerhouse, but which was not accompanied by expanded political freedom, nor have the U. S. and the West uniformly benefited during this Third Age.  For reservations for the limited seating Round-Table Lunch following the meeting contact Farouk Al-Nasser at Farouk1@cox.net

June 21 "Why a Bigger Wall Won't Solve U.S. Drug or Immigration Problems"

   Professor Joan Anderson (Ph.D.), of the Univ. of San Diego (Emerita) will discuss, “Why a Bigger Wall Won’t Solve U. S. Drug or Immigration Problems”.  She will give a brief history of the border wall and review the economics of immigration and illegal drugs from the supply side.  She will then discuss some alternative approaches to reduce demand – urging that impacting demand would be much more effective and less costly than attempting to block a strong demand supply chain.  For reservations for the limited seating Round-Table Lunch following the meeting contact Tom Reeve at TPReeve72@gmail.com

 

June 28: "Imaging Remote Sensing and World Affairs"

    Dr. Robert Meyer (Ph.D. in Physics, Univ. of Massachusetts/Amherst) will present a talk entitled"Imaging Remote Sensing and World Affairs."  Dr. Meyer retired from a career in imaging remote sensing.  His talk describes the dramatic impact upon our conduct of world affairs as mankind's use of lenses, cameras, and overhead imaging platforms has evolved.  Specific impacts discussed include the influence of imaging technology on war, disaster preparedness, urban development, and environmental monitoring.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:  Tom Reeve at tpreeve72@gmail.com

Please Note:  Due to the June 7th Annual Meeting at Bernardo Heights Country Club - NO Meeting at the Remington.

NCC World Affairs Council Meetings are held on Thursdays at The Remington Club, Phase II, 16916 HIERBA DRIVE, Rancho Bernardo located behind Vons Market.  (Please do not park in the Club’s parking area without a disabled parking permit). 

Regular schedule:  Coffee Social 9:30 a.m.; Speaker 10:00 a.m.; Question &  Answer 11:10 a.m. until Noon.

 

Upcoming events of the San Diego World Affairs Council and our North County Chapter can be seen on www.sdwac.org under "Upcoming Events" and "NCC Events" respectively

    

North County Chapter President's Communiqué June, 2018

by Tom Reeve


Greetings,

 

Our Website.  Please use and share our Chapter website (which has North County Chapter History and Program information), with friends.  www.northcountyworldaffairs.org

 

On June 7th You are Invited to Enjoy a Wonderful Lunch and a Great Speaker in a Lovely Setting, as We Celebrate the North County Chapter’s 32nd Year

 

Please Make Your Reservations for our Annual Membership Meeting and Luncheon to be held at the Bernardo Heights Country Club (16066 Bernardo Heights Pkwy, San Diego, CA 92128). Registration will begin at 10:30 a.m., and the program will begin at 11:00 a.m. Our speaker will be Ambassador (ret.) Leslie Ann Bassett, who held posts in Israel, El Salvador, South Africa, Nicaragua, Colombia, Botswana, and South Korea, as well as Washington, D.C. before her appointment as Ambassador to Paraguay. She will present, Tio Sam in the Looking Glass:  How Latin America Sees the U.S. We often look at Latin America’s issues and challenges in terms of their impact on the United States, but the nations of the region are increasingly independent, assertive and effective global players who have broadened their alliances, trade relationships and allegiances. Recent polling by the Pew Research Center shows China is more popular than the U.S. in key Latin American nations like Mexico, Chile, Peru and Argentina. The Economist links U.S. standing in Latin America to factors well beyond who is the sitting president, to include distance, investment, and remittances as key influences. Understanding how Latin America sees the U.S. is key to our security and economic well-being. Please join us for a thoughtful look at "Tio" (Uncle) Sam from the Latin American perspective.

 

Please note:  There will NOT be a meeting on June 7th at Remington. You are invited to the Bernardo Heights Country Club.)   

 


  



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