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The San Diego World Affairs Council is a non-profit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to educating and engaging San Diegans in global issues, international relations, and cultural understanding.
Nepal: An Acute and Chronic Disaster
Member Dr. Don Gragg will discuss “Nepal: An Acute and Chronic Disaster“. While commonly viewed as the home of gorgeous mountains, Nepal is a complex country with severe political and economic handicaps; its latest major earthquake may be the stimulus for another Haiti or for a dramatic rebirth.
The Voyages of Discovery by the Chinese Treasure Ships from 1421-1423
Mr. Henry George will describe “The Voyages of Discovery by the Chinese Treasure Ships from 1421-1423“ commissioned by the Ming-Dynasty Emperor Zhu Di to explore the world and to collect tribute from the “barbarians beyond the seas; he will explain why, when they returned to China, instead of being greeted as heroes, the mariners were dismissed and China turned to isolationism rather than fulfill its role as the premier world power of this time.
SDWAC North County Chapter Annual Luncheon
May 28th, 2015 @ 11:30am-2:00pm, Bernardo Heights Country Club. The San Diego County World Affairs Council–North County Chapter (SDWAC-NCC) will hold its Annual Luncheon Meeting on Thursday, 28 May 2015 at the Bernardo Heights Country Club. There will be an excellent lunch followed by a stimulating talk on the UN Charter on National Sovereignty and the Right to Self-Determination as in the Universal Declaration on Human Rights (UDHR) by Dr. Everard Meade, the Director of the Trans-Border Institute (TBI) at the University of San Diego.

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Academic World Quest

A National Quiz Competition for High School Students Curious about the world? Love to travel? Want a career in foreign affairs, diplomacy, international trade, or humanitarian work? Test your knowledge with Academic WorldQuest! 

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International Business Briefings

The San Diego World Affairs Council offers business briefings and luncheons to promote international commerce in the Greater San Diego region.

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A Conversation with Debbie Martinez and Dr. Dee Aker about WorldLink in the Past and Present by Erica Yun and Maylee Sands:  A sixteenth century Spanish style building at the University of San Diego, which overlooks the beautiful vista of

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Rescue Operations Continue Following Devastating Nepal Earthquake

Nepal: An Acute and Chronic Disaster

May 14, 2015 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm: Member Dr. Don Gragg will discuss “Nepal: An Acute and Chronic Disaster.”

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The Voyages of Discovery by the Chinese Treasure Ships from 1421-1423

May 21, 2015 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm: Mr. Henry George will describe “The Voyages of Discovery by the Chinese Treasure Ships from 1421-1423″ commissioned by the Ming-Dynasty Emperor Zhu Di.

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SDWAC North County Chapter Annual Luncheon

May 28, 2015 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm: The San Diego County World Affairs Council–North County Chapter (SDWAC-NCC) will hold its Annual Luncheon and Meeting on Thursday, 28 May 2015  at the Bernardo Heights Country Club (BHCC).

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