SDWAC: Mission Statement
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.
Some Perspectives on International Trade & Strategic Naval Security
Professor Cornelis Los from the Alliant University will provide “Some Perspectives on International Trade & Strategic Naval Security”, while discussing the U.S. Navy’s role in the protection of international merchant shipping between the Middle East and East Asia, and the need for adjustments in strategy with the emerging power of China in the Pacific.
32nd Annual Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Lecture and Awards Ceremony
San Diego Indian American Society will celebrate and recognize 13 outstanding high school graduates with Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Scholarships (roughly 600 since 1984) and 8 AVID Scholars in 2015 (over 60 since 2005).
Peter K. Nuñez on Border Security, Immigration, Drugs and Terrorism
The San Diego World Affairs Council is delighted to co-sponsor this luncheon event hosted by the San Diego Military Order of the World Wars. The presentation will be given by Peter K. Nuñez on the topic of border security involving immigration, drugs and terrorism.
Iran Nuclear Accord Panel Discussion
On July 14th, Iran and 6 world powers signed a comprehensive agreement on the limitation and oversight of Iran’s nuclear program. The accord has triggered a barrage of comment and hand-wringing. Opponents of the deal have lambasted it for its loopholes and weaknesses, while it’s supporters have defended a victory of careful diplomacy over bellicose grandstanding. On August 4, 2015, the San Diego World Affairs Council will host a Flashpoints panel discussion to review the accord.
SDWAC Recognition for IPS Sharma Celebrated in Indian Press
Dainik Bhaskar, the third largest paper circulated in India, publishes news about congressional recognition by Rep. Scott Peters and proclamation of Manish S. Sharma Day by Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer.

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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. Event in planning: “EU in San Diego, 2015“ This event in October 2015 is about the US relationship with


Travel the World

The San Diego World Affairs Council, through the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia offers extraordinary and educational Travel the World trips to fascinating destinations. With established current connections around the world, every continent is covered. Leaders of tours are often

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