July 22, 2020
Remembering John Lewis; The Race to Immunity; Unifying the Union; Technology Tests Trust; Moves and Countermoves; Human Rights at Risk; and Economic Upheaval Around the World
Quote of the Week
" A democracy cannot thrive where power remains unchecked and justice is reserved for a select few. Ignoring these cries and failing to respond to this movement is simply not an option — for peace cannot exist where justice is not served."

-- The late John Lewis (1940-2020) in a June 25 statement on the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, passed by the U.S. House of Representatives. The civil rights leader and Georgia Democrat died Friday after battling pancreatic cancer.
Remembering John Lewis

" The World John Lewis Helped Create" Adam Harris -- The Atlantic, July 18, 2020

" How Do We Honor John Lewis' Legacy in a Police State?" Kyle Whitemire -- AL.com, July 22, 2020

" 10 John Lewis Quotes That Will Inspire You to Get Into 'Good Trouble'" Joe McCarthy -- Global Citizen, July 20, 2020

" How the Black Lives Matter Generation Remembers John Lewis" Aaron Morrison -- PBS, July 19, 2020
The Race to Immunity

How Long Does COVID-19 Immunity Last?” Derek Thompson -- The Atlantic, July 20, 2020

The People With Hidden Immunity Against COVID-19" Zaria Gorvett -- BBC, July 20, 2020

Russia Is Trying to Beat the West to a COVID-19 Vaccine” Ilya Arkhipov; Yuliya Fedorinova; Stephanie Baker -- Bloomberg, July 18, 2020

Geopolitics of Public Health: The One and Only WHO" Alex Berezow -- American Council on Science and Health, July 20, 2020
Unifying the Union

Coronavirus Has Weakened the West’s Nationalists” Ishaan Tharoor -- The Washington Post, July 17, 2020

The Future of Transatlanticism Is Up to Europe" Sigmar Gabriel -- Project Syndicate, July 17, 2020
Technology Tests Trust
Return of the Transatlantic Privacy War” Kenneth Propp -- Atlantic Council, July 20, 2020

We Need Tougher Action Against Disinformation and Propaganda" Emma Briant -- Brookings, July 15, 2020
The UK’s Huawei Decision: Why the West Is Losing the Tech Race" Yu Jie and Joyce Hakmeh -- Chatham House, July 17, 2020

China’s Tech Ambitions Threaten to Fundamentally Change How the Internet Functions" Shane Tews -- American Enterprise Institute, July 17, 2020
Moves and Countermoves
China Is Ready for a Space War” Shay Stautz -- The National Interest, July 21, 2020

There Is No Arctic Axis" Elizabeth Buchanan -- Foreign Policy, July 21, 2020

The Strange Defeat of the United States” Robert Zaretsky -- Foreign Affairs, July 20, 2020

Restoring Strategic Competence” Van Jackson -- Center for a New American Security, July 20, 2020

After the 2020 Polish Presidential Elections: The State of Central European Democracies” Adrian Basora and Nikolas Gvosdev -- Foreign Policy Research Institute, July 21, 2020
Human Rights at Risk
Egypt: Apparent COVID-19 Outbreaks in Prisons” Human Rights Watch, July 20, 2020

Stuck at Venezuela’s Border With COVID-19 All Around” Tamara Taraciuk and Kathleen Page -- Caracas Chronicles, July 15, 2020

Colombia’s Disappeared" Forrest Hylton -- London Review of Books, July 16, 2020
Economic Upheaval Around the World

The Economic Effects of Working from Home” Anshu Siripurapu -- Council on Foreign Relations, July 16, 2020

South African Banks Buckle Up for a Bumpy Ride” Mushtak Parker -- African Business Magazine, July 22, 2020

We Are Sleepwalking Toward Economic Catastrophe" Emily Stewart -- Vox, July 20, 2020

Past events

July 22, 2020 Where Does the Money Come From? Financing International Terrorism featuring Dr. Ian Oxnevad
July 13, 2020 The World: A Conversation with Dr. Richard Haass, President of the Council on Foreign Relations “Making Sense of a World in Crisis — Through the Eyes of a Foreign Policy Expert”
June 18, 2020 The Scientist and the Spy
March 20, 2020 *Postponed* Honoring M.C. Madhu Madhavan
January 15, 2020 "From Dictatorship to Democracy? Myanmar's Uneasy Transition" A Conversation with Dr. Nuccio
December 19, 2019 An Overview of the Mexican Consulate in San Diego with Consul General Gutierrez
November 21, 2019 "Putin and Trump 2.0: The Perils of Presidential Diplomacy" Remarks from Ambassador John Beyrle
October 29, 2019 "Kashmir: Where Identity Rises Above Territory" Remarks by Professor Dipak Gupta
October 14, 2019 "From Soft Power to Hard Truths: Human Rights in U.S. Foreign Policy and Diplomacy" Remarks by Bennett Freeman
September 23, 2019 "America...and the Great Power Competition" Remarks by Vice Admiral Charles Martoglio
August 28, 2019 "Fusion Energy Research and the Creation of Miniature Stars for Electricity"
July 31, 2019 "Global Engagement and the Modern Public Research University" featuring Chancellor Khosla
June 22, 2019 REGISTER NOW! 2019 SDWAC Annual Membership Meeting
May 07, 2019 "Perspective on current U.S. Navy strategy, undersea capabilities and the Submarine Force in San Diego."
March 21, 2019 “U.S. Trade Policy toward China: heading toward trade war or deal?"
February 23, 2019 2019 Annual Dinner
January 24, 2019 “Global Climate Change: Evidence, Scientific Basis, and Selected Impacts”
December 11, 2018 “Health and Peace-building in Africa”
November 15, 2018 “Nicaragua: Revolution and Restoration”
October 15, 2018 “U.S. policy towards India and the Indo-Pacific”
September 26, 2018 “What Diplomats Do and Why It (Still) Matters”
August 30, 2018 Fighting for Cyber Supremacy in an Age of Extremism
July 26, 2018 U.S. trade policy and the economics of trade in today’s technology-driven global era.
June 26, 2018 "Why Mexico's Election, NAFTA and U.S.-Mexico Relations Are Important to You."
June 16, 2018 REGISTER NOW! Annual Membership Meeting
May 23, 2018 May 23, 2018 -- Ukraine: Russian Interference and How the U.S. Can Bolster Ukrainian Security
April 27, 2018 Annual Dinner and Presentation on "Middle East Meltdown: Causes and Consequences"
April 03, 2018 SOLD OUT! Immigration and Border Issues: The Future Is Not What It Used To Be
February 21, 2018 Mexico's Upcoming Elections and What They Mean for the U.S.
January 24, 2018 "China in the Wake of the Party Conference"
December 06, 2017 Is the Turkish Partnership Doomed?
November 28, 2017 Movie Screening: America's Diplomats
November 02, 2017 Russia: Preventing Peace on Its Periphery
October 19, 2017 NAFTA: A Make or Break Moment?
October 06, 2017 Three Elections and a Brexit: The Unraveling of Europe?
September 22, 2017 South Sudan: Crisis and Conflict in the World's Newest Country
August 28, 2017 U.S. Alliances in the Indo-Pacific: A Practitioner's Perspective
August 14, 2017 Life as a Military Officer in the Middle East
July 25, 2017 Tijuana Day Trip
July 12, 2017 Trade Routes and the Evolving Geopolitics of the Middle East
June 29, 2017 Fiber Optics: History, Security, Applications and More
June 22, 2017 Dealing With a Dangerous and Challenging World -- The Physics and Economics of Defense
June 17, 2017 Rising Tensions on the Korean Peninsula: How Does This End?
June 15, 2017 Guantanamo Bay -- Al Qaeda’s Nuremberg: An Inside Look at 9/11 Justice
June 08, 2017 Is the Syrian Regime Survival Guaranteed in Moscow? Origins and Prospects for Relations Between Syria and Russia
June 01, 2017 North County Chapter Annual Meeting
May 01, 2017 Economic Sanctions
April 29, 2017 The Philippines Under President Duterte: Nagging Questions and an Optimistic Outlook
March 18, 2017 Growing the Game: Baseball's Plans for Global Expansion
February 13, 2017 Annual Dinner


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