Upcoming events

    • May 23, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • National University Sanford Auditorium, 11355 North Torrey Pines Rd., La Jolla, CA

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    U.S. Ambassador (retired) Steven Pifer on "Ukraine:  Russian Interference and How the U.S. Can Bolster Ukrainian Security"

    Wednesday, May 23, 2018

    Since the collapse of the USSR, no post-Soviet state other than Russia has commanded more attention from American policymakers than Ukraine. Steven Pifer will discuss the history of U.S. - Ukraine relations, what worked and did not work in America’s approach, and how Washington might more effectively promote its goal of helping Ukraine become a stable, independent, democratic state.

    About our Speaker

    A retired U.S. Foreign Service Officer, Ambassador Pifer is one of this country's outstanding experts on Ukraine, Russia and the former Soviet states.

    Steven Pifer served as Ambassador to Ukraine (1998-2000) and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs with responsibilities for Russia and Ukraine (2001-2004). He was Special Assistant to the president and Senior Director for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia on the National Security Council (1996-1997). His 25-year-plus State Department career and subsequent activities have focused on relations with the former Soviet Union and Europe as well as arms control and security issues.

    He is currently Non-resident Senior Fellow with the Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Initiative and the Center on the United States and Europe, Brookings Institution.

    Wednesday, May 23, 2018

    6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Registration

    6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Presentation and Q&A


    National University, Sanford Center Auditorium

    11355 N. Torrey Pines Road
    La Jolla, CA 92037

    • June 26, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • TBD

     Career U.S. Ambassador Earl Anthony Wayne served as U.S. Ambassador to Mexico from 2011 through 2015, and is uniquely positioned to discuss the relevance of U.S.-Mexico relations to those of us living in San Diego.  Details coming soon along with registration, meanwhile please mark your calendars for this important event! 

Past events

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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San Diego, CA 92101



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