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NCC Online Presentation

  • November 19, 2020
  • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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Invitation for the November 19th NCC Online Presentation

The next program of the North County Chapter of the San Diego World Affairs Council will be held on-line on Thursday, November 19th and will be structured to be very similar to our traditional Thursday Morning Programs. Details of the agenda and instructions on how to join this virtual presentation are given below.
Agenda for the November 19th Meeting
The meeting "doors" will open at 9:30 a.m. and you can log in to join the meeting any time after that.  Instructions on how to do so are given below. Once you join the meeting, you can communicate with other attendees by text using the CHAT option in ZOOM.

At 10:00, the presentation will begin. After President Bill Davison says his usual few words, Moderator Tom Reeve will introduce Irving G Tragen, J.D. who will present a program entitled “Celebration of Two Lifetimes As One: Ele and Me and the Foreign Service”. A memoir of fellow North County Chapter member Irving Tragen, was published on March 15, 2020, but Covid-19 prevented an official launch in Washington, D.C. by its promoter, The Association of Diplomatic Studies and Training. North County Chapter members will celebrate and officially launch this wonderful Memoir honoring the role that Irving’s late wife Ele played, and covering some highlights of his 55 years working on inter-American relations with the US Department of State and the Organization of American States.


Irving G. Tragen, J.D., a distinguished diplomat and Latin American expert, was born in San Francisco. He earned his A.B. and Juris Doctor from the University of California Berkeley. His Foreign Service began in 1948 in Mexico and later led him to El Salvador, Chile, Venezuela, Bolivia, Panama, Guatemala and the Caribbean. He also worked as a labor attaché for the State Department, Director of U.S. policy for Argentina, Uruguay and Panama and Director for the Organization of American States. He was married to his beloved wife, the late Eleanor May Dodson Tragen, for 57 years.


At 11:00 Tom will begin the Q&A. The basic approach is for anyone who wants to ask a question to text Tom a Zoom CHAT message indicating that and summarizing the question. Tom will then call on the person to ask the question.


At 12:00 we will end the meeting.



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Topic: NCC Thursday Morning Program -  Celebration of Two Lifetimes As One: Ele and Me and the Foreign Service  
Time: Nov 19, 2020 10:00 AM until noon Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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