at THE REMINGTON CLUB II, 16916 HIERBA DRIVE, Rancho Bernardo
Located behind Vons Market.
(Please do not park in the Club’s parking area)
schedule: Coffee Social 9:30 a.m.;
10:00 a.m.; Question & Answer 11:10 a.m. until Noon.
November 1 – Our member Tibor Varga,
will address Migration and Refugee Issues Past and Present - A Central
European Perspective. There is complex motivation for migration and a
mixed track record of successful integration and prosperity of migrants in
their new homelands. Multiple factors are all at play and affect the outcome.
Looking at Central Europe and its ethnic, religious and cultural tapestry,
survival of the adaptable and paranoid will be explained. Tibor Varga received
a BS in Water Resources Engineering. He has experienced the aftermath of WW2,
the Hungarian uprising, the Yugoslav civil war, survival in a refugee camp and
life as an emigrant.
Our guest Ronald F. King will talk about EU Political Developments in
the Visegrad Countries (Czechia, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia). The lecture
will explore the rise of the xenophobic ultra-right in Europe, with a prognosis
that is not at all optimistic. At the most recent national day celebration in
Poland, tens of thousands of extreme nationalist and other far-right
demonstrators paraded through the streets. In Hungary, 78% have strongly
negative feelings toward immigrants from outside the EU. Ronald F. King is a
professor of Political Science at San Diego State University. He earned
graduate degrees from Oxford and the University of Chicago. He was recently senior specialist to Tyumen
State University in Siberia, and a ‘Profesor Onorific’ from Babes-Bolyai
University in Romania. Please contact
Tibor Varga for the Round Table Lunch, email@example.com.
Our guest Linda Keller, Vice Dean at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law, will
discuss The Quest for Justice at the International Criminal Court,
outlining its creation and its complex jurisdiction that limits situations it
can address. She will highlight a controversial case against a former child
soldier and the current U.S. administration’s attitude toward the court. Professor Keller graduated from the
University of Richmond and Yale School of Law. She taught international human
rights law before joining TJSL in 2003. She has published many articles on
international criminal law, human rights, women’s rights and torture and she
served at the ICC in the Pre-trial Chambers handling the Kenya cases in 2011.
November 29 – Our member Tom
Reeve (J.D.) will present, How
Universal Today is the Universal Declaration of Human Rights Adopted by the
United Nations in 1948? The UN's 70-year old Declaration expresses
many political as well as social ideals. But the present world's diverse views
on "human rights" are found in two more recent and competing
documents: the Declaration on the Human
Rights In Islam in the 'Cairo Declaration', and the Asia World
Conference on Human Rights in the 'Bangkok Declaration'. Tom will examine the differences among these
three declarations. Tom Reeve graduated from the US Naval Academy and New York
State University Law School. He was working with Thomas Buergenthal future
Judge of International Court of Justice. Served in Judge Advocate’s General
Corps in the US and overseas, and after his Navy career Tom practiced law at
Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps as a litigation attorney.
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Diego World Affairs Council and our North County Chapter can be seen on www.sdwac.org and www.northcountyworldaffairs.org.