Keith David Watenpaugh, Associate Professor of Modern Islam, Human Rights and Peace Studies, UC Davis
Hear Watenpaugh, a noted Middle East historian and educator, discuss his latest book, Bread from Stones: The Middle East and the Making of Modern Humanitarianism. Watenpaugh will elaborate on the development of helping victims following the mass violence, genocide, displacement of millions, the collapse of the Ottoman Empire and the advent of late colonialism in the Middle East.
All interested Club members are welcome to attend our bimonthly, one-hour planning meetings of the International Relations Member-Led Forum. We focus on Europe, Latin America, Africa and worldwide topics. Join us to discuss current international issues and plan programs for early 2016.
Salma Arastu, Artist Reverend Will McGarvey, Executive Director, Contra Costa County Interfaith Council - Moderator
Salma Arastu will give a visual presentation of her latest works, which are an artistic endeavor to help people understand the threads of commonalities across cultural, national and religious lines. Her beautiful paintings reflect the interconnectedness of belief in our collective cultural memories.
Make your voice heard in an enriching, provocative and fun discussion with Club members as you weigh in on events shaping the face of the Middle East, North Africa and Afghanistan. Each month, the Middle East Member-Led Forum hosts an informal roundtable discussion on a topic frequently suggested by recent headlines. After a brief introduction, the floor will be open for discussion. All interested members are encouraged to attend. There will also be a brief planning session.
Mark Clifford, Executive Director, Asia Business Council; Author, The Greening of Asia Stella Li, Senior Vice President, BYD Company Ltd. Orville Schell, Director, Center on U.S.-China Relations, Asia Society New York; Former Dean, Graduate School of Journalism, UC Berkeley Read more »
Lisa Hoffman, Peace Corps Volunteer, Guinea, 2013-2014 Veronica Canilao, Peace Corps Volunteer, Guinea, 2013-2014 Hilary Braseth, Peace Corps Volunteer, Guinea, 2011-2014 Frank Price, Peace Corps Volunteer, Cote d’Ivoire, 1969-1972; Secretary, Northern California Peace Corps Association – Moderator Read more »