Lebanon has been plagued by war, political instability and refugee crises since its inception as a country in 1920. Simonian, an Assyrian Christian who was raised in Lebanon, will discuss the complicated ethnic and religious history of Lebanon and the sectarian conflict, which was the topic of his 2011 master’s thesis.
Zhang Weiwei, Professor and Director, Centre for China Development Model Research, Fudan University; Director, SASS Institute of China Studies; Interpreter for Chairman Deng Xiaoping Gary Roughead, Admiral USN (Ret.), Annenberg Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Hoover Institution; Former Commander, U.S. Pacific and Atlantic Fleets Read more »
Scott Shane, National Security Reporter, The New York Times; Author, Objective Troy: A Terrorist, a President, and the Rise of the Drone; Twitter @ScottShaneNYT Philip W. Yun, Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer, Ploughshares Fund—Moderator Read more »
Keith David Watenpaugh, Associate Professor and Director of Human Rights Studies, University of California Davis Priya Satia, Associate Professor of Modern British History, Stanford University; Author, Spies in Arabia - Moderator Read more »
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.