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PressPass - October, 2014

Los Angeles Area:

WHEN: Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 12:00 pm
WHAT: The Loss of Trust and the Future of America
WHO: Matthew Dowd, Chief Strategist for the Bush-Cheney 2004 Presidential Campaign and for Arnold Schwarzenegger’s 2006 re-election campaign.
WHERE: VonKlein Smid Center 300A, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089
CONTACT: Prof. Robert Shrum, 213-740-6998, shrum@usc.edu
SOURCE: https://www.usc.edu/calendar/event/911540

 

WHEN: Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 5:30 pm
WHAT: What’s next for Israel, the Palestinians and the Region?
WHO: Uriel Abulof, Hussein Ibish, Asher Susser and Moderator, Steven L. Spiegel
WHERE: Law Building-Room 1347, University of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095
CONTACT: Interregional Programs, 310-825-9646, Israel@international.ucla.edu
SOURCE: http://happenings.ucla.edu/all/event/140656#additional-info
 

WHEN: Monday, October 14, 2014, 7:30 pm
WHAT: Mike White: The Future of Media and International Business
WHO: Michael White, the President and CEO of DIRECTV
WHERE: Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, 8555 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90048
CONTACT: Michele Dilworth, 415-293-4600, mdilworth@worldaffairs.org
SOURCE: http://www.lawac.org/Default.aspx?tabid=103&eventid=30233
 

WHEN: Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 09:30 am
WHAT: The Los Angeles Diaspora Forum - “Los Angeles as a Global City”
WHO: The Los Angeles Diaspora Forum (LADF) is part of the IdEA Initiative of the U.S. Department of State and USAID, and is intended to engage local diaspora communities, the private sector, and government officials in social and economic development. A list of speakers at this all-day event is at the link below.
WHERE: University Park Campus, Wallis Annenberg Hall Auditorium, L105A, 3502 Watt Way, Los Angeles, CA 90089
CONTACT: Professor Raul Hinojosa-Ojeda, 310-825-8956, raulahinojosa@gmail.com, hinojosa@ucla.edu
SOURCE: http://www.international.ucla.edu/lai/calendar/10745
 

WHEN: Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 12:00 pm
WHAT: Why We Need to Harden our Soft Power
WHO: Richard Stengel, Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, U.S. Department of State
WHERE: University Park Campus, Wallis Annenberg Hall Auditorium, L105A, 3502 Watt Way, Los Angeles, CA 90089
CONTACT: 213-821-2078, cpdevent@usc.edu
SOURCE: http://uscpublicdiplomacy.org/event/why-we-need-harden-our-soft-power
 

WHEN: Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 12:00 pm
WHAT: Don’t Wait for the Next War: A Strategy for American Growth and Global Leadership
WHO: Wesley K. Clark, Retired four-star Army General and Former Supreme Allied Commander of NATO
WHERE: UCLA School of Law, Room 1420, Los Angeles, CA 90095
CONTACT: Peggy McInerney, 310-794-7726, P_mcinerny@international.ucla.edu
SOURCE: http://web.international.ucla.edu/burkle/event/10804
 

WHEN: Wednesday, October 17, 2014, 12:00 pm
WHAT: Pakistan: Implications for U.S. Security Interests in South Asia and Beyond
WHO: C. Christine Fair, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Security Studies Program, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service
WHERE: City National Plaza - North Tower, 515 South Flower Street, 16th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90071
CONTACT: Deborah Weinberg, 213-312-9307, dweinberg@townhall-la.org
SOURCE: http://www.townhall-la.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=1036


San Francisco Bay Area:

WHEN: Monday, October 13, 2014, 11:30 am
WHAT: Biosecurity and the Concerned Molecular Biologist: What the Government Doesn't Know Could Hurt Us
WHO: Tim Stearns, the Frank Lee and Carol Hall Professor of Biology at Stanford University and Professor of Genetics at Stanford Medical School.
WHERE: CISAC Central Conference Room, Encina Hall, 2nd Floor, 616 Serra St, Stanford, CA 94305
CONTACT: Catherine McMillan, 650-736-0414, camcmill@stanford.edu
SOURCE: http://cisac.fsi.stanford.edu/events/biosecurity-and-concerned-molecular-biologist-what-government-doesnt-know-could-hurt-us
 

WHEN: Monday, October 13, 2014, 6:30 pm
WHAT: Water Politics, How Long Will the California Drought Last?
WHO: John Coleman, President, Association of California Water Agencies; Board Member, East Bay Municipal Utility District; Anthony Rendon, California Assemblyman (D-Lakewood); Chair, State Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee; Lauren Sommer, Science and Environment Reporter, KQED Public Radio; Danny Merkley, Director of Water Resources, California Farm Bureau Federation
WHERE: Lafayette Library, 3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette
CONTACT: Riki Rafner, 415-5976712, rrafner@commonwealthclub.org
SOURCE: http://www.commonwealthclub.org/events/2014-10-13/water-politics
 

WHEN: Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 12:00pm
WHAT: The US-Pakistan Relationship: What Does the Future Hold?
WHO: Richard Olson, US Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Embassy of the United States of America and Moderator, Anja Lucia Manuel, Partner, Rice Hadley Gates LLC
WHERE: World Affairs Council Auditorium, 312 Sutter Street, Suite 200, San Francisco, CA 94108
CONTACT: Michele Dilworth, 415-293-4600, mdilworth@worldaffairs.org
SOURCE: http://www.worldaffairs.org/events/event/1358#.VDbz_E0U82w
 

WHEN: Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 12:00pm
WHAT: Thailand’s Long Endgame: Crises, Coups, Prospects
WHO: Thitinan Pongsudhirak, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok
WHERE: Philippines Conference Room, Encina Hall Central, 3rd Floor, Stanford, CA 94305
CONTACT: Lisa Lee, 650-723-2429 or email: Lisa Lee, llee888@stanford.edu
SOURCE: http://aparc.fsi.stanford.edu/events/thailand%E2%80%99s-long-endgame-crises-coups-prospects
 

WHEN: Thursday, October 16, 2014, 12:00 pm
WHAT: Rethinking U.S. Strategic Approaches in Central America
WHO: Francisco (Paco) Palmieri, Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Caribbean and Central America, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, U.S. Department of State
WHERE: Bolivar House, 528 Alvarado Row, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305
CONTACT: 650-725-0383, adoriala@stanford.edu
SOURCE: http://events.stanford.edu/events/461/46137/
 

WHEN: Thursday, October 16, 2014, 3:30 pm
WHAT: The Digital Dictator’s Dilemma: Internet Regulation and Political Control in Non-Democratic States
WHO: Jaclyn A. Kerr, Doctoral Candidate in Government at Georgetown University
WHERE: CISAC Central Conference Room, Encina Hall, 2nd Floor, 616 Serra St., Stanford, CA 94305
CONTACT: Catherine McMillan, 650-723-4581, camcmill@stanford.edu
SOURCE: http://cisac.fsi.stanford.edu/events/digital-dictator%E2%80%99s-dilemma-internet-regulation-and-political-control-non-democratic-states-0

WHEN: Thursday, October 16, 2014, 4:00 pm
WHAT: China Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections
WHO: Jimmy Earl Carter, 39th President of the United States; Ira Kasoff, Senior Counselor, APCO Worldwide; former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Asia, US Department of Commerce; and Stephen A. Orlins, President, National Committee on US-China Relations
WHERE: World Affairs Council Auditorium, 312 Sutter Street, Suite 200, San Francisco, CA 94108
CONTACT: Michele Dilworth, 415-293-4600, mdilworth@worldaffairs.org
SOURCE: http://www.worldaffairs.org/events/event/1361#.VDb4Pk0U82w [Livestreamed event on this website]
 

WHEN: Thursday, October 16, 2014, 5:45 pm
WHAT: Worthy Fights: A Memoir of Leadership in War and Peace
WHO: Leon Panetta, former Director, CIA and former U.S. Secretary of Defense
WHERE: Cyril Magnin Ballroom, Parc 55 Hotel, 55 Cyril Magnin Street, San Francisco, CA
CONTACT: Riki Rafner, 415-597-6712, rrafner@comonwealthclub.org
SOURCE: The Commonwealth Club of California
http://www.commonwealthclub.org/events/2014-10-16/leon-panetta

WHEN: Friday, October 17, 2014, 12:00 pm
WHAT: Middle East Hotspots: Geopolitics and Stability

WHO: Banafsheh Keynoush, Ph.D., Middle East Scholar, Lecturer; Media Consultant; and Jonathan Curiel, Journalist – Moderator
WHERE: The Commonwealth Club of California, 595 Market Street, 2nd floor, San Francisco, CA 94105
CONTACT: Riki Rafner, 415-597-6712, rrafner@comonwealthclub.org
SOURCE: http://www.commonwealthclub.org/events/2014-10-17/middle-east-hotspots-geopolitics-and-stability