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PressPass - April 2014

Los Angeles

WHEN: Thursday, April 17, 2014, 12:00 – 2:00 pm
WHAT: “A Conversation with U.S. Ambassador to Germany John B. Emerson.” The Ambassador will discuss U.S-Germany relations, the EU, and other topics.
WHERE: Pacific Council on International Policy, 725 S. Figueroa St., Suite 450, Los Angeles, CA 90017
CONTACT: Melissa Lockhart Fortner, 213- 221-2016, mlockhart@pacificcouncil.org

SOURCE: Pacific Council - http://www.pacificcouncil.org/upcomingprograms
 

WHEN: Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 12:30 pm
WHAT: “Improving Education for Disadvantaged Children in the US and Internationally.”
WHO: Wendy Kopp, the founder of Teach For America and the CEO and Co-founder of ‘Teach For All.’
WHERE: Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, 8555 Beverly Blvd.
CONTACT: Terry McCarthy, 424-258-6160, tmccarthy@lawac.org 
SOURCE: Los Angeles World Affairs Council (LAWAC) http://www.lawac.org/Default.aspx?tabid=103&eventid=30198

WHEN: Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 4:45 – 7:00 pm
WHAT: “Eric Garcetti, the 42nd Mayor of Los Angeles: From Valley Boy to First Jewish Mayor of Los Angeles.”
WHERE: University of Southern California (USC), University Park Campus, Davidson Continuing Education Center, Embassy Room
CONTACT: Lisa Ansell, 213-740-1744, lansell@usc.edu
SOURCE: USC - https://www.usc.edu/calendar/event/907813

WHEN: Friday, April 25, 2014, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
WHAT: “Religion, Democracy and the Arab Awakening.” This conference hosted by the Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism will be a groundbreaking exchange and collaboration between scholars and journalists. It will conclude with a keynote address by Professor Tariq Ramadan.
WHERE: USC - Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism. Panels: Rooms 204 and 207; Keynote address: Annenberg Auditorium.
CONTACT: Gretchen Parker, 213-740-6302, gretchen.parker@usc.edu
SOURCE: USC - http://annenberg.usc.edu/Events/2014/140425ReligionDemocracyArabAwakening.aspx

San Francisco:

WHEN: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 4:30 pm
WHAT: “The U.S. Rebalance to the Indo-Pacific: Understanding the Australia Pivot Point” 
WHO: Jeffrey Bleich, Former Ambassador to Australia 
WHERE: Philippines Conference Room, Encina Hall, 616 Serra St., 3rd floor, Stanford University
CONTACT: Debbie Warren, 650-725-2429, dawarren@stanford.edu 
SOURCE: Stanford – http://aparc.stanford.edu/events/the_us_rebalance_to_the_indopa...3/25/2014

WHEN: Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 12:00 pm 
WHAT: “What Explains Indonesia’s Defense Transformation? Beyond Democratic and the “China Threat” 
WHO: Evan A. Laksmana, Fulbright Presidential Scholar, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University
WHERE: Daniel & Nancy Okimoto Conf. Room, Encina Hall, 3rd floor, East Wing, 616 Serra St., Stanford University
CONTACT: Lisa Lee, 650-723-2429, llee888@stanford.edu 
SOURCE: Stanford – http://aparc.stanford.edu/events/what_explains_indonesias_defen...3/25/2014

WHEN: Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 4:30 pm 
WHAT: “Imagining Xi Jinxing’s China in 2023: Is a New Type of Great Power Relationship Possible between the U.S. and China” 
WHO: Kevin Rudd, 26th Prime Minister of Australia
WHERE: Bechtel Conf. Center, Encina Hall, 616 Serra St., Stanford University
CONTACT: Debbie Warren, 650-725-2429, dawarren@stanford.edu 
SOURCE: Stanford -- http://aparc.stanford.edu/events/imagining_xi_jinpings_china_...3/25/2014

WHEN: Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 7:30 – 9:00 pm
WHAT: “Balancing Journalism in Developing Regions.” A panel of international journalists hosted by the World Affairs Council
WHO: Tayyeb Afridi, Radio Development Manager, Internews; Aela Callan, Freelance News Correspondent; and Amie Ferris-Rotman, Senior Correspondent, Kabul, Afghanistan, Thomson Reuters.
WHERE: Los Altos Youth Center, 1 South San Antonio Road, Los Altos, CA
CONTACT: Michele Dilworth, 415-293-4600, mdilworth@worldaffairs.org 
SOURCE: World Affairs Council - http://www.worldaffairs.org/events/event/1275

WHEN: Friday, April 18, 2014, 12:00 pm 
WHAT: “Uncomfortable Relationship: Will China Abandon North Korea?” 
WHO: Sunny Seong-Hyon Lee, 2013-2014 Pantech Fellow in Korean Studies Program
WHERE: Philippines Conference Room, Encina Hall, 616 Serra St., 3rd floor, Stanford University
CONTACT: Debbie Warren, 650-725-2429, dawarren@stanford.edu 
SOURCE: Stanford - http://aparc.stanford.edu/events/uncomfortable_relationship_will...3/25/2014

WHEN: Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 5:00 – 7:30 pm
WHAT: “Off the Grid: Asian Inspiration & Entrepreneurship.” 
WHO: Matt Cohen, the owner and founder of Off the Grid, is credited with reviving and keeping street food alive in San Francisco.
WHERE: Univ of San Francisco’s Center for the Pacific Rim (USFCA), Fromm Hall 115 - Berman Room
CONTACT: Krysten Cogswell Elbers, 415-422-6357, elbers@usfca.edu 
SOURCE: USFCA - http://www.usfca.edu/pacificrim


WHEN: Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
WHAT: “Russia, the West and the Crisis in Ukraine.” 
WHO: Edward W. Walker, Executive Director, Program in Eurasian and East European Studies & Associate Adjunct Professor, Department of Political Science, University of California, Berkeley
WHERE: 3491 Mt. Diablo Boulevard (corner of First Street), Lafayette, CA
CONTACT: Michele Dilworth, 415-293-4600, mdilworth@worldaffairs.org 
SOURCE: World Affairs Council - http://www.worldaffairs.org/events/event/1264


WHEN: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 6:30 – 9:00 pm
WHAT: “Religion on the Battlefield.” 
WHO: Ron E. Hassner, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of California, Berkeley.
WHERE: Dominican University, Caleruega Dining Hall, Magnolia at Palm Avenue, San Rafael, CA
CONTACT: Michele Dilworth, 415-293-4600, mdilworth@worldaffairs.org 
SOURCE: World Affairs Council - http://www.worldaffairs.org/events/event/1255