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September 2017

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09/05/2017 Inside the Iran Agreement: The Art of the Deal

World Affairs
312 Sutter St., Suite 200
San Francisco, CA 94108
415-293-4600

President Trump once pledged to tear up the Iran nuclear agreement. Now, the world watches to see the fate of an agreement considered by some to be a pivotal victory in American foreign policy, and by others as a mistake.

Trita Parsi, the preeminent Middle East foreign policy expert who advised the Obama White House throughout the Iran talks, takes us behind the scenes to examine the negotiations. Will the Iran deal survive the Trump Presidency? Parsi provides a nuanced and thoughtful view of the agreement designed to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons.

SPEAKER:

Trita Parsi
President, National Iranian American Council

World Affairs Members Free
Non-member $20.00
Student $7.00

Details at: http://www.worldaffairs.org/events/event/1747?utm_source=politicaleventscalendar&utm_medium=eventlisting&utm_campaign=InsidetheIranAgreement
09/06/2017 Diplomat Luncheon: Consul General of the People's Republic of China

World Affairs Auditorium
312 Sutter Street, Suite 200
San Francisco, CA 94108
415-293-4600

His Excellency Luo Linquan has been serving as the Consul General of the People's Republic of China in San Francisco since December 2014. Prior to this role, he served as China's ambassador to Ireland and Greece. Please join us for this special event to hear China's top diplomat in Northern California discuss China's economic growth, its important role in the international community and growing links with California in the fields of trade, high-tech, education and people-to-people exchanges.

Doors Open: 11:45 AM
Lunch: 11:45 AM to 12:15 PM
Program: 12:15 PM to 1:15 PM

SPEAKER:

Luo Linquan
Consul General, Consulate General of the People's Republic of China

World Affairs Members: $25.00
Non-members: $40.00

Details at: http://www.worldaffairs.org/events/event/1750?utm_source=politicaleventscalendar&utm_medium=eventlisting&utm_campaign=DiplomatLuncheonCGChina
09/07/2017 CONNECT | Network After Work

World Affairs Auditorium
312 Sutter Street, Suite 200
San Francisco, CA 94108
415-293-4600

How can technology tackle the refugee crisis? What are the primary challenges the US faces in its relationship with China? What global issues are you most concerned about? Now more than ever, these discussions are crucial for a better tomorrow. Join World Affairs CONNECT and other globally-minded young professionals groups for a unique convening of doers dedicated to addressing these questions and more. Enjoy light refreshments and learn more about how to get involved with these groups!

World Affairs Members Free
Non-member $10.00
Student $7.00

Details at: http://www.worldaffairs.org/events/event/1751?utm_source=politicaleventscalendar&utm_medium=eventlisting&utm_campaign=NetworkAfterWork
09/10/2017 The Sister District Project is organizing progressives in safe blue areas like the Bay Area to support Democrats in other areas so we can take back Congress and stop the Trump agenda.

But we arent waiting for next year. This year, we are targeting state races where Democrats can regain control, and all eyes are on Virginia.
Why Virginia?
--Virginia is the only Republican
controlled state with elections
this year.
--We only need to flip 17 of 100
seats to win Virginia. This is
possible now.
--Virginia Republicans have
extensively gerrymandered
districts so Republicans are in
safe seats for Congress. By
putting Virginias state
legislature in Democratic
hands, we can undo widespread
voter disenfranchisement.

This is where you come in! Sister District member Pete Perry, long time veteran of the wine industry, has organized a tasting of some of California's most respected pinot noir producers, with all proceeds dedicated to Democrats in Virginia. We will be sampling highly rated wines from distinctive appellations known for great pinot noir: Dutton Goldfield in Marin, Peay on the Sonoma Coast, Williams Selyem from the Russian River, and Coho in Carneros. These are rare wines from some of Californias best pinot producers that are not often available for tasting. In addition, Spottswoode Winery will provide their acclaimed sauvignon blanc as guests arrive. Wine will also be available for purchase.
Details:
Sunday, September 10th
5:00-7:00
Piedmont (address will be provided upon confirmation)
$85 per person donation to Virginia Democrats running for House of Delegates in November
2017 (not tax deductible). Higher level donations highly encouraged! To attend or get more information, please email sclayton.community@gmail.com and we will provide
donation instructions. We have a maximum of 25 seats, so don't delay!

09/14/2017 The Cyberthreat

World Affairs
312 Sutter St., Suite 200
San Francisco, CA 94108
415-293-4600

Why have we been unable to defend against recent cyber attacks, such as those from North Korea and Russia? What is being done to prevent and protect us from potential future threats? The "WannaCry" attack and most recent "Petya" attack have caused damage on a global scale, and have even taken lives. Further, it appears such attacks have made use of stolen NSA cyber weapons previously distributed on the dark web and available for sale.

Nicole Perlroth, cyber security reporter for The New York Times, will discuss these attacks and what to expect for the future of cyber warfare.

World Affairs Members Free
Non-member $20.00
Student $7.00

Details at: http://www.worldaffairs.org/events/event/1749?utm_source=PoliticalEventsCalendar&utm_medium=eventlisting&utm_campaign=TheCyberthreat
09/18/2017 The Future of Post-ISIS Iraq

World Affairs Auditorium
312 Sutter Street, Suite 200
San Francisco, CA 94108
415-293-4600

While the shadow of violent extremism still looms large over the Middle East, many in and outside of Iraq have begun to contemplate the divided nation's future. While the military campaign against the Islamic State is winding down after the liberation of Mosul, the Iraqi government and its partners now face the daunting task of stabilizing the country, rebuilding its cities and rooting out additional ISIS elements while nurturing a delicate sectarian balance.

Dr. Peter Bartu, expert and former adviser in Middle East political transitions, discusses the future of post-ISIS Iraq. How can the Iraqi government begin to move beyond the most recent phase of violence? How will security forces contend with a legacy that blurred the lines between insurgency and ideology? How can sectarian tensions be managed? And what lessons can Iraq's recovery provide for a region roiled by unrest?

SPEAKER:

Peter Bartu
Lecturer, International and Area Studies, University of California, Berkeley

World Affairs Members Free
Non-member $20.00
Student $7.00

Details at: http://www.worldaffairs.org/events/event/1754?utm_source=politicaleventscalendar&utm_medium=eventlisting&utm_campaign=TheFutureofPostISISIraq
09/23/2017 WISeR Presents: Inspiring Stories of Forgiveness, Resilience and Courage Film & Speakers Event

Marine's Memorial Theater, San Francisco

Saturday, September 23, 6 p.m.

TICKETS $29 - $40, Student, Senior, Military, Disabled Multi-Ticket purchase Discounts Available

2017wiserconference.eventzilla.net

The focus on resilience for this event is extremely empowering, positive, hopeful. It articulates a goal... hope... a positive outcome and acknowledges strength, rather than weakness... wholeness rather than brokenness.

September 23 Celebratory Speaker Event features Inspiring stories of Forgiveness, Resilience and Courage
Dr. Edith Eva Eger, eminent psychologist, prolific author and Auschwitz survivor 'Dr. Edie' will speak about her experiences as a survivor of Auschwitz, as a wife, a mother, educator, human dignity advocate, inspiring speaker, author and internationally renowned psychologist. She will also discuss her highly anticipated memoir, The Choice: Embrace the Possible.

The Choice weaves Dr. Egers personal story with case studies from her work as a psychologist. Her patients and their stories illustrate different phases of healing and show how people can choose to escape the prisons they construct in their minds and find freedom, regardless of circumstance.

"Important, gripping, not just another Holocaust book but a universal message of hope" - from the foreword by Phil Zimbardo, Ph.D.

A powerful, moving memoirand a practical guide to healingwritten by Dr. Edith Eva Eger, an eminent psychologist whose own experiences help her treat patients and allow them to escape the prisons of their own minds.

website url: http://2017wiserconference.eventzilla.net/web/event?eventid=2138906448&err=e803

For more info email us at: gislava@gmail.com
09/27/2017 Ellen Pao: Resetting Silicon Valley

INFORUM at the Commonwealth Club is hosting Ellen Pao and Laura Weidman Powers. Ellen Pao sent shock-waves throughout Silicon Valley when she sued her former employer for workplace discrimination against women and other minority groups. Pao will share her experiences as a long-time entrepreneur, lawyer, angel investor, and activist advocating for diversity and inclusion in tech in her new book Reset: My Fight for Inclusion and Lasting Change.Laura Weidman Powers is the Co-Founder and CEO of Code2040, a nonprofit organization that builds pathways to educational, professional, and entrepreneurial success in technology for people of color, specifically Black and Latinxs.

Get tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ellen-pao-resetting-silicon-valley-tickets-36015022903?aff=calendars

WHEN: Wednesday, September 27, 2017; 5:30 PM Check-in, 6:30 PM Program

WHERE: Marines' Memorial Theatre, 609 Sutter St, San Francisco

WHO:
- Ellen Pao, Partner, Kapor Capital Investment; Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, the Kapor Center for Social Impact; Co-Founder, Project Include; Author, Reset: My Fight for Inclusion and Lasting Change

-Laura Weidman Powers, Co-Founder and CEO, Code2040

For more information, contact aaissi@commonwealthclub.org or call (415)597-6719.

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