SOURCE: World Affairs Council of Orange County

World Affairs Council of Orange County

April 14, 2010 12:10 ET

Panel of Internationally Known Experts Will Speak on the Crime of Genocide, Its Definition, Causes, Tools of Implementation and Possible Prevention at World Affairs Council Dinner

NEWPORT BEACH, CA--(Marketwire - April 14, 2010) -  The event, hosted by the non-profit organization, the World Affairs Council of Orange County, is scheduled for Tuesday, April 20, 2010 at the Fairmont Newport Beach, 4500 MacArthur Blvd., Newport Beach Ca. 92660. The reception will begin at 6 p.m. followed by a dinner presentation at 7 p.m. and a Q&A after the speech. The public is invited to attend.

The World Affairs Council of Orange County is proud that for the first time in its history it has assembled a panel of internationally known experts on the Crime of Genocide, its definition, causes, tools of implementation and the ultimate "goals" sought in committing mass murder, as well as the aftermath of genocide -- the human cost in suffering and misery and the instability brought to the World. The "Plague of Evil" has regretfully marked humankind this past century, from the Armenian, Jewish, Cambodian and most recently Darfur genocides, what has been learned as to the genesis of the unspeakable horrors visited upon innocent victims of the policy of genocide.

Our panelists include: Professor Michael J. Bazyler, Professor of Law and "1939" Club Law Scholar in Holocaust and Human Rights Studies at Chapman University; Andrew Goldberg, Emmy award winning director and producer of the PBS special The Armenian Genocide; Professor Richard G. Hovannisian, Professor of Armenian and Near Eastern History and Armenian Educational Foundation Chair in Modern Armenian History at the University of California, Los Angeles and Lane Montgomery, author of the book, "Never Again, Again, Again... Genocide: Armenia, the Holocaust, Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Darfur."

Cost: WACOC members $55; non-members $70; students $38. Self-parking is complimentary. For information and reservations, call (949)253-5751 or visit

World Affairs Council of Orange County is a member-driven non-profit organization that hosts forums on international issues and presentations by some of the world's foremost leaders. Past speakers have included: Muhammad Mian Soomro, Former Prime Minister of Pakistan; John Bruton, European Union Ambassador and Former Prime Minister of Ireland; John Bolton, Former Ambassador to the U.S.; Dr. Hans Blix, Chairman of the Weapons of Mass Destruction Commission; His Royal Highness Prince Andrew; Vicente Fox, Former President of Mexico, Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Richard B. Myers and many other well known people with expertise in various world affairs with respect to political, social and economic issues. The World Affairs Council of Orange County was founded in 1967 and today has more than 500 members.

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