SOURCE: World Affairs Council of Orange County

March 25, 2008 16:19 ET

Dr. Hans Blix to Speak and Sign His New Book, "Why Nuclear Disarmament Matters," at World Affairs Council Event

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - March 25, 2008) - The event, hosted by the non-profit organization, the World Affairs Council of Orange County, is scheduled for Thursday, April 3 at the Irvine Marriott Hotel at 18000 Von Karman, Irvine, Ca. 92612. The topic will be "Why Nuclear Disarmament Matters." The reception will begin at 6 p.m. followed by a dinner presentation at 7 p.m. and a Q&A after the speech. A book signing will follow the program. The public is invited to attend.

Dr. Hans Blix is the Chairman of Weapons of Mass Destruction Commission and Director General Emeritus, International Atomic Energy Agency. Prior to his current position, Dr. Blix was appointed Executive Chairman of the United Nations Monitoring, Verification, and Inspection Commission for Iraq. Dr. Blix has held several appointments in the Swedish government including Advisor on International Law, Under-Secretary of State, and Minister for Foreign Affairs. From the former UN head weapons inspector in Iraq, a plea for a renewed global disarmament movement in his new book "Why Nuclear Disarmament Matters."

Cost: WACOC members $50; non-members $65; students $37. 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: Ambassador Robert Tuttle, U.S. Ambassador to the Court of St. James; Imad Moustapha, Syria's Ambassador to the U.S.; Said Tayeb Jawad, Afghanistan's Ambassador to the U.S.; H.R. McMaster, 71st Colonel, 3d Armored Cavalry Regiment and John Hofmeister, President of Shell Oil. The organization also offers study field trips to foreign countries, cultural and educational institutions, and activities that support international education in local schools and universities. The World Affairs Council of Orange County was founded in 1967 and today has more than 500 members.

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