SOURCE: World Affairs Council of Orange County

World Affairs Council of Orange County

April 14, 2009 17:10 ET

UCI's Abraham Lowenthal Speaks at World Affairs Council of Orange County Event on California's International Interests

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - April 14, 2009) - The event, hosted by the non-profit organization, the World Affairs Council of Orange County, is scheduled for Thursday, April 30 at the Irvine Marriott Hotel at 18000 Von Karman Avenue, Irvine, Ca. 92612 at 5:00 pm reception, 5:30 program. There will be a book signing following his presentation on "Global California: Rising to the Cosmopolitan Challenge." The public is invited to attend.

"Global California" addresses how the citizens of a state with the dimensions and power of a nation are affected by international trends, and what they can do to identify and promote their own interests in a rapidly changing world. Abraham Lowenthal deals with issues -- from globalization, trade, and infrastructure to immigration, environmental pollution, climate change, and California's ties with neighboring Mexico and the Asian economies.

Abraham Lowenthal is a Robert F. Erburu Professor of Ethics, Globalization and Development at USC, and the former director of USC's Center for International Studies from 1992 to 1997. He is founder, president emeritus and senior fellow of the Pacific Council on International Policy, and a non-resident senior fellow of the Brookings Institution. Dr. Lowenthal received his MPA and PhD degrees from Harvard University.

Cost: WACOC members $35; non-members $45. 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: Robert Tuttle, U.S. Ambassador to the Court of St. James; John Bruton, European Union Ambassador and Former Prime Minister of Ireland; His Excellency Ronen Sen, India's Ambassador to the United States; H.R. McMaster, 71st Colonel, 3d Armored Cavalry Regiment; Dr. Hans Blix, Chairman of the Weapons of Mass Destruction Commission; His Royal Highness Prince Andrew 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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