Global Jihad’s Fourth Wave: How the Internet Has Changed Everything – Professor Glenn Robinson – Dinner Lecture July 27, 2022

Speaker

Professor Glenn Robinson (Retired)

Naval Postgraduate School

Topic

Global Jihad’s Fourth Wave: How the Internet Has Changed Everything

Overview

The internet and social media have dramatically changed how terrorist violence operates, empowering “lone wolves” and small cells like never before. While it was leaders within the Ku Klux Klan who first began thinking through the implications of inspiring violence through the internet in the 1990s, global jihadis have embraced such “personal jihad.” Virtually all jihadi attacks in the US in recent years—from San Bernardino to Orlando to Boston to New York City—have been this new form of terrorism.

In his latest book, Global Jihad: A Brief History (Stanford University Press, 2021), Glenn Robinson created a new paradigm by viewing the phenomenon of global jihad as a series of four distinct waves, each begun by a specific crisis and all with distinctive ideologies and agendas to point their way forward. Global Jihad was named a “Best Book of 2021” by both Foreign Affairs and Foreign Policy journals. Join your World Affairs Council for an early dinner followed by a program in which Dr. Robinson will discuss the fourth wave of global jihad: personal, or lone wolf, jihad, which is still with us today.

In December 2021, Glenn Robinson retired as a Professor of Defense Analysis at the Naval Postgraduate School after 30 years on the faculty. He remains affiliated with the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at UC Berkeley, from which he received his PhD in political science in 1992.

Please note the time for this event! We’re trying something new: this month’s program will be a dinner – not a luncheon.

Agenda

  • Wednesday, July 27, 2022
  • 5:30 pm: Registration and cash bar
  • 6:00 pm: Dinner
  • 6:50 – 8:00 pm: Program

Menu

  • Tossed Garden Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette
  • Panko-Crusted Chicken Breast with Peach and Apricot Salsa
  • French Beans
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Fresh Bread and Butter
  • Lemon Bars with Berries
  • Coffee
  • Vegetarian Option: Summer Zucchini Fritters with Grilled Peach and Apricot Salsa and Sour Cream

Cost

  • $36 for members
  • $42 for guests
Important: You Must Provide Proof of Full Covid-19 Vaccination in Order to Attend Luncheons

All those attending luncheons (or any other WACMB in-person events) must show proof of full Covid-19 vaccination, including a booster. To prove your vaccination status, you can present either your vaccination card or your State of California QR code. You only need to present such proof once. Your documentation will be noted, and that box will be automatically checked for future meetings.

For the time being, no auditors will be permitted to attend WACMB in-person meetings. This is to ensure that every person in the room has been vaccinated and boosted.

Thank you for your cooperation with our efforts to keep our members healthy!

Registration

Reservations are due by July 22.

Refunds are not available after the due date listed above.

To register and pay online with a credit card, debit card, or PayPal, click here.

To register by mail or phoneclick here to view or download the reservation form in PDF file format and follow the instructions.

Location

Hilton Garden Inn, Monterey
1000 Aguajito Road
Monterey, CA 93923

Property and Parking Map

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Academic World Quest

Calling all high-school teachers, parents, students…

Interested in providing a focus on International Affairs and having your students compete locally for prize money and a trip to Washington DC for a national competition?

The World Affairs Council of Monterey Bay will sponsor a countywide Academic World Quest (AWQ) competition during the 2022-23 academic year.

Each Monterey County high school is invited to send a team of four students to compete in the Monterey County AWQ competition on February 11, 2023.

Each school must have a teacher serving as coach to a team of four high school students. Each coach who brings a team of four to the local competition will receive a stipend of $325.

Students in the top three teams in Monterey County will receive the following awards:

  • First place team members will receive $300 each and an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, DC to participate in the national AWQ competition in the spring of 2023. Their coach will also receive the trip and an additional $675.
  • Second place team members will receive $200 each.
  • Third place team members will receive $100 each.

For a look at 2021-2022 academic year competition click here.

For more detailed information contact Linda Dilger at AWQ@wacmb.org

WACMB Recommends – Issue #32 – June 2022

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Welcome to Issue #32 of our brief newsletter with selected content from the many sources regarding world affairs. There are various formats in the below events; enjoy their messages which will contribute to understanding these issues. We wish you a happy and healthy month.

 

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 1) Wilson Center: “The Soviet Myth of World War II: Patriotic Memory and the Russian Question in the USSR.” Watch here.

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 2) Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft: “Al Qaeda: Evergreen Threat or Yesterday’s Fight?” June 21, 2022 12:00pm – 1:00pm ET Register here.

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 3) The Atlantic: “The Symbol of a New, Darker Hong Kong.”  Read here.

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 4) Brookings Institute: “A Fireside Conversation with US Ambassador to China R. Nicholas Burns.” June 16, 2022 9:00am – 10:00am ET   Register here.

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 5) Council on Foreign Relations: “World Economic Update: Inflation, Sanctions, and the Russia-Ukraine War.”  Watch here.

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WACMB members can view an archive of previous Recommendation emails in the Member Resources section of our website here.  Request the password by sending an email to info@wacmb.org.

 

WACMB members also have the opportunity to register to receive two weekly news summaries from The World Affairs Councils of America (WACA), our national parent Council in Washington D.C. These are Monday and Wednesday updates and listings of other USA Council events and global issues impacting the USA. To be added to their distribution please connect to this link https://www.worldaffairscouncils.org/Newsletters/

 

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Crowded Orbits: International Challenges in Space – Professor Clay Moltz – Luncheon Lecture, June 23, 2022

Speaker

Professor Clay Moltz

Department of National Security Affairs
Naval Postgraduate School

Topic

Crowded Orbits: International Challenges in Space

Overview

Space has remained peaceful since 1957, but safety in orbit will face new challenges. First, there is renewed great power competition among China, Russia, and the United States. Second, commercial actors like SpaceX are launching huge mega-constellations with thousands of satellites, making space traffic management much more difficult. Third, the volume of dangerous orbital space debris is growing and may become more uncontrollable. How will the international community manage these threats, and what is the possible role of the United States? Professor Clay Moltz will review these issues and consider possible solutions.

Clay Moltz is a professor in the Department of National Security Affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), where he also holds a joint appointment in the Space Systems Academic Group. From September 2020 to March 2022, he served as Dean of the Graduate School of International and Defense Studies at NPS. His books include The Politics of Space Security: Strategic Restraint and the Pursuit of National Interests (Stanford University Press, 2008, 2011, and 2019 editions) and Crowded Orbits: Conflict and Cooperation in Space (Columbia University Press, 2014). A prolific writer, Dr. Moltz has published op-eds in the Boston Globe, the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, and the San Francisco Chronicle.

Professor Moltz holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley, and an MA and BA (with Distinction) from Stanford University.

Important: You Must Provide Proof of Full Covid-19 Vaccination in Order to Attend Luncheons

All those attending luncheons (or any other WACMB in-person events) must show proof of full Covid-19 vaccination, including a booster.

To prove your vaccination status, you can present either your vaccination card or your State of California QR code.

You only need to present such proof once. Your documentation will be noted, and that box will be automatically checked for future meetings.

For the time being, no auditors will be permitted to attend any WACMB in-person meetings. This is to ensure that every person in the room has been vaccinated and boosted.

Thank you for your cooperation with our efforts to keep our members healthy!

Agenda

  • Thursday, June 23, 2022
  • 11:30 am: Registration
  • 12:00 am: Luncheon
  • 12:45 pm: Program

Luncheon Menu

  • Caesar Salad
  • Grilled Chicken Caponata Topped with Roasted Vegetables and Served on Creamy Polenta
  • Seasonal Vegetables
  • Fresh Bread and Butter
  • Carrot Cake
  • Coffee
  • Vegetarian Option: Grilled Portobello Mushrooms Served on Creamy Polenta and Topped with Roasted Vegetables

Luncheon Cost

  • $36 for members
  • $42 for guests

Registration

Reservations are due by June 19.

Refunds are not available after the due date listed above.

Registration for the luncheon is now closed.

Location

Hilton Garden Inn, Monterey
1000 Aguajito Road
Monterey, CA 93923

Property and Parking Map

Click here for larger view.

WACMB Recommends – Issue #31 – May 2022

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Welcome to Issue #31 of our brief newsletter with selected content from the many sources regarding world affairs. There are various formats in the below events; enjoy their messages which will contribute to understanding these issues. We wish you a happy and healthy month.

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 1) Wilson Center: “Statelessness in the Middle East.” May 25, 2022 10:00am – 11:30am ET Register here.

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 2) Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft: “The US-Australia Alliance and Australia’s Evolving Orientation in Asia.” May 25, 2022 6:00pm – 7:00pm ET Register here.

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 3) DW: “G7: Germany Pledges 1 billion in Grants for Ukraine.” Read here.

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 4) Brookings Institute: “Prospects and Challenges for Taiwan in the Years Ahead.” May 26, 2022 2:30pm – 3:15pm ET  Register here.

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 5) Commonwealth Club: “Francis Fukuyama: Liberalism and its Discontents.” Watch here.

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WACMB members can view an archive of previous Recommendation emails in the Member Resources section of our website here.  Request the password by sending an email to info@wacmb.org.

 

WACMB members also have the opportunity to register to receive two weekly news summaries from The World Affairs Councils of America (WACA), our national parent Council in Washington D.C. These are Monday and Wednesday updates and listings of other USA Council events and global issues impacting the USA. To be added to their distribution please connect to this link https://www.worldaffairscouncils.org/Newsletters/

 

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The Changing World of German Politics – Prof. Carolyn Halladay – Luncheon Lecture May 26, 2022

Speaker

Professor Carolyn Halladay

Department of National Security Affairs
Naval Postgraduate School

Topic

The Changing World of German Politics

Overview

When Angela Merkel announced in 2018 that she would not seek reelection as German chancellor in 2021, people spoke, with only a little hyperbole, about the end of an era. Observers of Germany certainly expected changes in Berlin, but which ones? The answer remains unclear, however portentous it may ultimately be. It took two months for a governing coalition to form, with the result a somewhat unlikely three-way “stop light” agreement among disparate parties. While the new government seeks to clarify its domestic priorities, unprecedented international events, notably the Russian invasion of Ukraine, confront the German leadership. It is a very different Germany–and world—for Chancellor Olaf Scholtz. In her presentation, Professor Carolyn Halladay will explore the promise and potential pitfalls of the current situation.

Carolyn Halladay is a Senior Lecturer in the Center for Civil- Military Relations and in the National Security Affairs Department at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS). She also lectures at the NPS Center for Homeland Defense and Security. An historian and a lawyer, Dr. Halladay’s academic focus is on contemporary Central Europe.

Before joining the NPS faculty, Dr. Halladay was a lecturer in history at Pennsylvania State University at Erie, The Behrend College. She has also taught history and international relations at the graduate and undergraduate levels at The George Washington University in Washington, DC.

Important: You Must Provide Proof of Full Covid-19 Vaccination in Order to Attend Luncheons

All those attending luncheons (or any other WACMB in-person events) must show proof of full Covid-19 vaccination, including a booster.

To prove your vaccination status, you can present either your vaccination card or your State of California QR code.

You only need to present such proof once. Your documentation will be noted, and that box will be automatically checked for future meetings.

For the time being, no auditors will be permitted to attend any WACMB in-person meetings. This is to ensure that every person in the room has been vaccinated and boosted.

Thank you for your cooperation with our efforts to keep our members healthy!

Agenda

  • Thursday, May 26, 2022
  • 11:30 am: Registration
  • 12:00 am: Luncheon
  • 12:45 pm: Program

Luncheon Menu

  • Organic Greens with Pine Nuts, Golden Raisins, and Vinaigrette
  • Roasted Beef Tenderloin with Bearnaise Sauce
  • Seasonal Vegetables
  • Fresh Bread and Butter
  • Carrot Cake
  • Coffee
  • Vegetarian Option: Crispy Polenta Napoleon with Wild Mushrooms, Boursin Cheese, Spinach, and Roasted Peppers

Luncheon Cost

  • $43 for members
  • $48 for guests

Registration

Please note that May’s luncheon is at a new location: the clubhouse at Bayonet Black Horse (BBH) Golf Course at 1 McClure Way on what used to be Fort Ord. The easiest way to get there is to exit Highway 1 at Lightfighter Drive. Continue east until you reach the third stoplight, where you will turn right onto Gen. Jim Moore Blvd. After about two miles, you will see the entrance to the golf course on your right. Turn right onto McClure Way and follow it to the parking lot.

As you face the buildings, you’ll see a sidewalk that begins at an archway between some planters. Follow the sidewalk toward the bay to the end of the building, where you will enter the building on your left into The Grill. Once inside, continue straight ahead until you reach the end of the building, then turn left into the meeting room. We hope to see you there! Luncheon prices differ among the various venues we now use. At BBH, the cost for members is $43 and for guests is $48.

Reservations are due by May 24 for this May 26 event.

Refunds are not available after the due date listed above.

Registration for the luncheon is now closed.

Location

Bayonet and Black Horse
1 McClure Way
Seaside, California 93955
(831) 899-7271

WACMB Recommends – Issue #30 – April 2022

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Welcome to Issue #30 of our brief newsletter with selected content from the many sources regarding world affairs. There are various formats in the below events; enjoy their messages which will contribute to understanding these issues. We wish you a happy and healthy month.
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 1) Wilson Center: “The New Atlantic Order.” May 2, 2022 4:00pm – 5:30pm ET Register here.
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 2) Stanford Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies: “We Have Entered a New Historical Era: Larry Diamond on the Future of Democracy.” Read here.
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 3) Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft: “A Spring Offensive of Terror: IS-K & TTP Violence in Afghanistan & Pakistan.” Watch here.
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 4) Wilson Center: “French Elections 2022: Implications for Europe’s Future and Place in the World.” Watch here.
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 5) Foreign Policy: “FP Virtual Climate Summit.” April 27 & 28 Register or watch here.
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WACMB members can view an archive of previous Recommendation emails in the Member Resources section of our website here.  Request the password by sending an email to info@wacmb.org.

WACMB members also have the opportunity to register to receive two weekly news summaries from The World Affairs Councils of America (WACA), our national parent Council in Washington D.C. These are Monday and Wednesday updates and listings of other USA Council events and global issues impacting the USA. To be added to their distribution please connect to this link https://www.worldaffairscouncils.org/Newsletters/