Why Mexico’s Forthcoming Elections Are Important

Speaker

Professor Rodrigo Nieto-Gomez

Department of National Security Affairs & Center for Homeland Defense
Naval Postgraduate School

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Overview

The coming year will see numerous elections throughout the world. For the United States, Mexico’s June election to choose a new president and an entirely new national Congress could be one of the most important. Much attention will be focused on the choice of a new president, as Mexico’s constitution does not allow the popular incumbent president, López Obrador, to run again.

Many argue that no other country has more impact on the daily lives of Americans than does our southern neighbor. Mexico is the United States largest trading partner and production partner. It is also the entry way for massive amounts of deadly, illegal drugs and large flows of migrants.

Our guest, Professor Nieto-Gomez, is a professor in the Department of National Security Affairs and Center for Homeland Defense at the Naval Post Graduate School where his course offerings include classes on Mexican politics and border security. In his remarks he will discuss Mexico’s Presidential candidates, their party policies, and how the election outcomes may affect democratic institutions, public security, and Mexico-U.S. relations.

Dr. Nieto-Gomez earned his Ph.D. in Geopolitics from the French Institute of the University of Paris and a J.D. from the State University of Sant Luis Potosi, Mexico.

Date and Times

  • Tuesday, February 27, 2024
  • 11:15 AM Registration
  • 11:45 AM Lunch
  • 12:45 – 2:00 PM Speaker Presentation & Questions

Menu

  • Salad: California Field Green Salad with Arugula, Cherry Tomato, Pine Nuts and Shaved Parmesan with Lemon and Balsamic Dressing
  • Bread and butter
  • Entree: Seared Chicken Cordon Bleu in a Mushroom Cream Sauce with Mashed Potatoes and a Sauté of Seasonal Vegetables
  • Vegetarian Alternative: Spinach and Cheese Ravioli in a Tuscan Sauce of Sun Dried Tomatoes, Artichoke, Kalamata Olives and Capers
  • Dessert: New York Cheesecake with a Chocolate & Caramel Drizzle and Spiced Walnuts

Cost

  • $36 for World Affairs Council members
  • $41 for guests

Vaccination Requirements

Until further notice, documentation of COVID vaccination will not be required to attend in-person events.


Registration

Please note: Our February luncheon will be in The Pacific Grille at the Hilton Garden Inn located on the 1st floor of the building that also houses the Big Sur Room. The seating capacity in The Pacific Grille is limited so please register early to ensure your attendance.

WACMB will accept auditors to this event. Auditors will be allowed entry at 12:20 pm.
If you wish to audit the presentation, or if you encounter difficulties with registration, please email info@wacmb.org by the registration deadline.


Location

The Pacific Grille

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

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Kazakhstan in the Soviet and Post-Soviet World

Speaker

Ambassador John Ordway

U.S. Department of State, retired

Friday January 26, 2024

Overview

Kazakhstan is a historically, culturally, and resource-rich country in Central Asia; the largest of the five former Soviet Republics in Central Asia. Now independent, it finds itself between two giant neighbors: Russia and China.

Our guest, Ambassador John Ordway, served as U.S. Ambassador to Kazakhstan from 2004 to 2008. He was also Chargé d`Affaires at the U.S. Embassy in Astana, Kazakhstan for two extended periods: January-September 2011 and October 2013–December 2014. In his illustrated presentation, Ambassador Ordway discusses how Kazakhstan’s geographic fate, and its multi-ethnic character, dictate a careful and balanced approach to ensuring its independence and prosperity in a modern world.

Ambassador Ordway has an extensive background in the Soviet and post-Soviet world, with in-depth experience in a broad range of issues ranging from arms control and nonproliferation, to investment disputes and energy, as well as domestic politics and human rights. A career Foreign Service Officer, in addition to his assignments in Kazakhstan, he also served as U.S. Ambassador to Armenia, Deputy Chief of Mission in the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, in the U.S. embassies in Prague, Sofia, Vienna, and Kathmandu, and the U.S. Mission to NATO. Ambassador Ordway graduated from Stanford University and the University of California’s Hastings College of Law. He resides in Sacramento, California.

Date and Times

  • Friday, January 26, 2024
  • 11:15 AM Registration
  • 11:45 AM Lunch
  • 12:45 – 2:00 PM Speaker Presentation

Menu

  • Salad: Butter Lettuce Salad with Roasted Beets, California Goat Cheese & Citrus Vinaigrette
  • Bread and butter
  • Entree: Maple & Mustard Glazed Salmon with Basmati Rice & Stir-Fried Vegetables
  • Vegetarian Alternative: Maple & Mustard Glazed Roasted Cauliflower “Steaks” with Basmati Rice & Stir-Fried Vegetables
  • Dessert: Raspberry Cheesecake Swirl with Chocolate Drizzle and Mint

Cost

  • $36 for World Affairs Council members
  • $41 for guests

Vaccination Requirements

Until further notice, documentation of COVID vaccination will not be required to attend in-person events.


Registration

Please Note: Our registration desk and name tag pick up has moved inside the Big Sur Room.

WACMB will accept auditors to this event. Auditors will be allowed entry at 12:20 pm.

If you wish to audit the presentation, or if you encounter difficulties with registration, please email info@wacmb.org by the registration deadline.

Registrations are now closed.


Location

Big Sur Room

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

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Politics of the War in Gaza?

Speaker

Professor James Russell

Department of National Security Affairs
Naval Postgraduate School

Overview

The Israel-Hamas War has polarized political constituencies across the globe, not the least of which is here in the United States. The area is now a key arena for global power politics.

James Russell, a specialist on the Middle East and popular guest at our forum, will discuss the war in Gaza in the context of local, regional, and global politics. He will also assess American strategy and policy to recast a peaceful and stable region across the Middle East.

James A. Russell serves as Associate Professor at the Naval Postgraduate School where he teaches courses on U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East, military innovation, and national security strategy. His articles and commentaries have appeared in a wide variety of media and scholarly outlets around the world. From 1988 – 2001, Dr. Russell held a variety of positions in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs, Near East and South Asia, Department of Defense.

Professor Russell holds a Master’s in Public and International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh and a Ph.D. in War Studies from the University of London.

Date and Times

  • Monday, December 18, 2023
  • 11:15 AM Registration
  • 11:45 AM Lunch
  • 12:30 PM Speaker Presentation

Menu

  • Salad: Spinach Salad with Mandarin Oranges, Blueberries, Feta Cheese & Balsamic Dressing
  • Bread and butter
  • Entree: Honey Dijon Garlic Chicken Breast Over Toasted Almond Couscous Served with Green Beans
  • Vegetarian Alternative: Bell Peppers Filled with Almond Couscous, Raisins, Sun Dried Tomatoes & Green Olives Served with Green Beans
  • Dessert: Lemon Bars with Berries

Cost

  • $36 for World Affairs Council members
  • $41 for guests

Vaccination Requirements

Until further notice, documentation of COVID vaccination will not be required to attend in-person events.


Registration

Please Note: Our registration desk and name tag pick up has moved inside the Big Sur Room.

WACMB will accept auditors to this event, requiring notification to the WACMB office no later than Friday, December 15th by email to info@wacmb.org or phone to 831-643-1855. Auditors will be allowed entry at 12:20 pm.

Registration is now closed.


Location

Big Sur Room

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

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Whither the Dollar: Exorbitant Privilege No More?

Speaker

Professor Barry Eichengreen

University of California, Berkeley

Cosponsored with the Cal Alumni Association

Overview

For a very long time, the US. dollar has been the world’s primary reserve currency, providing an almost endless windfall of riches to the United States. Our good fortune hasn’t gone unnoticed. Early on and perhaps most famously, Valery Giscard d’Estaing, former President of France, referred to the dollar’s reserve currency role as the “Exorbitant Privilege.”

To appreciate why, consider: if a country wants dollars (as so many do), it sells us something to get them. For example, if Germany wants $100,000 from us to add to their reserves, what might they sell us? Let’s say it’s a Mercedes Benz. So, we get a brand-new, expensive car in return for dollars; i.e., pieces of paper that cost us almost nothing to print. That is quite a deal!

Professor Eichengreen explores whether times could be changing and whether our privilege is at risk. What would be the consequences if we were to lose this privilege?

Barry Eichengreen has done research and published widely on the history and current operation of the international monetary and financial system. He is the George C. Pardee and Helen N. Pardee Professor of Economics and Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley where he has taught since 1987. Professor Eichengreen earned his Ph.D. in economics from Yale University.

Date and Times

  • Monday, November 20, 2023
  • 11:15 AM Registration
  • 11:45 AM Lunch
  • 12:30 PM Speaker Presentation

Menu

  • Salad: Spinach Salad with Peas, Radishes, Chickpeas & Crumbled Feta with a Champagne Vinaigrette
  • Bread and butter
  • Entree: Grilled Lemon, Garlic & Rosemary Salmon with a Tomato Basil Bruschetta Salsa over Orzo Pilaf with Basil & Pine Nuts served with Blistered Green Beans
  • Vegetarian Alternative: Salinas Valley Pasta Primavera: Penne Pasta with Olive Oil, Pine Nuts, Basil, Grilled Zucchini & Roasted Tomatoes
  • Dessert: Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Cost

  • $36 for World Affairs Council & Cal Alumni Association members
  • $41 for guests

Vaccination Requirements

Until further notice, documentation of COVID vaccination will not be required to attend in-person events.


Registration

Please Note: Our registration desk and name tag pick up has moved inside the Big Sur Room.

WACMB will accept auditors to this event, requiring notification to the WACMB office no later than Friday, November 17th to www.wacmb.org / tel 831-643-1855.  Auditors will be allowed entry at 12:20 pm.

Registrations are due by Tuesday, November 14, 2023.
Refunds are not available after the due date listed above.


Location

Big Sur Room

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

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U.S.-China Relations: Handle with Care

Speaker

Dr. David Michael Lampton

Johns Hopkins University
School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)
Foreign Policy Institute

Overview

For the past ten years, the United States and China have been locked in competition for who has the greatest global influence. As they enter what looks like a new Cold War of sorts, Dr. Lampton will discuss how both nations arrived at today’s juncture in U.S.-China relations, how to think about the perils of that new, more conflictual circumstance, and what both sides need to do to put our two countries on a more promising trajectory.

David M. Lampton is Senior Research Fellow at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) Foreign Policy Institute and Professor Emeritus at SAIS. For more than two decades he was Hyman Professor and Director of China Studies at SAIS. He is the former Chairman of The Asia Foundation in San Francisco, former President of the National Committee on United States-China Relations in New York, and former Dean of Faculty at SAIS. His many publications, both academic and popular, deal with U.S.-China relations, Chinese foreign policy, Chinese leadership, Chinese politics, and Chinese power.

Dr. Lampton was the author of China and the U.S. for the Foreign Policy Association’s Great Decisions program in 2023 in which many of our members participated. In January 2024, Rowman & Littlefield will publish his book entitled Living U.S.-China Relations: From Cold War to Cold War. Dr. Lampton received his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees in political science from Stanford University.

Date and Times

  • Wednesday, October 25, 2023
  • 11:15 AM Registration
  • 11:45 AM Lunch
  • 12:30 PM Speaker Presentation

Menu

  • Caesar Salad: Hearts of Romaine with Shaved Parmesan, Herb Croutons, Cherry Tomatoes & Caesar Dressing
  • Bread and butter
  • Entree: Grilled Chicken Caponata Topped with Roasted Eggplant, Green Olives, Capers & Roasted Tomatoes; Creamy Polenta & a Sauté of Seasonal Vegetables
  • Vegetarian Alternative: Grilled Portabella Mushrooms Topped with Roasted Eggplant, Green Olives, Capers & Roasted Tomatoes; Creamy Polenta & a Sauté of Seasonal Vegetables
  • Dessert: Classic Tiramisu

Cost

  • $36 for members
  • $41 for guests

Vaccination Requirements

Until further notice, documentation of COVID vaccination
will not be required to attend in-person events.


Registration

WACMB will accept auditors to this event, requiring notification to the WACMB office no later than Monday, October 23rd to www.wacmb.org / tel 831-643-1855.  Auditors will be allowed entry at 12:20 pm.

Registration is now closed.


Location

Big Sur Room

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

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Russia’s War on Ukraine: An Update

Speaker

The Honorable William B. Taylor

U.S. Institute of Peace and former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine

Overview

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 continues to cause serious destruction on many levels as the world struggles to find a resolution that will settle the conflict. Is there a path to victory in Ukraine? What are the prospects for a negotiated peace and what are the obstacles?  Ambassador Taylor, who served as U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine from 2006 to 2009 and chargé d’affaires in 2019, will draw on his firsthand experience in Ukraine to discuss the current situation. The Ambassador spoke at our forum virtually just a year ago. We are delighted that he will be with us in person on this occasion. 

William Taylor is Vice President, Russia and Europe, at the U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C. In addition to serving in Ukraine, he has coordinated U.S. assistance to the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. He was the American representative to the Mideast Quartet, which facilitated Israel’s disengagement from Gaza and part of the West Bank. He also served in Baghdad as the first director of the Iraq Reconstruction Management Office and in Kabul as the coordinator of U.S. and international assistance to Afghanistan.

Ambassador Taylor is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and of Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. He most recently visited Kyiv in July 2023.

Date and Times

  • Tuesday, September 26, 2023
  • 11:15 AM Registration
  • 11:45 AM Lunch
  • 12:30 PM Speaker Presentation

Menu

  • Salad: Spinach Salad with Mandarin Oranges, Blueberries, Feta Cheese and Balsamic Vinaigrette
  • Bread and butter
  • Entree: Honey Dijon Garlic Chicken Breast over Toasted Almond Cous Cous Served with Green Beans
  • Vegetarian Alternative: Colorful Bell Peppers Filled with Toasted Almond Cous Cous Served with Green Beans
  • Dessert: Lemon Bars with Colorful Berries

Cost

  • $36 for members
  • $41 for guests

Vaccination Requirements

Until further notice documentation of COVID vaccination
will not be required to attend in-person events.


Registration

Registration is now closed.


Location

Big Sur Room

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

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China Then and China Now: The Transition from the Deng Xiaping Reform Era to the Xi Jinping Era

Speaker

Michael Ipson

International Banking Consultant

Overview

After the death of Mao Zedong in 1976, Deng Xiaoping returned to power determined to correct the disastrous policies that left China in poverty. He launched the Reform and Opening strategy, restoring the private sector and inviting foreign investment and trade. This catalyzed one of the greatest economic and social transformations in human history, laying the foundation for China’s emergence as a world power. In 2013, Xi Jinping ascended to the highest office in China. His outlook was shaped by the fall of the Soviet Union, and he vowed to ensure that the Chinese Communist Party would never suffer the fate of its Russian counterparts.

Over the past four decades, new trends in demographics and the economy as well as re-evaluation of China’s role in global relationships have created new opportunities and challenges for China and its counterparts. These raise the prospect of profound changes in the world order. Our guest, Michael Ipson, will offer insight into the dynamics of the new China in a slide-illustrated presentation.

Michael Ipson is a China specialist and retired international banker. As a commercial banker he lived and worked in Hong Kong for over 20 years with Chemical Bank (now incorporatedinto JP Morgan). He subsequently spent 5 years in Beijing with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank group. Mr. Ipson earned a BA from UC Berkeley, an MA in East Asian Regional Studies from Stanford, and an MBA from DePaul University.

Date and Times

  • Wednesday, August 23
  • 11:15 AM Registration
  • 11:45 AM Lunch
  • 12:30 PM Speaker Presentation

Menu

  • Salad: Mixed Baby Greens with Cherry Tomatoes, English Cucumbers, Shredded Carrots and Balsamic Vinagrette
  • Bread and butter
  • Entree: Panko Crusted Chicken Breast Served with Grilled Peach & Apricot Salsa & Sour Cream, Mashed Potatoes and French Beans
  • Vegetarian Option: Summer Zucchini Fritters Served with Grilled Peach & Apricot Salsa & Sour Cream, Mashed Potatoes and French Beans
  • Dessert: Carrot Cake with Classic Cream Cheese Frosting

Cost

  • $36 for members
  • $41 for guests

WACMB will accept auditors to this event, requiring notification to the WACMB office no later than Tuesday, August 22nd to www.wacmb.org / tel 831-643-1855. Auditors will be allowed entry at 12:20 pm.

Vaccination Requirements

Until further notice documentation of COVID vaccination
will not be required to attend in-person events.


Registration

Reservations are due by Friday, August 18

Refunds are not available after the due date listed above.


Location

Big Sur Room

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

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India, Russia and the United States: The War in Ukraine & Changing Alliance

Speaker

Professor Anshu N. Chatterjee

Senior Lecturer, Naval Postgraduate School, Department of National Security Affairs

Overview

Why has New Delhi refused to condemn Russia’s invasion of Ukraine? How does its position impact its expanding strategic & economic relations with the United States?

Dr. Chatterjee, a South Asia scholar, explains the roots of India’s relationship with Russia and whether it presents a challenge to the newer developing alliance with the United States and other members of the Quad – or Quadrilateral Security Dialogue composed of the U.S., India, Australia and Japan – in the Indo-Pacific region.

Dr. Anshu N. Chatterjee teaches political economy, security, and political developments in the comparative context of South Asia at the Naval Postgraduate School. A specialist in South Asia, insurgencies, military in politics, and the media, her current research examines the development of protest groups in relation to identity politics and state-society relations in disturbed regions in South Asia.

Dr. Chatterjee received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in 2003. She has previously worked as a journalist in India.

Date and Times

  • Wednesday, July 19
  • 5:45 PM Registration
  • 6:15 PM Dinner
  • 6:45 PM Speaker Presentation

Menu

  • Salad: Mixed Baby Greens with Cherry Tomatoes, English Cucumbers, Shredded Carrots and Balsamic Vinaigrette
  • Bread and butter
  • Entree: East Coast Crab Cakes with Sherry Cayenne Mayonnaise with Lemon Rice Pilaf Topped by Scallions, Grilled Carrots and Shaved Parmesan
  • Vegetarian Option: Caprese Stuffed Portobello with Roasted Tomatoes, Mozzarella & Garlic with Lemon, Rice Pilaf Topped by Scallions, Grilled Carrots and Shaved Parmesan
  • Dessert: Double Chocolate Cake Topped with Raspberry Coulis

Cost

  • $36 for members
  • $41 for guests
Vaccination Requirements

Until further notice documentation of COVID vaccination
will not be required to attend in-person events.

WACMB will accept auditors to this event, requiring notification to the WACMB office no later than Tuesday, 18 July to www.wacmb.org / tel 831-643-1855. Auditors will be allowed entry at 6:40 pm.


Registration

Reservations are due by Friday, July 14

Refunds are not available after the due date listed above.

Registration is now closed.


Location

Presidio Room

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

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Looming Confrontation in the Indo-Pacific?

Speaker

Professor James Russel

Department of National Security Affairs, Naval Postgraduate School

Overview

“Across much of the Indo-Pacific region, the Chinese Communist Party is using military and economic coercion to bully its neighbors, advance unlawful maritime claims, threaten maritime shipping lanes, and destabilize territory along the periphery of the People’s Republic of China.”

U.S. Department of State 2017-2021.state.gov/Chinas-military-aggression-in-the-Indo-Pacific-Region

U.S. policymakers are increasingly focused on China’s growing assertiveness and military build-up in the Indo-Pacific region.  In a recent report to Congress, the Department of Defense described China’s navy as the “largest navy in the world and, by far, the largest of any country in East Asia.” This and other elements of China’s military modernization efforts have led to deepening the U.S.-China strategic and economic rivalry in the region.

In his presentation, Professor Russell will discuss the unfolding confrontation in the Indo-Pacific.  Drawing on current research he is undertaking for the U.S. Navy, he will focus on the role of the U.S. Navy in meeting this challenge.

James A. Russell serves as Associate Professor at the Naval Postgraduate School where he teaches courses on U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East, military innovation, and national security strategy.  His articles and commentaries have appeared in a wide variety of media and scholarly outlets around the world.  From 1988-2001, Dr. Russell held a variety of positions in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs, Near East and South Asia, Department of Defense. 

Professor Russell holds a Master’s in Public and International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh and a Ph.D. in War Studies from the University of London.  

Date and Times

  • Monday, June 26
  • 5:45 PM Registration
  • 6:15 PM Dinner
  • 6:45 PM Speaker Presentation

Menu

  • Spring Spinach salad with Peas, Radishes, Chickpeas & Crumbled Feta with Champagne Vinaigrette 
  • Grilled Lemon, Garlic & Rosemary Salmon with Tomato Basil Bruschetta Salsa over Orzo Pilaf with Basil & Pine Nuts Served with Blistered Green Beans
  • Vegetarian Alternative: Salinas Valley Pasta Primavera: Penne Pasta with Olive Oil, Pine Nuts, Basil, Grilled Zucchini & Roasted Tomatoes
  • Dessert: Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Cost

  • $36 for members
  • $41 for guests
Vaccination Requirements

Until further notice documentation of COVID vaccination will not be required to attend in-person events.

Registration

Reservations are now closed.

Location

Big Sur Room

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

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Geopolitics of Energy

Speaker

Daniel Nussbaum

Chair, Energy Academic Group, Naval Postgraduate School

Overview

Energy. It seems to be in the news and all around us—Energy security, energy policies, energy technologies, energy and climate security, energy infrastructure, energy infrastructure protection and resilience, and so on. 

In this talk, Dr. Nussbaum will discuss some background issues like what is energy, where does it come from, and how much do we use, and then look at what are the risks to continued supply. 

 Dr. Nussbaum will discuss these topics through the three lenses of “What?”, “So what?”, and “Now what?”.  The question-and-answer period will provide an opportunity to engage in a dialog, although Dr. Nussbaum urges us to remember that neither he nor anyone else has a functioning crystal ball. 

 Dan Nussbaum is the Chair of the Energy Academic Group at the Naval Postgraduate School, an organization that cuts across traditional academic disciplines, blending technology and policies, and focusing on teaching and research. He previously was the Director of the Naval Center for Cost Analysis, in which role he was the chief advisor to the Secretary of Navy on all cost estimates and cost benefit analyses.

Dan has a bachelor’s in mathematics and economics, a PhD in mathematics and post docs in econometrics and national security studies. He is the author of several books on cost estimating and is in the painful thrones, of completing a book on Operational Energy

He and his wife, Beverly, have been married for 57 years, have two children and five grandchildren.

Special Academic World Quest Team Presentation

After dinner and before the speaker, the Monterey High School AWQ team of four team members, Eunwoo Kim, River Valdivia, Sindha Gokaraju, and Taylor Boothe will be making a presentation on their experience representing WACMB at the national AWQ competition in Washington DC. During their presentation, WACMB members will be able to ask questions. We will also be honoring the team by presenting the Monterey High School principal with a plaque.

Date and Times

  • Wednesday, May 24
  • 6:00 PM Registration with no-host bar
  • 6:25 PM Dinner
  • 6:55 PM Academic World Quest presentation
  • 7:20 PM Guest Speaker

Menu

  • Salad: Seasonal field greens, tomato, cucumber, red onion with a red wine vinaigrette
  • Artisan rolls and butter
  • Entree: Chicken Breast Florentine topped with tomato concasse with garlic mashed potatoes
  • Vegetarian Option: Vegetable Lasagna
  • Desert: Chocolate layer cake with creme anglaise and raspberry puree
  • Coffee & Tea

Cost

  • $49 for members
  • $54 for guests
Important: You Must Provide Proof of Full Covid-19 Vaccination in Order to Attend

All those attending 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!

Registration

Reservations are due by Sunday, May 21

Registration is now closed.

Refunds are not available after the due date listed above.

Location

Peninsula Ballroom

Carmel Mission Inn
3665 Rio Road
Carmel, CA