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Monday, Feb 17
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
1:30 PM  San Diego International Jewish Film Festival
6:30 PM Film: Crescendo
Tuesday, Feb 18
All Day Free Admission to Japanese Friendship Garden
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
4:00 PM  San Diego International Jewish Film Festival
7:00 PM Stage: Hurricane Diane
7:30 PM Music: Brahms, Gypsies And Hungarians
Wednesday, Feb 19
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:30 PM  San Diego International Jewish Film Festival
7:00 PM Stage: Hurricane Diane
Thursday, Feb 20
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
3:00 PM  Talk: Panel on Latin America and Talk by Former President of Costa Rica Laura Chinchilla
4:00 PM Talk: State Formation in China and Taiwan
4:00 PM  San Diego International Jewish Film Festival
7:00 PM  California's American Indian & Indigenous Film Festival
8:00 PM Talk: Deirdre Bair
8:00 PM Stage: Hurricane Diane
Friday, Feb 21
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:30 AM  California's American Indian & Indigenous Film Festival
1:00 PM Talk: Exploring the Origins of Today’s Humans
1:30 PM  San Diego International Jewish Film Festival
6:00 PM Where The Light Travels: Portraits Of San Diego Refugee Students
7:00 PM Music: BeauSoleil with Michael Doucet & Sarah Quintana
7:00 PM Comedy: Rex Navaarrete
7:30 PM Music: Téada
8:00 PM Music: Hutchins Consort with Winifred Horan
8:00 PM Stage: Bojo's Place
8:00 PM Stage: Hurricane Diane
8:00 PM Stage: She Loves Me
9:00 PM Comedy: Rex Navaarrete
Saturday, Feb 22
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM KPBS World Thinking Day
10:00 AM Black Comix Day
2:00 PM Talk: Comedia Italian Style
2:30 PM  California's American Indian & Indigenous Film Festival
7:00 PM French Baroque Music: Couperin, Charpentier, Rameau
7:30 PM  San Diego International Jewish Film Festival
8:00 PM Music: Amber Liu, Meg & Dia, Justin Park
8:00 PM Stage: Bojo's Place
8:00 PM Stage: Hurricane Diane
8:00 PM Stage: She Loves Me
9:00 PM Comedy: Rex Navaarrete
Sunday, Feb 23
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
San Diego Dim Sum Tour
10:00 AM Black Comix Day
12:30 PM  San Diego International Jewish Film Festival
2:00 PM International Cottage Sampler Program
2:00 PM Stage: She Loves Me
3:00 PM Stage: Bojo's Place
7:00 PM Stage: Hurricane Diane
8:00 PM  The Benedetti Trio: George Harrison Tribute
Monday, Feb 24
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Black Comix Day
6:00 PM Daniel Guzmán Guest Lecture
Tuesday, Feb 25
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Stage: Hurricane Diane
Wednesday, Feb 26
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Stage: Hurricane Diane
Thursday, Feb 27
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
1:00 PM Music: Kembang Sunda Gamelan
8:00 PM Stage: Hurricane Diane
Friday, Feb 28
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Stage: Bojo's Place
8:00 PM Stage: Hurricane Diane
8:00 PM Stage: She Loves Me
Saturday, Feb 29
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Stage: Bojo's Place
8:00 PM Stage: Hurricane Diane
8:00 PM Stage: She Loves Me
Sunday, Mar 1
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
1:00 PM  Music: Kembang Sunda Gamelan
2:00 PM Stage: She Loves Me
3:00 PM Stage: Bojo's Place
7:00 PM Stage: Hurricane Diane

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02/20/2020 - Talk: Deirdre Bair
National Book Award-winning biographer Deirdre Bair explores her 15 remarkable years in Paris with Samuel Beckett and Simone de Beauvoir, painting intimate new portraits of two literary giants and revealing secrets of the biographical art in her new book, Parisian Lives. In 1971 Bair was a journalist and recently minted Ph.D. who managed to secure access to Nobel Prize-winning author Samuel Beckett. The next seven years of intimate conversations, intercontinental research, and peculiar cat-and-mouse games resulted in Samuel Beckett: A Biography and propelled Bair to her next subject: Simone de Beauvoir. The catch? De Beauvoir and Beckett despised each other. Her seven-year relationship with the domineering and difficult de Beauvoir required a radical change in approach, yielding another groundbreaking literary profile. At ArtPower, Bair will speak about Parisian Lives-including never-before-told anecdotes and details that were considered impossible to publish back in the 1990s and that give audiences a new window on the all-too-human side of these legendary thinkers.

Admission/Cost: $9 - $10

Location:
The Loft
U.C. San Diego
La Jolla, CA
MAP - [CAMPUS MAP]

Thursday February 20 - 8:00 PM
02/20/2020 -  Talk: Panel on Latin America and Talk by Former President of Costa Rica Laura Chinchilla
Please join UC San Diego's Center for Iberian and Latin American Studies, Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies, Department of Political Science, International Institute and Latin American Studies Program for this important half-day event.

Across Latin America, countries are faced with limited economic growth and growing political polarization and instability. During the keynote address by former Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla Miranda and the expert panel, we will discuss pathways to improving citizen security and human rights across the continent to provide a basis for a new wave of prosperity. The talk will be followed by a tango music performance by San Diego’s Camarada with special guest Raul Jaurena, tango master and accomplished bandoneonist.

Agenda:

3:00 PM to 4:15 PM - Panel on “The Political Landscape in Latin America in 2020”
4:15 PM to 5:00 PM - Keynote on “A New Decade: Reimagining Prosperity to Halt the Exodus from Central America” by Laura Chinchilla Miranda, former President of Costa Rica
5:00 PM to 5:45 PM - Tango Music with Camarada and Raul Jaurena
5:45 PM to 6:30 PM - Reception

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine
2880 Torrey Pines Scenic Drive
San Diego, CA 92037
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Thursday, February 20 - 3:00 PM to 6:30 PM
02/15/2020 - Talk: Ice Age Discoveries Beneath the Yucatan
Archaeologist Dr Dominique Rissolo will discuss the recent discoveries of underground caves and evidence of early human remains. Free valet parking. Sponsored by San Diego Independent Scholars.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Vi at La Jolla Village
8515 Costa Verde Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92122
MAP

Saturday, February 15 - 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
02/15/2020 - Talk: Culinary Diplomacy Between the U.S. and China
The San Diego Diplomacy Council and the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum invite San Diego residents and visitors to their table for a taste of varied Chinese regional cuisine and a dialogue on U.S.-China culinary diplomacy.

The San Diego Diplomacy Council has spent the last 40 years creating professional, cultural, and educational experiences that connect San Diego with the rest of the world, in order to build trust, dialogue, and peace.

We, at the San Diego Chinese Historical Society and Museum are very pleased to have the opportunity to work with the SDDC to present “Culinary Diplomacy Between the U.S. and China: How Food Bridges Divides and Forges Peace.”

The event will feature food from local restaurants representative of different cuisines within China and a discussion facilitated by keynote speaker Dr. Li-Rong Lilly Cheng, Ph.D., on Chinese cultural diversity, cuisine, and how people in China and the United States continue to foster deep links through food and culture, despite rising tensions between the two countries.

“Now more than ever, we need citizens that can navigate both China and America - linguistically, culturally, and perceptually - to improve the U.S.-China relationship at the grassroots level,” said Fabienne Perlov, executive director of the San Diego Diplomacy Council.

“It is imperative that our understanding of each other is guided not by our politicians, but by average citizens wanting connections beyond that of the State,” added Juliana Gay, executive director of the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum.

Admission/Cost: $40 - $60

Location:
Chuang Archive & Learning Center
541 B Second Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Saturday, February 15 - 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
02/03/2020 - Lecture: Nao Bustamante
Nao Bustamante is a Chicana multimedia and performance artist, from the San Joaquin Valley in California.

Her work encompasses performance art, sculpture, installation and video and explores issues of ethnicity, class, gender, performativity, and the body.

Bustamante’s precarious work encompasses performance art, video installation, visual art, filmmaking, and writing. Currently she holds the position of Associate Professor and Vice Dean of Art at the USC Roski School of Art and Design.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
VAF 306 Performance Space
Visual Arts Facility
U.C. San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive
San Diego, CA 92093
MAP - [CAMPUS MAP]

Monday, February 3 - 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
01/25/2020 - Discussion: No Human Being is Illegal
How does the tech industry participate in exclusion and statelessness?

In Assam, India, Wipro Technologies built databases for recording citizenship that helped render 1.9 million people in India illegal.

There are large scale protests ongoing in India against these tech-facilitated changes to citizenship and related policy shifts that seek to make India a Hindu state.

Tech facilitated religious and racial exclusion is also happening in the US as companies like Palantir intensify data collection and speed up the tracking of people for arrest and deportation.

This learning club examines the role of tech workers in facilitating religious and racial exclusion and looks to the history of the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa to help us see these global shifts and learn from examples of organizing around ethics in tech.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Central Library
330 Park Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Saturday, January 25 - 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
01/23/2020 - Discussion: The Xinjiang Crisis: Domestic and International Reactions
A panel of experts will illuminate the economic, political and technological drivers of the repression of Uyghurs, a Muslim and Turkic-speaking ethnic group under mass surveillance and with more than a million detained by the Chinese government.

The discussion will feature Darren Byler of the University of Washington and Gerry Shih of The Washington Post, moderated by Molly Roberts of UC San Diego.

Admission/Cost:Free, but registration is required.

Location:
The Great Hall
International House
U.C. San Diego
La Jolla, CA
MAP
[CAMPUS MAP]

Thursday, January 23 - 4:00 PM
01/15/2020 - Talk: From Dictatorship to Democracy? Myanmar’s Uneasy Transition
San Diego World Affairs Council warmly welcomes Dr. Richard A. Nuccio's talk: "From Dictatorship to Democracy? Myanmar’s Uneasy Transition".

After nearly fifty years of military rule, Myanmar/Burma began a guided transition toward a more open economic and political system in the mid-2000s. Led by the country’s existing military leaders, the transition was based on a new constitution drafted by the military intended to maintain their influence and limit the power of the main opposition party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), led by Daw Aung Sang Suu Kyi.

Early signs that the military’s plans would go awry were a sweep by the NLD of the 2012 by-elections that led in turn to a nationwide victory in largely fair elections in 2015.

As in many countries under authoritarian rule, deep regional, national, ethnic and religious divisions in Myanmar were unleashed by the easing of political repression. Myanmar’s new democratically elected leaders have found themselves confronted by a continuation of decades-old civil wars and new insurgencies based on Buddhist/Muslim divisions long simmering beneath the surface.

• How did international sanctions against Myanmar, some of the strictest in the world, encourage the 2010 guided transition in Myanmar?
• How will relatively poor countries like Myanmar fare in the coming disorder of the disintegration of the post-WWII international order?
• What is the future of liberal democratic systems in Asia?

About our Speaker: Dr. Richard A. Nuccio

Richard A. Nuccio is the Interim Program Manager of the UK’s Department of International Development (DfID) and European Union (EU)"funded Support Hluttaw Work for Effective Budget Oversight (SHWEBO) project to strengthen the oversight capacity of Myanmar’s legislative branch at the Union, state, and region levels. Previously, Dr. Nuccio served as the National Democratic Institute’s (NDI) resident senior country director for Myanmar from March 2013 until June 2016. In this capacity, he developed NDI’s technical support program to Myanmar’s parliament (Hluttaw) and oversaw all NDI programming in Myanmar, including its efforts to support independent observation of the 2015 national elections. Before arriving in Myanmar, Dr. Nuccio served as NDI’s resident senior country director in South Sudan from 2011 until 2012. As country director, he oversaw the implementation of civic engagement program activities under a five-year, $61 million US Agency for International Development (USAID) grant and provided leadership to a team of nine international and 39 national staff.

Admission/Cost: Free - $10

Location:
National University
Sanford Center Auditorium
1355 N. Torrey Pines Rd.
La Jolla, CA 92037
MAP

Wednesday, January 15 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
12/15/2019 - Association for Jewish Studies Conference
The Annual Conference of the Association for Jewish Studies in the largest annual international gathering of Jewish Studies scholars in the world. With more than 1100 attendees, over 190 sessions, a major book exhibit of leading publishers, cultural programming, and gala banquet, the AJS annual conference provides a unique opportunity to share ideas and explore the world of Jewish Studies scholarship.

Admission/Cost: $95 - $355

Location:
Hilton San Diego Bayfront
1 Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Dates and times:
Sunday, December 15 - 10:00 AM
Monday, December 16 - 10:00 AM
Tuesday, December 17 - 10:00 AM
12/06/2019 - Book Signing: Yann Richard
Persian Cultural Center presents:

"Iran: A Social and Political History Since the Qajars." Lecture and Book Signing by Yann Richard, a prominent French scholar.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Iranian American Center
6790 Top Gun St #7
San Diego, CA 92121
MAP

Friday Dec. 6 - 7:00 PM

For more information, please call 858-552-9355 or email info@pccsd.org
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