World Affairs of Orange County to hold lecture event on November 20

The World Affairs Council of Orange County will present a lecture event featuring Professor Larry Diamond on Wednesday, Nov. 20 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Pacific Club.

Diamond is a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institute and the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University. For six years, he served as Director of Stanford’s Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law where he now leads its Program on Arab Reform and Democracy and its Global Digital Policy Incubator. The professor will be discussing his newest book, Ill Winds: Saving Democracy from Russian Rage, Chinese Ambition, and American Complacency.

The professor has served as an adviser to numerous governmental and international organizations at various points in his life, including the U.S. Department of State, United Nations, World Bank and the U.S. Agency for International Development. He is a founding co-editor of the National Endowment for Democracy’s Journal of Democracy.

Diamond’s research focuses on democratic trends and conditions around the world and on policies and reforms to defend and advance democracy.

Ticket prices vary. To register, visit, or call 949.253.5751.

The Pacific Club is located at 4110 MacArthur Blvd., Newport Beach.