Inland Empire Council for the Social Studies
        Bringing Social Studies to Teachers in the Inland Empire

              A California Council for the Social Studies Affiliate


    Bringing Social Studies to


A California Council for the Social Studies Affiliate                          


IECSS offers information about quarterly H-SS Network meetings, the annual Teachers of Excellence Awards Dinner and other events in which the Council is an affiliate or co-sponsor.  These events have a regional focus and are designed with social studies teachers in Riverside, San Bernardino, and eastern Los Angeles Counties in mind. Other regional and state events are listed in the News section of the website. Please join your colleagues for learning and fellowship.

Upcoming events

    • 27 Sep 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • UCR Extension Center, Room C, 1200 University Ave, Riverside, 92507

    The Dangers of Nuclear War: 
    Challenges for U.S. Diplomacy

    featuring a discussion with Moeed Yusuf, 

    US Institute for Peace

    September 27, 2018
    5:30 - 7:30 pm

    Reception & Sign-in: 5:30 - 6:10 pm
    Talk & Discussion: 6:15 to 7:20 pm

    UCR Extension Center Room C
    1200 University Ave, Riverside, 92507   
    Parking = $5

    Event Cost: Reception and Talk
    Preregistered Current Members = $20
    Preregistered Non members/Former members = $25
    Walk-ins not preregistered = $30
    Talk Only 
    Pre-registered Members/nonmembers = $15
    University and HS Students  teacher/parent = free 

    Moeed Yusuf
    U.S. Institute for Peace

    In recent years, the world has witnessed multiple crises in regions where nuclear weapons are present: the Korean peninsula saw heightened tensions throughout 2017; China and India were involved in a major border crisis; violence between India and Pakistan on the Line of Control in Kashmir has been the highest in 15 years and the U.S. and its partners in the Middle East now face a highly uncertain future vis-à-vis Iran.                   

    The U.S. and other strong world powers want to prevent nuclear war around the world. Yet, as great power competition resurges and U.S. interests in Asia pit it against actors like Iran, Pakistan, and increasingly China, the U.S. crisis management role in nuclearized regions is more complicated.What is the probability of conflict and loss of U.S. influence as other strong powers compete more aggressively to use crises as opportunities to overshadow the traditional U.S. role as crisis manager?

    How does this dynamic increase the risk of nuclear war?

    Moeed Yusufdraws on his experience and research to look at opportunities, challenges, and risks of crises in regional nuclear contexts and suggests policy options for U.S. diplomacy and treaty making.

    Register today:

    • 09 Oct 2018
    • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • CSU San Bernardino, Extended Learning Yashuda CenterRoom 111

    Join World Affairs Council Inland Southern California and CSU San Bernardino's Modern China Lecture Series as we participate with more than 90 communities across America in a simultaneous national discussion of US-China relations via cutting edge technology. This CHINA Town Hall webcast is presented by the National Committee on US China Relations.

             U.S. China Relations in 2018        

    Tuesday, October 9, 2018
    3:00 pm interactive webcast with Condoleezza Rice

    4:00 pm talk by Minxin Pei,
    our local China specialist
    "Are the U.S. and China headed for another Cold War?"
    5:00 pm (Replay of Condoleezza Rice for those who missed it.)

    CSU San Bernardino, Extended Learning
    Yashuda Center
    Room 111
    5500 University Pkwy., San Bernardino 92410
    (Download Inked CSUSB Map Yasuda Center.jpg)
    Parking is nearby. Get a pass for $6 at the entry kiosk

    World Affairs Council members $15
    Nonmembers $20

    Students and CSUSB faculty free
    HS Teachers are invited to bring up to 7 students for free as their guests.

    Register online:
    Questions? Call 909-558-7446 or

         About Our Speakers     

    Condoleezza Rice in Live National Webcast

    Condoleezza Rice is currently the Denning Professor in Global Business and the Economy at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution, and professor of Political Science at Stanford University. She is also a founding partner of RiceHadleyGates, LLC.

    From January 2005 to 2009, Secretary Rice served as the 66th Secretary of State of the United States, the second woman and first African American woman to hold the post. She also served as President George W. Bush’s Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs (National Security Advisor) from January 2001 to 2005, the first woman to hold the position.

    Minxin Pei Our In-Person Speaker

    Minxin Pei is an expert on governance in the People's Republic of China, U.S.-Asia relations, and democratization in developing nations. He currently serves as the director of the Keck Center for International and Strategic Studies at Claremont McKenna College and is a non-resident senior fellow with the Asia program at the German Marshall Fund of the U.S. He was formerly a senior associate with the Asia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He has recently beennamed the inaugural John F. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress Chair in U.S.-China Relations. The Center  hosts top scholars from throughout the world, who conduct research in the library’s collections and engage with national leaders.

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    • 06 Dec 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Riverside County Office of Education


     Inland Empire Council for the Social Studies, Riverside County Office of Education, and San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools

    invite you to join us in celebrating
    History Social Science Teachers of Excellence
    Awards Dinner

    December 6, 2018
    6:00 - 8:00 pm

    Riverside Country Office of Education
    3939 Thirteenth Street, Riverside, California 92501

    • 23 Feb 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Corona Norco USD


    Back by Popular Demand....

    Social Studies Jamboree
    featuring Best Practice Sessions
    Keynote speakers 

    February 23, 2019
    Corona Norco USD

    Specific time & location TBA

Past events

29 Aug 2018 Fighting for Cyber Supremacy in an Age of Extremism
23 Jul 2018 Including Multiple Perspectives in the Elementary History Classroom
24 Apr 2018 H-SS Framework Conference
12 Apr 2018 Dalya's Other Country
28 Mar 2018 The Global Fresh Water Crisis
28 Feb 2018 "The New Diplomacy" 21st Century Challenges in Foreign Policy
21 Feb 2018 The Power of Intervention: How Russia is Recapturing its Empire
15 Feb 2018 Minutes to Die - Snakebite: The World's Ignored Health Crisis
31 Jan 2018 Impact of Climate Change in California
07 Dec 2017 Annual Awards Dinner Honoring Social Studies Educators of Excellence in the Inland Empire
05 Dec 2017 U.S.-Turkey Relations: A Partnership in Crisis
24 Oct 2017 China Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections
07 Oct 2017 Our Time Is Now
30 Sep 2017 History-Social Science Networking Meeting
20 Sep 2017 Nominations Now Open for H-SS Educators of Excellence to be Honored at 2017 Annual Dinner
06 Sep 2017 Dueling Narratives of U.S. Relations with Iran
24 Aug 2017 North Korea's Military Challenges - Does the World Have a Good Response?
28 Jul 2017 Better Together: CA Teachers Summit
27 Jun 2017 Understanding Global Issues: Conflict and Peace.
26 Jun 2017 Great Decisions Teacher Training Institute
22 Jun 2017 NAFTA Is It Good or Bad for America?
06 Jun 2017 Information Session for Future History Teachers
15 May 2017 Re-Envisioning Refugees: Empowerment Through Education
13 Apr 2017 Imagineer Your Lessons
24 Mar 2017 An Exploration in History & Social Science: A 21st Century Shift
09 Mar 2017 Anticipating Russia’s Next Move: Can We Tame Putin’s Overreach and Avoid Conflict?
02 Mar 2017 History-Social Science Framework Rollouts
21 Jan 2017 Jamboree 2017 - Meet the New H-SS Framework
12 Nov 2016 Women in Archaeology - Archaeology Discoervy Weekend
10 Nov 2016 Educators of Excellence Awards Dinner
22 Oct 2016 Model UN Conference
18 Oct 2016 CHINA TOWN HALL - Local Connections, National Reflections
24 Sep 2016 Successful Assessment Rubrics - The Mark of Good Teaching
01 Sep 2016 WAC Inland Southern California Welcomes Chief Consul of Mexico in San Bernardino Salomón Rosas Ramírez
28 Jun 2016 Project-Based Learning (PBL) for Creating a Global Classroom
13 Jun 2016 IECSS Planning Meeting
07 Jun 2016 Afghanistan: Peace Caught in the Crosshairs
21 May 2016 Model UN Conference
17 May 2016 U.S. – Cuban Relations: Are the Two Nations Ready for a Meaningful Change?
03 May 2016 Climate Change Geopolitics – It’s Happening but How Much Should Be Done & at What Cost?
28 Apr 2016 Dinosaurs of the Lost Continent
16 Apr 2016 Globalizing Your Classroom
12 Apr 2016 United Nations at 70 - New Goals for Development and a New Leader
05 Apr 2016 Discuss the World with Great Decisions 2016
04 Mar 2016 55th Annual CCSS Conference - Social Studies at the Crest
22 Feb 2016 The Empress of the Blues - - Movie & Discussion for Black History Month
16 Feb 2016 Selma - Movie & Discussion for Black History Month
25 Jan 2016 Tour of Patton State Hospital Museum
03 Dec 2015 "Oh, the Places You'll Go," featuring Emily Schell: Educators of Excellence Annual Awards Dinner
18 Nov 2015 Portrait of Turkey - Turkish Culture Day
26 Oct 2015 History-Social Science Network Meeting
29 Sep 2015 Starting a Great Decisions Discussion Group - Ideas, Resources, and Models to Make It Easy and Fun
20 Jun 2015 Living History Adventure on the High Seas
04 Jun 2015 Silver and Silk: Diversity and Resilience Among China's Ethnic Minorities - Opening Reception
27 Apr 2015 3Es of Technology in the Social Studies Classroom - Easy * Engaging * Educational
06 Mar 2015 Bridges to the Future: 54th Annual CCSS Conference
28 Feb 2015 Spotlight on Turkey
31 Jan 2015 Jamboree 2015....History-Social Studies + Common Core
04 Dec 2014 Time Travel with Amy Tyson - Educators of Excellence Annual Awards Dinner
01 Dec 2014 China’s Foreign Policy and the American Response
03 Nov 2014 U.S. Trade Policy – How Do Trade Agreements Impact the Economy?
27 Oct 2014 Food Security and Climate Change
06 Oct 2014 Islamic Awakening - Is U.S. Policy Adapting Successfully to Recent Political Changes?
29 Sep 2014 Israel and U.S. Foreign Policy
20 Sep 2014 Three County Constitution Day!
05 Jun 2014 IECSS Program Planning
28 Apr 2014 H-SS Network Meeting & Tour of the Lincoln Memorial Shrine
03 Feb 2014 H-SS Network Share-a-thon
29 Jan 2014 What Are the Most Important Things Students Need to Learn About Islam and Muslim Societies in Today’s World?
05 Dec 2013 Teach Like a Pirate! Featuring Dave Burgess: Educators of Excellence Annual Awards Dinner
28 Oct 2013 H-SS Network Meeting - Geography to the Core
30 Sep 2013 COMING SOON! Common Core Success through Technology: Social Studies Inquiry and Investigations
15 Apr 2013 H-SS Network Meeting
12 Mar 2013 Missed CCSS? See Highlights Virtually
28 Jan 2013 Inland Empire H-SS Network – Special Session on Social Studies and the Common Core
29 Nov 2012 Making Powerful Connections - Awards Dinner Honoring Social Studies Teachers of Excellence
15 Oct 2012 H-SS Network Meeting
08 Sep 2012 Constitution Day and H-SS Network Meeting
25 Jun 2012 An Introduction to California's Common Core State Standards for Science and History-Social Science
16 Apr 2012 H-SS Network Meeting
02 Mar 2012 CCSS Annual Conference
30 Jan 2012 H-SS Network Meeting
01 Jun 1990 1990 Annual Meeting
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