October 12, 2018
In conversation with Clayton Dube, Director of the USC US-China Institute, Humphrey Hawksley analyzed the fault lines and pressure points that might erupt in the cow’s tongue along the nine-dash line, the disputed area in the South China Sea. The strategic region is home to nearly $5 trillion worth of trade and to conflicting claims of sovereignty.
October 12, 2018
One million people of Swiss descent live in the US and nearly 100,000 live in California. Speaking to a Council roundtable lunch for Board and International Circle members on October 11th, the Swiss Ambassador to the United States, Martin Dahinden lauded Swiss-American relations and emphasized core connections in the areas of investment and trade.
October 3, 2018
Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid spoke at a LAWAC breakfast on October 3rd about Estonia’s rise to become the leading digital-first republic.
September 12, 2018
'The housing market has been incredibly hot for a very long time,' said Zillow Group CEO Spencer Rascoff at a LAWAC luncheon on September 12. Ten years after the financial crisis, more than half of American’s homes are worth more than they were at their 2007 peak.
July 13, 2018
Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador was the favorite candidate going into Mexico’s presidential elections on July 1st, 'but nobody expected him to win so overwhelmingly,' said Pamela Starr.
June 28, 2018
Ed Husain was born in London of an Indian father and a Saudi mother, and grew up as a Muslim. In his late teens he became angry at the killing of Muslims in Bosnia, which elicited little response from the rest of Europe, and this pushed him to join an extremist jihadist group in London.
June 26, 2018
Four panelists discussed what a conservative foreign policy for the US could look like in an era when foreign policy has become quite unpredictable.
June 8, 2018
Taking a long view of humanity's need for and development of energy sources, Richard Rhodes said that shifting from one energy source to another has always taken a long time.
May 24, 2018
The first time Michael McFaul met Vladimir Putin was in 1991 and he was an assistant to the mayor of St Petersburg. 'He made absolutely no impression on me at all,' said McFaul. 'I would never have predicted back then that he would become President of Russia.'
May 14, 2018
The Future of the Automobile Conference at the Petersen Automotive Museum, jointly hosted by the Petersen and the Los Angeles World Affairs Council on May 3rd, looked at the most cutting-edge technologies in the transportation field and aired informed and sometimes provocative speculation on the future.  ...