January 31, 2019
Stephan Shakespeare, founder of YouGov, discussed public polling, data collection, and starting a business at this UCLA partnered event.
January 24, 2019
'We are going to lose a few rounds before we start winning, but we have to get busy losing for those people who are suffering,' said Sophie Richardson, China director for Human Rights Watch, about the detention of Uyghurs in Xinjiang, China.
January 16, 2019
'Complete denuclearization of North Korea is a fantasy,' said David Kang, Director of the USC Korean Studies Institute, at an evening talk on January 16th.
December 20, 2018
Terence Ward on Saudi Arabia and the export of Wahhabism.
December 13, 2018
'Violence doesn’t stop when you have politicians covering up for the criminals,' said Rachel Kleinfeld, Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, in a moderated discussion with Maryam Zar, LAWAC member and founder of Womenfound.
December 7, 2018
'We are on the verge of some incredible changes in the banking industry,' said Joseph Otting, Comptroller of the Currency, at a Roundtable Lunch on December 7th. Joined in conversation by Emily Wang, LAWAC member and SVP Director of Marketing and Community Development at East West Bank...
November 28, 2018
Last year, thousands of Americans died from overdosing on prescription painkillers. The issue, says Guardian journalist and author Chris McGreal, is not just misuse, but over-prescription by doctors and a lack of proper regulation by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). McGreal was joined in conversation by UCLA professor and psychologist Steven Shoptaw.
November 15, 2018
'We believe in fair trade and not using food as a weapon,' said Jim Collins, CEO of Corteva, DowDupont's agricultural division, in conversation with Jennifer Sirangelo, President and CEO of 4-H Council. Collins added that Corteva respects 'what the US government is doing today with regards to protecting intellectual property but not food.'
November 9, 2018
On November 5th, the Trump administration re-imposed all economic sanctions against the Islamic Republic of Iran that were previously waived under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). 'These sanctions will be the strongest in history and will force Iran to choose between ceasing its destabilizing activities or economic survival,' said David Peyman, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Counter Threat Finance and Sanctions, at a LAWAC breakfast on November 9th.
November 7, 2018
Part of what makes profit-driven cybercrime so successful is the anonymity of those committing the crimes. Jonathan Lusthaus, who spoke at a Global Cafe Breakfast on November 7th, has spent the last seven years researching these anonymous criminals to figure out who they are, what motivates them and how they operate. He has met with some of the world’s foremost cybercriminals in hotspots such as Russia, Ukraine, China, Nigeria and Brazil.