June 18, 2019
In conjunction with the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Los Angeles, the Los Angeles World Affairs Council had the honor to host Dr. Ki-Jung Kim for a talk on the future of the Korean Peninsula. Dr. Kim, advisor on foreign policy and national security to South Korean President Moon Jae-In’s campaign for president in 2017.
June 17, 2019

On June 17th, 2019, the Los Angeles World Affairs Council had the honor of hosting Dr. Ashton B. Carter, the 25th Secretary of Defense for the United States of America (2015-2017) for a discussion on his time at the helm of the Pentagon and today’s most pressing international security threats.

June 13, 2019

On June 13th, the Los Angeles World Affairs Council partnered with Netflix to allow LAWAC Members access to a free screening of "The Edge of Democracy," an award winning documentary by filmmaker Petra Costa, who was available for a short Q & A session afterwards.

June 11, 2019

On June 11th, the Los Angeles World Affairs Council hosted Dr. Larry Diamond, an expert in democratic studies and comparative politics at Stanford’s Hoover Institution and Freeman Spogli Institute, to discuss the state of democracy around the world as undemocratic states like China rise in their global influence, once stable democracies trend towards illiberalism or authoritarianism, and “democracy building” is generally seen as shorthand for U.S. military intervention.

May 30, 2019

In this complex and uncertain global environment, how do we establish an international environment that’s better for all of humanity? Speaking at a roundtable event at Spago in Beverly Hills, UN High Representative of the Alliance of Civilizations, Miguel Ángel Moratinos Cuyaubé, addressed Board and International Circle members on how his office works to find solutions to this pressing question.

May 15, 2019

On May 15th, the Young Professionals of the Los Angeles World Affairs Council hosted Consul General Michael Howells of the United Kingdom to speak on the complex nature of Brexit, its impact on the United Kingdom and Ireland’s border, and what it means for Britain’s future.

May 13, 2019
The Los Angeles World Affairs Council hosted Mr. Peter Hessler for a breakfast talk on Monday, May 13 to discuss the state of affairs in Egypt since the Arab Spring uprising and Tahrir Square protests in Cairo in 2011.
May 3, 2019
"We tried." Gorbachev once read that phrase on a friend's tombstone and revealed to Werner Herzog that he would like those same two words to his embellish his epitaph.
April 30, 2019
Dr. Parag Khanna, an author, global strategist, and thought leader, gave his unique takes on Asia’s role in geopolitics at a breakfast event with the Council.
April 19, 2019
The Los Angeles World Affairs Council partnered with the UCLA Anderson School of Management to hold the 2019 Wilbur K. Woo Greater China Business Conference on April 19, 2019.