October 21, 2019

On October 21st, 2019, the Los Angeles World Affairs Council & Town Hall had the honor of hosting Mayor Eric Garcetti for a discussion on Los Angeles as a premier global city and international gateway for the 2028 Summer Olympics.

October 14, 2019

 On October 14th, 2019, the Los Angeles World Affairs Council & Town Hall had the honor of hosting Nicolas Berggruen, founder of the Berggruen Institute, and Nathan Gardels, editor-in-chief of The World Post, for a discussion concerning democracy and governance in the digital age.

September 19, 2019
The Los Angeles World Affairs Council & Town Hall is honored to have hosted the Honorable Samantha Power, former United States Ambassador to the United Nations (2013-2017), senior advisor to President Barack Obama, and Pulitzer Prize winning author.
August 13, 2019

The Los Angeles World Affairs Council and Town Hall’s Young Professionals Program was honored to have hosted the Deputy Chief of Mission of Israel’s Mission diplomatic mission to Los Angeles, Mr. Eitan Weiss. At this special Members Exclusive event, Consul Weiss spoke on Israel’s upcoming elections and Israel’s foreign policy.

July 29, 2019

A production grunt on a popular Palestinian television show in Ramallah, Salam (Kais Nashif) is a 30-something Jerusalamite who has to cross a checkpoint each day to get to work.

July 18, 2019

“We are not succeeding yet but we can change things.”

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.