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.  ...
May 9, 2018
China is going through a third revolution, according to Elisabeth Economy of the Council on Foreign Relations – and it is a regressive one, she claims. Following the first revolution of 1949 under Mao that brought the communists to power, and the second revolution under Deng Xiaoping that started opening China’s economy up to the world in 1979, the current leader Xi Jinping has again overturned the system ...
May 1, 2018
The trading relationship between the US and China is going to get worse before it gets better, said former Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez, on the eve of high level meetings between US and Chinese officials in Beijing.
May 1, 2018
In Vladimir Putin’s Russia nobody believes anything is true, the government has 'weaponized distrust' and, said Yale history professor Timothy Snyder, the Kremlin systematically confronts the EU and the US because it distracts from the basic Russian problem which is too dark to mention: what will happen when Putin dies?