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  • Cutting-Edge Technologies

    Mory Gharib, California Institute of Technology

    George Karayannis, CityNOW, Panasonic

    Jill Sciarappo, Automated Driving Solutions Division, Intel

    Rishabh Sharma, Poletus

    Moderator: August Bradley, Mind and Machine

    Breakthroughs in cutting-edge technologies have enabled an exponential acceleration of autonomous vehicles. From super lightweight batteries to Lidar and sensory systems to artificial intelligence, these innovations have provided the tools that automotive and tech manufacturers need to build cars of the future. Hear from industry and research leaders about the newest technologies that will drive on our road for generations to come.
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  • Edited Future of Trucking

    Doug Bloch, Teamsters Joint Council 7

    Paul Rosa, Penske Truck Leasing

    Dakota Semler, Thor Trucks

    Moderator: Terry McCarthy, Los Angeles World Affairs Council

    Trucking will be one of the first sectors for the widespread adoption of autonomous vehicles. We already see a number of companies, including Daimler and Embark, successfully executing cross-country trips. Advancements in self-driving technology combined with platooning, which allows for several trucks to follow each other, will reduce fuel costs and improve efficiency in the movement of freight. However, with approximately 3.5 million truckers on the road in the US, the transition to self-driving trucks will have a massive impact on our supply chain, as well as our workforce.
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  • LA City Planners Design AV's Future

    David DeRosa, AECOM

    Ashley Hand, CityFi

    Michael Lim, Global Transportation, Tech and Finance Advisor

    Ryan Westrom, Ford Smart Mobility

    Moderator: Frances Anderton, DnA, KCRW

    Los Angeles was built for the car and is fast becoming one of the main testing grounds for ridesharing and autonomous vehicle development. Los Angeles planners have been looking at models for mobility in the future, and designing public-private partnerships to develop transportation infrastructure ahead of the 2028 Olympics.
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  • A Private War Cast Q & A - Rosamund Pike Jamie Dornan Matt Heineman and Armie Hammer

    Following the November 3rd screening of A Private War at the Landmark Theater, Rosamund Pike, Jamie Dornan, and Matthew Heineman (Director - Cartel Land, City of Ghosts) take part in a Q & A moderated by Armie Hammer.

    To learn more about events and international and documentary film screenings with the Los Angeles World Affairs Council, visit www.lawac.org.
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  • Foreign Minister of Taiwan on Taiwan's Partnership with the US

    Taiwan: An Enduring Partner with the US in the Free and
    Open Indo-Pacific

    Joseph Wu, Foreign Minister of Taiwan, spoke to LAWAC on Monday, March 11, 2019. To read his remarks click here: https://www.mofa.gov.tw/Upload/RelFile/662/169223/db1851b7-4f69-4649-9018-400dc2ec85b.pdf
    147 Views
  • Vicente Fox, 55th President of Mexico

    Former President of Mexico Vicente Fox discusses the importance of a strong US-Mexico relationship, growing the Mexican economy and President Trump's border wall.
    143 Views
  • Designing the Future

    Franz Von Holzhausen, Tesla

    Moderator: Jay Ward, Pixar Animation Studios

    A moderated conversation with Tesla's Chief of Design.
    39 Views
  • President Paul Kagame

    President of Rwanda Paul Kagame addressing the Los Angeles World Affairs Council and the UCLA Center for World Health, February 12, 2014.
    1163 Views
  • Governor Bill Richardson: America's Role in the World - From North Korea to Immigration

    On October 24, 2013, former Arizona Governor Bill Richardson addressed the Los Angeles World Affairs Council at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel.

    To learn more about the Los Angeles World Affairs Council, visit: www.lawac.org
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LosAngelesWorldAffairsCouncil

    To read the transcript, please visit: http://www.lawac.org/speech-archive/pdf/1670.pdf
    1069 Views
  • Cartel Land Q & A with director Matthew Heineman and Josh Brolin

    Q & A with Cartel Land director Matthew Heineman, moderated by Josh Brolin.

    Official trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZoSFSiLgbdI


    To learn more about our upcoming screenings and events, visit www.lawac.org.

    Song is The Movement from the Cartel Land Soundtrack, composed by H. Scott Salinas and Jackson Greenberg.
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The Digital Library has been made possible through a generous grant from the Giles W. And Elise G. Mead Foundation