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  • Senator George Mitchell on A Path to Peace

    George Mitchell, the former Senator who brokered the Northern Ireland Peace Agreement in 1998 and also worked to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, spoke to the Los Angeles World Affairs Council over dinner on Thursday, December 8th.
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  • Dr. Charles Elachi On the Golden Age of Space Exploration

    Dr. Charles Elachi, who is stepping down as JPL director after 46 years at the laboratory, gave a parting talk over dinner to LAWAC on January 25th, 2017 about the highlights of his career in space exploration.
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  • Vicente Fox on the US-Mexico Border Wall

    Former President of Mexico, Vicente Fox, delivered a speech to the LA World Affairs Council on Sept. 27, 2017.
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  • Prime Minister Shinzo Abe - Japan's Role in the World

    Prime Minister Shinzo Abe spoke to the LA World Affairs Council in 2015 about Japan's role in the world.
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  • Dan Schnur on President Trump

    Dan Schnur, political pollster, offers insight into the stark contrast of opinions in America on President Trump.

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  • US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin

    US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin spoke to LAWAC on February 26, 2018 about the economy, Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and more.
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  • Robert Reich in Los Angeles on Income Inequality

    Robert Reich, Chancellor's Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley and former Secretary of Labor, discussed the state of income inequality, the Trump presidency, the new steel and aluminum tariffs and the promising future of today's high school and college students.
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  • Perspectives on the Future of the Automobile

    Jeffrey Cole, University of Southern California

    Dan Eberhart, Canary

    Stefan Krause, EVelozcity

    Kent Kresa, Petersen Automotive Museum

    John Rossant, NewCities & LA CoMotion

    Dakota Semler, Thor Trucks

    Ryan Westrom, Ford Smart Mobility

    Brian Witten, Symantec

    Moderator: Terry McCarthy, Los Angeles World Affairs Council

    With the rapidly approaching transition to automated vehicles, the number of stakeholders in the transportation sector is quickly expanding. From energy and infrastructure to cyber security and technology start-ups, new opportunities and challenges are emerging. Each speakers with three minutes each will give their take on how we got here, where the industry is going and what we should watch out for as it goes there.
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  • Detroit Versus Silicon Valley: Who Prevails and When?

    Russell Hensley, McKinsey & Company

    Rachel Nguyen, Future Lab, Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi

    Alex Roy, Human Driving Association

    Moderator: Paul Lienert, Reuters

    The future of the automobile industry will increasingly see technology firms from Silicon Valley and elsewhere overlapping with traditional automakers in Detroit, Germany and Japan. Will the tech companies dominate? Or will the automakers’ century-old experience of mass manufacturing, nationwide network of dealers and their political backing in Congress keep them in the game? Will there be a wave of mergers, or will a few companies survive and the rest fade away? This plenary panel will look at the bigger picture of how the automotive industry might reorganize itself in the coming decades.
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  • The Future of Cars Around the World

    Erik Antonsson, aiPod

    Michael Dunne, Dunne Automotive Ltd.

    Moderator: John Rossant, NewCities & LA CoMotion

    The auto world has long been dominated by the US, Germany and Japan, but with the shifting landscape to electrification and autonomous vehicles new players are emerging. China is now the largest maker of electric cars. Dubai is taking a comprehensive look at transportation reform, including investments in aerial taxis. Cities like London and Singapore are also developing innovative ideas to transform urban mobility. And then there is the hyperloop…
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