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  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Hollywood Palladium February 26, 1965

    Audio from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s speech on February 26, 1965, 9 days before Selma, when he addressed the Los Angeles World Affairs Council at a luncheon at the Hollywood Palladium.

    Dr. King's speech begins at 9:35

    Although he had received the Nobel Peace Prize just two months before, he was under heavy guard during his visit following the recent assassination of Malcolm X and growing tensions in Selma.

    For more information on Los Angeles World Affairs Council speakers and transcripts of past events, please visit www.lawac.org.
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  • Peter Diamandis on government regulation blocking innovation

    2/12/15 Peter Diamandis, CEO of X Prize, tells the Los Angeles World Affairs Council why he fears government over-regulation will stifle innovation.
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  • Martin Luther King – crime from environment, not race

    2/26/1965 Dr Martin Luther King Jnr tells the Los Angeles World Affairs Council that crime is caused by environmental factors like poverty, and it is invidious “to use the tragic results of segregation as an argument for the continuation of it.”
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  • Martin Luther King – Untouchables in India and America

    2/26/1965 Dr Martin Luther King Jnr tells the Los Angeles World Affairs Council how he was introduced as a “fellow untouchable” in a school for untouchables in India, and what that meant to him
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  • Martin Luther King on Selma and black voting registration

    2/26/1965 Dr Martin Luther King Jnr tells the Los Angeles World Affairs Council about the disparities in voter registration in the South, and the barriers put up to prevent blacks from registering
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  • Peter Diamandis – Flying Stephen Hawking into zero-G

    2/12/15 Peter Diamandis of X Prize tells the Los Angeles World Affairs Council about flying high altitude loops with Stephen Hawking so that the renowned physicist could experience zero gravity.
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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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  • 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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  • 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.
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