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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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  • Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA 39th District) on ISIS, Iran, Russia and America’s Foreign Policy

    Congressman Ed Royce speaking to the Los Angeles World Affairs Council at the Sofitel Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA on September 23, 2014.

    To learn more about the Los Angeles World Affairs Council, visit: www.lawac.org
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LosAngelesWorldAffairsCouncil
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  • Samba Ending Q&A

    Q & A with Samba lead actor Omar Sy, moderated by LAWAC President and CEO Terry McCarthy

    Official trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tqzwbjy0WQ

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

    Song is "To Know You is to Love You" by Syreeta, from the Samba Soundtrack.
    659 Views
  • Iran expert Dalia Dassa Kaye on the proposed nuclear deal

    Dalia Dassa Kaye, Director of the Center for Middle East Public Policy at the RAND Corporation, in a Q&A with LAWAC President and CEO Terry McCarthy.
    549 Views
  • President of Ghana speaks to the Los Angeles World Affairs Council

    Ghana's President John Mahama on Ghana's rise - October 1, 2015
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  • President of Ghana John Mahama on Ghana's Rise

    "I'm here to talk about Ghana's rise," said President of Ghana John Mahama to the Los Angeles World Affairs Council on Thursday, October 1st. "To your ears that might sound like a simple 15 minute speech," he said. "To my ears it's like being asked to provide a detailed synopsis of war and peace...I say this to be a bit cheeky." Unlike many of his neighboring countries who for long stretches of time have been engaged in civil war, Ghana has never experienced civil war - though there were periods of time when it appeared that, as Mahama said, "We were at war with our own purpose." He said that "in many ways it is easier to understand and appreciate Ghana's rise, if you know its fall."
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  • Brian Jenkins on the Evolution of Terrorism

    Brian Jenkins, senior adviser to the President of Rand Corporation and expert on counterterrorism, in conversation with Terry McCarthy, President of the Los Angeles World Affairs Council.

    To learn more about the Los Angeles World Affairs Council, visit: www.lawac.org
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LosAngelesWorldAffairsCouncil
    398 Views
  • William Perry on Nuclear Threats and Russia

    This is a clip from Dr. William J. Perry's address at a LAWAC dinner. Dr. Perry was the 19th U.S. Secretary of Defense. Find out more about Dr. Perry at www.wjperryproject.org.
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  • Dr. William J. Perry on "Nuclear Threats in a Chaotic World"

    Dr. William J. Perry was the 19th U.S. Secretary of Defense. He spoke to a LAWAC dinner about why nuclear threats are greater today than they were during the Cold War. To learn more about Dr. Perry visit www.wjperryproject.org.
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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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The Digital Library has been made possible through a generous grant from the Giles W. And Elise G. Mead Foundation