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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
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    1356 Views
  • Elon Musk: The World is Actually Pretty Great Right Now

    11/18/13 Elon Musk tells the Los Angeles World Affairs Council why the world is great – and why newspapers look for the worst.
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  • Senator John McCain on America's Role in the World

    Senator John McCain addresses the Los Angeles World Affairs Council, on America's Role in the World.

    To learn more about the Los Angeles World Affairs Council, visit: www.lawac.org
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LosAngelesWorldAffairsCouncil
    472 Views
  • 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.
    658 Views
  • Cai Wu – China needs to open to the world

    7/2/14 Chinese Minister of Culture Cai Wu tells the Los Angeles World Affairs Council why China needs to open to the world, and how China has been open to imported cultures in the past.
    775 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.
    548 Views
  • President of Ghana speaks to the Los Angeles World Affairs Council

    Ghana's President John Mahama on Ghana's rise - October 1, 2015
    632 Views
  • Senator Dianne Feinstein on Iran, Torture and Women in Politics - September 2, 2015

    Senator Dianne Feinstein said "there is no better deal" on the Iran nuclear issue, called Edward Snowden's actions a "form of espionage" that put American lives at risk, and said that after the recent release of the Senate Intelligence Committee report on torture, "I don't think this will ever, ever happen again." Feinstein spoke to a sold-out Los Angeles World Affairs Council dinner September 2nd and also talked about drones, how politics have changed, and how the position of women in politics has changed over her five-decade long career.
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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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