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  • Politics in the Time of Coronavirus with Dan Schnur | Episode 37

    On this weekly livestream, Dan Schnur a politics professor at USC, UC-Berkeley, and Pepperdine takes an analytical approach to the biggest headlines of the week and elevates the stories you may have missed. Dan connects the daily news to larger political trends and spends most of the time answering the live audiences' most pressing political questions. This week Dan analyzes:

    1. Trump’s Final Days: What to Expect Before January 20
    2. Biden’s Priorities: the New President’s Challenges and Opportunities
    3. Where does the GOP go next?

    Join our weekly livestream every Tuesday at 11 am PST to make sense of politics in the time of Coronavirus.

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  • Preserving Mental Health During A Pandemic with the Chicago School of Professional Psychology

    This timely webinar addresses mental health in the wake of the pandemic. The coronavirus has caused much stress and anxiety as Americans continue to navigate immense changes impacting all social groups at home, work, and school. This panel of psychologists discusses overcoming negative emotional responses, resiliency and vitality for all age groups – adults, children, teenagers and seniors. The panel features:
    - Dr. Jay Finkelman, an industrial and forensic psychologist specializing in human resource management
    - Dr. Nadia Jones, a marriage and family therapist and educational psychologist
    - Dr. Bina Parekh (moderator), Associate Department Chair, Clinical Psychology, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
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  • A Special Message from the Los Angeles World Affairs Council & Town Hall

    Support our Year End Giving Campaign today at: www.lawac.org/donate

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    Featured Speakers in Order of Appearance:
    1 - Silvia Chiave, Italian Consul General to Los Angeles
    2 - Jon Regardie, Los Angeles magazine contributor - with Los Angeles County Supervisor (5th District) and Board Chair Kathryn Barger, and Dr. Barbara Ferrer Director, LA County Dept. of Public Health
    3 - Ambassador Jose Manuel Romualdez of the Philippines - with by RAND Senior Defense Analyst Derek Grossman
    4 - Maryam Zar, Founder of Womenfound - with Charles Lister, Dr. Zaki Lababidi, and Thomas McClure
    5 - Pete Buttigieg, former Presidential Candidate and Mayor of South Bend - with Judy Woodruff, anchor and managing editor of the PBS NewsHour
    6 - Lawrence H. Summers, 71st Treasury Secretary - with Bill Dolan, U.S. Bank SVP & and Portfolio Management Managing Director
    7 - Dr. Anne-Marie Slaughter, CEO of New America - with Robert J. Abernethy
    8 - Guy Raz, NPR host, co-creator, and editorial director - with The Honorable Maria Contreras-Sweet, 24th Administrator of the U.S. Small Business agency
    9 - Martha Barcena Coqui, Mexican Ambassador to the US
    10 - See note 2
    11 - See note 1
    12 - See note 4
    13 - Sewell Chan, Editorial Page Editor at the LA Times - with Jeffrey Wasserstrom, UC Irvine History Department, and Elaine Yu, reporter for the New York Times
    14 - Dan Schnur, Politics Professor at USC, UC-Berkeley, and Pepperdine - with US Senator Tim Scott
    15 - See note 6
    16 - John R. Allen, President of the Brookings Institution
    17 - Dr. Fiona Hill, Former Deputy Assistant to the President & Sr. Director on the National Security Council
    18 - Robert J. Abernethy, Chairman of American Standard Development Company and Board Member of the Los Angeles World Affairs Council & Town Hall
    19 - Ron Brownstein, CNN Senior Political Analyst & Senior Editor for The Atlantic - with Dan Schnur

    Production by Claire Krelitz
    Music: https://www.bensound.com
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  • Ambassadors Wolfgang Ischinger and John Emerson: Germany and Europe in an Uncertain Time

    This livestream, co-presented with the American Council on Germany, features Wolfgang Ischinger, Germany’s most prominent diplomat, in conversation with former US Ambassador to Germany John Emerson. The conversation offers a vision of a European future of peace and stability. The Ambassadors examine the root causes of Europe's current conflicts, and provide key insights on how these can be successfully addressed to grow stronger as a continent.

    Purchase Ambassador Ischinger's latest book here, and use promo code SECURITY to get a 40% discount - https://www.brookings.edu/book/world-in-danger/

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  • A Conversation with CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra & UCLA Luskin Dean Gary Segura

    This livestream features a timely conversation with California Attorney General Xavier Becerra. Attorney General Becerra serves as the state’s Chief Law Enforcement Officer. His responsibilities are to protect and serve the people and interests of California. Attorney General Becerra is joined by moderator Gary Segura, Dean of UCLA’s Luskin School of Public Affairs.

    Thank you to our program partner: UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs

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  • A Conversation with Professor Lawrence H. Summers: Economic Recovery for a Post-Pandemic Nation

    This livestream features Former Treasury Secretary and leading economist, Lawrence H. Summers. Along with serving as the 71st Secretary of the Treasury in the Clinton Administration, Dr. Summers served as Director of the White House National Economic Council in the Obama Administration, as President of Harvard University, and as the Chief Economist of the World Bank. This discussion is moderated by U.S. Bank Senior Vice President and Portfolio Management Managing Director Bill Dolan. Dr. Summers addresses what is needed structurally for the nation’s economy to recover, and what we can expect to see within domestic and international markets once the pandemic is over.

    Thank you to our webinar sponsor, U.S. Bank Private Wealth Management

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  • Who Will Decide the Presidential Election? with Ron Brownstein & Dan Schnur

    2020 Election Series Part 6: Who Will Decide the Presidential Election? The Key Voting Groups of 2020

    This livestream focuses on our diverse electorate and analyzes the key voter groups for each party. The discussion is led by Political Communications Professor Dan Schnur of USC, UC-Berkeley, and Pepperdine, who is joined by Ron Brownstein, CNN Senior Political Analyst, Senior Editor for The Atlantic, and Contributing Editor for National Journal. As both Trump and Biden work to build their coalitions in the final weeks of campaigning, what voting blocs are they targeting, what tactics are they using to do so, and are their efforts working? From suburban women to young people to voters of color — this discussion makes sense of the demographic groups that will decide the election.

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  • Politics in the Time of Coronavirus with Dan Schnur | Episode 27

    On this weekly livestream, Dan Schnur a politics professor at USC, UC-Berkeley, and Pepperdine takes an analytical approach to the biggest headlines of the week and elevates the stories you may have missed. Dan connects the daily news to larger political trends and spends most of the time answering the live audiences' most pressing political questions. On this episode Dan analyzes:

    1) Roe vs Wade vs Amy Coney Barrett: What Happens After Confirmation?
    2) The Debate Over Debates: Will Trump and Biden Share a Stage Again
    3) Polls from Key Swing Voters

    Join our weekly livestream every Thursday at 11 am PST to make sense of politics in the time of Coronavirus.

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  • The Future of U.S. Policy on Iran: Is Trump's “Maximum Pressure Campaign" Working?

    For forty-one years the United States has been locked in an unending conflict with the Islamic Republic in Iran. From hostage crisis to illicit financing of terrorism, empowerment of foreign proxies in targeting U.S. interests and the relations between the two countries have been unendingly tense but also marked by a desire for engagement by every American administration. This panel of international experts addresses how President Trump’s Iran policy has differed from other administrations, and what policies the US should consider moving forward when it comes to relations with Iran. Listen now to hear from:
    - Nazenin Ansari, Publisher and Managing Editor of two independent media outlets focusing on Iran - Kayhan London and Kayhan Life
    - Dr. Saeed Ghasseminejad, Senior Iran and Financial Economics advisor at Foundation for Defense of Democracies specializing in Iran’s economy and financial markets, sanctions and illicit finance
    - Alex Vatanka, Director of Iran Program and Senior Fellow, Frontier Europe Initiative at the Middle East Institute
    - Moderator: Susan Azzizadeh, Community Activist

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  • The Key Swing States of the 2020 Election with Seema Mehta & Dan Schnur

    2020 Election Series Part 5: The Key Swing States of the 2020 Election

    This livestream analyzes how the nation’s geographical cleavages —battleground states, urban-rural divides, and regional differences — will play out on election night. The discussion is led by Political Communications Professor Dan Schnur of USC, UC-Berkeley, and Pepperdine, who is joined by Seema Mehta, political reporter for the Los Angeles Times covering the 2020 presidential campaign.

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