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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Maureen Dowd on "The Year of Voting Dangerously"

    Trapped between two candidates with the highest recorded unfavorables in US electoral history, Americans are plunged into "the year of voting dangerously." There is nobody better than Maureen Dowd, the New York Times columnist, to skewer the shortcomings of each of these candidates with her perceptive reporting skills and acerbic sense of humor. Dowd spoke at a Los Angeles World Affairs Council luncheon on September 23rd on her past experience with both candidates, and what type of presidency we might expect from each one as they vie to win the White House.
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  • Maureen Dowd on "The Year of Voting Dangerously"

    Dowd has covered Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton since the 1990s. She was with the real estate mogul when he shyly approached his first Presidential rope line in 1999. She won a Pulitzer prize that same year for her penetrating columns on Bill Clinton's impeachment follies. In this perilous campaign season, The New York Times columnist traces the psychologies and pathologies in one of the nastiest and most significant presidential campaign battles ever.
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  • Karl Rove talks to the Los Angeles World Affairs Council May 12, 2016 - full discussion

    Republican strategist Karl Rove said that the unfavorable polls for this presidential election are "jaw-droppingly bad" and that voters are faced with "choosing between the lesser of two evils." He said Trump has "thrown out the rule book", and "anybody who says they know how this election will turn out is kidding themselves." Rove spoke at a Los Angeles World Affairs Council event Thursday, May 12th about American politics throughout history and his new book The Triumph of William McKinley: Why the Election of 1896 Still Matters.
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  • karl rove soundbite

    Karl Rove talks about the big issues facing Americans at home and abroad and what the most important decisions will be for the new President.
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  • LAWAC Promo Video 2016

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  • Dr. David Reitze on Discovering Gravitational Waves - Proof of Black Holes

    The discovery of gravitational waves earlier this year - something predicted a century ago in theory by Albert Einstein - may usher in an entirely new type of physics that could completely change the way we understand the universe, said Dr David Reitze at Caltech. It may also allow us to find ways to listen in to the echoes of the very foundation of the universe in the immediate aftermath of the Big Bang. Reitze is the chief scientist in charge of the search for gravitational waves, a 25 year-project jointly managed by Caltech and MIT that involved some 1,000 scientists working in the US and around the world. He talked to the Los Angeles World Affairs Council on Wednesday April 21st about the thrill he and his colleagues felt when they first heard the "beeps that went around the world".
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  • Habana Compas Dance

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