Digital Library

  • Addressing COVID-19 in Italy: A Conversation with the Italian Consul General

    On this livestream, the Italian Consul General to Los Angeles Silvia Chiave breaks down the current state of COVID-19 in Italy. She also offers what the early onslaught of Coronavirus in Italy teach other countries who are now only starting to deal with the novel virus. Listen for a window into what’s happening on the ground in Italy and what key takeaways the Italian experience can provide to Angelenos and the global community.

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  • Michael Shellenberger and Benjamin Preston on the Future of Environmental Activism

    This livestream on the future of climate activism features Michael Shellenberger, a leading energy, security and environmental expert named “Hero of the Environment” by Time magazine. While Shellenberger has been a lifelong environmental activist, he now argues that “climate alarmism” is distracting us from dealing with important environmental problems, including those that led to the current coronavirus pandemic. He posits, while climate change is real, it is not the end of the world nor even the biggest environmental challenge we face. The conversation is moderated by Benjamin Lee Preston, a senior policy researcher at the RAND Corporation and director of the Community Health and Environmental Policy program.

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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.
  • 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.
  • Vicente Fox on the US-Mexico Border Wall

    Former President of Mexico, Vicente Fox, delivered a speech to the LA World Affairs Council on Sept. 27, 2017.
  • Prime Minister Shinzo Abe - Japan's Role in the World

    Prime Minister Shinzo Abe spoke to the LA World Affairs Council in 2015 about Japan's role in the world.
  • Dan Schnur on President Trump

    Dan Schnur, political pollster, offers insight into the stark contrast of opinions in America on President Trump.

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  • US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin

    US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin spoke to LAWAC on February 26, 2018 about the economy, Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and more.
  • Robert Reich in Los Angeles on Income Inequality

    Robert Reich, Chancellor's Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley and former Secretary of Labor, discussed the state of income inequality, the Trump presidency, the new steel and aluminum tariffs and the promising future of today's high school and college students.
  • 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.

The Digital Library has been made possible through a generous grant from the Giles W. And Elise G. Mead Foundation