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  • Brian M Jenkins on Countering Terrorism for Four Decades

    Terrorists have become more violent and lethal over the past four decades because many are now motivated by religious absolutism and not by political objectives, according to Brian Jenkins. Now a senior adviser to the President of RAND Corporation, Jenkins looked back over his 43 years of studying terrorism at a dinner with LAWAC on Thursday, September 25 with the benefit of chastened hindsight. He admitted he missed some emerging trends, including the importance of the Internet to terrorist networks, but above all he cautioned Americans from overreacting to a terrorist threat that, in the years following 9/11, have killed only a handful of Americans in this country every year.
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  • 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 speaks to the Los Angeles World Affairs Council

    Ghana's President John Mahama on Ghana's rise - October 1, 2015
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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
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  • Dianne Feinstein on the Iran Nuclear Deal

    US Senator Dianne Feinstein 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
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  • Dianne Feinstein on the Iran Nuclear Deal

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  • David Atkinson

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  • 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.
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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.
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  • Cartel Land Q&A with director Matthew Heineman and Josh Brolin

    Q & A with Cartel Land director Matthew Heineman, moderated by Josh Brolin.
    Official Trailer here
    Song is The Movement from the Cartel Land Soundtrack, composed by H. Scott Salinas and Jackson Greenberg.
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