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  • Blunders & Wonders of Coronavirus Business Communications with Tracy Williams

    Tracy Williams is Founder & CEO of Olmstead Williams Communications, one of the largest Communications and PR firms in Los Angeles, and Co-Chair of the Los Angeles World Affairs Council & Town Hall Board. Williams is an expert in managing crisis communications and shares key insights on how to manage corporate messaging on a large scale for corporations, nonprofits, and small businesses. She also discusses key insights on what companies, but also the general public, should be aware of during the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic and what the outcomes of the crisis could be.

    Kyle Langan, Marketing & Communications Manager at LAWACTH, moderates the conversation.

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  • LA's Trade & Commerce Challenges Amidst COVID-19

    In partnership with the World Trade Center of Los Angeles, we welcomed Christine Peterson, Director of Trade and Investment for the City of Los Angeles and Marisela Carabello, Director of Trade Development for the Port of Los Angeles for more information on the Coronavirus pandemic in regards to LA's international trade. The panel was moderated by Stephen Cheung, President of the World Trade Center, Los Angeles.

    The panel discussed how COVID-19 has impacted the Port of Los Angeles, which is the nation's No. 1 container port and represents 20% of all cargo coming into the US. They also analyzed the trade policies that brought America to its current situation and the policies that Los Angeles, the nation, and the world should be implementing to move forward.

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  • Why Fly the Empty Skies? How International Airlines are Responding to COVID-19

    To break down how international airlines are responding to COVID-19, The Los Angeles World Affairs Council & Town Hall, in partnership with the World Trade Center Los Angeles, hosted Dr. Zhihang Chi, Vice President & General Manager of Air China. On this live stream, Dr. Chi addresses the disruptions within the airline industry generally, and more specifically, the current state of flights between the US and China. Moderated by the WTCLA’s President, Stephen Cheung, conversation synthesizes the uncertainty in the industry, and also what we can learn from some airlines’ international coordination as a response to this humanitarian crisis.

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  • 2020 Election Series: How Does Social Media Impact our Democracy?

    The Kal Eisenberg Breakfast Series on the 2020 Election is produced monthly by The Los Angeles World Affairs Council & Town Hall. The series is named after Kal Eisenberg because he understood that our democracy was built on a foundation of spirited but respectful civic discourse and political dialogue. Each month focuses on a different core area of the 2020 election. This month honed in on the enormous and often confounding impact of social media on campaigns. On this livestream our series' host Dan Schnur, politics professor at USC, Berkley, and Pepperdine, is joined by Republican media strategist John Thomas. Listen for an engaging discussion on how campaigns use digital strategy to build momentum, the ways that digital politics impact United States democracy, and what should be paying attention to when thinking about how COVID-19 will shape the 2020 election.

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  • How Will the Coronavirus Change our Politics?

    Dan Schnur, LAWACTH Board Member and highly regarded Berkeley University and USC Professor of Public Policy, discusses the political landscape during the coronavirus pandemic.

    What will happpen to the 2020 Election? How are candidates navigating their campaigns amidst the COVID-19 public quarantine? He gives answers to all these topics and more, as well as taking questions from viewers in our digital Q&A.
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  • Global Responses to COVID-19: A conversation with the Consuls of Canada & South Korea

    This livestream between the Los Angeles World Affairs Council & Town Hall and the World Trade Center Los Angeles broadened the forum on business and trade to include the international perspectives of Canada and South Korea. The discussion hosted the Consul and Senior Trade Commissioner at the Canadian Consulate Thierry Weissenburger, the Consul at South Korean Consulate Taehoon Ku, and was moderated by President of the World Trade Center Los Angeles Stephen Cheung. These global leaders analyzed the responses to COVID-19 taken by their respective governments broadly, and honed in on how Canada and South Korea are dealing with testing, treating COVID-19 patients, and mitigating economic damages to both businesses and individuals.

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  • US Oil, OPEC, and the G20 with Dan Eberhart, CEO of Canary LLC

    On this LAWACTH Members Only livestream Dan Eberhart, CEO of Canary LLC, breaks down how the oil and energy sectors have been deeply affected by the byproducts of stay at home orders and the halting of international and domestic travel. Mr. Eberhart discusses the implications of the recent G20 agreement, and what he is advising the US Administration to do to prepare our country and protect oil producers.

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  • Continental Cooperation: How the US, Mexico and Canada are Aligning to Confront COVID-19

    This livestream, part of the ongoing digital series between the Los Angeles World Affairs Council & Town Hall and the World Trade Center Los Angeles tackles the ways that COVID-19 is uniquely affecting North America. The discussion features the Canadian Consul General to Los Angeles, Zaib Shaikh, the Mexican Consul General to Los Angeles, Ambassador Marcela Celorio, and is moderated by President of the World Trade Center Stephen Cheung. Listen now to hear both Consuls General discuss the state of coronavirus in Canada and Mexico, the future possibilities of our regional supply chains, and how the US-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement will be shaped by the pandemic.

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  • Politics in the Time of Coronavirus | Episode 1

    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:
    - The political consequences of the Trump administration opening the economy too early or too late
    - Whether Biden is consolidating support among the left + assessing his potential VP pick
    - How the coronavirus will impact campaigning and elections, now and in the future
    - What you should be reading to help contextualize our current political moment

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

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  • SoCal Shortage? Hospital Beds, Supplies & Staff in the Wake of Coronavirus

    On this livestream, a panel of medical experts address how COVID-19 will impact our Southern Californian health care system. The panel weighs in on the status of capacity in this region for hospital beds, ventilators, personal protective equipment such as gowns, masks and gloves, and other supplies such as blood donations. Watch now to hear from George W. Greene, Esq., President/CEO, Hospital Association of Southern California; Dr. Elaine Batchlor, CEO, Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital; Luis Ramirez, Regional Donor Services Manager, American Red Cross Biomedical Blood Services Los Angeles Region; and Tanya Altmann (moderator), MD, FAAP, and Founder of Calabasas Pediatric Wellness Center.

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