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  • Leslie Moonves: Cable is too expensive

    11/19/15 CBS CEO Leslie Moonves tells the Los Angeles World Affairs Council why cable television is too expensive, and why LA should be able to see the Dodgers on TV.
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  • Robert Gates: US Too Quick to use Military Force

    1/30/14 Defense Secretary Robert Gates told the Los Angeles World Affairs Council that “not every outrage should elicit an American military response.”
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  • JPL’s Ed Stone on Chinese flying to Mars

    1/21/15 Former JPL Director Ed Stone tells the Los Angeles World Affairs Council why he thinks an international mission, not China alone, will be the first to get to Mars.
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  • Valerie Plame and Joe Cirincione, CIA Spy & Nuclear Expert on Iran

    Valerie Plame Wilson, former CIA operative, and Joe Cirincione, Executive Director of Ploughshares Fund, speaking to the Los Angeles World Affairs Council on March 2, 2015 about nuclear proliferation around the world in general and Iran’s nuclear program in particular. Their talk comes just three weeks before the March 24th deadline for the US and Iran to reach an agreement on restricting Iran’s nuclear ambitions in exchange for a gradual lifting of international sanctions.

    To learn more about the Los Angeles World Affairs Council, visit: http://www.lawac.org/
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  • James Bamford NSA Expert and Author

    NSA Expert and Author James Bamford speaking to the Los Angeles World Affairs Council on February 4, 2015 about the NSA, America’s Secrets and Edward Snowden.

    To learn more about the Los Angeles World Affairs Council, visit: http://www.lawac.org/
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  • Dr. Peter Diamandis - Founder/CEO of XPRIZE and Singularity University

    Dr. Peter Diamandis spoke the Los Angeles World Affairs Council on February 12, 2015 about his vision for using competition to address grand challenges for the benefit of humanity.

    To learn more about the Los Angeles World Affairs Council, visit: http://www.lawac.org/
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  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Hollywood Palladium February 26, 1965

    Audio from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s speech on February 26, 1965, 9 days before Selma, when he addressed the Los Angeles World Affairs Council at a luncheon at the Hollywood Palladium.

    Dr. King's speech begins at 9:35

    Although he had received the Nobel Peace Prize just two months before, he was under heavy guard during his visit following the recent assassination of Malcolm X and growing tensions in Selma.

    For more information on Los Angeles World Affairs Council speakers and transcripts of past events, please visit www.lawac.org.
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  • Q & A with Zaza Urushadze and Ivo Felt on Estonia's Oscar Nominee "Tangerines"

    Following our screening of Tangerines, we were joined by Director Zaza Urushadze and Producer Ivo Felt for a Q & A, moderated by Los Angeles World Affairs Council President Terry McCarthy.

    This screening was part of the Los Angeles World Affairs Council Award-Season Foreign Film series.

    For more info on our screenings and events, visit www.lawac.org

    Song is Mandariinid Theme Written by: Niaz Diasamidze from the Tangerines Soundtrack
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  • Q & A with Ramzy Malouki on Mauritania's Oscar Nominee "Timbuktu"

    Following our screening of Timbuktu, we held a Q & A with Ramzy Malouki, Los Angeles Bureau Chief of Canal+ and member of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, representing Algeria, Belgium, France, Morocco and Tunisia, moderated by Los Angeles World Affairs Council President Terry McCarthy.

    This screening was part of the Los Angeles World Affairs Council's Award Season Foreign Film Series. For more info, visit www.lawac.org

    Song is Timbuktu Fasso [feat. Fatoumata Diawara] by Amine Bouhafa from the Timbuktu Soundtrack
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  • Dr. Ed Stone, Former Director of Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) Project Scientist on Voyager

    Dr. Ed Stone, Former Director of Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) Project Scientist on Voyager, addressed members of the Los Angeles World Affairs Council over dinner at The Athenaeum at CalTech.
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