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  • Politics in the Time of Coronavirus with Dan Schnur | Episode 26

    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 Dan analyzes:

    1. COVID in the White House
    2. Reviewing the Pence-Harris VP Debate
    3. The Future of the Electoral College

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

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  • Mayor Pete Buttigieg, in conversation with Judy Woodruff

    Writers Bloc and the Los Angeles World Affairs Council & Town Hall present former Presidential Candidate and Mayor of South Bend, Pete Buttigieg. Discussing his new book "Trust," Buttigieg argues we need to foster an “American way of trust” at this painfully polarized juncture in US politics. The discussion is moderated by broadcast journalist, Judy Woodruff, who is the anchor and managing editor of the PBS NewsHour. She has covered politics and other news for five decades at NBC, CNN and PBS.
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  • Politics in the Time of Coronavirus with Dan Schnur | Episode 25

    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 Dan analyzes:

    1. Trump-Biden Debate Recap
    2. Amy Coney Barrett: Is She the Newest Supreme Court Justice?

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

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  • A Conversation with California Secretary of State Alex Padilla & Dan Schnur

    2020 Election Series Part 4: The State of Elections in California

    This livestream features California Secretary of State Alex Padilla in a conversation with Politics Professor Dan Schnur and zooms into the November 3rd elections across the state of California. Secretary Padilla answers the following critical questions and more: With an estimated 21 million registered voters in California and more than 72% already signed up for universal mail voting, what are the key dates Californians should know to ensure their votes count? How does the statewide vote-by-mail tracking system work? Will there be safe in-person voting locations where I live? What is the length of time for County registrars to count ballots?

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  • Stephen Cohen and Katrina Vanden Heuvel - Russia and the US: Destined for a new Cold War?

    Is America sliding back into a dangerous new Cold War with Russia? The two nuclear superpowers are again locked in political and military confrontations. Many worry President Trump’s withdrawal from Syria could create a vacuum that will empower Russia even more in the Middle East. Russia is reportedly setting up a semi-permanent base to host its TU-160 strategic bombers on one of Venezuela’s Caribbean islands 1300 miles from Florida. Special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into allegations of collusion between the Kremlin and President Trump’s campaign continues to put pressure on the US-Russian relationship. Americans grow more wary as the frenzy surrounding “Russiagate” intensifies.

    On Wednesday, February 27, 2019, Stephen Cohen, one of America’s most influential and controversial Russia experts, and Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor and publisher of The Nation, joined the Council for a discussion on the new Cold War and how it has been exacerbated by both Washington and the US mainstream media. The discussion will be moderated by UCLA professor of political science and Russia expert Daniel Treisman.

    Stephen Cohen's new book War with Russia? From Putin & Ukraine to Trump & Russiagate will be available for purchase at the event.
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  • Politics in the Time of Coronavirus with Dan Schnur: Special RBG Edition | Episode 24

    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 special Ruth Bader Ginsburg edition, Dan analyzes:
    1. How Will the Fight Over Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Successor Impact the Presidential Election?
    2. The Confirmation Process: When and How the Senate May Vote
    3. The Court’s Future: How Would a New Justice Vote on Key Issues?

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  • How to Make a Difference — Whether or Not You Can Vote: A Special Program for High School Students

    On September 25th, 2020, the Los Angeles World Affairs Council & Town Hall hosted a special program for high school students in line with High School Voter Education Week. Led by Politics Professor Dan Schnur, our panel of speakers engage students in a non-partisan discussion on:

    - The 2020 election & the election process
    - Why youth involvement in politics & government matters
    - The diverse ways students can become civically engaged & actively participate in our democracy

    A panel discussion is followed by a Q & A portion, during which students contribute their own thoughts and ideas, and ask their own questions.
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  • The Impact of China's Rise on Southeast Asia, with Sebastian Strangio & Dr. Donald Emmerson

    Drawing on more than a decade of on-the-ground experience, Sebastian Strangio explores the impacts of China’s rise on Southeast Asia, the varied ways in which the countries of the region are responding, and what it might mean for the future balance of power in the Indo-Pacific. The conversation is moderated by Donald K. Emmerson, Director of the Southeast Asia Forum (SEAF) at the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center at Stanford University.

    To purchase Sebastian Strangio's new book "In the Dragon's Shadow" from Chevalier's Bookstore - https://bookshop.org/books/in-the-dragon-s-shadow-southeast-asia-in

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  • A Conversation with Jill Lepore & Dan Schnur

    Writers Bloc and the Los Angeles World Affairs Council & Town Hall present a conversation with Jill Lepore, moderated by Dan Schnur.

    Jill Lepore, in her thrilling new book, "If Then," explores the nature and range of The People Machine-- and its goal to predict behavior, whether commercial or political, and manipulate the outcome opinions and behavior as well. Lepore, staff writer for The New Yorker, and the David Woods Kemper '41 Professor of American History at Harvard, excavates a forgotten company whose legacy in predictive analytics is nothing short of the data-mad, algorithmic world we live in now, besieged by the next notification informing what we'll buy, what matters to us, and how we'll vote.

    Lepore is joined by Dan Schnur, Professor at the Annenberg School of Communications at USC and at the University of California, Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies. He is the founder of the USC/L.A. Times Statewide Poll.
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  • The Impact of China's Rise on Southeast Asia, with Sebastian Strangio & Dr. Donald Emmerson

    Drawing on more than a decade of on-the-ground experience, Sebastian Strangio explores the impacts of China’s rise on Southeast Asia, the varied ways in which the countries of the region are responding, and what it might mean for the future balance of power in the Indo-Pacific. The conversation is moderated by Donald K. Emmerson, Director of the Southeast Asia Forum (SEAF) at the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center at Stanford University.

    To purchase Sebastian Strangio's new book "In the Dragon's Shadow" from Chevalier's Bookstore - https://bookshop.org/books/in-the-dragon-s-shadow-southeast-asia-in

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