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  • Designing the Future

    Franz Von Holzhausen, Tesla

    Moderator: Jay Ward, Pixar Animation Studios

    A moderated conversation with Tesla's Chief of Design.
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  • 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.
    333 Views
  • Detroit Versus Silicon Valley: Who Prevails and When?

    Russell Hensley, McKinsey & Company

    Rachel Nguyen, Future Lab, Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi

    Alex Roy, Human Driving Association

    Moderator: Paul Lienert, Reuters

    The future of the automobile industry will increasingly see technology firms from Silicon Valley and elsewhere overlapping with traditional automakers in Detroit, Germany and Japan. Will the tech companies dominate? Or will the automakers’ century-old experience of mass manufacturing, nationwide network of dealers and their political backing in Congress keep them in the game? Will there be a wave of mergers, or will a few companies survive and the rest fade away? This plenary panel will look at the bigger picture of how the automotive industry might reorganize itself in the coming decades.
    179 Views
  • LA City Planners Design AV's Future

    David DeRosa, AECOM

    Ashley Hand, CityFi

    Michael Lim, Global Transportation, Tech and Finance Advisor

    Ryan Westrom, Ford Smart Mobility

    Moderator: Frances Anderton, DnA, KCRW

    Los Angeles was built for the car and is fast becoming one of the main testing grounds for ridesharing and autonomous vehicle development. Los Angeles planners have been looking at models for mobility in the future, and designing public-private partnerships to develop transportation infrastructure ahead of the 2028 Olympics.
    492 Views
  • Edited Future of Trucking

    Doug Bloch, Teamsters Joint Council 7

    Paul Rosa, Penske Truck Leasing

    Dakota Semler, Thor Trucks

    Moderator: Terry McCarthy, Los Angeles World Affairs Council

    Trucking will be one of the first sectors for the widespread adoption of autonomous vehicles. We already see a number of companies, including Daimler and Embark, successfully executing cross-country trips. Advancements in self-driving technology combined with platooning, which allows for several trucks to follow each other, will reduce fuel costs and improve efficiency in the movement of freight. However, with approximately 3.5 million truckers on the road in the US, the transition to self-driving trucks will have a massive impact on our supply chain, as well as our workforce.
    210 Views
  • 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.
    503 Views
  • 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.
    313 Views
  • Dan Schnur on President Trump

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

    To learn more about the Los Angeles World Affairs Council, visit: http://www.lawac.org/
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    819 Views
  • Joel Pollak, Dan Schnur and Josh Lockman on Trump's First 100 Days

    As President Trump closed in on his first 100 days with a timely announcement about a plan to drastically cut taxes, the LA World Affairs Council hosted a panel discussion on Tuesday, May 2nd, with a former adviser to Hillary Clinton, Josh Lockman, senior Breitbart editor, Joel Pollak, and a political pollster, Dan Schnur, who all have very different views of Trump and his policies – reflecting the diversity of opinion nation-wide on the 45th President.

    To learn more about the Los Angeles World Affairs Council, visit: http://www.lawac.org/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LosAngelesWorldAffairsCouncil/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/LAWAC
    474 Views
  • William Perry on Nuclear Threats and Russia

    This is a clip from Dr. William J. Perry's address at a LAWAC dinner. Dr. Perry was the 19th U.S. Secretary of Defense. Find out more about Dr. Perry at www.wjperryproject.org.
    325 Views

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