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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.

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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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  • Redefining National Security for the Post-Pandemic World with Dr. Anne-Marie Slaughter

    The events of Sept. 11, 2001 redefined national security for the U.S. What does it mean for Americans to be safe and secure in this COVID-19 pandemic world?

    This livestream features Dr. Anne-Marie Slaughter, CEO of New America, a think ​and action ​tank located in Washington, D.C. Dr. Slaughter is joined by moderator Robert J. Abernethy, Chairman, American Standard Development Co., Inc. and Board Member of New America and LAWACTH.

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  • Dr. Fiona Hill on Foreign Interference in the 2020 Elections

    Dr. Fiona Hill is a senior fellow in the Center on the United States and Europe in the Foreign Policy program at Brookings. She recently served as deputy assistant to the president and senior director for European and Russian affairs on the National Security Council from 2017 to 2019. From 2006 to 2009, she served as national intelligence officer for Russia and Eurasia at The National Intelligence Council. She is co-author of “Mr. Putin: Operative in the Kremlin” (Brookings Institution Press, 2015).

    On this livestream, Dr. Hill, who testified in the presidential impeachment inquiry last year, discusses foreign interference in U.S. elections, Russia’s relations with the West, and President Vladimir Putin with moderator Robert J. Abernethy, Brookings Trustee, Vice Chairman of the Atlantic Council, and LAWACTH Board Member.

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  • Politics in the Time of Coronavirus with Dan Schnur | Episode 23

    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 dives into:

    1. Swing Voters in the 2020 Election: How Can Anyone Still Be Undecided?
    2. The Politics of Climate Change
    3. The United States vs the World: Winners and Losers

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

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  • American Leadership in the 21st Century with General John R. Allen

    2020 Election Series Part 2: American Leadership in the 21st Century

    This livestream features John R. Allen, President of the Brookings Institution and retired four-star Marine Corps General. General Allen provides a timely reflection on American leadership - and America's role - in the 21st century, as well as a forecast of US policy efforts in a number of critical international spaces, to include the Middle East, Europe, and East Asia. The conversations is moderated by Robert J. Abernethy, Chairman of American Standard Development Company and Board Member of Brookings & LAWACTH.

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  • A Fireside Chat with MX Amb. Martha Barcena hosted by Hon. Maria Contreras-Sweet

    A Fireside Chat with Mexican Ambassador to the US, Martha Barcena Coqui, hosted by Honorable Maria Contreras-Sweet, 24th Administrator US Small Business Administration.

    Ambassador Barcena Coqui has had over 40 years of experience in the Mexican Foreign Service and outlines her plans for the bilateral relationship between the US and Mexico, while also addressing current tensions such as Trump’s national emergency declaration. Along with discussing the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, Ambassador Barcena Coqui provides insight into Mexico’s other allies, plans for economic and diplomatic growth, and the unique role California plays in guiding US-Mexico relations. The conversation is moderated by Maria Contreras Sweet, former White House Cabinet member under Barack Obama where she was the 24th administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

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  • Politics in the Time of Coronavirus | Episode 22

    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 dives into:

    1. Revelations from Bob Woodward's Book
    2. The Politics of Covid — Is a Vaccine Coming? 

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  • Foreign Policy Stakes of the 2020 Election: Rebecca Lissner, Mira Rapp-Hooper, & Max Boot

    2020 Election Series Part 1: The Foreign Policy Stakes

    As the country prepares for a presidential election of historic significance and charts its course in a post-pandemic world, the US has been forced to rethink its relationships to its allies, its adversaries, and even its own technology sector, in order to maintain its position as the world’s leading power. Foreign policy experts Rebecca Lissner and Mira Rapp-Hooper discuss the key challenges facing the US in the 21st Century, including US-China relations, economic interdependence, preparing for non-military threats, and what needs to be done to be better prepared if there is another global pandemic. The discussion is moderated by Max Boot, historian, best-selling author, columnist, and foreign-policy analyst.

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