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  • Dr. Richard Haass, President of the Council on Foreign Relations & Doyle McManus LA Times Columnist

    This livestream featured Dr. Richard Haass, President of the Council on Foreign Relations, who has studied, worked, and written on U.S. foreign policy and globalization for over four decades. Dr. Haass discussed the importance of global literacy–knowing how the world works–and how the global landscape matters enormously to what happens domestically in countries. The conversation called upon Haass' extensive knowledge on foreign policy to analyze today's global conflicts. It was moderated by the LA Times Washington Columnist, Doyle McManus.

    You can purchase Richard Haass's book The World: A Brief Introduction from Chevalier's Bookstore here: https://bookshop.org/books/the-world-a-brief-introduction/9780399562396
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  • Politics in the Time of Coronavirus | Episode 11

    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:
    1) When and How Will COVID-19 Allow Schools to Open?
    2) Immigration: Trump, the Supreme Court and the American People
    3) America’s Most Experienced Voters Weigh Their Options

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

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  • Amb. Chihombori Quao, Sen. Ben Murray-Bruce, & Grant Harris: Inequality on the African Continent

    This livestream between the Los Angeles World Affairs Council & Town Hall and the World Trade Center Los Angeles interrogates racism and racial inequality globally, specifically towards African nations. The conversation is led by Dr. Arikana Chihombori Quao, MD & African Union Ambassador to the US (2016-2019), Ben Murray-Bruce, former Nigerian Senator (2015-2019) & founder of the Silverbird Group, and Grant Harris, CEO of Harris Africa Partners & former Senior Director for African Affairs at the White House.

    The panel discussed the unfair treatment of African Nations by corporations and international institutions, and what policies and guidelines governments, corporations and institutions can develop to address these inequalities and unfair practices. Unequal health outcomes in many African Nations from the COVID-19 pandemic, due to the unequal global allocation of health resources, is just one pressing example. The discussion focuses on historic and contemporary examples of institutionalized racism towards the continent of Africa within global economic structures and business. The conversation is moderated by WTCLA president, Stephen Cheung.
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  • Amb. Chihombori Quao, Sen. Ben Murray-Bruce, & Grant Harris: Inequality on the African Continent

    This livestream between the Los Angeles World Affairs Council & Town Hall and the World Trade Center Los Angeles interrogates racism and racial inequality globally, specifically towards African nations. The conversation is led by Dr. Arikana Chihombori Quao, MD & African Union Ambassador to the US (2016-2019), Ben Murray-Bruce, former Nigerian Senator (2015-2019) & founder of the Silverbird Group, and Grant Harris, CEO of Harris Africa Partners & former Senior Director for African Affairs at the White House.

    The panel discussed the unfair treatment of African Nations by corporations and international institutions, and what policies and guidelines governments, corporations and institutions can develop to address these inequalities and unfair practices. Unequal health outcomes in many African Nations from the COVID-19 pandemic, due to the unequal global allocation of health resources, is just one pressing example. The discussion focuses on historic and contemporary examples of institutionalized racism towards the continent of Africa within global economic structures and business. The conversation is moderated by WTCLA president, Stephen Cheung.
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  • Politics in the Time of Coronavirus | Episode 10

    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:
    1) Yesterday’s News: Why are We Acting Like the Pandemic is Over?
    2) Women Voters Decide Elections, Especially This Year
    3) Boom or Bust: The Economy & The November Election

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  • Michael Lawson, Helen Torres, Charlie Woo, & Dan Schnur - Confronting Racism Within the Pandemic

    In the aftermath of the murder of George Floyd by a police officer in Minneapolis, the current moment in the United States has been described as, ‘A Pandemic Within a Pandemic.’ To speak to the recent tragic events and future solutions, this livestream hosts a panel discussion with Michael Lawson, President & CEO of the Los Angeles chapter of the National Urban League, Helen Torres, President & CEO of Hispanas Organized for Political Equality (HOPE) and Charlie Woo, Co-Founder and CEO of Center for Asians United for Self Empowerment (CAUSE).

    The conversation addresses the current national conversation on racism, police brutality, and criminal justice reform. It also touches upon the larger systemic US racial inequality — illuminated particularly by the COVID-19 pandemic — and poses future-oriented solutions for both citizens and leaders.

    Learn more about our program partners:
    - Los Angeles Urban League: www.laul.org
    - Hispanas Organized for Political Equality (HOPE): www.latinas.org
    - Center for Asian Americans United for Self Empowerment: www.causeusa.org

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  • H.E. Nestor Forster, Brazilian Ambassador to the US

    On this livestream, Brazilian Ambassador to the United States Nestor Forster Jr. joins the Council to break down the future of U.S.-Brazil relations and the ongoing trade negotiations between the two countries. He provides an update on the recent travel restrictions from Brazil to the US, and how the Brazilian Embassy is responding. The Ambassador also share share how the Brazilian government is responding to COVID-19, including how they are providing for Brazilians economically and medically. The conversation is moderated by USC Professor of International Relations, Carol Wise.

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  • Politics in the Time of Coronavirus | Episode 9

    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:
    1) After The Protests: Talking About Race and Criminal Justice in America
    2) Will June Protestors Turn Into November Voters?
    3) To Mask or Not to Mask: Our Growing Cultural Divide

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

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  • What is the Future of International Travel and Tourism?

    On this livestream, the Los Angeles World Affairs Council & Town Hall, in partnership with the World Trade Center Los Angeles, host interim CEO of Los Angeles World Airports Justin Erbacci; Managing Director of Government Affairs for Delta Dana Debel; and VP & Market General Manager at The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles and the JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE. Javier Cano. The panel is moderated by Stephen Cheung, President of WTCLA and Executive Vice President of LAEDC.

    This conversation addresses key questions about the fate of the domestic, regional, and international travel ecosystem. Mr. Erbacci discusses how has LAX been impacted by the pandemic, and what are they doing to adapt their business and economic model for the future. Ms. Debel bring the perspective of airlines, and how they are planning for a safe future while still staying financially afloat. Mr. Cano adds the perspective of the hotel industry. Listen now for a fascinating discussion on the future of travel post-pandemic.
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  • German Ambassador to the US Emily Haber, and former US Ambassador to Germany John Emerson

    On this livestream, the Los Angeles World Affairs Council & Town Hall host German Ambassador to the United States Emily Haber in conversation with John Emerson, former US Ambassador to Germany. The discussion addresses recent unrest over the murder of George Floyd, how Germany continues to response to COVID-19, and what’s going on with the European Union. Over the course of the program, Ambassador Haber and Ambassador Emerson analyze how Germany is working to move forward domestically, regionally, and globally.

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The Digital Library has been made possible through a generous grant from the Giles W. And Elise G. Mead Foundation