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  • Brian Jenkins on the Evolution of Terrorism

    Brian Jenkins, senior adviser to the President of Rand Corporation and expert on counterterrorism, in conversation with Terry McCarthy, President of the Los Angeles World Affairs Council.

    To learn more about the Los Angeles World Affairs Council, visit: www.lawac.org
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  • Maureen Dowd on "The Year of Voting Dangerously"

    Trapped between two candidates with the highest recorded unfavorables in US electoral history, Americans are plunged into "the year of voting dangerously." There is nobody better than Maureen Dowd, the New York Times columnist, to skewer the shortcomings of each of these candidates with her perceptive reporting skills and acerbic sense of humor. Dowd spoke at a Los Angeles World Affairs Council luncheon on September 23rd on her past experience with both candidates, and what type of presidency we might expect from each one as they vie to win the White House.
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  • Frank Gehry speaks to the Los Angeles World Affairs Council on March 2, 2016

    Frank Gehry, after nearly six decades working as an architect, said he would like his legacy to be "transmitting feelings through materials." Gehry spoke to the Los Angeles World Affairs Council on Wednesday, March 2 at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art where there is currently a retrospective exhibition of his work. Gehry said completing Walt Disney Concert Hall was a "rough one" and that when the design for the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao was first revealed his life was threatened. After celebrating his 87th birthday last weekend, he said he is spending a lot of his time on the LA River project which he describes as a "very dense problem and a very exciting prospect."
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  • 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.
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  • Dr. William J. Perry on "Nuclear Threats in a Chaotic World"

    Dr. William J. Perry was the 19th U.S. Secretary of Defense. He spoke to a LAWAC dinner about why nuclear threats are greater today than they were during the Cold War. To learn more about Dr. Perry visit www.wjperryproject.org.
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  • Peter Diamandis: Why America needs to take risks

    2/12/15 Peter Diamandis, CEO of X Prize, talks to the Los Angeles World Affairs Council about why taking risks is crucial to the American project.
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  • Sen. John McCain on need for immigration reform

    3/20/14 Senator John McCain talks to the Los Angeles World Affairs Council about why the US – and the Republican Party – needs immigration reform.
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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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    2231 Views
  • Prince Turki bin Faisal al Saud LAWAC

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  • General Stanley McChrystal on Rolling Stone article

    3/16/14 General Stanley McChrystal on what he thinks about the article in Rolling Stone Magazine that ended his military career.
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