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  • LA County Supervisor Kathryn Barger & Director of Public Health Dr. Barbara Ferrer

    On this livestream, Los Angeles County Supervisor (5th District) and Board Chair Kathryn Barger, and Dr. Barbara Ferrer Director, LA County Dept. of Public Health discuss the extension of LA County's "Safer at Home" order -- now set through July. Moderated by local journalist and Los Angeles magazine contributor, Jon Regardie the panel addresses:
    - The plan for reopening economic and industrial sectors
    - The status of testing, PPE, and the County's capacity to care for those who are infected
    - What to expect in the future for LA County

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  • How Conspiracy Theories and Fake News Drive Political Behavior Around the World

    For many of us, science-based critical analysis fuels our understanding of reality, but false stories reach the same number of people six times faster than those that are factual. Why do we believe what we believe? Where do those ideas come from? And how do we then act on them? Are all key questions in the (Dis)Information Age.

    On this livestream, the Young Professionals of the Los Angeles World Affairs Council and Town Hall invite you to explore these questions with us and Christina Nemr, Director at Park Advisors, in our upcoming event looking at societal implications of conspiracy theories and disinformation.
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  • Politics in the Time of Coronavirus | Episode 5

    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) Election 2020: Joe Biden, Tara Reade and the #MeToo Debate
    2) Trump vs Biden: Foreign Policy on the Campaign Trail
    3) Income Inequality and the Coronavirus: Which Jobs Aren’t Coming Back?

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  • Former Governor Jerry Brown with Award-Winning Journalist Jim Newton

    On this livestream hosted by Writers Bloc and the Los Angeles World Affairs Council & Town Hall, Jim Newton and former California Governor Jerry Brown discuss the arc of Brown’s career, his impact on national politics, and his take on the future — especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    In his new book, Man of Tomorrow: The Relentless Life of Jerry Brown, award-winning journalist and bestselling author Jim Newton explores the unconventional arc of Brown’s career: In addition to being the longest-serving governor in California history, Brown was a three-time Presidential candidate, a two-term Mayor of Oakland, and the California Attorney General. Newton reveals the complex and often contradictory nature of Jerry Brown’s personality and politics– and how Brown’s leadership stood up to the Trump White House policies on climate change, immigration, and more.

    Follow this link to purchase a copy of Newton’s book: https://www.booksoup.com/book/9780316392464

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  • Innovation and Preparation for an Uncertain Future: A Conversation With the Israeli Consul General

    This livestream, part of an ongoing digital series between the Los Angeles World Affairs Council & Town Hall and the World Trade Center Los Angeles, features the Consul General of Israel, Dr. Hillel Newman. Consul General Newman overviews the unique aspects of Israel’s coronavirus response, and in particular, he how Israel is focusing on technological solutions to mitigate this global crisis. The conversation addresses larger questions about the global economic outcomes of the pandemic, and how Israel is beginning to shift towards preparing for such impacts. The conversation is moderated by President of the World Trade Center Los Angeles, Stephen Cheung. Listen now to hear what’s happening in Israel, and also what the Israeli Consulate in Los Angeles is doing during these transitionary times.

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  • Politics in the Time of Coronavirus | Episode 4

    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, "The New Isolationism: Why the US is Turning Inward and What We’re Missing”:
    1. Is the Global Pandemic Response Leaving the U.S. Behind?
    2. Will the U.S. vs China be our New Cold War?
    3. Campaign 2020 — Health vs. Jobs

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  • LA Manufacturing: Crisis Management & Leadership - Kathleen Talbot, Alexander Zar & Ricardo Vasquez

    This livestream, produced by The Los Angeles World Affairs Council & Town Hall and the World Trade Center Los Angeles, looks at how LA-based manufacturing companies and the Mayor’s office have teamed up to address the need for PPE production and distribution. The discussion features Director of Operations & Sustainability at Reformation Kathleen Talbot, CEO of LaLa Land Production and Design Alexander Zar, and Ricardo Vasquez from the Mayor's Office of Economic Development. The conversation is moderated by Stephen Cheung, President of the World Trade Center Los Angeles. The panel discusses how Reformation and LaLa Land have pivoted manufacturing to the production of PPE, how the Mayor's office is supporting these efforts, and what still needs to be done to ensure LA’s citizens are safe and protected. Looking beyond LA, the panel tackles what’s going on in global manufacturing supply chains. Listen now for a fascinating discussion about how our local manufactures are working on innovative initiatives both here in Los Angeles and across the globe to respond to our international public health crisis.

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  • Politics in the Time of Coronavirus | Episode 3

    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, "A House Divided Against Itself…”:
    1) Red vs Blue — Is There Really a Republican and Democratic Way to Fight a Pandemic?
    2) The Growing Generational Divide — How Older Americans are Rethinking Their Vote.
    3) China vs the U.S. — Whose Side Does the World Take?

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  • Continental Cooperation: How the US, Mexico and Canada are Aligning to Confront COVID-19

    This livestream, part of the ongoing digital series between the Los Angeles World Affairs Council & Town Hall and the World Trade Center Los Angeles tackles the ways that COVID-19 is uniquely affecting North America. The discussion features the Canadian Consul General to Los Angeles, Zaib Shaikh, the Mexican Consul General to Los Angeles, Ambassador Marcela Celorio, and is moderated by President of the World Trade Center Stephen Cheung. Listen now to hear both Consuls General discuss the state of coronavirus in Canada and Mexico, the future possibilities of our regional supply chains, and how the US-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement will be shaped by the pandemic.

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  • Politics in the Time of Coronavirus | Episode 2

    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:
    - Election Update: Can Biden Motivate the Democratic Base?
    - The Great Re-Opening Debate: When Does it Happen and Who Decides?
    - Global Politics after the Pandemic: The New Isolationism

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