Digital Library

  • Treasury Sec Geithner- act quickly and forcefully in financial crisis

    7/31/2012 Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner talks to the Los Angeles World Affairs Council about the lessons learned from 2008 financial crisis: act quickly and forcefully – or see the economy shrink from under your feet
    1176 Views
  • Reza Aslan on the three things we know about Jesus

    2/5/2014 Author Reza Aslan talks to the Los Angeles World Affairs Council about the three things he says we know about the historical figure of Jesus – and the immense amount of information we have about the time he lived through.
    356 Views
  • Margaret Thatcher – Need for Strong Defense

    11/16/91 Margaret Thatcher tells the Los Angeles World Affairs Council that the biggest lesson from the Cold War is “if you wish for peace, you must be prepared for war.”
    665 Views
  • Benjamin Netanyahu – Peace through Strength

    11/17/1997 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tells the Los Angeles World Affairs Council that in the absence of democracies outside Israel, peace is only possible through deterrence – “Peace Through Strength”
    97 Views
  • Martin Luther King – crime from environment, not race

    2/26/1965 Dr Martin Luther King Jnr tells the Los Angeles World Affairs Council that crime is caused by environmental factors like poverty, and it is invidious “to use the tragic results of segregation as an argument for the continuation of it.”
    152 Views
  • Cai Wu – China needs to open to the world

    7/2/14 Chinese Minister of Culture Cai Wu tells the Los Angeles World Affairs Council why China needs to open to the world, and how China has been open to imported cultures in the past.
    813 Views
  • Tony Blair – global terrorism “not our fault”

    Tony Blair tells the Los Angeles World Affairs Council that Islamic terrorism is not “our fault” and aims to prevent democracy developing in the Middle East.
    92 Views
  • Martin Luther King on Selma and black voting registration

    2/26/1965 Dr Martin Luther King Jnr tells the Los Angeles World Affairs Council about the disparities in voter registration in the South, and the barriers put up to prevent blacks from registering
    314 Views
  • Gen David Petraeus - whole government approach to counterterrorism

    9/3/2009 General David Petraeus tells the Los Angeles World Affairs Council how counterterrorism needs whole-of-government approach, not just Special Forces
    179 Views
  • Ayaan Hirsi Ali – Muslims must renounce violence

    2/22/2007 Ayaan Hirsi Ali tells the Los Angeles World Affairs Council why Muslims must give up violence, as Christian radicals have learned to do
    220 Views

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