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  • Caltech and JPL Scientists Tackle a Pandemic

    This livestream discussion features some of the most insightful scientists and engineers studying and responding to COVID-19 - Pamela Bjorkman, David Baltimore Professor of Biology and Bioengineering, Paul Wennberg, R. Stanton Avery Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry and Environmental Science and Engineering, and Dave Gallagher, Associate Director for Strategic Integration at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. This discussion is led by Caltech President Thomas F. Rosenbaum. Listen now to hear the answers to questions like:
    - How has the lack of carbon emissions due to stay at home orders really effected our environment, and what do we do with this information going forward?
    - Can rocket scientists build better ventilators, and how has JPL’s work to address hypoxia (low oxygen levels) for astronauts contributed to helping COVID-19 patients?
    - What have the world’s leading biologists discovered about SARS CoV2, and how different immune systems react to it, which could impact treatment and vaccine options?

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  • Politics in the Time of Coronavirus | Episode 7

    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) While Rome Burns…Congress and Coronavirus Relief
    2) The Great Re-opening Experiment: Your Job or My Health?
    3) The Future of Political Conventions: Milwaukee, Charlotte, or Zoom?

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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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  • Jeffrey Wasserstrom, Elaine Yu, and Sewell Chan: Hong Kong on the Brink

    This livestream features Jeffrey Wasserstrom of UC Irvine's History Department, one of America’s leading China specialists, and Elaine Yu, a Pomona graduate from Hong Kong who is back in the city working as a freelance journalist and reporting for the New York Times. Prior to the outbreak of the Coronavirus, protests were erupting throughout Hong Kong, and gaining growing press and support from around the world. Now with lock-down orders in place, the protests have nearly stopped, yet the sentiments behind them haven't gone away. Wasserstrom and Yu discuss what's transpired in Hong Kong in the last two months in response to the pandemic, including the actions taken by Beijing and the recent arrests of prominent pro-Democracy activists in Hong Kong like Martin Lee. The discussion is moderated by Sewell Chan, Editorial Page Editor at the LA Times.

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  • How Does Social Media Impact our Democracy?

    The Kal Eisenberg Breakfast Series on the 2020 Election is produced monthly by The Los Angeles World Affairs Council & Town Hall. The series is named after Kal Eisenberg because he understood that our democracy was built on a foundation of spirited but respectful civic discourse and political dialogue. Each month focuses on a different core area of the 2020 election. This month honed in on the enormous and often confounding impact of social media on campaigns. On this livestream our series' host Dan Schnur, politics professor at USC, Berkley, and Pepperdine, is joined by Republican media strategist John Thomas. Listen for an engaging discussion on how campaigns use digital strategy to build momentum, the ways that digital politics impact United States democracy, and what should be paying attention to when thinking about how COVID-19 will shape the 2020 election.

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  • Coronavirus and Truth Decay with Michael Rich, Jennifer Kavanagh & more

    “Truth Decay,” the diminishing role of facts and analysis, is being studied by RAND, a nonprofit, nonpartisan global policy research institution based in Santa Monica. This livestream focuses on Truth Decay – is it a threat to evidence-based policymaking and America’s democracy? Has social media blurred the lines between facts and opinions? Listen now to hear from:
    - Michael D. Rich, President & CEO, RAND Corporation
    - Jennifer Kavanagh, Senior Political Scientist, RAND Corporation, and lead author of a RAND report on “Truth Decay”
    - Steven Greenhut, Western region director for the R Street Institute and a member of the Southern California News Group editorial board
    - Pete Peterson (moderator), Dean, School of Public Policy, Pepperdine University


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  • Caltech and JPL Scientists Tackle a Pandemic

    This livestream discussion features some of the most insightful scientists and engineers studying and responding to COVID-19 - Pamela Bjorkman, David Baltimore Professor of Biology and Bioengineering, Paul Wennberg, R. Stanton Avery Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry and Environmental Science and Engineering, and Dave Gallagher, Associate Director for Strategic Integration at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. This discussion is led by Caltech President Thomas F. Rosenbaum. Listen now to hear the answers to questions like:
    - How has the lack of carbon emissions due to stay at home orders really effected our environment, and what do we do with this information going forward?
    - Can rocket scientists build better ventilators, and how has JPL’s work to address hypoxia (low oxygen levels) for astronauts contributed to helping COVID-19 patients?
    - What have the world’s leading biologists discovered about SARS CoV2, and how different immune systems react to it, which could impact treatment and vaccine options?

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    377 Views
  • Politics in the Time of Coronavirus | Episode 8 with Congressman Adam Schiff

    On this episode of Politics in the Time of Coronavirus, California Congressman Adam Schiff joins Dan Schnur, political expert and politics professor. The conversation addresses nation’s response to COVID-19 and the importance of transparency and accountability to protect the American taxpayer and businesses, while reopening the country. They also discuss the death of George Floyd, and the subsequent protests and violence seen across the nation.


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  • Global Health Policy Directors: Dr. Jen Kates & Dr. Josh Michaud

    On this livestream, Kaiser Family Foundation Director of Global Health & HIV Policy, Dr. Jennifer Kates, joins Dr. Joshua Michaud, Associate Director for Global Health Policy and former infectious disease epidemiologist with the U.S. Department of Defense and Johns Hopkins University. The conversation is moderated by Michelle Levander, founding director of the USC Center for Health Journalism and editor-in-chief of CenterforHealthJournalism.org. Listen now to hear from these global health policy experts on what to expect next from the coronavirus 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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