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  • Michael Shellenberger and Benjamin Preston on the Future of Environmental Activism

    This livestream on the future of climate activism features Michael Shellenberger, a leading energy, security and environmental expert named “Hero of the Environment” by Time magazine. While Shellenberger has been a lifelong environmental activist, he now argues that “climate alarmism” is distracting us from dealing with important environmental problems, including those that led to the current coronavirus pandemic. He posits, while climate change is real, it is not the end of the world nor even the biggest environmental challenge we face. The conversation is moderated by Benjamin Lee Preston, a senior policy researcher at the RAND Corporation and director of the Community Health and Environmental Policy program.

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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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  • Congressman Jimmy Gomez on the Future Leadership of America

    Kyle Langan sits down with Congressman Jimmy Gomez for a conversation on being a young federal legislator, what drove him to politics, threats to America's democracy, and the future of the country.

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  • Foreign Minister of Taiwan on Taiwan's Partnership with the US

    Taiwan: An Enduring Partner with the US in the Free and
    Open Indo-Pacific

    Joseph Wu, Foreign Minister of Taiwan, spoke to LAWAC on Monday, March 11, 2019. To read his remarks click here: https://www.mofa.gov.tw/Upload/RelFile/662/169223/db1851b7-4f69-4649-9018-400dc2ec85b.pdf
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  • US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin

    US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin spoke to LAWAC on February 26, 2018 about the economy, Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and more.
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  • Reza Aslan – the gospels not meant to be factual

    2/5/2014 Author Reza Aslan talks to the Los Angeles World Affairs Council about why the gospels were not written to be factual, but were “constructed stories” to reveal deeper truths about Jesus.
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  • 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
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  • Elon Musk: The World is Actually Pretty Great Right Now

    11/18/13 Elon Musk tells the Los Angeles World Affairs Council why the world is great – and why newspapers look for the worst.
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  • Dr. Ed Stone, Former Director of Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) Project Scientist on Voyager

    Dr. Ed Stone, Former Director of Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) Project Scientist on Voyager, addressed members of the Los Angeles World Affairs Council over dinner at The Athenaeum at CalTech.
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