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  • Amb. Chihombori Quao, Sen. Ben Murray-Bruce, & Grant Harris: Inequality on the African Continent

    This livestream between the Los Angeles World Affairs Council & Town Hall and the World Trade Center Los Angeles interrogates racism and racial inequality globally, specifically towards African nations. The conversation is led by Dr. Arikana Chihombori Quao, MD & African Union Ambassador to the US (2016-2019), Ben Murray-Bruce, former Nigerian Senator (2015-2019) & founder of the Silverbird Group, and Grant Harris, CEO of Harris Africa Partners & former Senior Director for African Affairs at the White House.

    The panel discussed the unfair treatment of African Nations by corporations and international institutions, and what policies and guidelines governments, corporations and institutions can develop to address these inequalities and unfair practices. Unequal health outcomes in many African Nations from the COVID-19 pandemic, due to the unequal global allocation of health resources, is just one pressing example. The discussion focuses on historic and contemporary examples of institutionalized racism towards the continent of Africa within global economic structures and business. The conversation is moderated by WTCLA president, Stephen Cheung.
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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.

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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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  • Addressing COVID-19 in Italy: A Conversation with the Italian Consul General

    On this livestream, the Italian Consul General to Los Angeles Silvia Chiave breaks down the current state of COVID-19 in Italy. She also offers what the early onslaught of Coronavirus in Italy teach other countries who are now only starting to deal with the novel virus. Listen for a window into what’s happening on the ground in Italy and what key takeaways the Italian experience can provide to Angelenos and the global community.

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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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    226 Views
  • Designing the Future

    Franz Von Holzhausen, Tesla

    Moderator: Jay Ward, Pixar Animation Studios

    A moderated conversation with Tesla's Chief of Design.
    231 Views
  • Robert Reich in Los Angeles on Income Inequality

    Robert Reich, Chancellor's Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley and former Secretary of Labor, discussed the state of income inequality, the Trump presidency, the new steel and aluminum tariffs and the promising future of today's high school and college students.
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  • Janet Napolitano, President of the University of California

    Janet Napolitano, President of the University of California, said the university is "in a state of excitement" after closing a multi-year budget deal with Governor Jerry Brown last Spring and that she now wants to "ratchet down" student fees amid the rise of student debt. Speaking to a Los Angeles World Affairs Council dinner on February 3rd, 2016, Napolitano said that to convince Governor Brown to allocate more funds, she told him "California would not be California without the UC system." As former Secretary of Homeland Security, Napolitano also talked about her thoughts on the current state of national security saying she believes we are better off than we were pre-9/11, but that there is deep concern for the increase in cyber threats and an ongoing concern about aviation security.
    647 Views
  • Andrew Zimbalist on Los Angeles's Olympic Bid

    Leading sports economist Andrew Zimbalist discusses the financial impact of hosting the Olympics with Terry McCarthy, President & CEO of the Los Angeles World Affairs Council.

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  • Iran expert Dalia Dassa Kaye on the proposed nuclear deal

    Dalia Dassa Kaye, Director of the Center for Middle East Public Policy at the RAND Corporation, in a Q&A with LAWAC President and CEO Terry McCarthy.
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