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  • Politics in the Time of Coronavirus | Episode 13

    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. The Morning Headlines: The Supreme Court & the 2020 Election
    2. The Changing US Role in the Middle East: Annexation Update
    3. Whatever Happened to Police Reform?

    Join our weekly livestream every Thursday at 11 am PST to make sense of politics in the time of Coronavirus.

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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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  • Politics in the Time of Coronavirus | Episode 1

    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 political consequences of the Trump administration opening the economy too early or too late
    - Whether Biden is consolidating support among the left + assessing his potential VP pick
    - How the coronavirus will impact campaigning and elections, now and in the future
    - What you should be reading to help contextualize our current political moment

    Join our weekly livestream every Thursday at 11 am PST to make sense of politics in the time of Coronavirus.

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  • How Will the Coronavirus Change our Politics?

    Dan Schnur, LAWACTH Board Member and highly regarded Berkeley University and USC Professor of Public Policy, discusses the political landscape during the coronavirus pandemic.

    What will happpen to the 2020 Election? How are candidates navigating their campaigns amidst the COVID-19 public quarantine? He gives answers to all these topics and more, as well as taking questions from viewers in our digital Q&A.
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  • LA's Trade & Commerce Challenges Amidst COVID-19

    In partnership with the World Trade Center of Los Angeles, we welcomed Christine Peterson, Director of Trade and Investment for the City of Los Angeles and Marisela Carabello, Director of Trade Development for the Port of Los Angeles for more information on the Coronavirus pandemic in regards to LA's international trade. The panel was moderated by Stephen Cheung, President of the World Trade Center, Los Angeles.

    The panel discussed how COVID-19 has impacted the Port of Los Angeles, which is the nation's No. 1 container port and represents 20% of all cargo coming into the US. They also analyzed the trade policies that brought America to its current situation and the policies that Los Angeles, the nation, and the world should be implementing to move forward.

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  • Blunders & Wonders of Coronavirus Business Communications with Tracy Williams

    Tracy Williams is Founder & CEO of Olmstead Williams Communications, one of the largest Communications and PR firms in Los Angeles, and Co-Chair of the Los Angeles World Affairs Council & Town Hall Board. Williams is an expert in managing crisis communications and shares key insights on how to manage corporate messaging on a large scale for corporations, nonprofits, and small businesses. She also discusses key insights on what companies, but also the general public, should be aware of during the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic and what the outcomes of the crisis could be.

    Kyle Langan, Marketing & Communications Manager at LAWACTH, moderates the conversation.

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  • Detroit Versus Silicon Valley: Who Prevails and When?

    Russell Hensley, McKinsey & Company

    Rachel Nguyen, Future Lab, Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi

    Alex Roy, Human Driving Association

    Moderator: Paul Lienert, Reuters

    The future of the automobile industry will increasingly see technology firms from Silicon Valley and elsewhere overlapping with traditional automakers in Detroit, Germany and Japan. Will the tech companies dominate? Or will the automakers’ century-old experience of mass manufacturing, nationwide network of dealers and their political backing in Congress keep them in the game? Will there be a wave of mergers, or will a few companies survive and the rest fade away? This plenary panel will look at the bigger picture of how the automotive industry might reorganize itself in the coming decades.
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  • LA City Planners Design AV's Future

    David DeRosa, AECOM

    Ashley Hand, CityFi

    Michael Lim, Global Transportation, Tech and Finance Advisor

    Ryan Westrom, Ford Smart Mobility

    Moderator: Frances Anderton, DnA, KCRW

    Los Angeles was built for the car and is fast becoming one of the main testing grounds for ridesharing and autonomous vehicle development. Los Angeles planners have been looking at models for mobility in the future, and designing public-private partnerships to develop transportation infrastructure ahead of the 2028 Olympics.
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  • Dr. David Reitze on Discovering Gravitational Waves - Proof of Black Holes

    The discovery of gravitational waves earlier this year - something predicted a century ago in theory by Albert Einstein - may usher in an entirely new type of physics that could completely change the way we understand the universe, said Dr David Reitze at Caltech. It may also allow us to find ways to listen in to the echoes of the very foundation of the universe in the immediate aftermath of the Big Bang. Reitze is the chief scientist in charge of the search for gravitational waves, a 25 year-project jointly managed by Caltech and MIT that involved some 1,000 scientists working in the US and around the world. He talked to the Los Angeles World Affairs Council on Wednesday April 21st about the thrill he and his colleagues felt when they first heard the "beeps that went around the world".
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  • David Atkinson

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