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  • A Conversation with CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra & UCLA Luskin Dean Gary Segura

    This livestream features a timely conversation with California Attorney General Xavier Becerra. Attorney General Becerra serves as the state’s Chief Law Enforcement Officer. His responsibilities are to protect and serve the people and interests of California. Attorney General Becerra is joined by moderator Gary Segura, Dean of UCLA’s Luskin School of Public Affairs.

    Thank you to our program partner: UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs

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  • A Conversation with Professor Lawrence H. Summers: Economic Recovery for a Post-Pandemic Nation

    This livestream features Former Treasury Secretary and leading economist, Lawrence H. Summers. Along with serving as the 71st Secretary of the Treasury in the Clinton Administration, Dr. Summers served as Director of the White House National Economic Council in the Obama Administration, as President of Harvard University, and as the Chief Economist of the World Bank. This discussion is moderated by U.S. Bank Senior Vice President and Portfolio Management Managing Director Bill Dolan. Dr. Summers addresses what is needed structurally for the nation’s economy to recover, and what we can expect to see within domestic and international markets once the pandemic is over.

    Thank you to our webinar sponsor, U.S. Bank Private Wealth Management

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  • Mayor Pete Buttigieg, in conversation with Judy Woodruff

    Writers Bloc and the Los Angeles World Affairs Council & Town Hall present former Presidential Candidate and Mayor of South Bend, Pete Buttigieg. Discussing his new book "Trust," Buttigieg argues we need to foster an “American way of trust” at this painfully polarized juncture in US politics. The discussion is moderated by broadcast journalist, Judy Woodruff, who is the anchor and managing editor of the PBS NewsHour. She has covered politics and other news for five decades at NBC, CNN and PBS.
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  • A Conversation with Jill Lepore & Dan Schnur

    Writers Bloc and the Los Angeles World Affairs Council & Town Hall present a conversation with Jill Lepore, moderated by Dan Schnur.

    Jill Lepore, in her thrilling new book, "If Then," explores the nature and range of The People Machine-- and its goal to predict behavior, whether commercial or political, and manipulate the outcome opinions and behavior as well. Lepore, staff writer for The New Yorker, and the David Woods Kemper '41 Professor of American History at Harvard, excavates a forgotten company whose legacy in predictive analytics is nothing short of the data-mad, algorithmic world we live in now, besieged by the next notification informing what we'll buy, what matters to us, and how we'll vote.

    Lepore is joined by Dan Schnur, Professor at the Annenberg School of Communications at USC and at the University of California, Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies. He is the founder of the USC/L.A. Times Statewide Poll.
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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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  • Global Responses to COVID-19: A conversation with the Consuls of Canada & South Korea

    This livestream between the Los Angeles World Affairs Council & Town Hall and the World Trade Center Los Angeles broadened the forum on business and trade to include the international perspectives of Canada and South Korea. The discussion hosted the Consul and Senior Trade Commissioner at the Canadian Consulate Thierry Weissenburger, the Consul at South Korean Consulate Taehoon Ku, and was moderated by President of the World Trade Center Los Angeles Stephen Cheung. These global leaders analyzed the responses to COVID-19 taken by their respective governments broadly, and honed in on how Canada and South Korea are dealing with testing, treating COVID-19 patients, and mitigating economic damages to both businesses and individuals.

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