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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.

    Find out more at www.lawacth.org
    225 Views
  • 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
    221 Views
  • The Future of Cars Around the World

    Erik Antonsson, aiPod

    Michael Dunne, Dunne Automotive Ltd.

    Moderator: John Rossant, NewCities & LA CoMotion

    The auto world has long been dominated by the US, Germany and Japan, but with the shifting landscape to electrification and autonomous vehicles new players are emerging. China is now the largest maker of electric cars. Dubai is taking a comprehensive look at transportation reform, including investments in aerial taxis. Cities like London and Singapore are also developing innovative ideas to transform urban mobility. And then there is the hyperloop…
    498 Views
  • Cutting-Edge Technologies

    Mory Gharib, California Institute of Technology

    George Karayannis, CityNOW, Panasonic

    Jill Sciarappo, Automated Driving Solutions Division, Intel

    Rishabh Sharma, Poletus

    Moderator: August Bradley, Mind and Machine

    Breakthroughs in cutting-edge technologies have enabled an exponential acceleration of autonomous vehicles. From super lightweight batteries to Lidar and sensory systems to artificial intelligence, these innovations have provided the tools that automotive and tech manufacturers need to build cars of the future. Hear from industry and research leaders about the newest technologies that will drive on our road for generations to come.
    156 Views
  • Perspectives on the Future of the Automobile

    Jeffrey Cole, University of Southern California

    Dan Eberhart, Canary

    Stefan Krause, EVelozcity

    Kent Kresa, Petersen Automotive Museum

    John Rossant, NewCities & LA CoMotion

    Dakota Semler, Thor Trucks

    Ryan Westrom, Ford Smart Mobility

    Brian Witten, Symantec

    Moderator: Terry McCarthy, Los Angeles World Affairs Council

    With the rapidly approaching transition to automated vehicles, the number of stakeholders in the transportation sector is quickly expanding. From energy and infrastructure to cyber security and technology start-ups, new opportunities and challenges are emerging. Each speakers with three minutes each will give their take on how we got here, where the industry is going and what we should watch out for as it goes there.
    299 Views
  • 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.
    154 Views
  • Edited Future of Trucking

    Doug Bloch, Teamsters Joint Council 7

    Paul Rosa, Penske Truck Leasing

    Dakota Semler, Thor Trucks

    Moderator: Terry McCarthy, Los Angeles World Affairs Council

    Trucking will be one of the first sectors for the widespread adoption of autonomous vehicles. We already see a number of companies, including Daimler and Embark, successfully executing cross-country trips. Advancements in self-driving technology combined with platooning, which allows for several trucks to follow each other, will reduce fuel costs and improve efficiency in the movement of freight. However, with approximately 3.5 million truckers on the road in the US, the transition to self-driving trucks will have a massive impact on our supply chain, as well as our workforce.
    180 Views
  • William Perry on Nuclear Threats and Russia

    This is a clip from Dr. William J. Perry's address at a LAWAC dinner. Dr. Perry was the 19th U.S. Secretary of Defense. Find out more about Dr. Perry at www.wjperryproject.org.
    294 Views
  • Dr. William J. Perry on "Nuclear Threats in a Chaotic World"

    Dr. William J. Perry was the 19th U.S. Secretary of Defense. He spoke to a LAWAC dinner about why nuclear threats are greater today than they were during the Cold War. To learn more about Dr. Perry visit www.wjperryproject.org.
    1745 Views
  • President of Ghana John Mahama on Ghana's Rise

    "I'm here to talk about Ghana's rise," said President of Ghana John Mahama to the Los Angeles World Affairs Council on Thursday, October 1st. "To your ears that might sound like a simple 15 minute speech," he said. "To my ears it's like being asked to provide a detailed synopsis of war and peace...I say this to be a bit cheeky." Unlike many of his neighboring countries who for long stretches of time have been engaged in civil war, Ghana has never experienced civil war - though there were periods of time when it appeared that, as Mahama said, "We were at war with our own purpose." He said that "in many ways it is easier to understand and appreciate Ghana's rise, if you know its fall."
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