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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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  • Q & A with Ramzy Malouki on Mauritania's Oscar Nominee "Timbuktu"

    Following our screening of Timbuktu, we held a Q & A with Ramzy Malouki, Los Angeles Bureau Chief of Canal+ and member of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, representing Algeria, Belgium, France, Morocco and Tunisia, moderated by Los Angeles World Affairs Council President Terry McCarthy.

    This screening was part of the Los Angeles World Affairs Council's Award Season Foreign Film Series. For more info, visit

    Song is Timbuktu Fasso [feat. Fatoumata Diawara] by Amine Bouhafa from the Timbuktu Soundtrack

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