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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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  • 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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  • Anne-Marie Slaughter on a Woman's Journey in Foreign Policy

    Anne-Marie Slaughter talks about women, men, family, work and foreign policy as she addresses the Los Angeles World Affairs Council on October 8th.
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  • Brian M Jenkins on Countering Terrorism for Four Decades

    Terrorists have become more violent and lethal over the past four decades because many are now motivated by religious absolutism and not by political objectives, according to Brian Jenkins. Now a senior adviser to the President of RAND Corporation, Jenkins looked back over his 43 years of studying terrorism at a dinner with LAWAC on Thursday, September 25 with the benefit of chastened hindsight. He admitted he missed some emerging trends, including the importance of the Internet to terrorist networks, but above all he cautioned Americans from overreacting to a terrorist threat that, in the years following 9/11, have killed only a handful of Americans in this country every year.
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  • Senator Dianne Feinstein on Iran, Torture and Women in Politics - September 2, 2015

    Senator Dianne Feinstein said "there is no better deal" on the Iran nuclear issue, called Edward Snowden's actions a "form of espionage" that put American lives at risk, and said that after the recent release of the Senate Intelligence Committee report on torture, "I don't think this will ever, ever happen again." Feinstein spoke to a sold-out Los Angeles World Affairs Council dinner September 2nd and also talked about drones, how politics have changed, and how the position of women in politics has changed over her five-decade long career.
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  • Brian Jenkins on the Evolution of Terrorism

    Brian Jenkins, senior adviser to the President of Rand Corporation and expert on counterterrorism, in conversation with Terry McCarthy, President of the Los Angeles World Affairs Council.

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    473 Views
  • 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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  • Valerie Plame and Joe Cirincione, CIA Spy & Nuclear Expert on Iran

    Valerie Plame Wilson, former CIA operative, and Joe Cirincione, Executive Director of Ploughshares Fund, speaking to the Los Angeles World Affairs Council on March 2, 2015 about nuclear proliferation around the world in general and Iran’s nuclear program in particular. Their talk comes just three weeks before the March 24th deadline for the US and Iran to reach an agreement on restricting Iran’s nuclear ambitions in exchange for a gradual lifting of international sanctions.

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    982 Views
  • President Paul Kagame: RWANDA: BUILDING A NATION FROM A NIGHTMARE

    Rwandan President Paul Kagame addresses the Los Angeles World Affair Council.

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