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  • Dr. Richard Haass, President of the Council on Foreign Relations & Doyle McManus LA Times Columnist

    This livestream featured Dr. Richard Haass, President of the Council on Foreign Relations, who has studied, worked, and written on U.S. foreign policy and globalization for over four decades. Dr. Haass discussed the importance of global literacy–knowing how the world works–and how the global landscape matters enormously to what happens domestically in countries. The conversation called upon Haass' extensive knowledge on foreign policy to analyze today's global conflicts. It was moderated by the LA Times Washington Columnist, Doyle McManus.

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  • Robert Reich in Los Angeles on Income Inequality

    Robert Reich, Chancellor's Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley and former Secretary of Labor, discussed the state of income inequality, the Trump presidency, the new steel and aluminum tariffs and the promising future of today's high school and college students.
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  • Vicente Fox, 55th President of Mexico

    Former President of Mexico Vicente Fox discusses the importance of a strong US-Mexico relationship, growing the Mexican economy and President Trump's border wall.
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  • Dan Schnur on President Trump

    Dan Schnur, political pollster, offers insight into the stark contrast of opinions in America on President Trump.

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  • Joel Pollak, Dan Schnur and Josh Lockman on Trump's First 100 Days

    As President Trump closed in on his first 100 days with a timely announcement about a plan to drastically cut taxes, the LA World Affairs Council hosted a panel discussion on Tuesday, May 2nd, with a former adviser to Hillary Clinton, Josh Lockman, senior Breitbart editor, Joel Pollak, and a political pollster, Dan Schnur, who all have very different views of Trump and his policies – reflecting the diversity of opinion nation-wide on the 45th President.

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  • Maureen Dowd on "The Year of Voting Dangerously"

    Dowd has covered Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton since the 1990s. She was with the real estate mogul when he shyly approached his first Presidential rope line in 1999. She won a Pulitzer prize that same year for her penetrating columns on Bill Clinton's impeachment follies. In this perilous campaign season, The New York Times columnist traces the psychologies and pathologies in one of the nastiest and most significant presidential campaign battles ever.
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  • Janet Napolitano, President of the University of California

    Janet Napolitano, President of the University of California, said the university is "in a state of excitement" after closing a multi-year budget deal with Governor Jerry Brown last Spring and that she now wants to "ratchet down" student fees amid the rise of student debt. Speaking to a Los Angeles World Affairs Council dinner on February 3rd, 2016, Napolitano said that to convince Governor Brown to allocate more funds, she told him "California would not be California without the UC system." As former Secretary of Homeland Security, Napolitano also talked about her thoughts on the current state of national security saying she believes we are better off than we were pre-9/11, but that there is deep concern for the increase in cyber threats and an ongoing concern about aviation security.
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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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