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  • Who Will Decide the Presidential Election? with Ron Brownstein & Dan Schnur

    2020 Election Series Part 6: Who Will Decide the Presidential Election? The Key Voting Groups of 2020

    This livestream focuses on our diverse electorate and analyzes the key voter groups for each party. The discussion is led by Political Communications Professor Dan Schnur of USC, UC-Berkeley, and Pepperdine, who is joined by Ron Brownstein, CNN Senior Political Analyst, Senior Editor for The Atlantic, and Contributing Editor for National Journal. As both Trump and Biden work to build their coalitions in the final weeks of campaigning, what voting blocs are they targeting, what tactics are they using to do so, and are their efforts working? From suburban women to young people to voters of color — this discussion makes sense of the demographic groups that will decide the election.

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  • Politics in the Time of Coronavirus with Dan Schnur: Special RBG Edition | Episode 24

    On this weekly livestream, Dan Schnur a politics professor at USC, UC-Berkeley, and Pepperdine takes an analytical approach to the biggest headlines of the week and elevates the stories you may have missed. Dan connects the daily news to larger political trends and spends most of the time answering the live audiences' most pressing political questions.

    On this special Ruth Bader Ginsburg edition, Dan analyzes:
    1. How Will the Fight Over Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Successor Impact the Presidential Election?
    2. The Confirmation Process: When and How the Senate May Vote
    3. The Court’s Future: How Would a New Justice Vote on Key Issues?

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  • Politics in the Time of Coronavirus | Episode 20

    On this weekly livestream, Dan Schnur a politics professor at USC, UC Berkeley, and Pepperdine takes an analytical approach to the biggest headlines of the week and elevates the stories you may have missed. Dan connects the daily news to larger political trends and spends most of the time answering the live audiences' most pressing political questions.

    This episode dives into the 2020 GOP National Convention:
    1. The GOP Convention: Highlights from the first three nights
    2. What is the role of traditional conservatives in Trump’s Republican Party?
    3. Trump’s Acceptance Speech - What He Wants to Accomplish

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  • Michael Shellenberger and Benjamin Preston on the Future of Environmental Activism

    This livestream on the future of climate activism features Michael Shellenberger, a leading energy, security and environmental expert named “Hero of the Environment” by Time magazine. While Shellenberger has been a lifelong environmental activist, he now argues that “climate alarmism” is distracting us from dealing with important environmental problems, including those that led to the current coronavirus pandemic. He posits, while climate change is real, it is not the end of the world nor even the biggest environmental challenge we face. The conversation is moderated by Benjamin Lee Preston, a senior policy researcher at the RAND Corporation and director of the Community Health and Environmental Policy program.

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  • Politics in the Time of Coronavirus | Episode 13

    On this weekly livestream, Dan Schnur a politics professor at USC, UC Berkeley, and Pepperdine takes an analytical approach to the biggest headlines of the week and elevates the stories you may have missed. Dan connects the daily news to larger political trends and spends most of the time answering the live audiences' most pressing political questions. On this episode:
    1. The Morning Headlines: The Supreme Court & the 2020 Election
    2. The Changing US Role in the Middle East: Annexation Update
    3. Whatever Happened to Police Reform?

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  • Michael Lawson, Helen Torres, Charlie Woo, & Dan Schnur - Confronting Racism Within the Pandemic

    In the aftermath of the murder of George Floyd by a police officer in Minneapolis, the current moment in the United States has been described as, ‘A Pandemic Within a Pandemic.’ To speak to the recent tragic events and future solutions, this livestream hosts a panel discussion with Michael Lawson, President & CEO of the Los Angeles chapter of the National Urban League, Helen Torres, President & CEO of Hispanas Organized for Political Equality (HOPE) and Charlie Woo, Co-Founder and CEO of Center for Asians United for Self Empowerment (CAUSE).

    The conversation addresses the current national conversation on racism, police brutality, and criminal justice reform. It also touches upon the larger systemic US racial inequality — illuminated particularly by the COVID-19 pandemic — and poses future-oriented solutions for both citizens and leaders.

    Learn more about our program partners:
    - Los Angeles Urban League: www.laul.org
    - Hispanas Organized for Political Equality (HOPE): www.latinas.org
    - Center for Asian Americans United for Self Empowerment: www.causeusa.org

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  • Coronavirus and Truth Decay with Michael Rich, Jennifer Kavanagh & more

    “Truth Decay,” the diminishing role of facts and analysis, is being studied by RAND, a nonprofit, nonpartisan global policy research institution based in Santa Monica. This livestream focuses on Truth Decay – is it a threat to evidence-based policymaking and America’s democracy? Has social media blurred the lines between facts and opinions? Listen now to hear from:
    - Michael D. Rich, President & CEO, RAND Corporation
    - Jennifer Kavanagh, Senior Political Scientist, RAND Corporation, and lead author of a RAND report on “Truth Decay”
    - Steven Greenhut, Western region director for the R Street Institute and a member of the Southern California News Group editorial board
    - Pete Peterson (moderator), Dean, School of Public Policy, Pepperdine University


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  • Continental Cooperation: How the US, Mexico and Canada are Aligning to Confront COVID-19

    This livestream, part of the ongoing digital series between the Los Angeles World Affairs Council & Town Hall and the World Trade Center Los Angeles tackles the ways that COVID-19 is uniquely affecting North America. The discussion features the Canadian Consul General to Los Angeles, Zaib Shaikh, the Mexican Consul General to Los Angeles, Ambassador Marcela Celorio, and is moderated by President of the World Trade Center Stephen Cheung. Listen now to hear both Consuls General discuss the state of coronavirus in Canada and Mexico, the future possibilities of our regional supply chains, and how the US-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement will be shaped by the pandemic.

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  • Politics in the Time of Coronavirus | Episode 1

    On this weekly livestream, Dan Schnur a politics professor at USC, UC Berkeley and Pepperdine takes an analytical approach to the biggest headlines of the week and elevates the stories you may have missed. Dan connects the daily news to larger political trends and spends most of the time answering the live audiences' most pressing political questions. On this episode:
    - The political consequences of the Trump administration opening the economy too early or too late
    - Whether Biden is consolidating support among the left + assessing his potential VP pick
    - How the coronavirus will impact campaigning and elections, now and in the future
    - What you should be reading to help contextualize our current political moment

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    216 Views
  • How Will the Coronavirus Change our Politics?

    Dan Schnur, LAWACTH Board Member and highly regarded Berkeley University and USC Professor of Public Policy, discusses the political landscape during the coronavirus pandemic.

    What will happpen to the 2020 Election? How are candidates navigating their campaigns amidst the COVID-19 public quarantine? He gives answers to all these topics and more, as well as taking questions from viewers in our digital Q&A.
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