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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?

    Join our weekly livestream every Thursday at 11 am PST to make sense of politics in the time of Coronavirus.

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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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    352 Views
  • 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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  • 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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    75 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.
    274 Views
  • LA's Trade & Commerce Challenges Amidst COVID-19

    In partnership with the World Trade Center of Los Angeles, we welcomed Christine Peterson, Director of Trade and Investment for the City of Los Angeles and Marisela Carabello, Director of Trade Development for the Port of Los Angeles for more information on the Coronavirus pandemic in regards to LA's international trade. The panel was moderated by Stephen Cheung, President of the World Trade Center, Los Angeles.

    The panel discussed how COVID-19 has impacted the Port of Los Angeles, which is the nation's No. 1 container port and represents 20% of all cargo coming into the US. They also analyzed the trade policies that brought America to its current situation and the policies that Los Angeles, the nation, and the world should be implementing to move forward.

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  • Blunders & Wonders of Coronavirus Business Communications with Tracy Williams

    Tracy Williams is Founder & CEO of Olmstead Williams Communications, one of the largest Communications and PR firms in Los Angeles, and Co-Chair of the Los Angeles World Affairs Council & Town Hall Board. Williams is an expert in managing crisis communications and shares key insights on how to manage corporate messaging on a large scale for corporations, nonprofits, and small businesses. She also discusses key insights on what companies, but also the general public, should be aware of during the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic and what the outcomes of the crisis could be.

    Kyle Langan, Marketing & Communications Manager at LAWACTH, moderates the conversation.

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  • 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…
    500 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.
    157 Views
  • Designing the Future

    Franz Von Holzhausen, Tesla

    Moderator: Jay Ward, Pixar Animation Studios

    A moderated conversation with Tesla's Chief of Design.
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