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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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  • Jeffrey Wasserstrom, Elaine Yu, and Sewell Chan: Hong Kong on the Brink

    This livestream features Jeffrey Wasserstrom of UC Irvine's History Department, one of America’s leading China specialists, and Elaine Yu, a Pomona graduate from Hong Kong who is back in the city working as a freelance journalist and reporting for the New York Times. Prior to the outbreak of the Coronavirus, protests were erupting throughout Hong Kong, and gaining growing press and support from around the world. Now with lock-down orders in place, the protests have nearly stopped, yet the sentiments behind them haven't gone away. Wasserstrom and Yu discuss what's transpired in Hong Kong in the last two months in response to the pandemic, including the actions taken by Beijing and the recent arrests of prominent pro-Democracy activists in Hong Kong like Martin Lee. The discussion is moderated by Sewell Chan, Editorial Page Editor at the LA Times.

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  • Martin Luther King – crime from environment, not race

    2/26/1965 Dr Martin Luther King Jnr tells the Los Angeles World Affairs Council that crime is caused by environmental factors like poverty, and it is invidious “to use the tragic results of segregation as an argument for the continuation of it.”
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  • Elon Musk: Inventing the Future with the Los Angeles World Affairs Council

    On November 18, 2013, the Founder and CEO of SpaceX and Tesla, Elon Musk, was interviewed for the Los Angeles World Affairs Council at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza.

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  • Former Governor Jerry Brown with Award-Winning Journalist Jim Newton

    On this livestream hosted by Writers Bloc and the Los Angeles World Affairs Council & Town Hall, Jim Newton and former California Governor Jerry Brown discuss the arc of Brown’s career, his impact on national politics, and his take on the future — especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    In his new book, Man of Tomorrow: The Relentless Life of Jerry Brown, award-winning journalist and bestselling author Jim Newton explores the unconventional arc of Brown’s career: In addition to being the longest-serving governor in California history, Brown was a three-time Presidential candidate, a two-term Mayor of Oakland, and the California Attorney General. Newton reveals the complex and often contradictory nature of Jerry Brown’s personality and politics– and how Brown’s leadership stood up to the Trump White House policies on climate change, immigration, and more.

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  • General Stanley McChrystal: Lessons of Leadership

    General Stanley McChrystal address the Los Angeles World Affairs Council on May 15, 2014.

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    8287 Views
  • Reza Aslan addressing the Los Angeles World Affairs Council

    Reza Aslan, the author and religious studies expert, addressing the Los Angeles World Affairs Council on February 5th, 2014.
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  • Reza Aslan on the three things we know about Jesus

    2/5/2014 Author Reza Aslan talks to the Los Angeles World Affairs Council about the three things he says we know about the historical figure of Jesus – and the immense amount of information we have about the time he lived through.
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  • Martin Luther King on Selma and black voting registration

    2/26/1965 Dr Martin Luther King Jnr tells the Los Angeles World Affairs Council about the disparities in voter registration in the South, and the barriers put up to prevent blacks from registering
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  • Joe Cirincione: “Pakistan is the Most Dangerous Country on Earth”

    3/3/15 Joe Cirincione, President of Ploughshares Fund, tells the Los Angeles World Affairs Council why he thinks Pakistan’s nuclear weapons and its domestic instability make it “the most dangerous country on earth.”
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