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LAWACTH Special Announcement

President & CEO Announced

The Los Angeles World Affairs Council & Town Hall is thrilled to announce the appointment of Dr. Richard Downie as the new President & Chief Executive Officer. With a strong commitment to international dialogue and proven success in strengthening organizations, Dr. Downie brings valuable expertise to LAWACTH. Please click the link below to learn more about this exciting change.


Why Become A Member?

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Join a community of thoughtful and civic minded individuals passionate about discussing domestic and international affairs, politics, and policy.

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Gain access to a variety of members-only programs and benefits.

Thought Leadership

Enjoy special opportunities to learn from, and exchange ideas with, national and global leaders and experts.



Who We Are and Why We Matter

We Are A Unique Public Forum Fostering Civic Dialogue And Global Community

As the largest speaker’s forum in Southern California, we facilitate forward-thinking events with leading experts in international and domestic affairs. Our members and audiences come together each week with a shared commitment to wrestle with today’s most pressing political issues through in-depth analysis, civil discussion, and global perspectives.

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Meet our board

Jessica Dugandzic

Vice President of Events

Alexander Messmann

Executive Vice President

Kim McCleary Blue

President & CEO

We're excited for "The Future of Global Los Angeles" with Mayor Karen Bass! Join us on May 28 as we discuss LA's role as a beacon of diversity, innovation, and opportunity on the world stage. How can we strengthen our global connections? #LosAngeles #GlobalCity #Sustainability

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Los Angeles Consular Corps

The Los Angeles World Affairs Council & Town Hall is proud to work closely with the Los Angeles Consular Corps, the second-largest consular community in the world. 62 Consuls General and 21 Honorary Consuls General represent their nations, building diplomatic and commercial ties that connect Los Angeles to the world.

All 93 Consuls General are honorary members of LAWACTH, enjoying all of the benefits of an International Circle membership. We enjoy welcoming Consuls General to all of our programs, and appreciate their support in enhancing LAWACTH’s programming by connecting us to their respective Ambassadors, civic, business, and academic leaders.

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