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Politics in the Time of Coronavirus with Dan Schnur



University of California President Michael V. Drake


A Message From The President

To Our Members and Supporters,

With the reopening of California, we are excited and looking forward to connecting with Los Angeles World Affairs Council & Town Hall members in person.

Your feedback to our recent members’ survey was informative and directional – thank you! We’re thrilled to be hosting our first in-person event this month for those members who are ready!
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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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Alexander Messmann

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