The Global LA Summit featured discussions exploring Los Angeles’ role as one of the most globally interconnected cities.
The summit looked at how the city’s history and diversity has made it a leader in innovation, trade, technology, entertainment, and culture. The summit featured engaging discussions of the many ways Los Angeles both shapes and is shaped by global culture and commerce. It also featured a workshop designed to equip attendees with the tools they need to more effectively engage in conversations around the most controversial issues of the day.
Our lunch keynote featured outgoing Mexican Consul General in LA Carlos García de Alba and incoming Canadian Consul General in LA Zaib Shaikh in conversation with LA Deputy Mayor for International Affairs Nina Hachigian about the important economic and cultural role Los Angeles plays globally, specifically as it relates to Mexico and Canada. Watch the full conversation here.
Our evening keynote speaker was Souad Mekhennet, national security correspondent for The Washington Post, and author of the memoir I Was Told to Come Alone: My Journey Behind the Lines of Jihad, in conversation with Dr. Erroll Southers, Professor of the Practice in National and Homeland Security, Director of the Safe Communities Institute (SCI), and Director of Homegrown Violent Extremism Studies in the Sol Price School of Public Policy at University of Southern California.