2020 marks the 25th anniversary of the Pacific Council on International Policy. Throughout the year ahead, we will highlight significant moments and people from our history but also look forward to the next phase of our work. Join us!
Statistics on anti-Semitic hate crimes, assaults, and rhetoric provide clear evidence of an increasing threat, writes Sarah Brown.
Watch the PolicyWest 2019 TED-style talks on LA and international trade, election security, climate change, and the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
A Pacific Council delegation recently traveled to Mexico City to discuss the bilateral U.S.-Mexico relationship on a national and subnational level, the first six months of the AMLO administration, the Mexican economy and social sector entrepreneurship, and security and migration concerns with government, business, civic, and social enterprise leaders.
LA Mayor Eric Garcetti, Mexican Undersecretary for North American Affairs Jesús Seade, COMEXI, and the Pacific Council recently hosted the inaugural meeting of the Mexico-Los Angeles Commission (MEXLA), representing a rare level of collaboration between a foreign national government and a U.S. city government that will focus on deepening the cultural, economic, and people-to-people ties between the two regions.
If the United States is concerned about its fraying relationship with Turkey, it is time to reinvest in public diplomacy, ensure there is mutual listening, and increase educational and cultural exchanges, writes Senem Çevik.
“Jurassic Park” may serve as a lesson about unintended consequences for foreign policymakers, writes Xania Bytof.
Pacific Council member Lorraine Schneider discusses her work, how emergency management has grown as a field over the past two decades, and which global issues impact preparedness around the world.
The Pacific Council has partnered with LA Mayor Eric Garcetti’s office on a new program called the Mayor’s Young Ambassador Initiative to empower the next generation of global citizens.
Former Mexican Consul General in LA Carlos García de Alba recently sat down with the Pacific Council's Spring 2019 Communications Project Fellow Gemma Stewart for an interview in USC’s Public Diplomacy Magazine to discuss Mexico’s deep connection with Los Angeles and monumental moments throughout his career.
The Pacific Council has partnered with a new organization called the Leadership Council for Women in National Security, which has garnered pledges from 15 presidential candidates to seek gender parity in their senior-level national security appointments. Learn more about the organization and hear from co-founder Ambassador Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley.