Following a year of research in conjunction with the Pacific Council, the project to Strategically Protect Soft Networks offers this white paper exploring various possible policy options for better insulating local allies of the U.S. military and diplomatic community in conflict zones abroad.
Our 2019 Global Los Angeles Summit featured discussions about LA infrastructure leading up to the 2028 Olympics, freedom of the press, and the diversity of Angelenos. Read highlights from the day’s discussions.
At our 2019 Global Los Angeles Summit, Ambassador Nina Hachigian, LA Deputy Mayor of International Affairs, moderated the keynote discussion with Ambassador Carlos García de Alba, outgoing Consul General of Mexico in Los Angeles, and Zaib Shaikh, incoming Consul General of Canada in Los Angeles.
Many remain skeptical of “dialogue” in Venezuela, but effective local leadership, backed by strong international support, can forge agreements that work, write Abraham Lowenthal and David Smilde in The New York Times.
U.S. influence and credibility on the world stage has been diminished under the Trump administration, Ben Rhodes told students and Pacific Council members at a recent discussion at Pomona College.
Hostage victims abroad and their families back home face a myriad of challenges during and after their harrowing ordeals, Rachel Briggs and Michael Scott Moore of Hostage US told Pacific Council members.
During the Vietnam War, Asian Americans were identified as both adversary and citizen, leading to an examination during the war from an Asian American perspective which in turn strengthened the formation of a distinct political identity, writes Karen Ishizuka ahead of the Global LA Summit.
Pacific Council members recently visited the Los Angeles Times headquarters and met with senior editorial officials.
Newly appointed member of the Pacific Council’s Board of Directors and President and CEO of the LA Area Chamber of Commerce Maria Salinas recently spoke to the Pacific Council about Los Angeles’ global influence, expanding access to diverse voices in the public and private sector, and her vision as a new Council Director.
On Thursday, May 2, Pacific Council President and CEO Jerry Green accepted the Stanley T. Olafson Bronze Plaque Award at the 2019 World Trade Week Kick-off Breakfast in Downtown LA. Presented by the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce since 1933, the award honors a member of the international trade community whose outstanding dedication, efforts, and achievements in the field have advanced global trade in the Southern California region.