It is important, now more than ever, that we face the lessons of history—such as Azerbaijan’s “Black January”—so that we can manage the threats and tragedies that are happening today, writes Nasimi Aghayev.
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.
In a new policy brief for the Wilson Center’s Latin American Program, Abraham F. Lowenthal and David Smilde argue that conflicts that appeared to be irreconcilable have sometimes been resolved in other countries that were once controlled by authoritarian regimes, and these experiences are relevant to Venezuela’s plight.
Current tensions within NATO need to be overcome in order to deal with the looming threat of climate insecurity, writes Ibrahim Al-Marashi.
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.
Watch Pacific Council President and CEO Dr. Jerrold D. Green's remarks at our 2019 Global LA Summit and a video featuring USC Viterbi students who traveled to a refugee camp in Greece and invented products to solve the challenges they witnessed on the ground.
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.