March 22, 2019

Pacific Council President and CEO Dr. Jerrold D. Green has been selected to receive the World Trade Week 2019 Stanley T. Olafson Bronze Plaque Award, in recognition of his role in advancing global trade in the Southern California region.

March 15, 2019

The Pacific Council is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Los Angeles Mayor’s Office, Mexico’s Foreign Ministry, and the Mexican Council of International Affairs (COMEXI) to establish MEXLA, a new commission of residents from Los Angeles and Mexico to deepen the cultural, economic, and people-to-people ties between the two regions.

March 11, 2019

Over the past few weeks the bilateral policy environment between the United States and Mexico has been complicated by disagreements over the USMCA trade deal, migrant caravans, and recent developments in Venezuela, writes Michael Camuñez.

March 4, 2019

As U.S. cities are home to two thirds of the entire population, the practice of city diplomacy has now become essential for local communities to thrive in a globalized society, write Jay Wang and Sohaela Amiri.

February 22, 2019

In order for the United States to succeed on the international stage in 2019, it needs to rekindle its relationships with longtime allies, respect international institutions, and be more active in holding repressive regimes accountable, experts told Pacific Council members in a recent teleconference.

February 7, 2019

New technologies, perspectives, and realities—such as climate change and more extreme weather conditions—have led us to realize that stormwater capture is no longer just an option, but an essential element in our toolbox to create a more sustainable Los Angeles County, writes Maria Mehranian.

February 1, 2019

For the most part, the countries of Latin America are showing immense thoughtfulness and generosity in their responses to Venezuela’s migration flow, but it is hard to know how long these open door policies will last, writes Andrew Selee.

January 30, 2019

There is now a real opportunity to develop the Arctic in a sustainable way, in consultation with and consideration for the people that live there, but the clock is ticking due to climate change, writes Jeremy McKenzie.

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