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May 15, 2020

Abraham Lowenthal remembers Yukio Okamoto, a distinguished Japanese diplomat, trusted senior advisor to successive prime ministers of his country, influential international consultant, and a long time Board member of the Pacific Council on International Policy, who recently passed away from COVID-19.

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May 8, 2020

Dr. Steven Sample, former president of the University of Southern California, provost Lloyd Armstrong, and other senior USC officials played an integral role in launching and building the Pacific Council on International Policy, writes president emeritus Abraham Lowenthal.

Matt Draper

April 23, 2020

The creation of the Pacific Council in 1995 piqued Linda Griego’s interest in international affairs and made it clear to her that LA was destined to become a global city.

Karen House with Putin

April 3, 2020

Karen Elliott House recalls her experience with the early Pacific Council and what value it has brought to her life and to Los Angeles.

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March 27, 2020

In this 25th year of the Pacific Council’s history, it is fitting to remember Robert Erburu’s indispensable leadership in establishing and guiding the Pacific Council, writes Pacific Council founding President Emeritus Abraham Lowenthal.

March 11, 2020

As one of the six women who served as founding Directors of the Pacific Council in 1995, Dr. Susan Shirk saw the advantages of being part of the international policy organization early on.

U.S. Institute of Peace

March 6, 2020

In May 1995, the Los Angeles Times interviewed Dr. Abraham Lowenthal about the founding of the Pacific Council on International Policy in an article titled “Redefining U.S. Foreign Policy by Focusing on the Pacific Rim.” In our 25th year, we share it from the archives.

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