The ferocity of reformist-hardline competition to shape the next parliament has dominated the political debates inside Iran and has obfuscated views of popular opinion about the elections, writes Banafsheh Keynoush.
On January 30, Ambassador Frank Baxter was awarded the Civic Medal Honor from the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, reflecting his far-reaching generosity toward causes throughout the city of Los Angeles.
If we, the people of Los Angeles and Tehran, realize that we have much more in common with each other than we do with our respective national governments, then we can come together and promote global engagement, people-to-people exchanges, and diplomacy, writes Sohaela Amiri.
The Pacific Council’s Special Initiatives Department has been piloting educational partnerships with schools in the local LA community, including a recent STEM career panel with USC Hybrid High, a charter school within the Ednovate network, writes Ilyssa Padrid-Dykman.
Orla Keane, consul general at Ireland’s brand new consulate in Los Angeles, discusses her new role, Ireland’s plans for the LA consulate, Ireland’s global goals, Ireland Week, Brexit, and more with the Pacific Council.
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 and look forward to the next phase of our work. Join us!
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.
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.