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    • December 06, 2022
    • 5:00 PM

    The final Dan Schnur Political Report of 2022:  

    Biden’s Challenges for 2023

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    Dan Schnur

    USC, UC Berkeley and Pepperdine|Politics Professor

    Tuesday, December 6, 2022
    5:00 p.m. PST 

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    It’s nearly impossible to find intelligent political analysis in today’s hyper-polarized and ideologically segregated information sphere. From Fox News to MSNBC — political commentators focus more on inflammatory bickering than the deep issues shaping all American political life. The Dan Schnur Political Report offers a different way to consume political information. Dan moves beyond the partisan noise to analyze the core issues and critical headlines shaping our world. Dan not only offers a fresh perspective to understand politics, he invites everyone into the conversation.


    This month, Dan will cover: 

    Russia, China and Iran: Biden’s Challenges for 2023

    This event is being held in partnership with the California Alliance of World Affairs Councils: 

    • December 09, 2022
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM


    Justice for Animals | Book by Martha C. Nussbaum | Official Publisher Page | Simon & Schuster

    Featuring Martha Nussbaum

    December 9, 2022

    11:00 AM, PST

    The World Affairs Councils of America’s Cover to Cover webinar on Friday, December 9, at 11:00 AM-12:00 PM PST, features author Martha C. Nussbaum as she speaks about her newly published book: Justice for Animals: Our Collective Responsibility.

    Register for this Call Event on the WACA website: 

    • December 15, 2022
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    A Conversation with Fiona Hillview

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    Fiona Hill is a leading expert on Russia and Vladimir Putin. She served as an intelligence analyst for former Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, and as Deputy Assistant to the president and senior director for European and Russian affairs on the National Security Council under former President Trump.

    Now a senior fellow in the Center on the United States and Europe in the Foreign Policy program at the Brookings Institution, Hill has recently served as one of the foremost voices analyzing Putin’s invasion of Ukraine in the media. This year alone, she has appeared on 60 Minutes, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and in numerous articles for news outlets like Politico. Due to her background in Russian history and time spent living in Russia in the late 1980’s, Hill’s analysis of the current conflict includes cultural and historical context that helps to explain why Putin is so deeply invested in controlling Ukraine.

    On December 15, join us for a livestream featuring Fiona Hill, in conversation with LAWACTH Board Member Robert Abernethy. Their intimate discussion will cover her career, her thoughts on the ongoing war, and how the U.S. should move forward in their dealings with Russia and Ukraine.

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