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The Los Angeles World Affairs Council’s Young Professional Program offers a unique opportunity to connect with globally-minded people and engage in international affairs and current events in Los Angeles. Bringing together a diverse group of young professionals with a shared passion for the world, the YP Program hosts a wide range of social and networking events, discussions, and intimate receptions.

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The Trade War: Global Conflict, Local Impact

Los Angeles World Affairs Council

The US and China are now in a full-fledged trade war. The US accuses China of predatory policies towards American technology and intellectual property, a charge the Chinese deny. Nonetheless, tariffs have been placed on hundreds of billions of dollars of goods by both sides. Then Canada, at the US’s request, arrested the Chief Financial Officer of the Chinese company Huawei, one of the largest technology companies in the world. China responded by arresting two Canadian diplomats. Tickets at: http://www.lawac.org/EventDetail/eventid/30601 How will this global trade war affect you, Los Angeles, and California? Come join us on Wednesday, January 30, 2019, for an in-depth discussion of the trade war and its impacts. We will be joined by Stephen Cheung, president of the World Trade Center Los Angeles. Stephen Cheung is the Executive Vice President of LAEDC and the President of World Trade Center Los Angeles (WTCLA). Cheung leads investment attraction to the LA County region on behalf of both LAEDC and WTCLA, and facilitates successful location of new businesses, projects, and deals from both international and U.S. investors into the region. He also supports international trade and international connections for organizations based in LA County. Prior to his current role, Stephen Cheung was the Secretary General of International Trade and Foreign Affairs for Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. Concurrently, Cheung was the Director of International Trade for the Port of Los Angeles. Stephen was born in Hong Kong and grew up in Los Angeles where he received both his Bachelor of Arts in Psychobiology and Master of Arts in Social Welfare from UCLA. Tickets: $15 for members and guests; $18 for non-members; $20 at-the-door Online reservations remain open until 4:00 pm on January 29. Networking Reception: 7:00 pm Discussion and Q&A: 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm Refreshments will be served. Business casual attire encouraged. Location: LA World Affairs Council Headquarters 3535 S. Hayden Ave. Culver City, CA 90232 Parking: Parking is available in the lot directly outside of 3535 Hayden after 6PM. Street parking is also available on Hayden Ave. Cancellations must be made by Monday, January 28th at 12:00 pm in order to receive a refund.

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