THINK PEACE: THE ENDURING VALUE OF THE LIBERAL INTERNATIONAL ORDER

Hyung Jun You Writes — Funeral for Liberalism? After President Trump won the election, there were waves of articles from academics and journalists about the death of liberalism and American led world order. The cover of 2017 January/February issue of Foreign Affairs boldly said, “Out of Order: The Future of International System”. These views gained…

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VET AND VETERAN ACTOR WES STUDI: ‘War may be hell—but peace can be a killer, too’

Actors of color have fought long and hard for cinematic breakthroughs— Sidney Poitier, the first African American Oscar winner (“Lilies of the Field, ” 1963); Ben Kingsley, the first Asian—he is half-Indian—to win an Oscar (“Gandhi,” 1982); and Hallee Berry, the first African American woman to win an Oscar (“Monster’s…

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LOS ANGELES: EMPOWER 2019, A CUTTING-EDGE ASIAN-AMERICAN ‘KOLLABORATION’

AASHNA MALPANI WRITES– Kollaboration, a non-profit, hosted the EMPOWER conference last week. The organization held its fifth annual event on March 23 and 24 at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles. The two-day symposium aims at bringing people across all communities together to learn more about filmmaking, music…

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LOS ANGELES: ‘FIVE THINGS I HATE ABOUT THE NEW AMAZON TV SERIES HOMECOMING’

ANDREA PLATE WRITES – The early reviews are in: Amazon Prime’s  “Homecoming” series is a hit. The story-line, about a counselor helping veterans returning home transition to civilian life, is suspenseful. It’s gritty and “noir.” It’s a psychological thriller. And it features a cinematic superstar, Julia Roberts, who proves that, rather…

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LOS ANGELES: NATIONAL COMMITTEE ON NORTH KOREA VISITS LMU AND GIFTS STUDENTS WITH SUPER-SUMMIT INSIGHTS

TOM PLATE WRITES – Thanks to an inspiring visit by the National Committee on North Korea, a handful of staffers – not to mention their prof – may have learned more about the intricacies of the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea and its regional relationships in two hours than in…

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