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The World Today Discussion Series engages the audience in interactive and enriching conversations around current issues that transcend borders. UCLA and Anderson faculty, alumni, board members and thought leaders share their perspectives on critical global topics that matter to our community and the world. Through balanced discourse, the series serves as a neutral forum to educate the community on global issues, while at the same time encouraging debate and examination.

Series Highlights

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USMCA and Its Potential to Help the U.S. Improve Supply Chain Resiliency

March 9, 2022

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ESG: Going Beyond Financial Measures to A More Environmentally Sustainable and Socially Responsible Future

February 24, 2022

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China’s Digital Currency and India’s Digital Payment Systems: Implications for Asia and the World

October 5, 2021

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China’s Tech Giants: Recent Events and Implications for U.S. Investors and Tech Firms

September 30, 2021

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The International Monetary Fund (IMF): Protecting the Global Economy and Propelling a Sustainable Recovery

May 5, 2021

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Environmental Sustainability in Asia and the Role of Green Finance in the World

February 4, 2021

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U.S.-India Relations

November 16, 2020

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Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace Around the Globe

November 12, 2020

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The U.S.-China Divorce: A Discussion on Why Rather than Decouple the United States and China Must Find Ways to Coexist

July 20, 2020

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A Rethink on the Global Supply Chain in the Midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic

May 11, 2020

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2020 Protests Around the World: Making Sense of the Turmoil—Socioeconomic and Business Perspectives

January 29, 2020

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