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On May 7, 2013, Town Hall Los Angeles presented the panel discussion "Changing Faces of Health Care: Who Will Take Care of You?" sponsored by The California Wellness Foundation. The panel was moderated by Magdalena Beltran-del Olmo, Vice President of Communications, The California Wellness Foundation and featured these panelists: Dr. Kevin Lohenry, PhD, PA-C, Program Director, USC Primary Care Physician Assistant Program, Department of Family Medicine & Assistant Professor of Clinical Family Medicine, Keck School of Medicine; Angela L.

The Honorable Jane Harman, Director, President & CEO, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, spoke at Town Hall Los Angeles on Tuesday, April 30, 2013. Her speech, "The Second Decade After 9/11 - Should Our Homeland Security Response Be Different?" addressed the fact that the US does not have a clear Homeland Security strategy. Her speech was timely given the tragic bombings at the Boston Marathon two weeks prior.

Stan Kasten, President & CEO, Los Angeles Dodgers, spoke to Town Hall on April 17, 2013. His speech, "Building a Franchise," shared how he plans to make the Los Angeles Dodgers the franchise that others are measured against. "Our fans deserve the best - the best players, the best baseball and the best experience."

Sir David King, FRS, Chief Scientific Adviser to Prime Minister Tony Blair and Mary Nichols, Director, UCLA Institute of the Environment and Former Secretary of Resources, State of California, spoke to Town Hall on September 16, 2005. Their speeches addressed the topic "Global Action to Control Global Warming." In honor of Earth Day 2013, we are posting full transcripts of their speeches to share their perspectives on climate change as an international project. TIME Magazine named Mary Nichols a pioneer in its list of "The 2013 TIME 100".
From Mary Nichols's remarks:

We at Town Hall Los Angeles extend our condolences to the victims of last Monday’s tragic events at the Boston Marathon.  It is sobering to realize that even with the creation of the new Homeland Security agency, and trillions of dollars spent, that an act of terrorism could strike one of the world’s premier athletic events.  If it can happen there, it can happen anywhere.  Is this our new reality?  Should our Homeland Security strategy be different?



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