Join us for a lecture with Dr. Abraham F. Lowenthal, Professor at the USC School of International Relations, on his recent book, "Global California: Rising to the Cosmopolitan Challenge." Copies of his book will be available for purchase and signing at the lecture.
About our Speaker: Abraham F. Lowenthal is Robert F. Erburu Professor of Ethics, Globalization and Development at the University of Southern California, president emeritus of the Pacific Council on International Policy, and non-resident senior fellow of the Brookings Institution. A recognized authority on Latin America and U.S.-Latin American relations, he was the founding director of the Woodrow Wilson Center's Latin American Program, the Inter-American Dialogue, and the Pacific Council. He is the author of Global California: Rising to the Cosmopolitan Challenge, published by Stanford University Press in March 2009, and co-editor (with Theodore J. Piccone and Laurence Whitehead) of The Obama Administration and the Americas: Agenda for Change, published by the Brookings Institution in April 2009. His previous publications include twelve books and numerous journal articles, including six in Foreign Affairs and five in Foreign Policy, and more than 150 newspaper pieces throughout the United States and abroad. Dr. Lowenthal received his AB, MPA, and PhD degrees at Harvard University.
About the Book: Global California discusses what Californians can do to identify and promote their own interests in a rapidly changing world. It takes up such thorny issues as globalization, trade, infrastructure, immigration, energy and the environment, climate change, and California’s ties with neighboring Mexico and the dynamic Asian economies. Lowenthal states that too much is at stake for Californians to leave thinking and acting on international affairs to the federal government and to east coast think tanks. His book shows how to succeed in an ever more interconnected world by turning “think global, act local” from a bumper sticker slogan to a quotidian strategy. It is a manifesto for Californians and offers lessons relevant in every state of the union. For more information please download the full book description. Download File: Book Description 3-2-09.doc
Cost: Free and open to the public.
Copies of his book will be available for purchase and signing.
Sponsor(s): Burkle Center for International Relations