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October 25, 2011

Governance Salon featuring Stefaan Walgrave, University of Antwerp Issue ownership refers to the association of particular public policy issues with particular political parties. Walgrave examines the concept in an international…

October 19, 2011

Featuring CCLP senior fellow and presidential biographer Richard Reeves. A USC Annenberg journalism professor, Reeves has authored biographies of Ronald Reagan, Richard Nixon, and John Kennedy, among others. His latest book is Daring Young Men: The Heroism and Triumph of The Berlin Airlift-June 1948-May 1949.

October 12, 2011


Reed Galen, Managing Director, Mercury Public Affairs
Shannon Murphy, Deputy Controller for Communications, LA City Controller Wendy Greuel
Dennis Su, College Republicans
Victoria Hallebo, Vice President, College Democrats

October 6, 2011
October 5, 2011
October 3, 2011

Governance Salon featuring Nancy Stuadt, University of Southern California   Staudt’s talk investigates the effects of macroeconomic trends on judicial decision making in the federal context. Nancy Staudt, a nationally…

September 28, 2011

Featuring CCLP Senior Fellow Narda Zacchino, who is currently working on a book about California that focuses on the oft-made comparisons between California and Texas. Joining her will be Annenberg Professor and Truthdig Editor Robert Scheer.

September 21, 2011
September 20, 2011

Governance Salon featuring Stephen Haptonstahl, University of California, Davis Stephen Haptonstahl’s talk offers statistical approaches for studying principal-agent relationships. He is a rising star in political methodology and bureaucratic politics.…

September 14, 2011

California led the nation in foreclosures this July, with over 56,000 homes going into foreclosure. While this number is down 16% from last year, it remains high. In fact, filings in the state of California represented over 25% of new filings.

September 7, 2011

A conversation with Morley Winograd and Mike Hais, co-authors of the new book Millennial Momentum: How a new generation is remaking America. Professor Geoffrey Cowan moderates the discussion.

September 6, 2011

Governance Salon featuring Morgan Marietta, University of Georgia At the request of our speaker, this event was not filmed. Invoked frequently but understood rarely, ideology is one of the core…

August 31, 2011

Voters are unhappy about the economy and Barack Obama is taking the brunt of it. But Americans don’t have much faith in the Republicans to make things better either. Who can emerge from the GOP primary to take on Obama?

May 19, 2011

SoCal ASPA forum series Public attention has increasingly focused on mounting public employee retiree costs in California as a significant driver of state and local government expenditures. A panel of…

March 28, 2011

Consortium on Collaborative Governance featuring Joerg Raab, Tilburg University, The Netherlands Despite the ever-increasing importance of networks as a societal phenomenon, network researchers in business, public management, and health care…

February 17, 2011

Governance Salon featuring Michael Neblo, Ohio State University   Participatory democrats often criticize deliberative democracy as an inefficient, elitist, technocratic attempt to manipulate the public toward policies favored by elites.…

February 10, 2011

Consortium on Collaborative Governance Featuring Craig R. Smith, University of Arizona Relational governance is increasingly viewed as an important component in managing exchanges between contracting parties. The presence of extra-contractual…

February 3, 2011

Ronald Reagan’s life, leadership and legacy were analyzed at USC by former members of the Reagan administration, journalists who covered the Reagan era, political scholars and historians at a conference…

February 1, 2011

Leadership and Legacy : An Academic Symposium Multiple Locations Reagan Centennial Symposium Papers and Videos February 1-2, 2011 Executive Leadership from the Inside Out Paper from James Pfiffner, George Mason…

January 27, 2011

Governance Salon featuring Charles Shipan, University of Michigan In federal systems, governments have the opportunity to learn from the policy experiments (and the potential successes) of other governments. Whether they…

January 13, 2011

Governance Salon featuring George Krause, University of Pittsburgh video not available January 13, 2011 Krause’s interest in the budgetary process led him to consider the role of resources in American…

November 22, 2010
November 8, 2010

Governance Salon, featuring Laurence J. O’Toole, University of Georgia November 8, 2010 Laurence J. O’Toole, is the Margaret Hughes and Robert T. Golembiewski Professor of Public Administration and a Distinguished…

October 4, 2010

Governance Reform, Accountability, & Transparency October 4, 2010 Co-Sponsored by SoCal ASPA The LA Times reporters who broke the story about the Bell scandal, a USC expert in administrative ethics,…

May 3, 2010

A Conversation Prompted by Today’s Fiscal Crisis May 3, 2010   The challenges facing local governments in California today have combined in a perfect storm: a half century of growth…