Bedrosian Center Posts

March 6, 2012
March 2, 2012
March 1, 2012

Road to the White House Recession & Recovery: How will the economy shape election 2012? Featuring: Michael Davidson, Chief Executive Officer for Gen Next Sam Garrison, Former Vice President of…

February 24, 2012
February 23, 2012

There are three obstacles to the future development of nuclear power: Safety, waste disposal, and weapons proliferation. The current US administration has a mixed record regarding nuclear power: On one hand it has been promoting nuclear power as a means to producing energy without greenhouse gas emissions; on the other hand, it has stopped the development nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain in Nevada calling into question a solution that seemed to be in reach.

February 16, 2012

A conversation with Andrew Breitbart, founder and publisher of Breitbart.com and Jon Fleischman, founder and publisher of FlashReport.org. USC College Republican Lizzy Breiter joins this conversation moderated by Jonathan Wilcox, Center for Communication Law & Politics instructor and former speechwriter for Gov. Pete Wilson.

February 16, 2012
February 10, 2012
February 8, 2012

How Populist Movements Shape American Politics

Tea Partiers and Occupiers are at opposite ends of the political spectrum, yet they both embrace the politics “of the people.” What effect will these populist movements have on the upcoming state, congressional and presidential races?

February 1, 2012

Rapid demographic change has dramatic, polarizing effects among the electorate, especially in a time of economic despair. The declining majority status of whites, growing numbers of elderly, and increasing immigration each have been cause for rejoicing and new political demands. Yet those trends fan fears and galvanize opposition that is easily exploited by political candidates. In this environment is there any hope for reducing division and polarization? How can a middle-ground position of common interests be established and defended?

January 30, 2012

Students Talk Back This week’s discussion focuses on Social Justice issues facing USC/Los Angeles. Featuring: Leslie Ivie, USC Price MPA student, Partnership for an Equitable Los Angeles Lisa Schweitzer,  Associate…

January 25, 2012

A conversation with faculty fellow Gordon Stables, Georgia State Communication Professor Shawn Powers, and Trojan Debate Squad members Nate Wong (captain), Chris Patterson, and Katrina Kaiser about international affairs and the 2012 election. Democratic revolutions in the Middle East and North Africa’s impact on U.S. international policy and influence in the 2012 election is discussed.

January 18, 2012

Featuring:

Rob Stutzman, Former Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
Hector De La Torre, Former California State Assemblyman, 50th District
Alex Davidson, Director of External Relations, College Republicans
Ximena Velazquez-Arenas, President, College Democrats

November 18, 2011

Kevin Koy, UC Berkeley https://youtu.be/QTkzl0Asj04 Kevin Koy is Executive Director, Geospatial Innovation Facility, UC Berkeley – College of Natural Resources. The Cal-Adapt (http://cal-adapt.org) web application has been developed to showcase…

November 16, 2011

What if you could pick your choice for president?” Non-partisan Americans Elect envisions a new online, direct form of democracy for 2012—an election in which voters pick a president, not a party.