Category: Past Events

February 29, 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 23, 2012
February 22, 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 15, 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 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 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 the…

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.

November 15, 2011

Governance Salon featuring Andrew Whitford, University of Georgia The bully pulpit is one of the modern president’s most powerful tools — and one of the most elusive to measure. Presidential…

November 9, 2011

CCLP faculty fellow Tom Hollihan is the author of Uncivil Wars: Political Campaigns in a Media Age. Hollihan, communication professor Gordon Stables and members of the Trojan Debate Squad will talk about the media’s role in influencing public perception of issues in the 2012 presidential election.

October 26, 2011

A look at the 2010 health reform legislation, which was become a hot button in the early 2012 presidential debates. Voters remain conflicted about what they want in their health system and what they demand from their politicians.

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

Speakers:

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.