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Post Mortem

Post Mortem November 14, 2012 12:00pm to 1:00pm The final of the Road to the White House series for a post mortem on the election. Featuring: Dan Schnur, Director of the Unruh Institute on Politics Raphael Bostic, Director of the Bedrosian Center on Governance Roberto Suro, Fellow with the Center Read more…

The Swing Vote

The Swing Vote: Targeting Voters in the Presidential Election October 31, 2012 12:00pm to 1:00pm Featuring: Teddy Davis, Press Secretary, Office of Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa Michael Davidson, Chief Executive Officer, Gen Next Giuseppe Robalino, Member, USC College Republicans Co-Moderated by: Dan Schnur, Director USC Jesse M. Unruh Institute Read more…

Going Negative

Going Negative: When Attack Ads Work and When They Don’t October 3, 2012 11:30am to 1:00pm Featuring: John Shallman, President, Shallman Communications Michael Finnegan, Reporter, Los Angeles Times Taylor Markey, Social Chair, USC College Democrats Barr Benyamin, Member, USC College Republicans Co-Moderated By: Dan Schnur, Director, USC Jesse M. Unruh Read more…

Preaching, Praying and Politics

Road to the White House Speakers: Andre Pineda, Pollster, Obama for America 2008 Matt Klink, Former President, Cerrell Associates Fritz Pielstick, College Democrats Aaron Wong, Membership Director, College Republicans Moderators: Dan Schnur, Director, Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics Kastalia Medranok Online Editor, Daily Trojan View the video

Romney vs. Obama

Road to the White House With the polls nearly tied and the conventions coming to an end, the question remains: where will President Obama and Governor Romney take their campaigns? How will the candidates address the tough issues facing the nation? How will the candidates define their policies and strengthen Read more…

The Final Discussion

Road to the White House Featuring: Dan Schnur, Director, USC Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics Geoffrey Cowan, Director, USC Annenberg Center of Communication Leadership and Policy Dan Mazmanian, Director, USC Judith and John Bedrosian Center on Government and the Public Enterprise Moderated by: Aaron Wong, President, USC College Republicans Read more…

The Key Issues

Road to the White House The Key Issues: Jobs, Healthcare, and Medicare – What will Decide the Election? September 12, 2012 12:00pm to 1:00pm Featuring: Glenn Gritzner, Managing Director, Mercury Public Affairs Michael Madrid, Principal, GrassrootsLab Christian Patterson, Member, USC College Democrats Alex Yebri, Vice President, USC College Republicans Co-Moderated Read more…

Special Interest Politics

In a campaign season dominated by Super PACS and a political culture in which money and lobbyists seem to rule, what role do special interests play in our political system? Join a panel of experts including Jack Abramoff, former Republican lobbyist, newly-turned ethics watchdog, and author of Capitol Punishment: The Hard Truth About Washington Corruption from America’s Most Notorious Lobbyist, and Bob Hertzberg, former Speaker of the California State Assembly and Co-Chair of reform group California Forward, to discuss the impact of special interests in politics and the presidential campaign.

Recession and Recovery

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 Public Policy for the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce Alex Davidson, Director of External Relations for the USC College Republicans Read more…

From the Tea Party to Occupy

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?

State of the Campaign

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

Bedrosian Center