Tag: Road to the White House

November 9, 2012

by David Gastwirth Swing voters took center stage at this week’s [Wed, October 31st – one week before the election] Road to the White House. Given the undivided attention being…

November 7, 2012

November 7, 2012 12:00pm to 1:00pm Geoffrey Cowan, director of USC Annenberg’s Center on Communication Leadership & Policy (CCLP) lead a wide-ranging post-election conversation with former California Governor Gray Davis…

November 2, 2012
October 31, 2012

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…

October 28, 2012
October 27, 2012

October 22, 2012 11:30am to 1:00pm Featuring: Mark Hugo Lopez, Associate Director, Pew Hispanic Center The event will be co-moderated by Roberto Suro, Director of the Tomas Rivera Policy Institute…

October 24, 2012
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October 12, 2012

This week’s Road to the White House focused on the role of K-12 education policy in this year’s presidential election. David Gatswirth was in attendance, and shares his thoughts with us.

October 10, 2012

No Policy Left Behind? K-12 Education in the 2012 Campaign October 10, 2012 11:30am to 1:00pm Panelists: Morgan Polikoff, Assistant Professor at USC Rossier School of Education Marshall Tuck, Chief…

October 5, 2012

by David Gastwirth This week’s Road to the White House examined the nature and function of negative advertising in the campaign.  This topic is particularly relevant and timely in light…

September 28, 2012

This week’s Road to the White House – entitled “How the Millennial Generation is Shaping the 2012 Election” – featured Morley Winograd and Mike Hais, co-authors of Millennial Momentum: How a new generation is remaking America (2011: Rutgers University Press).  The discussion focused on the important role that Millennials – Americans born roughly from the early 1980s to the early 2000s – can and will play in American politics.  Some of the most convincing findings came from survey data about the policy preferences of this age cohort.  On nearly every issue – foreign policy, economic policy, and social policy – the views of the Millennials are closely aligned with the dominant positions of the Democrat Party.

September 27, 2012
September 20, 2012

Road to the White House Featuring: Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, Senior Fellow at USC Price and political analyst for KNBC, Los Angeles Raphael Bostic, Director of the Bedrosian Center on Governance…

September 20, 2012

by David Gastwirth The topic for this week’s Road to the White House – entitled “The War Between Policy & Politics” – featured Raphael Bostic, a USC professor of public…

September 12, 2012

Today’s Road to the White House focused on the key policy issues – such as healthcare and jobs – that will form the substantive backbone of this campaign. Of course, this assumes that the campaign will actually rise above the politics of personal destruction.

September 5, 2012

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?…

April 19, 2012

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,…

April 13, 2012

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…

April 12, 2012

Road to the White House The futures of China and the United States are increasingly interlinked. From an economic perspective, US deficits are funded in large part through loans from…

April 5, 2012

An insightful conversation on the Presidential election as the upcoming California primary grows in significance. Special guests include columnist and veteran political consultant Bob Shrum, author of No Excuses: Confession of a Serial Campaigner, and Marylouise Oates, journalist, human rights activist and author of Making Peace and other novels.

CCLP director Geoffrey Cowan will lead the discussion.

March 29, 2012

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.

March 22, 2012

The House, the Senate, and the White House have all released dueling transportation spending bills – and we’re not likely to see any of them passed this election year. Each version represents competing visions for federal leadership in US infrastructure and finance in an era where trillion-dollar deficits and unemployment still weigh heavily on budgetary politics.

March 8, 2012

Geoffrey Baum, managing director of USC Annenberg’s Center on Communication Leadership & Policy (CCLP) discusses the Presidential election following the Super Tuesday primaries and the unique dynamic between the candidates and the news media in this year’s election.