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Post Election Conversation

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 and representatives from USC’s College Democrats and College Republicans.  

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…

No Policy Left Behind?

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 Executive Officer at Partnership for Los Angeles Schools Edgar Zazueta, Director of Government Relations for the Los Angeles Unified School Read more…

Searching for a GOP Savior

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.

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…

Politics, Media and the Presidential Primaries

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.

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.

The Future of Federal Transport Policy

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.

Bedrosian Center