Annual Conferences

2017 Annual Policy Conference

On October 5th, 2017, the Pat Brown Institute for Public Affairs at Cal State LA, in association with the World Trade Center LA and the LAEDC, held its 2017 Annual Policy Conference, “Should California Have Its Own Trade Policy?”. The conference featured in-depth discussions that examined the role of California, the nation’s largest state and the world’s sixth largest economy, in international trade and investment policies.

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2016 Annual Policy Conference

“Election 2016: What On Earth Happened? Where Does California Go From Here?” took a deep dive into the election and voting behavior, and followed-up with a discussion on the dynamics of the Republican and Democratic parties, and how Los Angeles, and California’s policies will intersect, and be impacted by, the new administration.

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2015 Annual Policy Conference

“The Ports of L.A. and Long Beach: Links In A Chain” conference addressed issues such as the Governor’s Executive Order B-32-15, port productivity, environmental concerns and community impact, labor, technology, and innovation (i.e. port automation), and educating the next generation

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