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SELA Transportation:
Critical Choices Ahead – A Summary Report

The Transportation Summit was built on the premise that sound academic research can inform and empower community stakeholders and illuminate the key decisions that lie ahead for SELA. Helping to frame the conversation for the day, USC Professor Genevieve Giuliano presented her research and analysis of SELA’s transportation system and the area’s socioeconomic profile.

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Should California Have Its Own Trade Policy? A Summary Report

Presented in association with the Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) and the World Trade Center Los Angeles (WTC LA), the conference brought together elected and appointed officials; business, labor, as well as environmental leaders; and community members and students to learn about California’s role in international trade and investment. The conference was designed to encourage Californians to promote and craft inclusive and forward-looking policies that will benefit multiple stakeholders.

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2017 Summit of Possibilities:
People, Community and Progress

On Thursday, November 9th, over 250 community leaders, public officials, and residents from Southeast Los Angeles (SELA) gathered for the 2017 SELA Transportation Summit: Critical Choices Ahead. SELA, a traditionally overlooked area in Los Angeles County, is set to undergo major transportation-related changes and receive newfound attention in the years ahead. The Summit put a spotlight on the key decisions facing the community, local civic leaders, and policymakers and the ways in which transportation can help to reshape the community at large.

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2017 Trade 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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Civic Education and Debate Training

The Pat Brown Institute is committed to developing future leaders, which is why we partner with student organizations to bring enriching experiences in the field of public policy. We believe that providing such experiences promotes their professional and personal growth.

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2017 YEPP Students Meet Betty Yee

California State Controller Betty Yee met with 15 student leaders from the Youth Enrichment Policy Project (YEPP) at Cal State LA. She explained her role in government and why, the importance of managing public funds, as well as the importance of personal financial management. She explained the important connection between public funding and public policy, giving the students a comprehensive understanding of the Controller’s role in government.

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