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The Pat Brown Institute for Public Affairs at Cal State LA, in association with the World Trade Center LA and the LAEDC, will hold its 2017 Annual Policy Conference, “Should California Have Its Own Trade Policy?” on Thursday October 5th at The LA Hotel Downtown.  International trade and investment policies are both economically critical and politically sensitive. What should the nation’s largest state and the world’s 6th largest economy be doing? What role can and should cities, large and small, play? Through dialogue and debate, the conference will help clarify the next steps for our leaders and our communities in an unsettling and unprecedented era.

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2017 Annual Policy Conference

“Should California Have Its Own Trade Policy?” This year’s conference will focus on international trade and investment policies. Recognizing that international trade and investment policies are both economically critical and politically sensitive for Californians, the conference will seek to clarify the next steps for our leaders and our communities in an unsettling and unprecedented era.

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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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YEPP Students Meet Betty Yee

On January 28th, 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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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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2016 PBI – Cal State LA Poll Public Briefing: L.A. County Asian Americans

The Asian American poll was released on June 29, 2016, at Cal State LA Downtown. The poll, conducted in collaboration with Advancing Justice – LA, surveyed 1,608 Asian American registered voters in Los Angeles County, and included significant numbers of Chinese Americans, Japanese Americans, Korean Americans and Filipino Americans. The survey reveals major differences between younger and older Asian American voters on social issues and partisanship.

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