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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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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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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 Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon

Came to Cal State LA for the inaugural event in the Speaker’s Lecture Series. The Speaker used the lecture as a way to engage with students and the broader university community about increasing civic engagement and participation.

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2015 PBI Friday

  Our 2015 PBIFriday featured a conversation with Rusty Hicks, Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, followed by a lively Q & A with the audience. At the time of his visit, Mr....

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