2017 Annual Conference Event Graphic

Thursday, October 5, 2017

The L.A. Hotel Downtown

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 L.A. 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.

“The first administration to grasp the relevance of having an international agenda was Pat Brown (1959-1967).”  Dr. Rodrigo Tavares, author of, “Paradiplomacy: Cities and States as Global Players

Event Partners

Thank You To Our Sponsors

James R. Galbraith and the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation