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The Institute’s Public Programs create opportunities for balanced and meaningful dialogue about key public affairs issues. These conversations are both thorough and accessible and influence how policy is shaped and whose voices are heard.  Through conferences, forums, and film screenings, the Institute reaches policymakers, researchers, journalists, civic leaders, community activists, and students.


  • Annual Policy Conferences – Conferences examine the key issues that shape California.
  • Forums – Forums provide opportunities to discuss public affairs-related research and relevant public policy concerns.
  • Film Screenings – Screenings of documentaries shed light on critical social and political issues.