The Pat Brown Institute for Public Affairs at Cal State LA is a nonpartisan, presidentially charted institute dedicated to the quest for social justice and equity, enlightened civic engagement, and an enhanced quality of life for all Californians.

Former California Governor Pat Brown brought the Institute to Cal State LA in 1987. Today, the Institute seeks to sustain the vision and legacy of Governor Brown by promoting civic and community engagement; helping to advance an inclusive public policy; connecting with and energizing the Next Generation; and serving as a thought leader on vital issues for the region and the state.


About California State University, Los Angeles 

California State University, Los Angeles is the premier public comprehensive university in the heart of Los Angeles. As an anchor institution in the region, Cal State LA supports the academic, personal, and professional success of its student body of about 27,000. In 2017, Cal State LA received recognition as the top university in the United States for upward mobility, “propelling students to the top rungs of the economic ladder.”