The California Agenda was created to educate and engage California leaders and individuals from across the sectors on significant state, regional, and local public policy issues.
This purpose emulates the focus of the James Irvine Foundation’s
California Perspectives Initiative—making California democracy work better through reforming governance structures, engaging citizens, and exploring timely public policies and their alternatives.
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PBI is now in the San Joaquin Valley!
The California Endowment is partnered with the Pat Brown Institute to bring our California Agenda series to Fresno and Kern Counties to contribute to the dialogue on important policy issues impacting quality of life in the area. The California Agenda in Fresno and Kern Counties will bring multi-sector stakeholders from the area together to participate in dialogue about critical health policy issues impacting their neighborhoods.
The venture will also produce a State of the San Joaquin Valley Region Report, which will utilize current demographic data and research related to major health policy issues impacting Central California.
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Prison Realignment Comes to Los Angeles County: What's Our Plan?
2013 SJV Series
Is the California Dream Out of Reach in Kern County?
School Discipline and the Future
Erwin Chemerinsky - 2012 Distinguished Lecture
Chemerinsky on the 2012 Election
To Vote or Not To Vote: Turnout Challenges for 2012
2012 SJV Series
2012 San Joaquin Valley California Agenda Public & Health Policy Forum
School Discipline and the Future - - Read the report from this event The Future of School Discipline in Fresno County
2011 CA Agenda Series Schedule PDF
Weathering California's Economic Crisis: Ensuring Pathways to Higher Education
The NFL in LA: A Touchdown for Angelenos?
Equality for All Californians: Governor Edmund G. "Pat" Brown and Racial Reform, 1959-1967
Finding the Silver Lining in the Golden State's Economic and Budgetary Crisis
A Paradigm Shift in California's Energy Environment
Forcasting California 2020: How Do We Get There and What Will We Become?
Envisioning Los Angeles' Economic Future
Immigration Reform and Los Angeles: Race, Class, and Ethnic Perspectives
Greening Los Angeles: A Sustainable Future for All
Healthy Los Angeles: The Local Impact of National Reform
The Brown Legacy: The Past and Future of Water Policy in the Golden State
Foreclosing on the American Dream
A New Deal in Store for California's Infrastructure?
The Golden State and the Future of the American Dream
California's Financial Future: Getting Beyond Gridlock
Are We on Our Way to Immigration Reform?
California 2020: A Look Ahead
Civic Engagement Across California Communities
State of Education in Los Angeles III: Race & Gender in Education
Cultivating Livable Communities: Environment, Economy, and Equity
Healthcare and Health Policy in California and Beyond
Youth Violence and Prevention Methods
Financing the Future of the Golden State
Technology and the Future of Civic Engagement
Distinguished Lecture- Immigrations, Immigrants and the 2008 Elections
Mr. Roger Snoble --"The Boom of Transit-Oriented Development Along Metro Rail"
Panel Discussion--"The State of Education in Los Angeles II"
Ms. Elizabeth Hill--"California: Challenges and Opportunities"
Mr. Wayne Nastri --"Air Quality and Environmental Justice Issues in the South Coast Air Basin: Major Challenges Ahead"
Health and Violence Panel Discussion
Mr. Robert Stern --"Political Potpourri: A Review of California’s Political Reform Issues"
Panel Discussion--"The Future of Race Relations"
DISTINGUISHED LECTURE--Ms. Antonia Hernandez
Panel Discussion--"The State of Education in Los Angeles"
Dr. Elizabeth Deakin--"Can Transit-Oriented Development Be Successful in California?"
Dr. Daniel Flaming--"Poverty, Inequality and Justice: A Vanishing Middle Class in Southern California
Dr. Ali Madanipour & Dr. Ali Modarres--"Immigration, Social Exclusion, and Urban Governance in Europe"
DISTINGUISHED LECTURE--Mr. Gary L. Yates--"Developing the California Health Care Workforce of Tomorrow"
Ms. Sunne Wright McPeak--"California's Infrastructure and the Future of the Golden State"
Ms. Angela Glover Blackwell--"The Future of Economic Development "
"State of the City Panel Discussion"
DINSTINGUISHED LECTURE--Dr. Bruce Cain--" An Endangered Species? Representative Democracy in California"
Dr. Raphael Sonenshein--"Coalitions in the New Los Angeles: Lessons from the 2005 Mayoral Election"
Honorable Hilda Solis--"Environmental Justice and the Fate of Community Development in Southern California"
Ms. Connie Rice--"Reforming the Institution? The LAPD and the Community"
Mr. Ethan Rarick--"California Rising: The Life and Times of Pat Brown"
Mr. Joel Kotkin--"The New Progressive Vision for Los Angeles and California"
Mr. Bill Hauck & Ms. Jean Ross--"The Hardest Part of Politics: The California Budget"
Dr. Ali Modarres--"The Changing Shape of Diversity in Los Angeles"
DISTINGUISHED LECTURE--Dr. Robert Ross--"Healthcare Crisis in California: A Tale of Two Cities"
Panel Discussion--"Battling for the Future: The November 8 Special Election"