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The California Agenda Distinguished Lecture

January 31, 2005

"An Endangered Species? Representative Governance in California"



Dr. Bruce Cain
Executive Director, Institute of Governmental Studies
Robeson Professor of Political Science
University of California Berkeley



Monday January 31, 2005, 8:30-10:30 AM


The City Club on Bunker Hill
333 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90071
(Parking is accessible below the Wells Fargo Building)



This lecture series is supported by a
grant from the James Irvine Foundation



Hosted By Union Bank of California
Co-Sponsored by Southern California Edison




About the Lecture:
Dr. Cain's lecture, "An Endangered Species? Representative Governance in California" will address paramount state policy issues, the hardening relationship between Governor Schwarzenegger and the California Legislature, and implications of the Governor's use of the initiative to reduce the power of the legislature. What are we likely to expect over the coming year?



About the Series:
The California Agenda lecture series, a component of the Pat Brown Institute's Public Policy Education Program, was created to educate and engage California policymakers and decision-makers in important state public policy issues.



About the Speaker:
Dr. Bruce E. Cain, Robson Professor of Political Science at the University of California Berkeley, and Director of the Institute of Governmental Studies. A summa cum laude graduate of Bowdoin College (1970), he studied as a Rhodes Scholar (1970–1972) at Trinity College, Oxford. In 1976 he received his Ph.D. in Political Science from Harvard University.

Dr. Cain’s writings include The Reapportionment Puzzle (1984), The Personal Vote (1987) , written with John Ferejohn and Morris Fiorina, and Congressional Redistricting (1991), with David Butler. He has also co-edited numerous books, including Developments in American Politics, Volumes 1–4, with Gillian Peele, Consitutional Reform in California, with Roger Noll, Racial and Ethnic Politics in California, Volume 2, with Michael Preston and Sandra Bass, and Voting at the Political Fault Line: California’s Experiment with the Blanket Primary, with Elizabeth Gerber (2002).

Dr. Cain has served as a polling consultant for state and senate races to Fairbank, Canapary and Maulin (1985–85); redistricting consultant to the United States Justice Department, 1989; Los Angeles County, 1991; San Diego Citizens Commission on Redistricting, 2001; City and County of San Francisco, 2002; and Special Master for three judge panel, Arizona State Legislative Redistricting, 2002.

He has been a consultant to the Los Angeles Times (1986–89) and serves as a political commentator for numerous radio and television stations in the Bay Area.