As part of its Public Policy Education Program, the Institute sponsors high profile events about issues of concern to the diverse communities of Los Angeles.

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Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon

The Pat Brown Institute for Public Affairs in partnership with the Center for California Studies at Sacramento State University is hosting the inaugural event of the Speaker’s Lecture Series, at Cal State LA. The series is a way for legislative leadership to engage with students and the broader academic community about critical current issues.

Speaker Anthony Rendon is the 70th Speaker of the California State Assembly, and representing the 63rd Assembly District encompassing the cities of Bell, Cudahy, Hawaiian Gardens, Lakewood, Long Beach, Lynwood, Maywood, Paramount and South Gate. Prior to serving in the Assembly in 2012, Rendon was an educator, non-profit executive director, and environmental activist. He led Plaza de la Raza Child Development Services, Inc. as Executive Director, and served as Interim Executive Director of the California League of Conservation Voters from 2008-2009. Rendon attended Cerritos Community College before earning his Bachelors and Masters of Arts Degrees from California State University, Fullerton. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of California, Riverside and completed post-doctoral work at Boston University. Rendon served as adjunct professor in the Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice at California State University, Fullerton from 2001 – 2008.

“This series is squarely in line with the Center for California Studies’ mission, which is to bridge academia and government in the service of democratic governance in California. This series will facilitate conversations between legislative leadership and the state’s largest university system.”Center for California Studies

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The Pat Brown Institute and Center for California Studies are frequent collaborators. Our most recent partnership was last year’s conference on higher education in California titled, The Road Ahead for High Ed: Time for a New Master Plan? Or New Model?”

PBI – Cal State LA Poll Public Briefing June 29, 2016

The Asian American poll, conducted in collaboration with Advancing Justice – LA, surveyed 1,608 Asian American registered voters in Los Angeles County, and included significant numbers of Chinese Americans, Japanese Americans, Korean Americans and Filipino Americans. The survey reveals major differences between younger and older Asian American voters on social issues and partisanship.

For Download:

Asian American Poll Questionnaire

Asian American Poll Program

Asian American Poll Powerpoint

Asian American Poll Press Release

Photos by David Ng
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Media Coverage

Survey Shows Differences Among Asian American Voters, Voice of America

Young Asian Americans are becoming more keen politically, World Journal Chinese Daily News

Poll: Asian voting in L.A. elections, Korea Times

Asian American Poll Release, Sing Tao Daily LA

Two Surveys Paint Picture of Asian American Voters, AsAmNews

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2016 Annual Policy Conference

Election 2016: What On Earth Happened?

Thursday, November 17, 2016

The L.A. Hotel Downtown

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What On Earth Happened?

23rd Annual Conference

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