The Pat Brown Institute began as a free-standing organization dedicated to California government affairs in 1980. When former Governor Pat Brown brought the Institute to the campus of Cal State LA in 1987, he intended it to become a major public policy organization focused on local, regional, and statewide public affairs.
The Institute is dedicated to the quest for social justice, equality of opportunity, enlightened civic engagement and the improvement of the quality of life for all Californians.
PBI, a presidentially chartered institute at California State University, Los Angeles, is a non-partisan public policy center dedicated to sustaining the vision and legacy of former California Governor Edmund G. “Pat” Brown through convening public policy forums, engaging multi sector stakeholders and diverse communities, and conducting timely policy research and community-driven initiatives.
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