PBI Conference 1996


Contact: Margie Yu,
CSLA Public Affairs Assistant,
(323) 343-3047


Los Angeles, CA -- October 15, 1996 -- On Wednesday, November 13, 1996, The Edmund G. "Pat" Brown Institute for Public Affairs (PBI) at California State University, Los Angeles will present "Creative Building for California's Future: The 'Pat' Brown Years, 1959-1967" at its 1996 California Issues Conference from 8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. at the Los Angeles Room, University-Student Union.

The conference will focus on how California met unprecedented changes and challenges during the governorship of Edmund G. "Pat" Brown, and how Governor Brown's actions during a time of unique growth and creative government can be applied to today's public policy agenda. According to PBI Director Jaime A. Regalado, professor of Political Science, the conference is an opportunity to learn from an era of "can-do" leadership in California.

Among the panelists invited to speak are community leaders, representatives from the media and private sector, and University faculty, such as: George Skelton, columnist, L.A. Times; Ron Seyb, professor of Government, Skidmore College; Amy Bridges, professor of Urban Studies, UC San Diego; Rita Schmidt Sudman, Water Education Foundation; John A. Kirchner, professor of Geography and Urban Analysis, Cal State L.A.; and Martin Schiesl, professor of History, Cal State L.A.

Also part of the panel are officials who have worked side by side with former Governor "Pat" Brown (1959-1967). They include Hale Champion, press secretary, term I/director of finance, term II and Frank Cullen, Sr., assistant legislative secretary (1963-1966)/chief of staff (1967-1996).

The conference, cosponsored by PBI and the CSLA History Department, will begin with opening remarks by Honorable Kathleen Brown, former California State Treasurer, followed by a "Gubernatorial Style" Roundtable moderated by James R. Galbraith, board member for Conrad N. Hilton Foundation and the CSLA Pat Brown Institute. During the all-day event, other issues that will be addressed include "California's Social Relations and Social Issues," "Water, Transportation and Education in California," "Party Politics and Political Relations in California" and "Implications for California Today and Tomorrow."

The Edmund G. "Pat" Brown Institute for Public Affairs at CSLA is a nonprofit and non-partisan center for applied public policy research, community education, youth violence prevention/diversion and University-community partnership. This and other 1997 PBI Community Education Programs, and the Institute's 1997 California Politics and Policy publication, are made possible by support from the Pacific Bell Foundation.

Cal State L.A. is located at the Eastern Avenue exit, San Bernardino (I-10) Freeway, at the interchange of the 10 and 710 Freeways. For additional information on the 1996 California Issues Conference, call The Edmund G. "Pat" Brown Institute for Public Affairs, (323) 343-3770.

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