The SI in partnership with the NCEL launched the Digital Environmental Legislative Handbook, a first of its kind environmental policy resource, for state legislative leaders.
The CA Citizens Redistricting Commission extended the special invitation to Gov. Schwarzenegger to in honor of his longstanding support for nonpartisan redistricting in both CA and throughout the U.S
The Institute is working with a coalition of good government groups on ending partisan gerrymandering through both ballot initiatives and the legal process.
CA Bipartisan Bill Extends Cap-and-Trade Program to Reduce Carbon Emissions & Expand Economic Growth
Political, environmental and business leaders from across the State, came together on July 25, 2017 to celebrate the extension of California’s landmark cap-and-trade program.
Dean Jack Knott and Schwarzenegger Institute Faculty Fellow Adam Rose participated in the recent Think 20 Global Solutions Summit in Berlin, May 29 and 30, 2017.
Schwarzenegger Institute met with French President Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee Palace in Paris to discuss the future of the COP21 Paris Agreement and related environmental issues.
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger spoke at the Global Pact For The Environment summit organized by President Laurent Fabius at the Sorbonne in Paris, France
Schwarzenegger and Garcetti teamed up in Los Angeles to address a packed theater on the impacts that environmental and climate actions have at the city and state level.
Speaking to 700 international leaders, Arnold explained that a majority of Americans support the Paris Agreement and that together the US would remain committed to goals outlined in that agreement
The Schwarzenegger Institute team met with Carlos Garcia De Alba Z., the Consul General of Mexico in Los Angeles to discuss bi-lateral cooperation between California and Mexico
The Institute hosted a meeting with Rear Admiral Fritz Roegge and leaders in entertainment to discuss the geopolitical situation in the Pacific region the portrayal of submariners in pop culture
The USC Schools of Public Policy and Journalism partnered to screen the five-episode docuseries America Divided followed by a conversation with Norman Lear, policy makers, academics and producers.
On Friday, April 28th French President Francois Hollande presented Governor Schwarzenegger the highest honor in France- The Legion d’Honneur - for his environmental work.
USC ESA partners with the Institute to host Senator Barbara Boxer, Terry Tamminen, Mary Nichols and Bonnie Reiss for a panel discussing on the passage of landmark environmental in California
As part of the Institute’s continuing partnerships with global leaders and consul generals based in California the Institute hosted a delegation of Austrian journalists and business leaders
Prominent leaders from K-12 and higher education, government, media, military, sports, business and innovation gathered at the 2017 National After-School Summit
Gov. Schwarzenegger is fed up with redistricting and is devoted to fixing the problem. The Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy set up this page so that you can be active in the fight
The Leaders of the Global Commission on Pollution and Health shared highlights of a soon to be released report on pollution’s severe and underreported contribution to the global burden of disease.
Institute Advisor and former Secretary of State George Shultz recently launched the Climate Leadership Council, and and have publicly advocated for a carbon tax.
David Cameron, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, spoke to the USC community at President Nikias’ Distinguished Lecture Series and following the event met with Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger
USC faculty is leading a clean energy research collaboration with the Hertie School in Berlin and Tsinghua University in Beijing that focuses on policies & economics of transitioning to clean energy
On Saturday, January 14, 2017 Kevin Starr died of a heart attack, and our state, nation and world lost a great man. For Arnold, me and our Institute we lost a dear friend and mentor. Read more.
To highlight the importance of afterschool education the Institute participated in a documentary that examines the history of after-school programs and their value to kids, families and communities
Dr. Julio Frenk, the new president of the University of Miami, met with Gov. Schwarzenegger and Institute Director Bonnie Reiss to discuss a multi-year collaboration between U of M and the Institute
Gov Schwarzenegger kicked off the new semester by meeting with members of the USC Environmental Student Assembly to discuss the best strategies for continuing the momentum of environmental progress
David Daley, best-selling author joined Gov. Schwarzenegger and more to talk about his new book Ratf**ked: The True Story Behind the Secret Plan to Steal America's Democracy
Price, Tsinghua School of Policy (Beijing), and Hertie School of Governance (Berlin) met for the 2nd year to share research and discuss energy and climate change policies in the US China, and Germany
Institute observes the exercises to see first-hand the ways Marines are improving energy efficiency and using alternative energy to become a more effective fighting force.
Institute hosts forum at USC that examined both data and politics behind the recent U.S. Senate race that included a conversation with David Siders. Sean Clegg and Bill Carrick
The Schwarzenegger Institute is proud to partner with the Morrison Institute of Public Policy at Arizona State University on political reform issues that make our system more accountable to the voters
The women of Town and Gown invited the Institute’s Director of Strategic Initiatives, Conyers Davis, to speak at their pre-election lucheon event
The Institute hosted a European Liberal Forum (ELF) delegation that traveled to the U.S. to gain insights into what effect the outcome will have on international trade negotiations
SI team visits ASU President Michael Crow to explore collaborations on policy areas of mutual interest, including climate change, energy, political reform and on-line education.
The Institute hosted prominent California environmental leaders to USC to learn about the Center for Public Integrity's newest project “Carbon Wars”.
Institute Director Bonnie Reiss participated in the 12th and final year of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting with leaders from around the world.
Institute hosted leaders across the state for a celebration in Sacramento to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the passage of the landmark bill AB32, the Global Warming Solutions Act.
Years of Living Dangerously, the Emmy-winning climate change series, returns for a second season and Gov Schwarzenegger & National Geographic hosted a star studded premiere.
Schwarzenegger Institute Participated in “After Fossil Fuels –The New Economy” Conference at Oberlin
The Institute was proud to collaborate with Oberlin College for their three day conference "After Fossil Fuels - The New Economy."
The SVLG hosted their 4th Annual Energy and Sustainability Summit at Oracle and featured thought leaders from academia, government, and business, including Global Director Bonnie Reiss
The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation hosted its 3rd annual fundraising gala in St. Tropez and raised over $45 million. Gov. Schwarzenegger joined DiCaprio and auctioned off a few rare pieces.
The Institute joined political, business and environmental leaders in Sacramento for an event celebrating CA’s continued leadership on protecting air quality and reducing our dependence on foreign oil
Institute in Action: Supporting high performance charter schools, the Chime Institute’s Schwarzenegger Community School and Vergara case update
A survey of Californians likely to vote in the state's upcoming June 7 presidential primary examines the issues voters in CA consider most important when deciding whom to support for president.
Institute director invited as special guest at European Union Consul Generals’ strategy meeting for a discussion regarding climate change issues.
Institute releases two research reports showing that political reforms like those passed by voters in CA can reduce political polarization and prompt candidates to engage voters across party lines
LA County’s top three leaders – all of whom are women – convene at The Price School of Public Policy
For the first time since Los Angeles County was established in 1850, three women hold its top positions of leadership. The USC Price School of Public Policy’s Athenian Society hosted those women.
This month the USC Schwarzenegger Institute continued its focus on the need for increased infrastructure investment in both California and the United States
This month the USC Schwarzenegger Institute continued its focus on climate change - with a particular focus on carbon emissions trading
Read more about the Institute's meeting with the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network's Financing Sustainable Development Program Leader, and about this semester's Spotlight Award Winner
Read this update from COP 21 climate negotiations in Paris!
LIVE FROM PARIS: Institute Partners with Sciences Po University - Governor Schwarzenegger speaks to students and addresses UN General Assembly
Institute issues two research reports on most significant topics being focused on at COP 21: the power of climate action at the sub-national level, and accelerating investments in green technologies
WATCH THE LIVE WEBCAST of the climate leadership discussion during COP 21 with Arnold Schwarzenegger at Sciences Po University in Paris, on December 7, 2015 at 10:30am!
The Institute has developed an international energy transition collaborative devoted to identifying the best research, policy, and practices to advance energy transitions evolving in three countries
Institute hosts Dr. Per Espen Stoknes, economist and organizational psychologist and Gary Gero, President of the Climate Action Reserve. Also, Bonnie Reiss participates in UC Carbon Neutrality conf.
the Schwarzenegger Institute hosted New Zealand Parliamentary member Gareth Hughes for a visit. He visited USC as part of a 2-week US Study Tour that included visits with other top universities
This years’ “Dean Speaker Series” focused on “Great American Cities” and in the final session of the semester looked at the role women leaders play in this success.
As the Schwarzenegger Institute prepares to participate at the UN’s COP 21 in Paris in December we are continuing our collaborations with other leaders throughout the world to advance policy solutions
With Gov. Jerry Brown ordering mandatory water restrictions for the first time in the state’s history an all-star group of state leaders gathered at USC for a timely discussion
Watch Live WEBCAST of Water Forum - "The New Reality: Addressing California's Water Challenge" April 27th 3pm - 6pm Click here to Watch
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger led a National After-School Summit to call for a unified voice telling Congress not to terminate federal funding for after-school programs.
Watch WEBCAST of The National After-School Summit - March 24th
USC student Sarah Mcminimy created an interactive map with data visualization showing the distribution of after-school programs that receive support through the 21st Century Community Grants.
It was standing room only at USC’s Bovard Auditorium as more than 500 students and university guests packed the house to hear Governor Schwarzenegger discuss environment
The Institute partnered with the R20 to host dozens of China’s CEO's and business leaders focused on growing their business while addressing climate change and environmental protection.
The Institute is proud to have student fellows doing significant research on important policy areas, one of whom is Rhett Paranay, and the following is his perspective on the Green Innovators Forum
Hundreds of leaders from the Los Angeles community gathered at USC to explore California’s path towards meeting the ambitious GHG reduction goals by 2050
Global Director Bonnie Reiss was the keynote speaker for the Town and Gown “Election Day Special” luncheon
California has and will continue to prioritize the issue of climate change for many reasons, read these studies to see why
In our unwavering battle against global climate change, we are fortunate to claim some of today’s most innovative and pioneering leaders as fighting on our team.
Leaders of California gathered at an important symposium to review the various policies that have placed California at the forefront of addressing climate change.
Arnold Schwarzenegger Issues Statement on President Obama’s Plan to Use the Clean Air Act to Cut Carbon Pollution from Existing Power Plants
Christian Grose presented findings on the role of California’s top-two primary in moderation by state legislators at UC Berkeley Event
Arnold Teams with James Cameron and Jerry Weintraub as Executive Producers of "Years of Living Dangerously", a Showtime documentary series.
Respected celebrity environmentalist Ed Begley Jr. hosted an informative Earth Day segment with Bonnie Reiss on BiteSize TV inspiring people about all they can do to address climate change
When asked what young people can do to fix their government in the face of crippling gridlock, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger urged the crowd to look no further than the work of USC’s own students.
The USC Schwarzenegger Institute Report uses empirical data to show the impact of Open Primary and Redistricting in CA-two reforms of which the hope was they would create less political gridlock
Watch:The Political Reform Movement in America panel that took place at the Government and Leadership--People Over Politics Symposium
The Schwarzenegger Institute sponsored USC’s 2nd Local Government Case Challenge that took place February 5th – 8th.
Schwarzenegger Institute Global Director Bonnie Reiss moderated a provocative discussion Terror:On the Screen/On the Ground that was presented by The USC CREATE Center and the School of Cinematic Arts
The USC Schwarzenegger Institute hosted a conversation between Governor and USC Downey Professor Arnold Schwarzenegger and political commentator and host of MSNBC’s Hardball, Chris Matthews.
On October 30th the USC Schwarzenegger Institute held a series of meetings in Washington D.C. with our nation's leaders to advocate continued support of comprehensive after-school programs.
On Wednesday November 6th the Schwarzenegger Institute, in partnership with the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, co-hosted the 10th Students Talk Back lunch panel discussion.
A lot can change in ten years. This time a decade ago, California had just emerged from a recall election less than a year into then-Governor Grey...
On October 30th Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger was made an honorary forest ranger at a ceremony hosted by U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell at the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Washington DC.
Gen Petreaus with event participants and guests
Schwarzenegger Institute Brings New Film Series to USC By Nathaniel Haas...
Gov. Schwarzenegger’s Education Legacy: Guest commentaryBy Bonnie Reiss Ten years ago Californians rocked the nation by using a direct democracy tool and recalled a sitting...
On Wednesday October 2nd the Schwarzenegger Institute hosted a Students Talk Back panel on the Affordable Care Act where the panelists took a hard look at the Affordable Care Act.
Wednesday September 25th marked the third installment of the Students Talk Back series, a weekly politics and public policy forum, which is co-hosted by the Schwarzenegger...
On Wednesday September 11th the Schwarzenegger Institute, in partnership with the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, co-hosted the first Students Talk Back lunch of...
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid invited Governor Schwarzenegger to speak at Tuesday's 6th annual National Clean Energy Summit in Las Vegas.
Former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger met with Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal and other Algerian leaders to sign a three year agreement establishing an R20 office.
Former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger delivered the keynote speech at the 4th Annual Covenant of Mayors Ceremony which kicked off EU Sustainable Energy Week.
Governor Schwarzenegger speaking in Seoul, South Korea
Arnold Schwarzenegger and Terry Tamminen discuss Zero Waste.
Former President of Mexico Vicente Fox discusses immigration reform with Gabriela Teissier, Univision.
Senators McCain & Bennet discussing the immigration reform bill with Ann Compton, ABC News.
U.S. Senators, President Vicente Fox, Secretary Carlos Gutierrez, Gov Schwarzenegger, Ann Compton - ABC News, and others gather at USC to discuss Immigration Reform ...