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Arnold Schwarzenegger

Recent Announcements

Schwarzenegger Institute Inaugural Symposium

Highlights from Political Leaders on Post-Partisanship              Highlights from Local Solutions to Global Challenges — Environment, Energy, Climate ? Highlights from Hollywood Leaders on Innovation and the Power of Media Panel Discussion Highlights Political Leaders on Post-Parti

Luncheon with Senator Evan Bayh

On October 19, 2012, Former Indiana Senator Evan Bayh joined the Schwarzenegger Institute for a luncheon at the Widney Alumni House. Senator Bayh discussed a variety of issues, but focused his message on working across the aisle and removing partisan gridlock to help pass meaningful and effective legislation. Let’s Do Lunch By Aaron Taxy, President of the USC College Democrats My mother al

Great Idea Exchange at USC Scholars Lunch

By Nancy Staudt, Academic Director, USC Schwarzenegger Institute The Schwarzenegger Institute hosted its first USC Schwarzenegger Scholarly Roundtable on November 28, 2012—and by all accounts it was a wonderful success. The purpose of the Roundtable was to gather together great minds on campus to discuss important and timely issues the Schwarzenegger Institute is dedicated to addressing, an

Sustainability & Small Business Forum

Sustainability and Small Business By Bonnie Reiss, Global Director, USC Schwarzenegger Institute The USC Schwarzenegger Institute partnered with Verizon, the California Small Business Association, and the Los Angeles Business Council to organize a forum on Monday, December 10, 2012.  The participants in the forum explored an important issue, namely:  how can small businesses grow while

USC Schwarzenegger Institute Class Final Presentations

The students presented to their family and friends, Price School Dean Jack H. Knott, the Global and Academic Directors of the Schwarzenegger Institute, and Chairman of the Institute, Professor Arnold Schwarzenegger. By Professor Arnold Schwarzenegger Monday, December 17, 2012 Today I had the opportunity to see the final project presentations of the first USC Schwarzenegger Institute Class, PP

Institute launches “BE THE CHANGE” and “Spotlight Awards”

The Schwarzenegger Institute launches “BE THE CHANGE” campaign at annual Council of Presidents dinner. The Schwarzenegger Institute is proud to partner with the USC Undergraduate Student Government on the “BE THE CHANGE” campaign, supporting and encourage USC students to make a difference. Be the Change Spotlight Award by Michael Geragos ’13, Undergraduate Student Body Preside

Vienna R20 Energy & Climate Conference

On Thursday, January 31, 2013, R20 Founding Chair Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann, along with the USC Schwarzenegger Institute hosted the Vienna R20 Global Conference on Renewable Energy and Climate – “Implementing the Sustainable Energy Future.” The transformational interactive conference focused on practical and inspiring sub-national bottom-

Tax Conference Features Larry Summers Keynote Address

Friday, Feb 15, 2013 Larry Summers Delivers Tax Conference Keynote Address By Maria Iacobo Photos by Mikel Healey Should the U.S. government raise taxes on things that society as a whole discourages (think: alcohol consumption, sugary soda pop, highway travel) as a means of increasing our tax coffers? Larry Summers, the lauded economist, civil servant and academician, believes this is an

Institute Award offered at USC Undergrad Writers’ Conference

The USC Schwarzenegger Institute is proud to partner with the USC Festival of Scholarly & Creative Work for this year's Undergraduate Writers' Conference. Writers can submit in 4 categories: Professional Writing/Moral Reasoning, Analytical essays, Research essays, and Creative Work.  The Schwarzenegger Institute will be awarding submissions that propo

Gov. Schwarzenegger and Scientists Call for Action on Climate Change

Experts address impact of climate change at USC Price forum By Matthew Kredell  The USC Schwarzenegger Institute and the USC Center for Sustainable Cities, both housed within the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy, brought together some of the nation's most prominent scientists and local leaders April 8 for a meaningful discussion on the draft National Climate Assessment (NCA), a sob

Washington Comes to USC: Immigration Reform Forum

U.S. Senators, President Vicente Fox, Secretary Carlos Gutierrez, Gov Schwarzenegger, Ann Compton - ABC News,  and others gather at USC to discuss Immigration Reform Governor Schwarzenegger will host an immigration reform forum to support the historic opportunity to pass a bi-partisan immirgraion reform bill in the U.S. Congress this year.  The event will take place at th

Institute Hosts US Senators on Immigration Reform Bill

After hosting a bipartisan forum on climate change earlier this month, the USC Schwarzenegger Institute turned to the importance of immigration reform Tuesday morning and partnered with the USC Price School to produce a forum on the historic opportunity to pass comprehensive immigration legislation. Held at Town and Gown on the campus of the University of Southern California for a full auditorium