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Isolation from technology and social networks increases risk of labor trafficking, USC study finds

By CCLP Staff | February 25, 2015 0
Download the report (PDF) Migrant workers who are isolated from technology and social networks are more vulnerable to human trafficking, forced labor, and exploitation. These and other findings are detailed in a powerful new report, Technology and Labor Trafficking in a Network Society, released today by the Center for Communication Leadership & Policy (CCLP) at the University of Southern Californ ...

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Bush campaign strategist named senior fellow

By CCLP Staff | February 19, 2015 0
USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership & Policy is pleased to announce a new senior fellow, Matthew Dowd. Dowd, 53, served as the chief strategist for George W. Bush's 2004 presidential campaign and currently serves as a political analyst for ABC News. As a CCLP senior fellow, Dowd will focus...

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Kantor calls for end to ports showdown

By CCLP Staff | February 19, 2015 0
Michael "Mickey" Kantor, co-chair of the USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership & Policy advisory board, penned an op-ed published in the Los Angeles Times, "End the storm at the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports." In his February 16 op-ed, Kantor described the "frustrating and costly slowdown of operations...

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New US student exchange aims to double college-level exchange students to, from Latin America

By Adam Powell | February 12, 2015 0
WASHINGTON - The newest U.S. educational exchange initiative was the focus of this month's CCLP Communications Leadership Forum here. Called "100,000 Strong in the Americas", the public-private partnership will try to nearly double the number of college students going between U.S. and Latin American colleges and universities. Citing what he...

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250 students filled the lobby at Wallis Annenberg Hall for our 2015 State of the Union live viewing and analysis.
Open Data LA partnered with the City of Pasadena to connect community leaders with city officials. Left to right: Rick Cole;, Michael Beck, Dana Chinn, and Phillip Leclair.
At CCLP's forum on Women and Photojournalism, Lori Shepler (right) shows off her photography book, Pau Gasol: Life / Vida, as Narda Zacchino (left) looks on.
The 2014 Get Mobile Forum brought together local community organizers and technology leaders.
CCLP director Geoffrey Cowan discusses the benefits of informal diplomacy at Central European University in Budapest, Hungary. (Photo by CEU/Daniel Vegel.)
Director of research Mark Latonero and California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris
Director Geoffrey Cowan, Lt. John Vanek, Mark Latonero, and Chris Kelly.

In the News

USC News covers CCLP's new report on labor trafficking.

Laurie Becklund's op-ed posthumously published in the LA Times.

CCLP project fellow Justin Chapman and the Pasadena Weekly remember the life and times of lifelong progressive activist Marvin Schachter, who passed away Feb. 17 at the age of 90. Schachter was involved in one way or another with nearly every major progressive cause since the mid-20th century.

We are saddened to report that senior fellow Laurie Becklund passed away Sunday night from metastatic breast cancer. The Los Angeles Times and LA Observed published obituaries highlighting her inspiring career as a journalist.

Senior fellow Dan Schnur was quoted in Yahoo News discussing California's new generation of democrats. "California has been a policy laboratory on a number of fronts for several decades," said Schnur. "And that cuts across party lines."

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