Upcoming Events

Citizens, Media and Politicians in a Post-Factual Era

Tuesday, September 19 from 1:00 to 2:30 PM at the Wallis Annenberg Hall Lobby

Join Representatives Karen Bass and Adam Schiff, as well as the USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership & Policy for a talk about false information, fake news, and political engagement. The conversation will be moderated by Annenberg Professor Gabriel Kahn.

Meet and Greet with Christie Hefner

Wednesday, September 20 from 12:00 to 1:30 PM at 3502 Watt Way, Los Angeles, 90089, Room 207

Join the Center on Communication Leadership & Policy and Annenberg Career Development for a lunch with Christie Hefner. Hefner is the former chairman and chief executive officer of Playboy Enterprises and an affiliate of the Center for American Progress. During the meet and greet, Hefner will touch on important First Amendment rights, women in media, and entrepreneurship. Lunch will be offered. Please make sure to RSVP to commlead@usc.edu for an accurate head count and catering order.

Meet and Greet with Morra Aarons-Mele

Wednesday, September 27 from 12:00 to 1:30 PM in Room 106 of Wallis Annenberg Hall

Please join us for an exciting afternoon with “ambitious introvert,” Morra Aarons-Mele. Aarons-Mele will be discussing her new book Hiding in the Bathroom: An Introvert’s Roadmap to Getting Out There (When You’d Rather Stay Home), a guide for introverts, those with anxiety, or those of us who just need a little more space to ourselves on how to stand out in a culture that equates success with always being out there and never eating lunch alone. Joined in conversation with USC Professor and award-winning photojournalist Miki Turner, this meet & greet with author and entrepreneur Morra Aarons-Mele promises to be thought-provoking and engaging. Aarons-Mele is an online marketer, podcast host, and founder of social impact agency Women Online. Please join us on September 27th at 12pm in the new Sheindlin Family Forum, ANN 106. Lunch will be provided. Please make sure to RSVP to commlead@usc.edu for an accurate head count and catering order.

James Reston Jr. and Jack Walker in Conversation with Darryl Holter

Thursday, September 28 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at Chevalier’s Books (126 North Larchmont, Los Angeles, CA)

“A Rift in the Earth”, by James Reston, Jr., tells the remarkable story of the ferocious “art war” that raged between 1979 and 1984 over what kind of memorial should be built to honor the men and women who died in the Vietnam War. Mr. Jack Walker will be at Chevalier’s as well, to discuss his personal journey through Vietnam and his book, Eye Corps: Coming of Age at the DMZ. James & Jack will be joined by Chevalier’s very own Darryl Holter! Darryl is CEO of The Shammas Group, a group of family-owned businesses in Downtown LA. He is an Adjunct Professor in History at USC and has authored several books on labor relations. For more information, visit: https://www.chevaliersbooks.com/reston-walker

CCLP Washington DC Forum: How Finland Is Using Public Diplomacy to Celebrate Its Centennial

Monday, October 2 from 12:00 to 1:30 PM at 2101 E Street NW, Washington, DC

Join the Center on Communication Leadership & Policy, in partnership with the Public Diplomacy Council, for a presentation by Ambassador Kirsti Kauppi of Finland. Ms. Kirsti Kauppi became Ambassador of Finland to the United States in September 2015. Before that (2012-2015), she was Political Director at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Helsinki. From 2009-2012, Ambassador Kauppi served as Director General for Africa and the Middle East. In 2005, she was appointed Ambassador of Finland to Austria and Permanent Representative to the UN-related international organizations located in Vienna. During her term in Vienna, Ambassador Kauppi also served for three years as the Finnish Governor in the IAEA Board of Governors, including vice-chair of the Board.

The presentation will discuss how Finland’s public diplomacy initiatives embrace music, architecture, sports and much more. Please RSVP with name and contact information to FirstMondayForum.RSVP@gmail.com. Thank you!

Mainstream or Extreme? The Intraparty Divides

Tuesday, October 24 from 6:00 to 7:30 PM at the Wallis Annenberg Hall Lobby

Join the Unruh Institute and the Center on Communication Leadership & Policy for the last discussion in the event series “America’s Great Divides,” where we focus on the divisions of American public life.

-Morley Winograd, Senior Fellow, Center on Communication Leadership and Policy, Millennial Expert
-Mickey Kaus, Author, Kaus Files, Breitbart
-Alejandra Campoverdi, First 5 California State Commissioner

In partnership with Community Advocates, a nonprofit organization that advocates innovative approaches to human relations and race relations in Los Angeles city and county. Free food will be provided at 5:30 p.m.

Election Viewing Night

Tuesday, November 7 from 4:30 to 7:30 PM at the Wallis Annenberg Hall Lobby

Join the Unruh Institute and the Center on Communication Leadership & Policy as we host an Election Night viewing of the New Jersey and Virginia gubernatorial races.

-Hon. Mike Gatto, Former CA State Assemblyman, District 43; Unruh Institute Legislator in Residence
-Bill Burton, Managing Director, SKD Knickerbocker

Moderated by Geoffrey Cowan, University Professor and Direction of the Center on Communication Leadership & Policy, and Robert M. Shrum, Director, Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics and Carmen H. and Louis Warschaw Chair in Practical Politics. Free food will be provided from 4:30 p.m to 7:00 p.m.

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