Former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and USC President Max Nikias will speak at the Sept. 24 symposium at USC, webcast live here.


Schwarzenegger Institute Symposium

A series of conversations featuring the former California governor and a lineup of national and international leaders in politics, policy, and entertainment.

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Welcome and Opening Remarks

9am - 10am

President C. L. Max Nikias
University of Southern California

Bonnie Reiss
Global Director, USC Schwarzenegger Institute

Nancy Staudt
Academic Director, USC Schwarzenegger Institute

Morning Discussion

10am - 12pm

Political Leaders’ Views on the Importance of Post-Partisanship

Cokie Roberts (moderator)
Political Commentator, ABC News

Arnold Schwarzenegger 38th Governor of California

Charlie Crist
44th Governor of Florida

Tom Daschle
Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader, (D-SD)

John McCain
U.S. Senator, (R-AZ)

Bill Richardson
30th Governor of New Mexico

Tom Ridge
43rd Governor of Pennsylvania

Lunch Discussion

12:30pm - 1:30pm

Local Solutions to Global Problems – Environment, Energy, and Climate

Conan Nolan (moderator)
General Assignment Reporter, NBC 4 Los Angeles

Dr. R.K. Pachauri
Chair, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

Bob Foster
Mayor, City of Long Beach

Lunchtime Remarks

Provost Elizabeth Garrett
University of Southern California

Afternoon Discussion

2 pm - 3:45pm

The Power of People and Innovation – Media/Hollywood Leaders’ Perspectives

Ben Smith (moderator)
Editor-in-Chief, BuzzFeed

James Cameron
Film Director and Co-Chairman, Cameron Pace Group

Rob Friedman
Co-Chairman, Lionsgate

Brian Grazer
Chairman, Imagine Entertainment

Jimmy lovine
Chairman, Interscope Geffen A&M;
Chairman and Co-Founder, Beats

Ron Meyer
President and Chief Operating Officer
Universal Studios

Arnold Schwarzenegger
38th Governor of California



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Student Workshop: Do's and Don'ts of the Interview

Monday 09/24/2012: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Student Information Session: ZS Associates

Monday 09/24/2012: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Why Has Public Health Rediscovered Planning and Vice Versa?

Tuesday 09/25/2012: 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM

Demand for the 1%: Implications for Optimal Taxation of the Rich

Wednesday 09/26/2012: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Student Workshop: Job Search Strategies for International Students

Wednesday 09/26/2012: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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