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Articles about events and initiatives at the Center for the Political Future and Unruh Institute, as well as contributions from our team to significant publications in California and beyond.

46 candidates are running to replace Gov. Gavin Newsom after 1.7 million voters signed a petition to recall Newsom in March. (Source: Vincent Leo | Daily Trojan)

Daily Trojan - Community weighs in on recall election

USC Center for the Political Future (CPF) hosted a virtual event, “To Recall or Not? Assessing the Campaign to Recall Gavin Newsom,” on Wednesday, September 1. CPF Co-Directors Bob Shrum and Mike Murphy were joined by USC Professor Jennifer Cryer, POLITICO's Carla Marinucci, Los Angeles Times' Seema Mehta, and political strategist Roger Salazar to discuss the recall election of California Governor Gavin Newsom. CPF Executive Director Kamy Akhavan shared how political polarization played a strong role in the recall election.

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CPF Co-Directors Bob Shrum and Mike Murphy were joined by a panel of USC and media experts to assess the campaign to recall California Governor Gavin Newsom on Wednesday, September 1. (Source: CPF)

California Recall Analyzed by USC and Media Experts

USC Center for the Political Future (CPF) Co-Directors Bob Shrum and Mike Murphy were joined by USC Professor Jennifer Cryer, POLITICO's Carla Marinucci, Los Angeles Times' Seema Mehta, and political strategist Roger Salazar to discuss the upcoming recall election of California Governor Gavin Newsom on Wednesday, September 1.

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Jackson Square Partners Founding Member Ken Broad joins the CPF Board of Councilors. Current Board Members Include Wendy Abrams, Kevin Beggs, Barbara Boxer, Lisa Korbatov, Jeff Polak, and Hope Warschaw. (Source: Ken Broad)

Jackson Square Partners Founding Member Ken Broad Joins Prestigious Board of Councilors at USC Center for the Political Future

The Center for the Political Future (CPF) is proud to welcome Jackson Square Partners Founding Member Ken Broad as a new member of its Board of Councilors.

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President of the David & Janet Polak Foundation Jeff Polak joins the CPF Board of Councilors. Current Board Members Include Wendy Abrams, Kevin Beggs, Barbara Boxer, Ken Broad, Lisa Korbatov, and Hope Warschaw. (Source: Jeff Polak)

President of the David & Janet Polak Foundation Jeff Polak Joins Prestigious Board of Councilors at USC Center for the Political Future

The Center for the Political Future (CPF) is proud to welcome President of the David & Janet Polak Foundation Jeff Polak as a new member of its Board of Councilors.

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Gloria Molina, former California legislator and Fall 2021 Fellow at the USC Center for the Political Future (CPF), joined CPF Co-Directors Bob Shrum and Mike Murphy to discuss the future of Los Angeles on Thursday, August 19. (Source: CPF)

Gloria Molina Envisions the Future of Los Angeles

Former Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina joined the USC Center for the Political Future (CPF) to discuss the most pressing issues in Los Angeles on Thursday, August 19.

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The 11th Hour with Brian Williams logo (Source: MSNBC)

MSNBC - The 11th Hour with Brian Williams 6/23/2021 [Transcript] Guest: Mike Murphy

CPF Co-Director Mike Murphy joined MSNBC's The 11th Hour with Brian Williams on June 23, 2021 to discuss his takeaways from the New York City mayor's race, the potential for a federal infrastructure bill, and the future of the Republican Senate.

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CPF Executive Director Kambiz "Kamy" Akhavan joined the Future of XYZ podcast, a weekly interview series dedicated to fostering forward-thinking discussions about where we are as a world and where we're going, on Wednesday, May 12.

Future of XYZ Podcast - Future of Controversy with Kambiz "Kamy" Akhavan

CPF Executive Director Kambiz "Kamy" Akhavan joined the Future of XYZ podcast to explore how controversy can be positive, how polarization can be reversed, and how we got so divided in the first place.

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Media Executive Kevin Beggs joins the CPF Board of Councilors. Current Board Members Include Senator Barbara Boxer, Wendy Abrams, Lisa Korbatov, and Hope Warshaw. (Source: Kevin Beggs)

Media Executive Kevin Beggs Joins Prestigious Board of Councilors at USC Center for the Political Future

The Center for the Political Future (CPF) is proud to welcome media executive Kevin Beggs as a new member of its Board of Councilors.

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Sponsored by the USC Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies, the USC Dornsife Center for the Political Future, and GRoW@Annenberg.

Climate Forward 2021

Taking place from April 19-23, 2021, each day focused on a different policy area that is critical to advancing climate change solutions.

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Former CPF Fellow Barbara Boxer to join CPF Board of Councilors (Source: Barbara Boxer)

Senator Barbara Boxer Joins Growing Board of Councilors at USC Center for the Political Future

The Center for the Political Future (CPF) is proud to welcome former U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer as a new member of its Board of Councilors.

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