After the horse race is over and Election 2012 has been decided, the business of governing is going to get very difficult very quickly. With budget cuts looming and taxes set to rise, voters are struggling to understand competing visions for the future. Is a balanced compromise possible in an atmosphere of extreme partisanship? How does the rhetoric of an election year match our fiscal reality?
Join Mark Z. Barabak, political writer for the Los Angeles Times;Sky Gallegos, political strategist and experienced campaign veteran; Adam Nagourney, Los Angeles bureau chief for The New York Times; Dan Schnur, director of USC's Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics; and Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr., dean of the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs for an engaging discussion that's sure to enlighten and inform.
Join us before the program for an All-American reception featuring hot dogs and apple pie!
Wednesday, October 17
6 p.m. Reception
7 p.m. Panel Discussion
Japanese American National Museum
100 N. Central Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90012
To register to attend, go to:
(Full disclosure: Yours truly was involved in the planning of the Oct. 17 event.)
For the historically minded, he first televised presidential debate - Kennedy/Nixon in 1960 - can be seen at: