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Thu 17

November 17, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm PST

Warschaw Conference on Practical Politics

USC Center for the Political Future

Location: Both

The Annual Warschaw conference on practical politics from the USC Dornsife Center for the Political Future brings together top experts from politics, government, media, and academia to explore the most pressing issues in America’s political landscape.

This year’s panelists will assess what happened in the 2022 midterms nationally, how California and the City of Los Angeles were impacted by the elections, and how candidates and campaigns are shaping up for the 2024 presidential election. The final panel will be a special keynote presentation from two very well-known political experts.

The event will be in-person at Town and Gown on the USC campus, and it will also be Zoomed, live streamed on social media, and video recorded for YouTube. It will run all day from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. PT.

9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. PT – “What the Heck Just Happened?”

Elan Carr: Former U.S. Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism; Former Deputy District Attorney of Los Angeles; Fall 2022 Fellow, USC Center for the Political Future
Seema Mehta: Staff Writer for the Los Angeles Times covering the 2022 midterm elections
Symone Sanders: Former Senior Advisor and Chief Spokesperson to Vice President Kamala Harris; Former Fellow, USC Center for the Political Future
Lynn Vavreck: Marvin Hoffenberg Professor of American Politics and Public Policy, UCLA; Contributing Columnist to The Upshot at The New York Times
Hank Plante (Moderator): Emmy and Peabody-winning political journalist
11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. PT – “The Golden State: Blue LA and the Purple Congressional Battlegrounds”

Barbara Boxer: Former U.S. Senator (D-CA); Former Fellow, USC Center for the Political Future
Bill Carrick: Political Strategist, President Bill Clinton, Eric Garcetti, Dick Riordan, Barbara Boxer, and more
Addisu Demissie: Principal and Co-Founder, 50+1 Strategies; Political Strategist, Gavin Newsom’s 2018 gubernatorial campaign and Cory Booker’s 2020 presidential campaign
Christian Grose: Associate Professor of Political Science and Public Policy, USC Dornsife; Academic Director, USC Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy
Ira Reiner: 39th Los Angeles County District Attorney; Former Los Angeles City Attorney and Controller, Fall 2022 Fellow, USC Center for the Political Future
Tom Ross: President and CEO, Swing Strategies political consulting firm
Elex Michaelson (Moderator): Host, “The Issue Is”; Co-Anchor, FOX 11 News; Winner of multiple Emmy and Golden Mic awards
1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. PT – “Winter Is Coming: Campaign 2024”

Tad Devine: President, Devine Mulvey Longabaugh Media; Chief Strategist, Bernie Sanders’ 2016 presidential campaign
Jon Favreau: Co-Founder of Crooked Media; Former Head Speechwriter for President Barack Obama
Shaniqua McClendon: Vice President of Politics, Crooked Media; Former Fellow, USC Center for the Political Future
Mike Murphy (Moderator): Co-Director, USC Dornsife Center for the Political Future; NBC Political Analyst
3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. PT – “Finding Common Ground: The State of Our Democracy”

James Carville: Political Icon
Reince Priebus: White House Chief of Staff (2017), Chairman of the RNC (2011-2017)
Bob Shrum (Moderator): Director, USC Dornsife Center for the Political Future; Warschaw Chair in Practical Politics, USC Dornsife
Register for the in person event at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/midterm-madness-and-beyond-warschaw-conference-on-practical-politics-tickets-439287549887

Register for the webinar to attend online at https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_uE1kDkJwRFynVkzaS0eTtQ