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PressPass - April 2014

Los Angeles

WHEN: Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 12:00 pm
WHAT: "On (Not) Finding the Boston Bombers: Failed Dynamics of Ad-Hoc Collaboration on Reddit.com." 
WHO: Alex Leavitt, USC Annenberg PhD student, and William McClain, USC Annenberg PhD candidate.
WHERE: Geoffrey Cowan Forum (Annenberg Room 207)
CONTACT: Gretchen Parker, 213-240-6302, Gretchen.parker@usc.edu 
SOURCE: http://annenberg.usc.edu/Events/2014/140421ARSLeavittMcClain.aspx


WHEN: Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 4:00 pm

WHAT: Program on “Building U.S.-China Trust Through Next Generation People, Platform and Programs
WHO: Jia Qingguo, Professor and Associate Dean of the School of International Studies of Peking University; Ernest James Wilson, III, Dean of the Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism, University of Southern California and Clayton Dube, Executive Director of USC U.S.-China Institute.
WHERE: Davidson Conference Center, Club Room
CONTACT: Gretchen Parker, 213-240-6302, Gretchen.parker@usc.edu
SOURCE: http://annenberg.usc.edu/Events/2014140422NextGeneration.aspx

WHEN: Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 12:30 pm
WHAT: “Improving Education for Disadvantaged Children in the U.S. and Internationally.”
WHO: Wendy Kopp, the founder of Teach for America and the CEO and Co-founder of ‘Teach for All.’
WHERE: Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, 8555 Beverly Blvd.
CONTACT: Terry McCarthy, 424-258-6160, tmccarthy@lawac.org
SOURCE: Los Angeles World Affairs Council (LAWAC) http://www.lawac.org/Default.aspx?tabid=103&eventid=30198

WHEN: Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 4:45 pm – 7:00 pm
WHAT: “Eric Garcetti, the 42nd Mayor of Los Angeles: From Valley Boy to First Jewish Mayor of Los Angeles.”
WHO: Eric Garcetti, the 42nd (and current) Mayor of Los AngelesWHERE: University of Southern California (USC), University Park Campus, Davidson Continuing Education Center, Embassy Room
CONTACT: Lisa Ansell, 213-740-1744, lansell@usc.edu 
SOURCE: USC - https://www.usc.edu/calendar/event/907813

WHEN: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm 
WHAT: The 24th Annual Kenneth Owler Smith Symposium, “PopCulture, PopPR and PopMarketing: Puttin the Pop into Major Brands”
WHO: Jae Goodman, Co-Chief Creative Officer & Co-Head of CAA Marketing; Michael Nyman, Chairman & CEO of PMK/BNC, and Professor Dennis Rook, Marketing Department Chair, USC Marshall School of Business. Panel Moderated by Dean Ernest J. Wilson, III
WHERE: Reception in the Annenberg East Lobby and Program in the Annenberg Auditorium
CONTACT: Gretchen Parker, 213-240-6302, Gretchen.parker@usc.edu 
SOURCE: http://annenberg.usc.edu/Events/2014/14042KOS.aspx

WHEN: Friday, April 25, 2014, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
WHAT: “Religion, Democracy and the Arab Awakening.” This conference hosted by the Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism will be a groundbreaking exchange and collaboration between scholars and journalists. It will conclude with a keynote address by Professor Tariq Ramadan.
WHO: Professor Tariq Ramadan, Professor of Contemporary Islamic Studies in the Faculty of Oriental Studies at Oxford University
WHERE: USC - Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism. Panels: Rooms 204 and 207; Keynote address: Annenberg Auditorium.
CONTACT: Gretchen Parker, 213-740-6302, Gretchen.parker@usc.edu 
SOURCE: USC - http://annenberg.usc.edu/Events/2014/140425ReligionDemocracyArabAwakening.aspx


San Francisco Bay Area

WHEN: Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
WHAT: Remarks by His Excellence Olafur Ragnar Grimsson, President of Iceland 
WHO: Olafur Ragnar Grimsson, President, Republic of Iceland
WHERE: World Affairs Council Auditorium, 312 Sutter Street, Suite 200, San Francisco, CA
CONTACT: Gretchen Parker, 213-240-6302, Gretchen.parker@usc.edu 
SOURCE: http://www.worldaffairs.org/events/event/1286
 

WHEN: Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 5:00 – 7:30 pm
WHAT: “Off the Grid: Asian Inspiration & Entrepreneurship.”
WHO: Matt Cohen, the owner and founder of Off the Grid, is credited with reviving and keeping street food alive in San Francisco.
WHERE: Univ of San Francisco’s Center for the Pacific Rim (USFCA), Fromm Hall 115 - Berman Room
CONTACT: Krysten Cogswell Elbers, 415-422-6357, elbers@usfca.edu 
SOURCE: USFCA - http://www.usfca.edu/pacificrim
 

WHEN: Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
WHAT: “Russia, the West and the Crisis in Ukraine.” 
WHO: Edward W. Walker, Executive Director, Program in Eurasian and East European Studies & Associate Adjunct Professor, Department of Political Science, University of California, Berkeley
WHERE: 3491 Mt. Diablo Boulevard (corner of First Street), Lafayette, CA
CONTACT: Michele Dilworth, 415-293-4600, mdilworth@worldaffairs.org
SOURCE: World Affairs Council - http://www.worldaffairs.org/events/event/1264

WHEN: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
 
WHAT: “What Is Beijing Thinking? Geography, History, and the South China Sea”
WHO: Professor Sarah C. M. Paine, 2013-14 Campbell and Bittson National Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University
WHERE: Daniel & Nancy Okimoto Conference Room, Encina Hall, 3rd floor, East Wing, 616 Serra St., Stanford University
CONTACT: Lisa Lee, 650-723-2429, llee888@stanford.edu
SOURCE: http://aparc.stanford.edu/events/8229
 

WHEN: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
WHAT: “In the Eye of the Behold: How Leaders and Intelligence Organizations Assess Intentions”
WHO: Keren Yarhi-Milo, Assistant Professor of Politics and International Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School for Public & International Affairs, Princeton University
WHERE: CISAC Conference Room, Encina Hall Central, 2nd floor, 616 Serra St., Stanford University
CONTACT: Catherine McMillan, 650-723-9625
SOURCE: http://cisac.stanford.edu/events/8230


WHEN: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
WHAT: “Religion on the Battlefield.”
WHO: Ron E. Hassner, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of California, Berkeley.
WHERE: Dominican University, Caleruega Dining Hall, Magnolia at Palm Avenue, San Rafael, CA
CONTACT: Michele Dilworth, 415-293-4600, mdilworth@worldaffairs.org
SOURCE: World Affairs Council - http://www.worldaffairs.org/events/event/1255