“People Over Politics” Put Into Action: A Look at Political Gridlock and Political Reform

Los Angeles, California - Former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger will headline a group of experts delving into hyper-partisanship and the solutions to end it at a Government and Leadership Conference on Monday, February 24, “People Over Politics,” hosted by the University of Southern California Schwarzenegger Institute.


  • Arnold Schwarzenegger, 38th Governor of California
  • Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, hosts of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe”
  • Bonnie Reiss, Global Director of the USC Schwarzenegger Institute
  • Nancy Staudt, Academic Director of the USC Schwarzenegger Institute
  • Susan Kennedy, Political Strategist
  • Christian Grose, Professor of Political Science at USC
  • Kathay Feng, Executive Director of California Common Cause
  • John Fortier, Director of the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Democracy Project
  • Jackie Salit, President of IndependentVoting.org
  • Dorothy Siemon, Vice President of AARP’s Office of Policy Integration
  • Howard Wolfson, Advisor to Mayor Michael Bloomberg

10 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. on Monday, February 24 at the University of Southern California, Town and Gown Ballroom, 665 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles

The Government and Leadership Conference, the first in what will be an annual event for the Schwarzenegger Institute, is open to the media.

About the USC Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy: The USC Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy is committed to advancing post-partisanship, where leaders put people over political parties and work together to find the best ideas and solutions to benefit the people they serve.

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