Former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (R-CA) spoke at a summit on after-school programs and criticized the Department of Education funding cuts in President Trump’s Fiscal Year 2018 federal budget proposal. The president’s proposal sought to cut all funding for the 21st Century Community Learning Centers, which support after-school programs. In 2002, Arnold Schwarzenegger founded After-School All-Stars, an after-school program based in Los Angeles, California.
Lawyers' Committee’s Kristen Clarke discusses voting rights and voter fraud, Americans for Prosperity’s Tim Phillips discusses GOP tax reform efforts, Regina Hopper discusses the future of high-tech transportation systems in the U.S.
A panel of academics and political strategists including the Director of Speechwriting for the Hillary Clinton Presidential Campaign, discuss the future of the Repubican and Democratic parties. This was the final panel at an all-day conference on Trump’s First 100 Days, hosted by the University of California Unruh Institute of Politics in Los Angeles.
The Ethics Centre and Bard College hosted a day-long forum on pressing public policy issues titled “Shades of Red and Blue.” During this one-hour portion, panelists discussed the media and the rise of so-called “fake news.” Speakers included author Salman Rushdie, Daily Beast White House reporter Lachlan Markay and Mollie Ziegler Hemingway, senior editor at the Federalist. The panel was the last in a series of public policy conversations at the New York Public Library on April 1, 2017.