The Rose Institute invites speakers to discuss topics relevant to its research. Speakers have ranged from local politicians to redistricting experts, from economists to legal scholars.

All speaking events feature a main speaker or panel of speakers, followed by a significant question and answer session with the students. 

If you would like to organize a speaking event at the Rose Institute or wish to recommend a speaker, please contact the Rose.

2011-2012 Speakers

Friday, September 30th: 

Tom Campbell, dean, Donald P. Kennedy Chair in Law and professor of economics, Chapman University School of Law; “Uneasy Compromise

Tuesday, October 11th: 

Dan Walters, political columnist, The Sacramento Bee; author,  The New California: Facing the 21st Century (1986) and co-author,   The Third House: Lobbyists, Money and Power in Sacramento (2002); “Is California Ungovernable?”

Thursday, October 27th:

John Dinan, professor of political science, Wake Forest University; author, The Virginia State Constitution (2011) and The American State Constitutional Tradition (2006); “Standing Up to Washington: State Resistance to Federal Policy, Past and Present” (12:00 p.m.)

Monday, January 30th:

Dean Vogel, president, California Teachers Association; Jed Wallace, president and CEO, California Charter Schools Association; Julia Brownley, State Assemblywoman (CA-41st District); Jeff Stark P’11, vice president, Claremont Unified School District Board of Education; David Abel ’68, chairman and managing director, VERDEXCHANGE Institute; “Is California K-12 Education in Crisis? If So, What Do We Do about It?”

Tuesday, April 3th:

 Erica Grieder, southwest correspondent, The EconomistEric Helland, Robert J. Lowe professor of economics and George R. Roberts Fellow, CMC; co-author, forthcoming The Impact of Liability on the Physician Labor Market and The Optimal Jury Size when Jury Deliberation Follows a Random Walk(2008); Chuck Devore ’85, Visiting Senior Scholar for Fiscal Policy, Texas Public Policy Foundation; “As Texas Goes…How California Lost Its Edge”

Thursday, April 12th: 

Kevin McCarthy, California Congressman (R-22nd district); Majority Whip, United States House of Representatives; “Leadership in Government: Remarks from Congressman Kevin McCarthy” (12:00 p.m.)




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