2012 Dean’s Speaker Series – Future of California Thank You

On behalf of Dean Jack H. Knott, we want to thank you for attending our recent Dean’s Speaker Series event, hosted by the Athenian Society. Our guests attended the event to hear Price School faculty members discuss the future of California. As this discussion marked the last of the Dean’s Speaker Series events for the academic year, we were especially thrilled to receive such a strong turnout for this important topic.

This event showcased the USC Price School and contributed to the public dialogue on many of the most pressing challenges within our state. Professors Kevin Starr and Dowell Myers reflected on the state’s rich history, and discussed the future social and economic impact of California’s changing demographic trends. Bridging the past and the future, the event juxtaposed traditional anti-immigration sentiments against a new socially cohesive narrative that offers hope for reconciling a proud past with the changing needs of our state.

Please take a moment to view photos of the event through the video below. Additional photos can be found by clicking here.


As the core philanthropic support group for the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy, the Athenian Society is committed to providing first class events and continued access to the School and its networks. Members of the Athenian Society are invited to attend exclusive events throughout the year, and receive many other members-only benefits.

To join the Athenian Society, please click here or contact the School’s Office of Development and External Relations at (213) 821-8189.

The Price School hopes to continually serve as a convener for those who are advancing solutions to the challenges that confront our communities and we look forward to your participation in that process. For more information on the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy, please visit our website at www.usc.edu/price/.

Thank you again for your interest in the USC Price School.

Fight On,

Nicholas T. Conway
Chairman of the Leadership Council
The Athenian Society