Trump's First 100 Days Conference

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 9:00am to 5:00pm

Town and Gown (TGF)
665 Exposition Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90089

Join us for a day of in-depth discussions and expert panels analyzing President Trump's first 100 Days in Office.

The Conference will be divided into four panels:

  • The Politics and the Polling: An Analysis of hte USC Dornsife/LA Times Daybreak Poll (9:15-10:45)
  • President Trump at Home (11:00-12:30)
  • President Trump in the World (1:30-3:00)
  • The Future of the Repbulican and Democratic Parties (3:15-4:45)


  • Bill Carrick, Democratic Consultant and Strategist to Dianne Feinstein and Eric Garcetti
  • Ron Christie, Republican Strategist and Former Special Assistant to George W. Bush
  • Jill Darling, Survey Director, USC Dornsife Center for Economic and Social Research
  • John Emerson, Former U.S. Ambassador to Germany
  • Nina Hachigian, Former U.S. Ambassador to Association of Southeast Asian Nations
  • Arie Kapeteyn, Executive Director, USC Dornsife Center for Economic and Social Research
  • Ron Klain, Former Chief of Staff to Joe Biden and Al Gore, Former Clinton 2016 Adviser
  • David Lauter, Washington Bureau Chief Los Angeles Times
  • Abel Maldonado, Former Lieutenant Governor of California
  • Adam Nagourney,  Los Angeles Bureau Chief, The New York Times
  • Joel Pollak, Senior Editor-at-large, Breitbart News
  • Todd Purdum, Senior Writer, Politico
  • Anthony ScaramucciFounder of SkyBridge Capital and Adviser to Donald Trump
  • Steve Schmidt, Republican Consultant and Cheif Strategist for McCain 2008
  • Dan Schwerin, Former Director of Speechwriting for Clinton 2016

Moderated by:

  • Christina Bellantoni, Assistant Managing Editor, Los Angeles Times Politics
  • Dennis Chong, Poltical Science Dept. Chairman, USC Dornsife
  • Morris Levy, Assistant Professor of Political Science, USC Dornsife
  • Bob Shrum, Director, Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics


Guests may RSVP for the whole day of individual panels 

Breakfast (8:30 am) and Lunch (12:30 pm) will be served. 


Event Type



Students, Faculty/Staff


University Park Campus

Politics and International Relations (POIR)
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