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The USC Dornsife Center for the Political Future is honored to host its annual Warschaw Conference on Practical Politics on January 30, 2024 in Town & Gown at USC. In collaboration with POLITICO and Unite America, this conference brings together top experts from politics, government, media, and academia to explore the most pressing issues in America’s political landscape. Our four panels will explore themes relevant to the 2024 election, including analysis of the primaries, the upcoming general election, the growing prevalence of misinformation and disinformation in our politics, and election reforms. 

 

The conference begins at 9:30 a.m. Breakfast and lunch will be provided to all attendees.  

 

BREAKFAST RECEPTION - 9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. PT

WELCOME REMARKS & ANNOUNCEMENTS - 10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. PT

 

Panel 1 - PRIMARY COLORS - 10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. PT

  • Bob Shrum (Moderator): Director, USC Dornsife Center for the Political Future; Warschaw Chair in Practical Politics 

  • Chris Cadelago: POLITICO's California Bureau Chief; Former White House Correspondent 

  • Jane Coaston: New York Times "The Argument" Podcast Host; Spring 2024 CPF Fellow 

  • John McConnell: Senior Speechwriter for President George W. Bush & Vice President Dick Cheney; Former CPF Fellow

  • Carissa Joy Smith: Vice President of FOX Corporation for Government Relations 

 

Panel 2 - NOVEMBER SHOWDOWN - 12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. PT

  • Elex Michaelson (Moderator): Host "The Issue Is"; Co-Anchor, FOX 11 News 

  • John Anzalone: Founder, Impact Research; Biden Pollster

  • Stephanie Cutter: Co-Founder, Prescision Strategies; Obama 2012 Deputy Campaign Manager 

  • Jessica Millan Patterson: Chairwoman, California Republican Party 


LUNCH 1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. PT
 

Panel 3 - TRUTH DECAY - 2:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. PT

  • Mike Murphy (Moderator): Co-Director USC Dornsife Center for the Political Future; NBC Political Analyst 

  • Sasha Issenberg: Groundbreaking Author on Modern Campaigns & Marriage Equality 

  • Michael Rich: President and CEO, RAND Corporation (2011-2022)

 

Panel 4 - RANKING REFORMS "THE CURE FOR THE ILLS OF DEMOCRACY IS MORE DEMOCRACY" - 3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. PT

  • Jonathan Martin (Moderator): Senior Political Reporter, POLITICO 

  • Nick Troiano: Founding Executive Director, Unite America 

  • Kimberly Wyman: Former Secretary of State, Washington State; Election Security Expert CISA


Space is limited. Registration is required to attend. Photo ID will be checked at registration.

 

This event is held in partnership with student organizations USC Political Union, VoteSC, PSA, Trojan Democrats, College Republicans, and Pi Sigma Alpha.

 

CLICK HERE to watch “Warschaw Conference on Practical Politics 2024: Primary Colors.”

CLICK HERE to watch “Warschaw Conference on Practical Politics 2024: November Showdown.”

CLICK HERE to watch “Warschaw Conference on Practical Politics 2024: Truth Decay.”
CLICK HERE to watch “Warschaw Conference on Practical Politics 2024: Ranking Reforms ‘The Cure for the Ills of Democracy is More Democracy.’”

 

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