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Pomona Student Union Panel: "Is California Governable?"

Former California Gov. Gray Davis, Sacramento Bee political columnist Dan Walters, and UC San Diego Professor of Politics Thad Kousser, will debate the topic, “Is California Governable?” The panel, hosted by the Pomona Student Union, will be held on Tuesday, Feb 16 at 8 p.m. in Pomona College’s Bridges Hall of Music (150 E. 4th St., Claremont, 91711).

The speakers will discuss issues surrounding the state’s initiative system, the restraints placed on the California legislature, and the possibility of a Constitutional Convention to reform the state’s governing structure.

Davis, the 37th Governor of California, was in office from 1999 to 2003. Currently, Davis is counsel at the law firm Loeb & Loeb in Los Angeles, where he provides strategic advice for a range of issues. He is a senior fellow at the UCLA School of Public Affairs, and is often invited to speak at various academic and civic groups.

Walters, who has written more than 6,000 articles about California and its politics, has been a journalist for more than 40 years. His column appears in more than 50 California newspapers, and many of his articles have appeared in The Wall Street Journal and the Christian Science Monitor, among other publications. He is the founding editor of the California Political Almanac, and co-author of The Third House: Lobbyists, Money and Power in Sacramento (2002). Walters is a frequent guest on national television news shows to discuss California politics.

Kousser has authored, co-authored, or edited the books, The New Political Geography of California (2008); Term Limits and the Dismantling of State Legislative Professionalism (2005); and Adapting to Term Limits: Recent Experiences and New Directions (2004), among others. Kousser is a recipient of the UCSD Academic Senate's Distinguished Teaching Award and the Faculty Mentor of the Year Award.

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The Pomona Student Union was founded by students in 2003 to inspire open dialogue on campus through a series of challenging and intellectually diverse debates and events.