California State University Northridge’s Envisioning California Lecture Features Discussion on the Los Angeles Mayoral Race

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Discussion on the future of Los Angeles politics

We’ll have two leading experts on L.A. and L.A. politics sharing their insights on the elections.

As Los Angeles inches closer to electing a new mayor, there remains much discussion over the issues facing the next leader of L.A. Two experts on Los Angeles politics will meet to discuss the political future of the city on April 16 (starting at 6:30 p.m.) at the 2013 Envisioning California Lecture at California State University, Northridge’s Little Theater in Nordhoff Hall, located at 18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge, CA 91330.

CSUN’s Center for Southern California Studies will host, “A Conversation with Larry Mantle and Raphael Sonenshein: The Los Angeles Mayor’s Race,” at 6:30 p.m. followed by a reception at 7:45 p.m. where guests can meet with the experts in an informal context.

“Because Los Angeles is such a big place, it’s hard for casual observers to understand what challenges are facing the next mayor of L.A.,” said CSUN history professor Josh Sides, director of the university’s Center for Southern California Studies. “We’ll have two leading experts on L.A. and L.A. politics sharing their insights on the elections.”

The lecture will feature Larry Mantle, the host of AirTalk on KPCC Southern California Public Radio, which is now the longest continuously running daily talk program in the Los Angeles radio market. Mantle has interviewed thousands of prominent guests on various topics and has received many journalistic awards in the process.

Joining Mantle in the conversation will be Raphael Sonenshein, executive director of the Pat Brown Institute for Public Affairs at California State University, Los Angeles. He is the author of three books on Los Angeles politics and government.

“These two men will be illuminating what the top issues are in the upcoming elections in an entirely nonpartisan and non-recommending way,” Sides said.

The Center for Southern California Studies was established in 1996 to provide research, education and service on public policy issues facing Southern California. With the goal of achieving well-informed public policy decisions, the Center offers diverse programs that facilitate pathways to productive policy dialogue. CSCS has advanced its objectives by integrating policy initiatives with community involvement to affect change throughout Los Angeles.

Reservations are requested for this free public event. For more information and reservations, call (818) 677-4030 or visit the Center for Southern California Studies website.

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