Schwarzenegger to Launch Institute With Studio Chiefs and Senators

Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will kickoff the new USC Schwarzenegger Institute with a daylong symposium on Sept. 24.

Schwarzenegger, former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, former Senate majority leader Tom Daschle, Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona), former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson and former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge will participate in a morning panel on “post-partisanship.” Cokie Roberts will moderate.

A noontime luncheon will feature  R.K. Pachauri, chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster talking about “local solutions to global problems,” with Conan Nolan as moderator.

An afternoon panel features James Cameron, Rob Friedman, Jimmy Iovine, Brian Grazer, Ron Meyer and Schwarzenegger talking “The Power of People and Innovation – Media/Hollywood Leaders’ Perspectives.” Ben Smith of Buzzfeed will moderate.

Schwarzenegger announced the formation of the institute last month.

The invite is here.

Bonnie Reiss, an entertainment attorney who served in Schwarzenegger’s administration, is global director of the institute.




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