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Envisioning California Speaker Series

In partnership with organizations throughout California, the Center for California Studies offers opportunities for engagement for students, professionals, and the broader California community. Events are scheduled throughout the year on university campuses throughout the state.

The Envisioning California Speaker Series, originally founded by the Center for California Studies as an annual conference in 1989, focuses on policy issues relevant to California policy makers and the public. Our discussions attempt to convene experts, practitioners, advocates, scholars, elected officials, and interested parties, all in an effort to inform the public discussion around issues facing our state.

All events are open to the public, and are livestreamed for those unable to attend in person. For information on upcoming events, visit the Center’s homepage.

Links to some recent videos are below.





  • Understanding iGen: Parenting and policy around youth independence, mental health and technology use (September 21, 2021). Featuring Dr. Jean Twenge, Professor of Psychology at San Diego State. This event was not recorded - please contact the Center for California Studies for more information.



For recordings of prior events, visit our Video and Events Archive.