Live webcast of USC Schwarzenegger Institute Forum on Immigration Reform

April 29, 2013

Senators John McCain and Michael Bennet among influential figures to participate in pivotal and timely discussion to be streamed live at

WHAT: Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will host a historic immigration reform event on Tuesday, April 30. The event will feature Sens. John McCain and Michael Bennet, co-authors of the bipartisan immigration reform bill, who will participate in a dialogue about the legislative path to comprehensive immigration reform. Former U.S. Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez and USC Professor Dowell Myers will discuss the importance of immigration reform to the U.S. economy and jobs. Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will give remarks before former President of Mexico Vicente Fox closes the event by providing a global perspective on U.S. immigration reform.

WHO: Speakers for the panels, to be streamed live online at, include:

The Legislative Path to Reform (10 a.m. to 11:20 a.m.)

  • Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.)
  • Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.)
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger, former Governor of California
  • Moderated by Ann Compton, White House correspondent for ABC News Radio

Immigration Reform and the Economy (11:25 a.m. to 12:25 p.m.)

  • Carlos Gutierrez, former U.S. Commerce Secretary
  • Dowell Myers, professor of policy and demography, USC Price School of Public Policy
  • Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo, professor of sociology, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
  • Moderated by Ann Compton, White House correspondent for ABC News Radio

Remarks by Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa

Global Perspective on Immigration Reform (12:30 to 1:30 p.m.)

  • Vicente Fox, former President of Mexico
  • Moderated by Gabriela Teissier, co-anchor for “Noticias 34: Primera Edicion,” Univison 34

WHEN: Tuesday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

WHERE: University of Southern California, Town and Gown Ballroom

**Media interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to Merrill Balassone or (213) 740-6156**

For questions regarding Gov. Schwarzenegger, contact Stephanie Rosa or (916) 444-1380

About the USC Schwarzenegger Institute
The USC Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy is committed to advancing post-partisanship, by which leaders put people over political parties and work together to find the best ideas and solutions to benefit the people they serve. Housed in the Sol Price School of Public Policy, the Institute will focus on state and global policy and will bring the best thought leaders together from business, government, non-profits, and academia, where together they will work to develop real-world, sustainable solutions to the critical issues of our day.