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Trump visits California, USC experts available for comment

  • “This is a photo opp at the border and then he’s going to pick up a bunch of money in Beverly Hills.”

    Robert Shrum

    Expert in presidential elections, and political advertising and policy

  • Jean Lantz Reisz, a teaching fellow at the USC Gould School of Law and at the USC Immigration Clinic, can answer questions about federal and state immigration matters.

    Jean Lantz Reisz

    Expert in immigration law and legal advocacy; can comment on TPS

  • “Trump engaging directly with Kim Jong Un may be both an opportunity and a liability. Trump has no experience with delicate negotiations. He is not averse to taking bold positions (as a candidate, he welcomed direct talks with Kim Jong Un, suggesting they eat hamburgers over discussions). He has also backtracked on agreements when they are negatively viewed by Republicans or when media coverage makes it appear as if he’s ‘giving in.'”

    Jeffrey Fields

    Expert in international security, diplomacy, and nuclear counterproliferation

  • “Although security measures are important, a focus on simply preparing for shootings is insufficient. We need a change in mindset and policy from reaction to prevention. Prevention entails more than security measures and begins long before a gunman comes to school. We need a comprehensive public health approach to gun violence that is informed by scientific evidence and free from partisan politics.”

    Ron Avi Astor

    Expert in school violence and bullying across cultures

  • Genevieve Giuliano can discuss transportation policy, including the California bullet train project, which Gov. Brown is asking the Trump administration to fund.

    Giuliano is the director of the METRANS Transportation Centerand a professor at the USC Price School of Public Policy. 

    Genevieve Giuliano

    Expert in transportation policy and planning