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Political Science Department Colloquium

October 22, 2002





Margie Yu
Public Affairs Spec.
(323) 343-3047


of Events

Cal State L.A. Political Science Department Presents
"“Open Secrets: Money's Big Influence in Politics"”

What & Who:
The Department of Political Science at California State University, Los Angeles presents a colloquium entitled “Open Secrets: Money’s Big Influence in Politics.” The guest speaker is Steven Weiss, communications director of the Center for Responsive Politics in Washington, DC. There will also be a panel of professors and students to offer comments and remarks, as well as a Q&A session with the audience.

Monday, November 18, 2002, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Cal State L.A. King Hall Lecture Hall 1. The University is located at the Eastern Avenue exit, San Bernardino (I-10) Freeway, at the interchange of 10 and 710 Freeways. Public permit dispenser parking is available in Lots C, F and G or upper level of Parking Structure II.

Steven Weiss joined the Center as communications director in April 2000. Prior to that, he worked as online and media relations director at the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), an international non-profit education association based in Washington, DC. He has served on Capitol Hill as press secretary to Congressman Bob Filner (D-Calif.) and as deputy press secretary to U.S. Senator Bob Graham (D-Fla.). He also has worked as a reporter in the Washington, D.C. bureau of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency. He holds a Juris Doctor degree from the Santa Clara University School of Law, and earned his undergraduate degree in political science from the University of California, Davis.

For more information, call Nadine Koch, professor, Political Science Department, Cal State L.A., at (323) 343-2233.


The Center for Responsive Politics is a non-partisan, non-profit research group based in Washington, D.C. that tracks money in politics, and its effect on elections and public policy. The Center conducts computer-based research on campaign finance issues for the news media, academics, activists, and the public at large. The Center’s work is aimed at creating a more educated voter, an involved citizenry, and a more responsive government.

California State University, Los Angeles, is a comprehensive university at the heart of a major metropolitan city. The 175-acre hilltop campus is located five miles east of Los Angeles’ civic and cultural center. Since 1947, Cal State L.A. has been a leader in providing quality higher education. Today, the campus comprises a faculty of internationally-recognized scholars and artists, and more than 20,000 students with a wide variety of interests, ages and backgrounds that reflect the city’s dynamic mix of populations.


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