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Presented by the University of Southern California in partnership with the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation

The Ronald Reagan Centennial is a historic, year-long celebration to commemorate the 100th birthday of the 40th president of the United States of America and 33rd governor of the State of California. Through a series of substantive programs and celebratory events around the world, the life and legacy of a global leader will be remembered. The University of Southern California is one of four universities chosen to participate in the Reagan Centennial. USC will be the first university in the series, which includes the University of Virginia, University of Notre Dame, University of Georgia and the U.S. Naval Academy.

Ronald Reagan Centennial at USC – An Academic Symposium University of Southern California

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Presented by the University of Southern California in partnership with the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation

The Ronald Reagan Centennial is a historic, year-long celebration to commemorate the 100th birthday of the 40th president of the United States of America and 33rd governor of the State of California. Through a series of substantive programs and celebratory events around the world, the life and legacy of a global leader will be remembered. The University of Southern California is one of four universities chosen to participate in the Reagan Centennial. USC will be the first university in the series, which includes the University of Virginia, University of Notre Dame, University of Georgia and the U.S. Naval Academy.

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    Ronald Reagan Centennial: Tom Brokaw Keynote Address

    Ronald Reagan Centennial: Tom Brokaw Keynote Address

    Reflections on the 40th President of the United States and the 33rd Governor of California, by the former NBC Nightly News anchor.

    • 32 min
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    Biography and the Construction of Presidential Legacy - Moderated by Tom Brokaw

    Biography and the Construction of Presidential Legacy - Moderated by Tom Brokaw

    Ronald Reagan is credited with transforming political institutions and policy agendas, securing and supporting traditional elements of American life, and reawakening trust in government and a general sense of positivity and hopefulness. Join us as we discuss the role biography has played in shaping the Reagan legacy and how this role in the construction of presidential legacy changed over time and varied across presidents.

    • 1 hr 12 min
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    Reagan's California - Kevin Starr Keynote Address

    Reagan's California - Kevin Starr Keynote Address

    Join Kevin Starr, American historian, best-known for his multi-volume series on the history of California, collectively called "America and the California Dream" as he discusses the impact of Ronald Reagan as governor of California and President of the United States.

    • 58 min
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    Communicating Leadership: Reagan, Rhetoric, and the “Great Communicator” Revisited

    Communicating Leadership: Reagan, Rhetoric, and the “Great Communicator” Revisited

    Communication is one of the most studied dimensions of presidential leadership, and rhetorical skills and media presence are oft-cited as keys to Reagan’s leadership record. Discuss how Reagan’s time (political and historical) and Reagan’s talents contribute to his designation as the “Great Communicator.” Find out when, where, and why the communication influenced policy, politics, and public opinion during the Reagan years.

    • 1 hr 37 min
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    Executive Leadership from the Inside Out: Presidential Perspectives on Reagan

    Executive Leadership from the Inside Out: Presidential Perspectives on Reagan

    Presidents must lead a large staff of internal advisors, appointees, and high-ranking civil servants. Join the discussion about the ways that Ronald Reagan approached these difficult leadership challenges and how his managerial leadership compares to other presidents.

    • 1 hr 39 min
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    Branching Out: Policy Leadership and Legislative Relations under Reagan

    Branching Out: Policy Leadership and Legislative Relations under Reagan

    Ronald Reagan once remarked, “I have wondered at times what the Ten Commandments would have looked like if Moses had run them through the U.S. Congress” (qtd. In Beckmann, 2010, pg1). Ronald Reagan’s time in office highlights critical and enduring questions about the limits of presidential agency, the challenges of agenda setting, and the nature and function of legislative engagement.

    • 1 hr 32 min

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