CSULA Pat Brown Institute (PBI)
The Public Policy Program encompasses public policy forums, issue debates, and our signature annual policy conference. The purpose of the program is to create opportunities for balanced and meaningful dialogue about public policy matters and ensure that these conversations are thorough and accessible. By doing so, the Public Policy Program seeks to influence how policy is shaped and whose voices are heard. Through this program, the Institute reaches policy makers, opinion leaders, community activists, and young people who are in high school, college, and the work world. The Pat Brown Institute for Public Affairs invests in youth in order to train the next generation of leaders for our communities. Whether in high school or at the university, PBI youth learn about and immerse themselves in public policy by working on policy projects, researching relevant issues and serving in internships.