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Although still in its infancy, the USC Schwarzenegger Institute has already generated extensive media coverage in connection with its mission and activities.

Schwarzenegger legacy: Environmental protection

Schwarzenegger signed laws requiring the state's energy to come from a growing percentage of clean renewables and making solar affordable for every household; and perhaps the most prominent example of environmental leadership was AB 32, the historic bipartisan legislation that made California a leader in fighting climate change.

Physical Fitness: It’s a Team Effort

When Governor Schwarzenegger first asked me to serve in 2006, we agreed that we needed to do something transformational for our kids, who were at great risk of obesity-related health problems.

Variety article on film tax credits

These days studio chiefs insist that filmmakers they work with take advantage of out-of-state incentives to lower production costs, which on a single major motion picture can amount to savings of tens of millions. 

Terry Tamminen article on climate change and jobs

We may not have been smart enough to tackle the climate challenge soon enough for those who are already environmental and economic victims, but aligning science and investment capital may finally be a winning formula.

Politicians, experts discuss immigration reform

Daily Trojan by Daniel Rothberg As Sen. John McCain walked into the USC Schwarzenegger Institute’s bipartisan summit on immigration reform, he stopped before a demonstration of about 15 students from the School of Social Work. “Let’s keep families together,” the group chanted in rally of support for comprehensive immigration reform. McCain (R-Ariz.) waved his hand and made his way into Town and Gown, the site of the four-and-a-half hour symposium that featured political leaders and immigration experts, ranging from former President of Mexico Vicente Fox to former U.S. Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez.

Vincete Fox op ed on immigration in the LA Times

This week, mine will be one of many voices at the USC Schwarzenegger Institute immigration forum. It is imperative for the people of Mexico and its government to have a voice in this debate. 

Schwarzenegger plans immigration forum as D.C. leaders debate plan

The Los Angeles Times--- As a bipartisan group of leaders in Washington prepare to unveil a landmark immigration bill, former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is planning to host a forum at USC focused on the matter that features significant players in the debate. Among the speakers scheduled to participate in the April 30 summit are former Mexican President Vicente Fox, former U.S. Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.).

Schwarzenegger Stresses Effects of Climate Change

A draft of the National Climate Assessment Report took center stage Monday in a public comment forum focusing on climate change and its impact on issues ranging from water supplies to rising sea levels. The forum, hosted by former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and the USC Schwarzenegger Institute in partnership with the USC Center for Sustainable Cities, brought together some of the nation’s most prominent scientists and local leaders to discuss the effects of climate change. The forum’s goal was to not only raise awareness about the NCAR, but also to elevate the discussion beyond the paper and into the lives and minds of policymakers, opinion leaders and constituents.