VIDEO: State of Our State Conference 2016

The following videos are panel discussions from the 2016 State of Our State Conference. The annual signature event by ASU Morrison Institute for Public Policy was held Nov. 16 in Phoenix.

“How Are Independents and Others Driving Political Change?”

Moderator: Jonathan Koppell, dean, Arizona State University College of Public Service and Community Solutions
Panelists: Jacqueline Salit, president,; Daniel Ortega, Arizona attorney and Cesar Chavez Foundation board member; Charles Coughlin, president, HighGround Inc.; Omar Ali, professor and interim dean of Lloyd International Honors College at University of North Carolina Greensboro; Marilyn Rodriguez, associate director, VeridusIndependents video

  (Running time: 31:32)


“Impact of Social Networks and News Sources”

Moderator: Lisa Urias, Morrison Institute board member
Panelists: Thom Reilly, director, Morrison Institute for Public Policy at Arizona State University; Douglas Schoen, political analyst and pollster; Eugene Scott, CNN Politics reporter; Doug Chapin, director of the Program for Excellence in Education Administration at the University of Minnesota and consultant to Pew on the Voting Information Project; and Christian Grose, faculty fellow at the Schwarzenegger at USC.
Social networks video
  (Running time: 31:45)


“Political Parties and the New Electorate”

Moderator: Joseph Garcia, director, Morrison Institute Latino Public Policy Center, Arizona State University
Panelists: Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan; Thom Collins, executive director, Arizona Citizens Clean Elections Commission; Robert Graham, chair, Arizona Republican Party; DJ Quinlan, political consultant and campaign strategist, former executive director of the Arizona Democratic Party; Paul Johnson, former Phoenix mayor and independent voter election reform advocate
Political parties video
  (Running time: 30:34)


“Beyond Partisan Gridlock: A Conversation With Arizona Statesmen Jon Kyl and Ed Pastor”

Moderator: Grady Gammage Jr., Morrison Institute senior research fellow
Speakers: Former U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., and former U.S. Rep. Ed Pastor, D-Ariz.
Beyond gridlock video
 (Running time: 37:00)