A Conversation with California Attorney General Xavier Becerra
Protecting California’s Values and Preparing for the Future

Xavier Becerra

California Attorney General

Gary Segura (Moderator)

Dean, Luskin School of Public Affairs at UCLA

November 4, 2020 11:00 AM    Webinar

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Californians have faced multiple major crises this year. Since March, the COVID-19 pandemic has threatened Californians’ physical health and socio-economic livelihoods. At the end of May, Californians joined the nation in protest of George Floyd’s murder, and renewed calls for police reform permeated across the state. Then, August brought the most extreme wildfire season on record burning millions of acres across the state, which caused home evacuations and state-wide air pollution warnings. 


Join us for a timely conversation with California Attorney General Xavier Becerra. Attorney General Becerra serves as the state’s Chief Law Enforcement Officer. His responsibilities are to protect and serve the people and interests of California. Attorney General Becerra will be joined by moderator Gary Segura, Dean of UCLA’s Luskin School of Public Affairs.

  

Xavier Becerra was sworn in as the 33rd Attorney General of the State of Californiaon January 24, 2017. He is the first Latino to hold the office in the history of the state. The State’s chief law enforcement officer, Attorney General Becerra has decades of experience serving the people of California through appointed and elected office, where he has fought for working families, the vitality of the Social Security and Medicare programs and issues to combat poverty among the hardworking families. He has also championed the state’s economy by promoting and addressing issues impacting job generating industries such as health care, clean energy, technology, and entertainment. Attorney General Becerra previously served 12 terms in Congress as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Prior to serving in Congress, Attorney General Becerra served one term in the California Legislature as the representative of the 59th Assembly District in Los Angeles County. 


Gary M. Segura (Moderator) is the Dean of the Luskin School of Public Affairs at UCLA. His work focuses on issues of political representation and social cleavages, the domestic politics of wartime public opinion, and the politics of America’s growing Latino minority.  Among his most recent publications are “Latino America: How America’s Most Dynamic Population is Poised to Transform the Politics of the Nation” with Matt Barreto (Public Affairs Press, 2014); “The Future is Ours: Minority Politics, Political Behavior, and the Multiracial Era of American Politics” with Shaun Bowler (2011, Congressional Quarterly Press), and two books with the Latino National Survey team: “Latinos in the New Millennium: An Almanac of Opinion, Behavior, and Policy Preferences” (2012, Cambridge University Press), and “Latino Lives in America: Making It Home” (2010, Temple University Press). He has another book in press, “Calculated War: The Public and a Theory of Conflict,” with Scott S. Gartner, under contract to Cambridge University Press.

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