Speaker Date Topic
Ana Vargas Smith Aug 23, 2018
Reclaiming Our Downtown
Ana Vargas Smith
Rod Dunham
Dan Ondrasek
Dan Schnur Sep 06, 2018
Professor, University of Southern California and UC-Berkeley

Dan Schnur was recently named Director of the Los Angeles regional office of the American Jewish Committee. Previously, Schnur served as the Director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics at the University of Southern California, where he worked to motivate students to become active in the world of politics and encouraged public officials to participate in the daily life of USC. Before becoming Director of AJC-LA, Schnur taught politics, communications and leadership at USC since 2004.

For years, Dan was one of California’s leading political and media strategists, whose record includes work on four presidential and three gubernatorial campaigns. Schnur served as the national Director of Communications for the 2000 presidential campaign of U.S. Senator John McCain and spent five years as chief media spokesman for California Governor Pete Wilson. In 2010, Schnur was appointed as Chairman of the California Fair Political Practices Commission, a position he held through that year’s elections and until spring of 2011.