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Thursday, August 2, 2012

The Schwarzenegger Institute

Our chapter on interest groups discusses think tanks. A press release from USC announces a new one: 
 USC President C. L. Max Nikias and former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger today announced the establishment of the USC Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy, which will be housed in the USC Price School of Public Policy. The institute will focus on the responsibility of leaders to transcend partisanship to implement policies that most benefit the people they serve, with five priority areas: education; energy and environment; fiscal and economic policy; health and human wellness; and political reform. 
... Schwarzenegger will chair the Board of Advisors and serve as inaugural holder of the Governor Downey Professor of State and Global Policy at USC, named after a former California governor and co-founder of USC.
The release does not mention whether the institute will study the problem of out-of-wedlock births.

One normally gets the title of "professor" only after years of graduate study, followed by more years of teaching and scholarly publication.  Schwarzenegger got a bachelor's degree through a correspondence program.