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Thursday, May 18 • 11:20am - 12:20pm
How Do We Get Past Partisanship?

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Elections in the US are undeniably partisan, despite President George Washington imploring the other Founders to avoid the "falsehood, detraction, and calumny" of faction. How has partisanship been avoided or overcome in public-private projects? What nonpartisan lessons can help us all meet the challenges of modernizing and securing the integrity of American elections?

Moderators
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Kate Gordon

Senior Advisor, The Henry M. Paulson Institute
Kate Gordon is a nationally recognized expert on the intersection of clean energy and economic development. She currently serves as Senior Strategist for Tech4America, as well as Senior Advisor for the Paulson Institute, where she provides overall strategy and coordination for th... Read More →

Speakers
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Travis Allen

Legislator, California State Assembly
Travis Allen has represented California’s 72nd Assembly District since 2012. Before joining the Assembly, Travis owned a small business helping people as a financial planner. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Cal State Long Beach, and has also studied at Cal State... Read More →
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Jim Green

Senior Vice President, Government Affairs and Public Policy, Salesforce
Jim founded and led Tech4Obama over the past election cycle, working very closely with Tech community, organizing and leveraging the broad support of the community around the President’s reelection. Prior to the campaign, Jim worked as a finance consultant, fundraising through... Read More →
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George "Duf" Sundheim

Principal, GPS Mediation
Duf Sundheim has been active in Republican Party politics since he served as a page in the Illinois State Legislature at age 18. Mr. Sundheim’s focus has been government reform and increased citizen participation in the political process. As Chairman of the California Republican Party (2003-07) Duf played a critical role in the only successful recall of a sitting governor in modern history... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 11:20am - 12:20pm
UC Hastings Room A 198 McAllister Street San Francisco CA 94102