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Join Us for Lunch with Mark Petracca
“Changing Face of Orange County Politics”
WHAT??? Hillary won in Orange County??!!! We are surely entering a new era. Who can help us understand the change in Orange County politics better than UCI’s own well-known and highly regarded political expert, Mark Petracca, Professor of Political Science and Associate Dean of the School of Social Sciences at UCI.
Mark is not only a super researcher, but also a great communicator. He has received numerous teaching awards while at UCI, while also authoring dozens of scholarly articles and books on American politics, political theory, constitutional reform, and public policy. He has testified before Congress and served as an expert witness in numerous high profile state and federal court cases. In his spare time, he writes frequent op-ed pieces for newspapers around the country, including Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, San Jose Mercury News, Dallas Morning News, Orange County Register, and Sacramento Bee, including providing our community with insights into the politics of our own Orange County. He was a regular panelist on KOCE’s “Real Orange” for more than 15 years and continues to be an occasional guest commentator on PBS SoCal’s “Inside OC.
Don’t miss this interesting talk about our previously extremely Republican county and how it turned blue, and what we might expect to happen here in future elections.
The Executive Commons Room in the MPAA Building at UCI
We will be meeting in The Executive Commons room in the small building attached to the Social Science Parking Structure (the building is on the campus side of the parking structure, and the room is on the ground level in the far corner from the parking structure) The building is called “MPAA” and is in red on the below map. Directions to the structure and for parking:
Driving to UC Irvine:
If you are coming from NORTH of Irvine (Los Angeles area):
Take the 405 freeway south just past the 55 freeway. Take the Jamboree Road exit. Turn right onto Jamboree Road. Turn left onto Campus Drive. The campus will be a couple of miles ahead on the right.
If you are coming from SOUTH of Irvine (San Diego area):
Take the 405 freeway north. Take the Jamboree Road exit. Turn left onto Jamboree Road. Turn left onto Campus Drive. The campus will be a couple of miles ahead on the right.
If you are coming from EAST of Irvine (Riverside area):
Take the 91 freeway west to the 55 freeway south. Take the 55 freeway south to the 405 freeway south. Take the Jamboree Road exit. Turn right onto Jamboree Road. Turn left onto Campus Drive. The campus will be a couple of miles ahead on the right.
Parking for the MPAA Building:
From Campus Drive, turn in toward the campus at the light at Stanford to immediately enter the Social Sciences Parking Structure.
All-Day ($10) or By-The-Hour ($2/hour) parking passes can be purchased at the kiosk located in the right lane entrance to the parking structure. You may park in any stall that does not have reserved signage.
There will be an attendant who can assist them and whom they can pay- (cash, or CC )