Brookings Institution Fellow Ted Piccone

I Used to Wear a Bow Tie

Ted Piccone is a Brookings Institution/Robert Bosch Foundation fellow and former Clinton Administration foreign policy advisor. Before taking part in a Zócalo/KCRW Berlin panel discussion titled “What Does Democracy Mean in the 21st Century?” held in partnership with the Villa Aurora/Thomas Mann House and the Daniel K. Inouye Institute, at the CIEE Global Institute in Berlin, he spoke in the green room about his penchant for colored socks, why he has never used Facebook, and who his influences are.

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Author Yascha Mounk

As a Kid, I was Sort of Like a Puppy

Yascha Mounk is a Harvard University political scientist and author of the memoir Stranger in My Own Country and the just-published The People versus Democracy: Why Our Freedom Is in …

Elk Grove Mayor Steve Ly

When You See Spring’s Bloom, There’s a Promise for the Future

Steve Ly is mayor of Elk Grove, California. In 2016 he became the first Hmong-American to be elected mayor of a U.S. city. He also works as a juvenile counselor. …

Columnist and an Associate Editor of The Sacramento Bee Foon Rhee

My Carolina Accent Comes out Sometimes

Foon Rhee is a columnist and an Associate Editor of The Sacramento Bee. Before moderating a Zócalo/The California Wellness Foundation panel discussion titled “What Can California Teach America About Immigrant …

California State Director of Immigrant Integration Daniel Torres

I Think Everyone’s Searching for Where They Belong in History

Daniel Torres is California State Director of Immigrant Integration. Before taking part in a Zócalo/The California Wellness Foundation event titled “What Can California Teach America About Immigrant Integration?” at Capitol …