Newly retired, five-term Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky (or simply “Zev” to any local political observer) has been announced as the featured speaker for the 2015 Bollens-Ries-Hoffenberg Lecture, the flagship annual event for UCLA’s Department of Political Science. This year’s lecture will be held on Tuesday, April 7 at 6:00 p.m., in the 260-seat, on-campus auditorium of UCLA’s California NanoSystems Institute.
A veteran Los Angeles public official – Yaroslavsky has held elected office in Los Angeles continuously since he was 26-years-old and became the youngest-ever member of the L.A. City Council. Termed out from the county board just weeks ago, he will offer: “Reflections on 40 Years in L.A. Local Government and Where We Go from Here” – at the evening event, followed by a reception for participants. The aim of the Bollens-Ries-Hoffenberg Lecture is to “bring together the worlds of academic exploration and practical politics to illuminate discussion of the broader principles and ideas of representative government.” The event also honors the careers and work of its named honorees : John C. Bollens, John C. Ries, and Marvin Hoffenberg – all former distinguished professors in UCLA’s Department of Political Science.
For more on the former county supervisor’s career, click here.
Complete details of the annual lecture, and a link to RSVP for the event, are available here.