Garcetti to speak at assembly March 23

Sammi Handler

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti ’88 will be featured as this year’s Brown Family Speaker during assembly March 23.

Garcetti graduated from Columbia University as a John Jay Scholar in 1992. He studied at London School of Economics was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University.

He also taught international affairs at the University of Southern California and was an assistant professor of Diplomacy and World Affairs at Occidental College before he was elected to the Los Angeles City Council in 2001.

Garcetti was elected four times to serve as President of City Council from 2006 to 2012. He was elected mayor in 2013.

According to his mayoral website, Garcetti’s “back to basics agenda is focused on job creation and solving everyday problems for L.A. residents.”

Linda and Abbott Brown (Russell ’94 and David ’96) established the Brown Family Distinguished Speaker Fund in 2001 to bring prominent speakers to the school once a year.

Previous Brown Family speakers include the conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Gustavo Dudamel, documentary filmmaker Ken Burns and musician Herbie Hancock.

The Brown Family chooses each year’s speaker.