PLATO organizes seven colloquiums a year where distinguished scholars, journalists, public figures; and other professionals  address a topic of wide interest. Past speakers include CEO of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Michael Govan; Loyola Law Professor, Laurie Levenson; renowned neurologist, Daniel Siegel;  UCI constitutional scholar, Erwin Chemerinsky; civil rights activist, Connie Rice; and Oscar winning producer, Walter Mirisch.

PLATO Colloquiums are held at the Skirball Cultural Center.   The public is welcome to attend.


Refreshments 12:45 p.m.   Program 1:30 p.m.

September 15, 2016 - Dan Schnur, USC Professor Politics in the Days of Rage

October 20, 2016 – Eugene Volokh, UCLA Law Professor and Washington Post Blogger

December 8, 2016 – Malissa Feruzzi Shriver, President Turnaround Arts (aid to disadvantaged schools)