Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom will visit La Jolla’s UCSD to discuss politics in the digital age


Gavin Newsom, Lieutenant Governor of California and former mayor of San Francisco, will discuss his new book, “Citizenville: Reconnecting People and Government in the Digital Age,” as a guest of UC San Diego’s Revelle Forum, 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25 at the Institute of the Americas, 10111 North Torrey Pines Road, on campus.

In the book, Newson argues that though voter turnout declines and approval ratings have reached record lows, Americans have not given up on government.

He will relate “stories of individuals who are bridging the vast chasm separating government from the technologies already revolutionizing our daily lives,” according to a press release announcing his visit. “He contends that we are in an unprecedented era of

citizen participation, and the only way for Americans to secure their future is to reinvent their relationship with their government — as they have countless times before, and have the power to do so again.”

Thad Kousser, UCSD Associate Professor of Political Science, an authority on California politics, will interview Newsom.

Admission is $25. To register, call UCSD Extension at (858) 534-9999, or visit

  1. When registering, refer to section ID number 092753.

The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. A book signing will follow the lecture. Parking is $4 in the Pangea Structure nearby.