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Schwarzenegger and USC Team Up for Think Tank

08/02/2012

Inside Higher Ed - August 2, 2012

Arnold Schwarzenegger, the actor and former California governor, is working with the University of Southern California to create a think tank that will seek bipartisan policies on environmental protection, the economy and other public policy issues, The Los Angeles Times reported. Schwarzenegger has pledged a total of $20 million for the USC Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy -- with some of the funds coming in a direct contribution from him, and others to be raised by him. "When you think back of everything I've done — body building, training people, writing about diet and food supplements and promoting movies and entertainment — I've always been interested in making sure other people can benefit from my experience," Schwarzenegger told the Times. "And it's the same with this. It would be a shame to think what I learned from my governorship over seven years … ways of solving problems — will now be left behind and no one will benefit."