ASU Morrison Institute’s State of Our State Conference

    November 19, 2018 @ 9:30 am – 1:45 pm
    Phoenix Airport Marriott hotel
    1101 N 44th St
    Phoenix, AZ 85008

    State of Our State Conference 2018
    9:30 am – 1:45 pm
    Phoenix Airport Marriott 1101 North 44th Street Phoenix, AZ 85008

    “The State of Our State Conference is the annual signature event of ASU Morrison Institute for Public Policy. Since 2009, the event has examined key state and regional issues. This year’s event will look at Arizona’s election results and will present voter engagement research by Morrison Institute for Public Policy and the Citizens Clean Elections Commission.”


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    Carolyn Classen
    Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, (since Jan. 2013).

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