About Randall Lewis
Randall Lewis is well known for his innovative approaches to planning, designing, and marketing residential communities as Executive Vice President of the Upland-based Lewis Group of Companies.
He is regarded as an industry leader in promoting the arts, education, healthy living and sustainable development initiatives.
He has been President of the Inland Empire Arts Foundation, Secretary of the Los Angeles County Citizens Planning Council, director of the HomeBuilder's Council, and national director of the National Association of HomeBuilders.
Mr. Lewis was named in the Los Angeles Times 2006 “West 100” list as one of the top 100 influential people in southern California. He has also received the California Business Properties Association Champion of the Industry Award and has been inducted into the California Building Industry Association Hall of Fame.
Mr. Lewis is a long time ULI member as well as a Governor of the ULI Foundation. He serves on several executive boards, including the USC School of Policy, Planning and Development, the UCLA School of Public Policy, Loma Linda University Medical Center’s Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Institute Advisory Council, Cal Poly Pomona’s National Development Council, and co-chairs the San Bernardino County Alliance for Education.
He is recognized as an expert in the real estate industry and is frequently quoted in various newspapers, magazines and trade journals. He has over 30 years of experience in the real estate industry.
He received his B.A. from Claremont McKenna College.
Politics and the Census . . . The Census and Politics
April 13, 2011
The U.S. Census is an enterprise that is fundamentally tied to political institutions and processes, UCR Professor Karthick Ramakrishnan told an audience attending the May 13 Randall Lewis Seminar Series.
Although most of the data collected by the U.S. Census Bureau—either in the form of the decennial census, the American Community Survey, or the Current Population Survey—is decidedly apolitical, there are important ways in which politics has shaped the work of the U.S. Census Bureau, and ways in which the decennial census has important implications for politics., said Ramakrishnan, an Associate Professor of Political Science at UCR.
Professor Ramakrishnan examined both aspects of politics -- as cause and consequence as related to the census. In tackling the question of how politics has informed the work of the decennial census, Dr. Ramakrishnan focused on two contemporary debates:
The first debate centers on the way that noncitizens and prisoners are counted for apportionment and the fundamental questions about the meaning of citizenship and political representation in the United States.
The second debate -- on the politics of census measurement, the undercount and attempts to correct for it – touches upon questions of apportionment and redistricting: political representation, public administration, federal power and federal policy, Dr. Ramakrishnan said.
He also discussed the indirect political implications of the census, especially declarations about the size of racial minority groups. To fully understand the political implications of census reports means going well beyond demographic patterns and trends, and examining the ways in which patterns of political behavior and political processes shape the influence of such trends on politics, Dr. Ramakrishnan said.
Dr. Ramakrishnan’s research focuses on civic participation, immigration policy, and the politics of race, ethnicity, and immigration in the United States.
He is one of the principal investigators for the 2008 National Asian American Survey, the first of its kind conducted at the national level. In 2011-12, he will hold visiting fellowships at the Russell Sage Foundation (New York) and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (Washington, D.C.).
He received his Ph.D. in politics from Princeton University, and has held fellowships at the Russell Sage Foundation and the Public Policy Institute of California. He has received several grants from sources such as the James Irvine Foundation and the Russell Sage Foundation, and has provided consultation to public officials at the federal and local levels.
Dr. Ramakrishnan's Slide Presentation: