Stanley "Bruce" Herschensohn
Henry Salvatori Fellow, Spring 2003
Senior Fellow in International Relations
John M. Olin Distinguished Visiting Professor, 2000-2001
Office: School of Public Policy (SPP)
Phone: (310) 506-7691
Fax: (310) 506-7494
Bruce Herschensohn has been a television and radio political commentator for the more than two decades. After service in the United States Air Force, he began his own motion picture company and was appointed Director of Motion Pictures and Television for the United States Information Agency (USIA). During his tenure, the USIA received more awards for film and television productions than all other departments and agencies of the United States government combined, including the Oscar from the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. In 1969, he was selected as one of the Ten Outstanding Young Men in the Federal Government. He received the second highest civilian award, the Distinguished Service Medal, and then became deputy special assistant to President Nixon. Herschensohn taught "The U.S. Image Abroad" at the University of Maryland, occupied the Nixon Chair at Whittier College teaching "U.S. Foreign and Domestic Policies" and was chairman of the University Board at Pepperdine University. He was appointed a member of the Reagan Transition Team. Herschensohn was the 1992 Republican nominee for the United States Senate in California and was defeated while winning over one million votes more than the national ticket of the Party. He was a fellow at the John F. Kennedy Institute of Politics at Harvard University and a distinguished fellow of the Claremont Institute from 1993 to 2001. He is currently teaching "The World Leadership Role of the United States" at the Pepperdine University School of Public Policy, and is a non-resident associate fellow of the Nixon Center for Peace and Freedom, as well as a member of the Board of Directors for the Center for Individual Freedom.
Herschensohn's books include Passport: An epic novel of the Cold War, The Gods of Antenna, Lost Trumpets, Hawks Without Wings, Doves Without Conscience, Hong Kong at the Handover, and Across the Taiwan Strait.