July 22, 2010, Michael Shires, associate professor of public policy, and Steven Frates, director of research at the Davenport Institute, at the School of Public Policy released the the findings of a study analyzing California public, K-12 education expenditure patterns over a five year period. The study concludes that, notwithstanding all the talk of “education budget cuts,” while school spending steadily increased between the 2003-04 and 2008-09 budget years, overall, direct classroom expenditures declined. The study was sponsored by the California Foundation for Education and Commerce. View the report and read the news from the California Chamber of Commerce.
November 17, 2014, The School of Public Policy, with a heavy heart, has learned of the sudden passing of alumna Susannah Hanson (MPP '12) on November 13, 2014, after a brief illness. She was 27. Read more.
The American Spectator, November 12, 2014 - Cliff Smith (MPP '07), authored an op-ed, "Run, Rubio, Run!," wherein he highlights the strengths of Florida Senator Marco Rubio, as a potential top-tier 2016 presidential candidate. Read the op-ed.
AM870 The Answer, November 4, 2014 - Michael Shires, associate professor of public policy, will be providing election night coverage on AM870's "The Answer," tonight around 10 p.m. PST. Listen to live stream.
November 4, 2014, Luisa Blanco, associate professor of public policy, coauthored a report for USAID titled, "Study on Crime and Investment in Latin America and the Caribbean: Final Report," wherein the authors analyze the relationship between crime and investment and determine to what extent crime affects investment and vice versa in Latin America and the Caribbean. View the report.
The American Spectator, October 27, 2014 - Cliff Smith (MPP '07), authored an article, "Two Incoming Movers and Shakers to Watch," wherein he discusses the possibility of Alabama's Gary Palmer and Nebraska's Ben Sasse, as safe bets to be elected to a House seat in in Alabama and a Senate seat in Nebraska, respectively, and their outsized influence they will bring. Read the article.
October 24, 2014, The School of Public Policy in partnership with the Reagan Presidential Library and Foundation will commemorate the 50th anniversary of a speech by President Ronald Reagan, "A Time for Choosing," on Monday, October 27, at 11 a.m., at the Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California. Steven Hayward, the Ronald Reagan Professor of Public Policy at Pepperdine, will explore the impact of "the speech" and its current relevance to American politics. Read more and register for the event.
The Washington Post, October 23, 2014 - Steven Hayward, the Ronald Reagan Distinguished Visiting Professor, authored an op-ed, "Why Ronald Reagan's 'A Time for Choosing' Endures After All This Time," wherein he discusses the 50-year-old speech, "A Time for Choosing," by President Ronald Reagan as one of the four speeches in American history that "so electrified the public that they propelled their orators to the front rank of presidential politics overnight." Hayward will be speaking on this topic at the Reagan Presidential Library on Monday, October 27, 2014. Read the op-ed.
October 17, 2014, James Prieger, associate professor of public policy, participated in a webinar entitled, "Net Neutrality: FCC and Congressional Options and Alternatives for an Open Internet," on Thursday, October 16, 2014, hosted by the Digital Policy Institute at Ball State University. Prieger and other experts discussed the legal, technical, and policy issues involved in the Net Neutrality proceedings at the Federal Communications Commission. Watch the webinar.
October 14, 2014, James Prieger, associate professor of public policy, will be participating in a webinar entitled, "Net Neutrality: FCC and Congressional Options and Alternatives for an Open Internet," on Thursday, October 16, at 2 p.m. EDT. Hosted by the Digital Policy Institute, Prieger and other experts will discuss the legal, technical and policy issues involved in the Net Neutrality proceedings at the Federal Communications Commission and embodied in legislative proposals advanced in the Congress. Register for the webinar.
The Daily Caller, September 29, 2014 - Cliff Smith (MPP '07), authored an op-ed, "'You And What Army?" How The Obama Administration Strongarms Congress," wherein he discusses how the Obama administration has learned that Congress can be strongarmed into not fully exercising its constitutional oversight duty, with minimal political blowback. Read the op-ed.
September 26, 2014, The School of Public Policy will host a roundtable, "Taiwan's Future," on Thursday, October 2, 2014, at 4 p.m. in SPP Rm 175. A panel of experts will examine Taiwan's independence movement in light of both internal politics and larger geo-politics involving U.S.-Chinese relations. View participants.
September 26, 2014, The School of Public Policy has announced that Professor Gordon Lloyd has been named the first Robert and Katheryn Dockson Professor beginning Fall 2014 term, combining two names that have been foundational in the history of the school. Read more.
The Daily Caller, September 25, 2014 - Robert Kaufman, professor of public policy, authored an op-ed, "Obama's Blowing In The Wind At The UN," wherein he states that President Obama's speech to the UN this week demonstrates his lack of historical knowledge on the effectiveness of a collective security organization "as a prudent substitute for American power." Read the op-ed.
The Washington Post, September 22, 2014 - Joel Fox, adjunct faculty at the School of Public Policy, authored an essay, "This Luxembourg Town Treated Me Like a VIP Because of My Father's WWII Heroics to Liberate it From Nazis," wherein he tells of his family's VIP treatment during a 1997 visit to Wiltz, Luxembourg, where his father, a Tec 4 Sergeant, had spent time during World War II. Read the essay.
The Sacramento Bee, September 20, 2014 - Michael Shires, associate professor of public policy, was quoted in an article "California Republicans Plotting Path Beyond 2014," wherein he discusses the issue of levying higher property taxes on businesses, a topic discussed at the California Republican Convention in Los Angeles. Read the article.