September 11, 2013, Bruce Herschensohn, Senior Fellow at the School of Public Policy, will once again be hosting the annual U.S. Foreign Policy Roundtable sessions this fall. Sessions begin this Thursday, September 12th, for a series of 12 Thursdays, concluding on December 5, 2013. Discussions focusing on various current events are open to all students and the Pepperdine community. An RSVP Is required. RSVP information and more about this event.
Fox & Hounds, March 6, 2014 - Michael Shires, associate professor of public policy, coauthored an article "A New Tool for Understanding Local Economies," where he and Robert Lapsley, president of the California Business Roundtable, discuss the new robust website by the California Center for Jobs and the Economy that seeks to fill the gap between opinion and factual information about job creation and sustainability, as well as economic trends in California. Read the article.
NIJ Journal, March 2014, No. 273 - Angela Hawken, associate professor of public policy, was interviewed for an article, "Replicating HOPE: Can Others Do It As Well As Hawaii?," wherein she discusses efforts to duplicate the swift-and-certain sanctions model in Hawaii, on the mainland. Read the interview.
Orange County Register, March 5, 2014 - Robert Kaufman, professor of public policy, authored an op-ed, "The Perils of Obama's Defense Budget," in which he discusses the 2015 U.S. defense budget, reducing defense spending to $496 billion, and the possible consequences on U.S. security. Read the op-ed.
The Christian Science Monitor, March 5, 2014 - Michael Shires, associate professor of public policy, was quoted in an article "California Democrats Lose Supermajority. Can Republicans Become Relevant?," wherein he comments on the changing balance of political power unfolding in the California State Senate. Read the article.
Orange County Register, February 28, 2014 - Robert Kaufman, professor of public policy, authored an op-ed, "Obama Making Europe Miss George W. Bush," wherein he discusses how the Obama administration has frayed U.S. relations with many European allies. Read the op-ed.
February 25, 2014, Michael Shires, associate professor of public policy, will be testifying before California Assembly Budget Sub Committee #4, for the hearing on the Governor's Five-Year Infrastructure Plan, on Tuesday, February 25, at 1:30 p.m. Shires will be providing an overview about what it means to invest in infrastructure and job creation. Watch the live broadcast.
Orange County Register, February 20, 2014 - Robert Kaufman, professor of public policy, authored an op-ed, "U.S. Must Take Firm Stance with China," wherein he provides comments on U.S.-China relations in light of Secretary of State John Kerry's recent visit to China as they have accelerated the expansion of their security perimeter in the East and South China Sea at the expense of their neighbors. Read the op-ed.
Addiction, February 13, 2014 - Angela Hawken, associate professor of public policy, and Jonathan Kulick, project director and adjunct faculty, authored a commentary "Treaties (probably) Not an Impediment to 'Legal' Cannabis in Washington and Colorado," wherein they provide comments on a paper by Robin Room titled, "Legalizing a Market for Cannabis for Pleasure: Colorado, Washington, Uruguay and Beyond." Read the commentary by Hawken and Kulick.
February 21,2014, The School of Public Policy and the Trinity Forum presents an "Evening Conversation with Gary Haugen" on Tuesday, February 25, 2014, at 6:30 p.m., at The National Press Club in Washington, D.C. Haugen, president and CEO of International Justice Mission, will speak about his new book The Locust Effect. This lecture is part of Pepperdine's "Evening Conversations: The Moral Sense in Politics and Policy" series. The Pepperdine community may RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. More about this event and general public RSVP.
The Christian Science Monitor, February 20, 2014 - Michael Shires, associate professor of public policy, was quoted in an article "Why More Voters are Going Independent in California ," in which he comments on how major political parties are losing registered voters in California and its potential effect on national trends and future California elections. Read the article.
Orange County Register, February 13, 2014 - Robert Kaufman, professor of public policy, authored an op-ed, "The Danger of Right-Wing Isolationism," in which he advises on the risks to U.S. foreign policy and national security if Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) becomes a serious presidential candidate. Read the op-ed.
GovFresh, February 12, 2014 - Pete Peterson (MPP '07), executive director of the Davenport Institute for Public Engagement and Civic Leadership at the School of Public Policy, is featured in "Pete Peterson on Public Engagement and, Literally, a Platform for Civic Innovation," wherein he discusses his role with the Davenport Institute and how it has trained government officials how to integrate technology into civic engagement. Read the article.
CBS KCAL9, February 8, 2014 - Michael Shires, associate professor of public policy, appeared in a segment to speak about California's drought situation and why the drought bill is being called divisive. Watch the video.
Orange County Register, February 7, 2014 - Robert Kaufman, professor of public policy, authored an op-ed, "Japan as an Indispensable American Ally," wherein he outlines the United States' strategy with East Asia, as it has eclipsed Europe in becoming the world's most important center of power. Read the op-ed.
Aljazeera, February 6, 2014 - Angela Hawken, associate professor of public policy, appeared on "America Tonight" and spoke about the alternative probation program, Hawaii's Opportunity Probation with Enforcement (HOPE), which delivers swift and certain sanctions to probation violators. Read news article related to the story.