Meet the Faculty

School of Public Policy Faculty

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

  • Distinguished Fellow, Claremont Institute
  • Fellow, Nixon Center for Peace and Freedom
  • Former Fellow, John F. Kennedy Institute of Politics, Harvard University

Bruce Herschensohn is a television and radio political commentator. 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). 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. He was appointed a member of the Reagan Transition Team and in 1992 was the Republican nominee for the United States Senate in California. He was a Fellow at the John F. Kennedy Institute of Politics at Harvard University and a Distinguished Fellow of the Claremont Institute.

Herschensohn is the author of several books, the most recent being, Above Empyrean (2008) and An American Amnesia (2010).


  • MPP 661 The World Leadership Role of the United States

Academic Interests:

  • Foreign and Domestic Policy
  • U.S. Image Abroad
  • Worldwide Political and Governmental Affairs