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Weekly US Foreign Policy Roundtables with Bruce Herschensohn

Event Details

Thursdays beginning
September 11, 2008,
for a series of 12 Thursdays

6-9 PM

Pepperdine School of Public Policy
Drescher Graduate Campus
Malibu, California

Senior Fellow at the Pepperdine School of Public Policy Bruce Herschensohn will conduct weekly US Foreign Policy Roundtable discussions focusing on current international events for all students and the Pepperdine community.

Topics may include:

  • The War on Islamist Terrorism
  • The authorities of President and Congress
  • How US foreign policy is decided
  • The power of the media
  • Becoming a foreign service or civil service officer
  • Running for office
  • The continuing effect of the Vietnam experience on current policy
  • Ballistic missile defense
  • United Nations and other international organizations/alliances
  • The quest for a world of democracies

Discussions may also include:

  • Iraq
  • Afghanistan
  • Iran
  • North Korea
  • China and Taiwan
  • Israel and the Palestinian Authority

BRUCE HERSCHENSOHN has been a television and radio political commentator for 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). 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, Taiwan: The Threatened Democracy (2006) and Above Empyrean (2008).