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Weekly US Foreign Policy Roundtables

Bruce Herschensohn

Weekly U.S. Foreign Policy Roundtables with Bruce Herschensohn

Thursdays beginning
September 13 -December 6, 2012

Pepperdine School of Public Policy
James R. Wilburn Auditorium
Malibu, California

Free & open to all students and the Pepperdine community.

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

Depending on current events, topics for discussion may include:

  • What is becoming of the Arab Spring
  • President Obama's foreign policy
  • The authorities of the President and the Congress
  • Space exploration and ballistic missile defense
  • The Global War on Radical Islamist Terrorism including Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran, Yemen, and Iraq and others
  • How U.S. 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
  • The United Nations and other international organizations/alliances
  • China, Tibet, and Taiwan
  • Israel and the Palestinian Authority, Hamas, and Hezbollah
  • North Korea

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), and An American Amnesia (2010).

Advance sign-up is required by contacting Marie Ann Thaler at marieann.thaler@pepperdine.edu or at 310.506.7691.

Discussions will begin promptly at 6 p.m.