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Weekly US Foreign Policy Roundtables with Bruce Herschensohn

Weekly U.S. Foreign Policy Roundtables with Bruce Herschensohn

Event Details

Thursdays beginning
September 12 -December 5, 2013*

6-9 PM

Pepperdine School of Public Policy
Wilburn Auditorium
Malibu, California

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.

*Thursday, November 21: Herschensohn will hold a special session focusing on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy.
Thursday, November 28: NO
session will be held.

Depending on current events, topics for discussion may include:

  • The Benghazi Crisis
  • What has become of the Arab Spring
  • Intelligence Agencies
  • The Authorities of the President and the Congress
  • Ballistic Missile Defense and Space Exploration
  • The Global War on Radical Islamist Terrorism
  • How US Foreign Policy is Decided
  • Becoming a Foreign Service Officer or Civil Service Officer
  • Running for Office
  • The Continuing Effect of the Vietnam Era on Current Policy
  • The United Nations and Other International Organizations
  • The Power of the Media
  • Global Entities Including Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq,
    Yemen, China, Taiwan, Tibet, Israel, The Palestinian Authority,
    Hamas, Hezzbolah, and 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).