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SPP Offers Davenport Discussion on Think Tanks and Media in State-Level Policy

William Swaim, president of the California Policy Center, will lead the School of Public PolicyDavenport Discussion roundtable seminar in SPP Rm 179 on the Drescher Graduate Campus on Wednesday, October 11, at noon. Swaim will explore what the role of public policy organizations are in 2017, and speak about the transition from such white-paper think tanks like Reason, Cato, Heritage, Brookings, and the American Enterprise Institute to what's emerging today as "activist think tanks" that combine policy formulation and community organizing. Swiam will also touch on California Policy Center's public education and local government initiatives, and where policy and activism merge. 

Each semester at the Pepperdine School of Public Policy, the Davenport Institute hosts a series of lunchtime Davenport Discussions with practitioners, journalists, innovators, and researchers who speak to students on a wide range of issues from state and local finance to the use of technology in government to the outlook for cities in a state budget crisis and much more. These interactive sessions give students an opportunity not only to hear from experts in the field but to ask questions and make personal connections as well. For more information contact Sarah Axen.

Lunch will be served.

All Davenport Discussion sessions are eligible for one (1) Professional Development credit for School of Public Policy students.