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U.S. Foreign Policy Roundtables with Bruce Herschensohn

The School of Public Policy will be hosting its first U.S. Foreign Policy Roundtables with Bruce Herschensohn for the fall semester on Wednesday. September 11, at noon in the Wilburn Auditorium. This semester-long series is open to School of Public Policy students and will focus on current international events such as the conquest of much of Iraq and Syria by ISIS radical Islamist terrorists, the conflict between Israel and Hamas, the continuing expansion of Russia over Ukraine, and more.

September 11 & 22
October 1, 15*, & 29
November 10 & 24*
December 1*

12-1 p.m.

Pepperdine School of Public Policy
Wilburn Auditorium
Malibu, California

*Location change on specified dates to SPP 171.

School of Public Policy Students

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

Depending on current events, topics for discussion may include:
  • Conquest of much of Iraq and Syria by ISIS radical Islamist terrorists
  • Conflict between Israel and Hamas
  • Continuing expansion of Russia over Ukraine
  • U.S. defense reductions
  • U.S. scheduled leaving of Afghanistan
  • Suspicions and hardships placed on intelligence agencies
  • Negotiations with Iran over its nuclear facilities and ambitions
  • Lingering unanswered questions on the murdering of diplomats in Benghazi
  • Constant threats of North Korea with its increasing missile technology
  • Attempted expansion of the People's Republic of China over Pacific islands
  • Cuts in U.S. space exploration
  • Possible coming of isolationism in the United States in both major political parties

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 Mary Jo Hardman at maryjo.hardman@pepperdine.edu or at 310.506.7395.