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Beverly Hills News – Pepperdine’s School of Public Policy to Debate the Future of Foreign Policy in Beverly Hills

Posted: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 – 11:37 AM

By Victoria Talbot

Pepperdine’s School of Public Policy will host a debate on the Future of Foreign Policy at the Writers’ Guild Theater in Beverly Hills June 26 at 7 p.m, sponsored by the Los Angeles World Affairs Council.

This special event is a discussion by experts from across the spectrum of conservatism about US President Donald Trump’s high profile, often shocking foreign policy moves, and what underlies his public statements. What is conservative foreign policy and what does that mean in the Age of Trump, from the drama at the G7 to the Singapore summit with North Korea?

The panelists include Pepperdine University Professor of Public Policy Robert G. Kaufman, a political scientist specializing in American foreign policy, national security, international relations and various aspects of American politics. Kaufman is the author of four books, and is a former Bradley Scholar and current adjunct scholar at the Heritage Foundation. He has taught at Colgate University, the Naval War College and the University of Vermont.

Daniel McCarthy is director of the Robert Novak Journalism Fellowship Program at the Fund for American Studies and the editor of Modern Age: A Conservative Review. He is a columnist for Spectator USA, the English-speaking world’s oldest political magazine, the Spectator.

Danielle Pietka is a senior vice president for foreign and defense policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI). She overseers the Institute’s work on foreign and defense issues. Peitka writes on national security matters focusing on Iran, the Middle East (including Syria, Israel, ISIS) and South Asia.  She is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service.

William Ruger serves as the vice president for research and policy at the Charles Koch Institute and the vice president for research at the Charles Koch Foundation. He was previously an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Texas State University. His work has been featured in a number of academic journals including International Studies Quarterly, Civil Wars and Armed Forces and Society. He is a veteran of the Afghanistan war and an officer in the U.S. Navy Reserve.

For ticket reservations (no later than 12 p.m. Monday, June 25) visit or call  (424) 258 6160.


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