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SMC Public Policy Institute

 Santa Monica College’s Public Policy Institute provides nonpartisan community programs exploring key economic, social, and political issues. Led by its founding director, former State Senator Sheila Kuehl, and its associate director, SMC political science professor Richard Tahvildaran-Jesswein (who holds the Chair of Excellence, Philosophy & Social Science), the Institute offers free, informative discussions on the policy issues that affect our daily lives.  Several programs and topical discussions are planned for Spring 2014, but details were not confirmed at press time. Please go to for information on SMC Public Policy Institute activities. To receive invitations to our events, please send email to and request to be added to the Institute’s mailing list. 

Additional symposium activities were still in the planning stages at press time. Please see or call (310) 434-3541 for up-to-date details.