Santa Monica College’s interdisciplinary,
innovative Public Policy Institute provides nonpartisan community programs
exploring key economic, social, and political issues. The Institute offers
FREE, informative discussions on the policy issues that affect our daily lives.
Founded by LA County
Supervisor and former California State Senator Sheila Kuehl and SMC political
science professor Richard Tahvildaran-Jesswein (former Chair of Excellence,
Philosophy & Social Science), the Institute is currently led by
co-directors Tahvildaran-Jesswein and SMC political science instructor Shari
Davis (who also chairs Community for Excellent Public Schools).
Through an annual symposium and frequent public forums with civic leaders, the Public Policy Institute also serves as a powerful force for engaging the community in dialogue on some of the most pressing public policy issues of the day, and providing information and other support to help campus and community members become agents of change.
Please visit the Public Policy Institute website for up-to-date information. To receive invitations
to our events, please send an please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org and request to be added to the Institute’s mailing list.
ANNUAL FALL ARTS SYMPOSIUM NOVEMBER 20–DECEMBER 3, 2017
Join us for a talk and performances that highlight the importance of the visual and performing arts in—and to—our society, how expression through the arts can influence ideas and change perceptions, and how community advocacy can contribute to public policies that support the arts. Please see smc.edu/ppi for
up-to-date symposium details.
Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker Ballet
The SMC Symphony and SMC student dancers partner
once again with the Westside Ballet for its annual holiday Nutcracker
extravaganza. Come see the Sugar Plum Fairy, the Prince, and all the other
wonderful characters in Tchaikovsky’s classic come to life—with falling snow
and a Christmas tree that grows—in a theater where every seat provides visual
and audio delights for all ages. Produced with support from
Monica College, the SMC Public Policy Institute, and the City of Santa Monica.
Please visit westsideballet.com or call (800) 595-4849 for information
and to purchase tickets. Part of the SMC Public Policy Institute’s Fall Arts
& Cultural Affairs Symposium
Preview: Fri, November 24 | 7 p.m.
Sat, November 25 | 1 p.m. & 5 p.m.
Sun, November 26 | 1 p.m. & 5 p.m.
Fri, December 1 | 7 p.m.
Sat, December 2 | 1 p.m. & 5 p.m.
Sun, December 3 | 1 p.m. & 5 p.m.
See westsideballet.com for ticket details
The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center
Sponsored by the SMC Associates.
Santa Monica College, 1900 Pico Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90405