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
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 www.smc.edu/ppi for up-to-date information about the Institute’s events. 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.
League of Women Voters’ Study of
Higher Education: Where We are Today
Don’t miss this special panel discussion on higher
education presented by the Santa Monica College Public Policy Institute (PPI),
in collaboration with the League of Women Voters of Santa Monica. The
panel—featuring State Senator Ben Allen, CSU Northridge Department of Management
professor and researcher Rick Moore, and panelists representing Santa Monica
College—is one in a series of local meetings prompted by the League of Women
Voters of California’s study exploring access to public higher
education. Chair of the SMC Board of Trustees Louise Jaffe and PPI co-director
Shari Davis will moderate the discussion, and an audience Q&A session will
follow. Free parking in campus parking structures. Sponsored by the SMC Public
Seating is strictly on a first-arrival basis.
Sat, March 5 | 10am | Free | HSS
2016 Voter Registration Campaign Kick-Off
Come help the Santa Monica College Public Policy Institute
kick off its 2016 voter registration campaign, find out how to register voters
and encourage them to vote, and get the information and materials you need to
canvas neighborhoods or organizations. Free parking in campus parking
structures. Sponsored by the SMC Public Policy Institute.