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SMC Public Policy Institute

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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.
For information about SMC Public Policy Institute activities, please go to and click on the “Public Policy Institute-SMC” link. To receive invitations to our events, please send email to and request to be added to the Institute’s mailing list.
Supporting members of the SMC Public Policy Institute enjoy preferred seating and other privileges. Please send email to to find out how you can become a supporting member.
Several programs and topical discussions are planned for Fall 2014, including panels and community discussions on “All Things Water In California” and “How Representative is Representative Government: The Real Impacts of State and Local Election Rules.” Details were not confirmed at press time.