School of Public Policy

Public Policy Professor Receives 2007 Bradley Prize

James Q. Wilson, Ronald Reagan Professor of Public Policy, was awarded a 2007 Bradley Prize by the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation. The Bradley Prizes honor outstanding achievement consistent with the foundation's mission that includes "strengthening American democratic capitalism and the institutions, principles, and values that sustain and nurture it."

Professor Angela Hawken Receives Grant for Probation Enforcement Research

Angela Hawken, assistant professor of public policy, was awarded a $240,968 research grant from the Smith Richardson Foundation for probation enforcement research. Hawken is the principal investigator of the evaluation of Hawaii's HOPE program, which uses swiftness and certainty in enforcing probation conditions. As lead economist on an evaluation of the California Substance Abuse and Crime Prevention Act (Proposition 36), Hawken has become an expert in issues of incarceration and rehabilitation.

School of Public Policy Welcomes 2007 Distinguished Visiting Professors

The School of Public Policy welcomed two outstanding experts in their field as visiting faculty during the 2006-2007 academic year. The Fall 2006 Distinguished Visiting Professor Joseph Loconte conducted the course Public Policy and Religion and discussed "Jesus in Darfur: A Christian Case for Humanitarian Intervention" as part of the Charles and Rosemary Licata Lecture Series. Daniel Pipes, Spring 2007 William E. Simon Distinguished Visiting Professor, presented a seminar in Islam and politics and lectured on "Radical Islam and the War on Terror."

School of Public Policy Explores Emerging Field of Deliberative Democracy

Along with Common Sense California, the School of Public Policy hosted a conference on the emerging field of deliberative democracy. A number of California civic leaders and experts nationwide joined in the conference's examination of deliberative democracy and how it might be useful in improving California's public policy.