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Pepperdine in the News
Posted September 29, 2011
CNN News, September 27, 2011- Angela Hawken, associate professor of economics and policy analysis at Pepperdine's School of Public Policy, was quoted in the article titled, "Syrian poll finds optimism for future, but little support for Assad." Hawken comments on the poll conducted by Pepperdine University, which proved that Syrians have little confidence in their president Bashar al-Assad, but are still confident in their future. Read the article. The study was also mentioned in a September 28 Contra Costa Times article titled, "80% of Syrians want regime change, secret Pepperdine survey finds."
The Sunday Times, September 11, 2011 - Colleen Graffy, director of Global Programs and professor of law at Pepperdine University, authored an article entitled "Iraq was a good war, it sparked the Arab spring," which chronicles how the Iraq war and the expulsion of Saddam Hussein helped the Iraqi people discover the benefits of democracy. Read the article.
Posted September 8, 2011
The Sacramento Bee, September 4, 2011 - Michael Shires, associate professor of public policy at the School of Public Policy, was quoted in an article titled, "In California, 3,300 State Workers Are on Notice for Layoffs," wherein he comments on the importance of state-issued layoffs in helping to reduce budget pressures. Read the article.
Fox & Hounds Daily, September 6, 2011 - Pete Peterson (MPP '07), executive director of the Davenport Institute for Public Engagement and Civic Leadership at the School of Public Policy, authored an essay entitled "The End of California Progressivism," wherein he discusses the recent attempts to "reform" the initiative/referendum process in light of the results from the "What's Next California?" Deliberative Poll. Read the article.