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School of Public Policy Publishes Second Volume of Student Journal
The School of Public Policy (SPP) at Pepperdine University has released its second volume of student-run academic journal Pepperdine Policy Review. The annual publication showcases the best scholarly work of SPP students, and features articles, commentaries, and opinion pieces that address a variety of political issues both nationally and internationally.
Topics explored by the students include the Army's chaplaincy program, the legacy of former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan, microcredit as a means of improving conditions in Bangladesh, the economics of the sugar industry, and the rise of nationalism in Turkey.
"The second edition of the Pepperdine Policy Review is so broad in the topics explored," remarked Editor-in-Chief Nicolas Valbuena. "It's an exciting time for politics and public policy in America, with a lot of changes happening, and even people who were apathetic are getting involved in a number of ways, from grassroots operations to larger organizations. The Review is pertinent because it covers so much of what people are concerned about."
Alumnus Troy Senik (MPP 07) also contributed an article titled, "Republican Agonistes," about the future of the Republican Party in light of recent setbacks. Senik graduated from SPP in 2007, and has worked as a White House speechwriter for former President George W. Bush, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, and former Speaker of the House Newt Gringrich.
Pepperdine Policy Review aims to publish the best scholarly research, innovative policy solutions, and insightful commentary that SPP students have to offer. The articles are thoroughly reviewed by student editors who ensure they meet rigorous academic standards to inform policy makers, academic researchers, and the general public of ideas that will help transform public policy debate in the U.S. and abroad.
Visit the School of Public Policy Web site for more information or to read Pepperdine Policy Review, Volume II, Spring 2009.