The Tom McCall Center for Policy Innovation is named after Oregon’s most famous governor. The center works to connect Pacific University students with policymakers. Through a combination of internship opportunities and on-campus activities, the center seeks to break down the walls of the ivory tower so that students learn the practical side of being citizens and to connect the university with the larger community.
US Senator Ron Wyden
30 October, 17:00-18:15, Taylor Auditorium (Marsh 216) on the Forest Grove campus, "Inequality: the View from Washington, D.C. to Forest Grove," a community conversation. Sen. Wyden will speak about how issues of economic inequality are being understood and dealt with in Congress. Audience members will be able to partake in the conversation through a question and answer session.
About the McCall Center
Here are ways the McCall Center works with the Pacific community:
- Connects students and policy makers for activities that satisfy the Civic Engagement requirement for undergraduate students
- Brings policymakers to campus and the Forest Grove community
- Cosponsors events series at which students, the larger community, and policymakers can interact
- Works with students to create projects that combine academic analysis and work with policy making processes
The director of the McCall Center, Jim Moore, works to make all this happen. Dr. Moore is one of the most widely used political analysts in the Pacific Northwest, cited in more than 3,200 newspaper and magazine articles, interviewed more than 5,100 times, and appearing frequently on television and radio to explain the political events of the day. He uses his connections in the political world to connect Pacific and policymakers in Oregon, Washington and Washington, D.C.