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.
“Recap of the 2017 Oregon Legislative Session”
11 September 2017. Washington County Public Affairs Forum, 12:00-13:00. Peppermill Restaurant, 17455 Farmington Road, Beaverton, Oregon 97007.
Willard Kniep Lecture. Dr. Franziska Seraphim, Boston College, “The First Global Justice Network? Allied war crimes trials in Asia and Europe after World War II”
18 September 2017. 16:30, Taylor Auditorium, Marsh Hall 216 on the Pacific University Forest Grove campus. Co-sponsored by the McCall Center.
“Is Bipartisanship Dead?”
28 July 2017. Panel discussion with John Horvick, Vice President and Political Director, DHM Research. Friday Forum at the City Club of Portland.
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.