Davenport Discussion: "Star Wars: The Power of Hollywood to Determine Public Policy"

November 12, 2015  | 1 min read


Christian McGuigan, vice president of client services at Participant Media, will be speaking on "Star Wars: The Power of Hollywood to Determine Public Policy," as part of the School of Public Policy's Davenport Discussion series on Thursday, November 19, at noon, in SPP 175.

Participant Media is a Los Angeles-based global entertainment company specializing in socially relevant documentary and narrative feature films, television, publishing, and digital media. McGuigan work works in TAG, Participant Media's cause marketing services division, offering marketing and social innovation consulting and communications agency services to leading corporations and foundations creating social impact-driving strategies, content, and programs for brands and foundations. Clients include American Express, Intel, Disney, Starbucks, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Omidyar Network, and others.

Each semester at the Pepperdine School of Public Policy, the Davenport Institute hosts a series of lunchtime Davenport Discussions with practitioners, journalists, innovators, and researchers who speak to students on a wide range of issues from state and local finance to the use of technology in government to the outlook for cities in a state budget crisis and much more. These interactive sessions give students an opportunity not only to hear from experts in the field but to ask questions and make personal connections as well. For more information, visit the School of Public Policy website or contact Ashley Trim.