Date: Thursday, October 5, 2017
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Pacific Beach Recreation Center
We hope to see you at the October Pacific Beach Democratic Club (PBDC) Meeting. The club meets the first Thursday of every month and this month our special guest speakers are David A. Shirk and Howard Wayne:
David A. Shirk, professor and director of the Master of Arts in International Relations program in the Department of Political Science and International Relations at the University of San Diego. He will be discussing the latest issues affecting U.S.-Mexico relations and the border.
Howard Wayne, deputy state attorney general, adjunct professor of law at University of San Diego, and former state assemblyman (1996-2002) representing the 78th district. He will be discussing the County party’s Get-Out-The-Vote (GOTV) efforts.
As we do at each meeting, any candidate for local races can speak for 2 minutes so you will hear from a variety of candidates. Newcomers are always welcome! Members are encouraged to bring a Fall Treat or snack to share.
David A. Shirk is professor and director of the Master of Arts in International Relations program in the Department of Political Science and International Relations at the University of San Diego. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California-San Diego, and conducts research on Mexican politics, U.S.-Mexican relations, and law enforcement and security along the U.S.-Mexican border. Dr. Shirk also teaches introductory courses on politics, and upper division courses on comparative politics, international political economy and security. He is also the director of “Justice in Mexico,” a research and policy initiative on criminal justice and the rule of law in Mexico with over $6 million in support from the Hewlett, MacArthur, and Tinker Foundations, the U.S. Agency for International Development and the U.S. State Department. He has served as a consultant for the World Bank and various other international agencies. He has been a Resident Fellow and a Global Fellow at the Mexico Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (2009-10; 2013-15), and a fellow at the Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies (1998-99; 2001-03). From 2003 to 2013, he was director of the Trans-Border Institute at the University of San Diego. Dr. Shirk has delivered testimony to both houses of the U.S. Congress, as well as numerous presentations to academic, military, law enforcement, and policy audiences. He has been an author and editor for several books.
Howard Wayne has been a leader for decades in the local Democratic party. Wayne is a former state assemblyman (1996-2002) representing the 78th district. He also was a member of the San Diego County Democratic Party Central Committee. Wayne served as Central Area Vice Chair for the Democratic Party He currently serves as a deputy attorney general with the State of California. He was an adjunct professor of law at University of San Diego School of Law. He is a founder of the San Diego Lawyers Chapter of the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy. Wayne also founded the Latino Jewish Coalition. He will discuss the county’s Get-Out-The-Vote (GOTV) program.