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Morality & Foreign Policy

Morality and American Foreign Policy 

Pacifica Christian High School invites you to register for our free TGC Foreign Policy Event. The Great Conversation continues three weeks before the presidential election. Our expert panel will explore the moral implications of how America approaches foreign policy. They will also provide insight about the presidential candidates’ views on the topic.

October 15, 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Mariners Church – The Upper Room
5001 Newport Coast Dr. 
Irvine, CA 92603

Please Register

Registration is required to attend the TGC Foreign Policy Event. Click here to register online today.


Our TGC program of dynamic lecturers, challenging question-and-answer sessions, and social gatherings will provide great fun and challenging conversations for participants. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to join with others in our community in conversations that will transform the way we live, study, work, and engage the world. 

TGC Fall Event Speakers

Brian T. Kennedy is President of the American Strategy Group, a think tank dedicated to understanding the strategic threats to the United States. Mr. Kennedy is also a board member and senior fellow of the Claremont Institute where he served as president from 2002 to 2015. During his 25-year tenure at the Claremont Institute, he directed their National Security Project and served as publisher of the Claremont Review of Books.

Mr. Kennedy is a member of the Independent Working Group on Missile Defense and is a co-author of Shariah: The Threat to America. His articles on national security affairs and public policy issues have appeared in The Wall Street JournalNational Review, Investor’s Business Daily, and Hillsdale College’s Imprimis. Mr. Kennedy is a native Californian and a graduate of Claremont McKenna College.


William Inboden is Executive Director and William Powers, Jr. Chair at the William P. Clements, Jr. Center for National Security at the University of Texas-Austin.  He also serves as Associate Professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs and Distinguished Scholar at the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law. He is a Non-Resident Fellow with the German Marshall Fund of the United States, Associate with the National Intelligence Council, Member of the CIA Director’s Historical Review Panel, and Associate Scholar with Georgetown University’s Religious Freedom Project.  Previously, he served as Senior Director for Strategic Planning on the National Security Council at the White House, where he worked on a range of foreign policy issues including the National Security Strategy, strategic forecasting, democracy and governance, and counter-radicalization. Inboden also worked at the State Department as a Special Advisor in the Office of International Religious Freedom, and has worked as a staff member in both the United States Senate and the House of Representatives. He is the author of Religion and American Foreign Policy, 1945-1960: The Soul of Containment (Cambridge University Press) as well as numerous articles and book chapters on security studies, American foreign policy, and American history.



Chris Hunter has been a British diplomat for 11 years, covering areas from the Middle East to Central Africa and Crisis Management. He is an active participant in shaping her current British policy, and a keen observer of American policy—and its global impact.

Chris Hunter regrets that he will be unable to attend the upcoming TGC Event due to reassignment within the British Government.  Chris is moving from second sectary at the UN to a position within the British Embassy in Washington which precludes him from attending our event. 

A third TGC speaker will announced shortly. 


TGC Dinner Event 


U.S. Representative Ed Royce is the Chairman of the United States House Committee on Foreign Affairs. He represents California’s 39th Congressional District, and has vast experience in the foreign affairs of our country. He previously chaired the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade as well as Subcommittees on Asia and Africa. After the president his position is the highest elected post directing American foreign Affairs. 

Royce will be speaking at a special dinner on Friday, October 14th. If you have interest in attending this event please call Pacifica’s front office at (949) 887-2070. 




TGC is designed to allow our students and our community to participate in a dialogue that will transform the way we live, study, work, and engage the world—or, stated another way: how we think and live well. TGC taps into the great conversations, debates, and issues of our time—and throughout history.

TGC involves online postings and videos, guest lecturers in Pacifica classrooms, public symposia on topics of interest, salon-style events with Pacifica faculty members, and major community speaking events. TGC speakers include Pacifica educators, visiting professors, marketplace and non-profit professionals, public officials, and church leaders.

Ultimately, through TGC, we learn that all parts of life matter to God, including entering into a good conversation with our neighbors—whether or not we always agree. It is with this understanding that we encourage our community to pursue lifelong learning, relationships, and careers. And we encourage our students in the training of their minds, the engaging of their world, and their faithfully leading wherever they are called.