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WACOC’s Trustee and Premium Member Social, with Dr. Tom Campbell on the War Powers Act.

We invite our Trustees and Premium Member to our exclusive first event back! Please join us at Antonello Ristorante for a cocktail and hor d’eouvres social event. We are delighted to welcome Dr. Tom Campbell, former U.S. Congressman and distinguished educator, to deliver some informative and inspiring words. Registration is $30 per person; all Trustees and Premium Members may bring up to one guest. Registration closes Tuesday, July 20, 2021. Please note that this is a cocktail event. If you have concerns or require additional accommodation, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Dr. Tom Campbell is a professor of economics and a professor of law at Chapman University, in Orange, California. Previously, he was a tenured professor of law at Stanford University, a tenured professor of business and Dean of the Haas School of Business at Berkeley, and Dean of the Fowler School of Law at Chapman. He specializes in applying microeconomics to legal issues. He has published in the Harvard Law Review, the Journal of Law and Economics, the Columbia Law Review, the UCLA Law Review, the Texas Law Review, the Hastings Law Review, the Antitrust Law Journal, and other journals. He is the author of a text on constitutional law, Separation of Powers in Practice, published by the Stanford University Press. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago, where his faculty advisor was Nobel Prize winner Milton Friedman, and his dissertation committee included two other Nobel Prize winners, James Heckman and George Stigler. He was an editor of the Harvard Law Review, and received his J.D. magna cum laude from Harvard. He was a law clerk to Judge George E. MacKinnon on the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and to Justice Byron R. White of the US Supreme Court. He was a California State Senator, where he was rated the best overall state senator, the most ethical state senator, and the best problem-solver in the state senate, by the California Journal. He was a United States Congressman for five terms, author of the Peace Corps Reauthorization Act of 2000, and two resolutions to require Congress, not the President, to decide whether America should go to war in Yugoslavia. He was Director of Finance of the State of California, preparing and administering the state budget of over 100 billion dollars.

He has been married to his wife, Susanne, for 42 years. Susanne was the Executive Director of the University of California, Berkeley, joint program with the University of St. Petersburg in Russia, that created the first business school in Russia after the end of the Soviet Union. Susanne and Tom have both taught as volunteers at three different universities in Africa. Susanne has lived in Russia, Spain, and France. She speaks Italian, French, Spanish, Russian and English. They live in Temecula, California, where they grow grapes for the local vineyards.