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The UCLA Center for Communication Policy is a forum for the discussion and development of policy alternatives addressing the leading issues in media and communication. Communication policy at its core begins with the individual and the family. The Center conducts and facilitates research, courses, seminars, working groups, and conferences designed to have a major impact on policy at the local, national, and international levels. In addition, it provides a base for visiting scholars who are engaged in efforts to examine and shape communication policy. The goals of the Center--one of eight research units within the UCLA School of Public Policy and Social Research--include using the vast intellectual resources of UCLA to deal with some of the most important concerns of the day and to have a transforming effect on the issues.

Since the creation of the Center for Communication Policy in September, 1993, it has been awarded a $1.5 million national research grant, held five national and several local conferences, conducted two nationwide surveys with one of America's leading newsmagazines, and established a national identity in the area of communication policy for the Center and UCLA. Conference keynote speakers have included Vice President Albert Gore, First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, and FCC Chair Reed Hundt.

In a short period of time, the UCLA Center for Communication Policy has become a nationally regarded policy studies center. The Center remains fully committed to studying, through a variety of prisms, the important communication issues that will transform our lives.

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