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2014 Charles and Rosemary Licata Lecture

Liberty and Democracy

"The Challenge to Liberty and Democracy"
Gordon Lloyd

Professor of Public Policy, School of Public Policy
Pepperdine University

Tuesday, January 28, 2014
11 a.m.
Reception to follow

Wilburn Auditorium
Drescher Graduate Campus, Pepperdine University
Malibu, California

Please RSVP to at 310.506.7395.

Gordon Lloyd, professor of public policy at the Pepperdine School of Public Policy, will speak about his most recent book, The New Deal & Modern American Conservatism: A Defining Rivalry (Hoover Institution Press, 2013), coauthored with David Davenport, counselor to the director and a Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution. Lloyd will explore the pivotal issues of this rivalry, laying out the progressive-conservative arguments between Herbert Hoover and Franklin Roosevelt in the 1930s, as well as illustrate how those issues remain current in public policy today. He will detail how Hoover, alarmed by the excesses of the New Deal, pointed to the ideas that would constitute modern U.S. conservatism and how three pillars—liberty, limited government, and constitutionalism—formed his case against the New Deal and, in turn, became the underlying philosophy of conservatism today. Lloyd will examine how much Presidents Reagan and Obama owe to FDR—and how much they owe to Hoover.

Gordon Lloyd

Lloyd is the coauthor of three books on the American founding and sole author of a book on the political economy of the New Deal. He serves on the National Advisory Council for the Walter and Leonore Annenberg Presidential Learning Center through the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation. Lloyd is also the creator, in partnership with the Ashbrook Center, of four highly regarded websites on the origin of the Constitution.


The Charles and Rosemary Licata Lecture Series was established through an endowment for the School of Public Policy by benefactors Charles and Rosemary Licata, the Licata Lecture Series unites students, alumni, and community leaders with leading academics and practitioners shaping policy matters in the new century.

Copies of The New Deal & Modern American Conservatism: A Defining Rivalry will be available for purchase at the Drescher Graduate Campus Bookstore on the day of the event.


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