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Our home at the Pepperdine School of Public Policy gives us a unique platform to bring together partners committed to civic leadership and public participation in local government.


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Davenport Discussions - Davenport Institute

Davenport Discussions

Each semester at the Pepperdine School of Public Policy, the Davenport Institute hosts a series of lunchtime Davenport Discussions with practitioners, journalists, innovators, and researchers who speak to students on a wide range of issues

City Manager in Residence - Pepperdine Davenport Institute

Local Government in Residence

Every semester, we host either a current Mayor or a City Manager to share their experiences working in local government and public engagement.

ICMA Student Chapter - Davenport Institute

ICMA Student Chapter

We serve as the on-campus sponsor of SPP’s Chapter of the International City/County Managers Association (ICMA).

Conferences - Davenport Institute


We regularly present at conferences nationwide on topics pertaining to public engagement and local government.



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