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The School of Public Policy is host to several noteworthy visiting scholars, public- and private-sector officials, and policy leaders, providing students the chance to interact with those responsible for shaping policy in their respective fields.

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Are American College Campuses 'Free Speech Zones'?

In partnership with the Steamboat Institute, we welcome Harvard Law Emeritus professor Alan Dershowitz and University of Pennsylvania Law professor Amy Wax for an engaging discussion regarding free speech on American College campuses.

Recent Events  

Charles Murray - Pepperdine University

"Patricia Tagliaferri Dean's Distinguished Lectures: Pursuing Happiness in the Age of Trump"
Dr. Charles Murray
W. H. Brady Scholar, American Enterprise Institute

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Citizens' Initiative Review - Pepperdine University

Citizen's Initiative Review
A demonstration of one option for increasing engagement around the state ballot initiative.

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Inaugural Cross Sector Leadership Conference
Project for cross sector leadership supports leaders across the government, business, and nonprofit sectors.

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The American Project
Victor Davis Hanson
Dinner and Keynote Address: Trump—Symptom or Catalyst?

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