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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.

Augustus and Patricia Tagliaferri Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series

Preserving the American Project: The Bias Narrative vs. the Development Narrative

In this lecture by one of the country's foremost experts on social capital, economist Dr. Glenn Loury will explore the components that lead to greater economic opportunity and broader societal flourishing . . . and those that don't. In so doing, we might realize anew the common aspirations we all have for "the pursuit of happiness."

Saturday, June 5, 2021 | 5:00 PM PDT 
Elkins Auditorium, Pepperdine University

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