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SPP 20th Anniversary Celebration

Keynote Speaker

The Honorable Benjamin E. Sasse
United States Senator

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library

40 Presidential Drive
Simi Valley, California

Questions: 310.506.7490

A Way Forward

Since 1997, the Pepperdine University School of Public Policy has offered students the opportunity to “see public policy differently”—not as a career goal or a vehicle for advancing partisan ideology, but as a way to bring about positive change that improves the lives of everyday Americans. Now, as SPP celebrates its 20th anniversary, we are reflecting on all that the school has done, and will continue to do, to help students and policymakers alike see beyond “politics as usual.”

Throughout his life of public service, the Honorable Benjamin E. Sasse is a role model for our students and alumni alike. In only his first term as the junior US senator from Nebraska, he has earned respect from both sides of the aisle as a wise, measured voice of reason. He has previously brought those values to the world of higher education as well, first as a professor at the Center for Politics and Governance at the University of Texas Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs and then as the president of Midland University in Fremont, Nebraska. Despite being one of the youngest chief executives in American higher education, he guided the struggling institution back from the brink of bankruptcy and more than doubled its enrollment before announcing his senate bid.

Join us for our anniversary celebration on November 4 as we explore with Senator Sasse “a way forward”—for our school, for our government, and for our country.