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LIVE from Malibu: Friday Short Courses from Pepperdine SPP in April

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Join some of America's leading historians and policy analysts for these live one hour interactive classes for four weeks live from our Malibu campus, beginning April 3rd! Register NOW.

Limited to 50 LIVE seats per class, but taped versions will be available to those who register.

Classes are free, open to all, and require no pre-reading, though some materials may be sent to enrolled participants. 

Land of Hope: An Invitation to the Great American Story

Wilfred Bill McClay

Taught by Dr. Wilfred "Bill" McClay

Learn from noted historian, and our Reagan Visiting Professor,  McClay, as he leads us through four major eras defining American history based on his bestselling textbook, Land of Hope.


The Roots of Capitalism vs. Socialism

Gordon Lloyd

Taught by Dr. Gordon Lloyd

Learn from legendary professor, Lloyd, as he explores the philosophical origins of free market capitalism and socialism. This 4-week seminar distills down Lloyd's beloved class, "Political Economy," which he taught here at the School of Public Policy for two decades. Given the current debates, this class has never been more important!


Trump's 'Principled Realism' and the Major Themes in US Foreign Policy

Robert Kaufman

Taught by Dr. Robert Kaufman

Join Kaufman, our Dockson Professor of Public Policy, in a conversation about the history of American foreign policy and how President Trump's global engagement with countries from China to Syria fits within these larger trends. Dr. Kaufman has written books on the policy doctrines of both Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, and is at work on a similar book about President Trump.