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Reimagining Servant Leadership

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We are excited to welcome back students, faculty, and staff to Malibu!

We hope you will join us for some welcome back activities focused around the theme of "Reimagining Servant Leadership." Servant leadership materializes when leaders' main goal and responsibility is to provide service to their population. Inside and outside the classroom, students experience the school's commitment to viewpoint diversity through policy debates from both sides of the aisle as a unique way of preparing servant leaders. 

Welcome Back Week Activities: 

Diversity meet and greet

SPP Diversity Committee Meet and Greet

Monday, August 30, 2021
12:00 PM PDT
SPP Room 175


Join the SPP Diversity Committee for a fun meet and greet where you will learn about the committee and upcoming activities. Lunch will be provided!

Matt Bronson

Davenport Discussion with Matt Bronson, City Manager of Grover Beach, CA

Tuesday, August 31, 2021
12:00 PM PDT
Gulls Way Patio 


Join the Davenport Institute for their first lunchtime Davenport Discussion of the Fall semester featuring City Manager and Davenport Advisory Council member Matt Bronson. Lunch will be provided!

Willy the Wave


Wednesday, September 1, 2021
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM PDT
Palm Plaza

It's the first spirit day of the year! Join faculty, staff, and fellow students for lunch with the Pepperdine Graziadio Business School and SPP communities. Wear your Pepperdine gear, or orange and blue, to show your school spirit and enter to win prizes.

P.S. There will be an In-N-Out food truck!

Pete Peterson - Dean Pepperdine School of Public Policy

SPP 360: Our Strategy for Preparing Servant Leadership

Thursday, September 2, 2021
12:00 PM PDT
SPP Room 175


Join Pete Peterson, dean and Braun Family Dean's Chair of Pepperdine School of Public Policy for an engaging discussion about servant leadership in today's post-pandemic world.

students sitting and talking to each other

Student Organization Interest Meeting

Friday, September 3, 2021
12:00 PM PDT
Online Zoom Event


Are you interested in becoming an SPP student leader? The Women In Public Policy (WPP) and Association of Environmental Professionals (AEP) are looking for Executive Board members.

Join Melissa Espinoza, assistant director of engagement and programs, for an informative discussion regarding these two organizations.

Save the Date!

Ian Rowe

2021 Constitution Day Lecture

Monday, September 13, 2021
12:00 PM PDT
Wilburn Auditorium

Featured Speaker

Ian Rowe, Senior Fellow, American Enterprise Institute

The School of Public Policy's Annual Constitution day lecture will be delivered by Ian Rowe, senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute


For more information about the Reimaging Servant Leadership Week and welcome events, please email sppevents@pepperdine.edu or call 310.506.7490