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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.

HAVA at 20: Building Trust in Elections

HAVA at 20: Building Trust in Elections

The Pepperdine School of Public Policy (SPP) and the US Election Assistance Commission will host a series of panels in recognition of the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Help America Vote Act of 2022 (HAVA) and the 25th anniversary of SPP. Election officials and subject matter experts will hold panels on confidence in elections, security and technology in elections, current issues in election administration, and the future of elections. 

Recent Events

Robert Kaufman, Alan Dershowitz, Amy Wax Panel

Are American College Campuses 'Free Speech Zones'?

Dr. Robert Kaufman
Alan Dershowitz
Amy Wax

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Dennis Prager speaking at Pepperdine University

The Rational Bible: Exodus

Denis Prager, Founder, PragerU
A demonstration of one option for increasing engagement around the state ballot initiative.

Watch Event Video: The Rational Bible: Exodus


Three people sitting on a panel

Inaugural Cross-Sector Leadership Conference

Project for cross-sector leadership supports leaders across the government, business, and nonprofit sectors.

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Victor Davis Hanson speaking at podium

The American Project

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

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People walking across a crosswalk

Quest for Community: Is Communitarian Conservatism Relevant in an Age of Social Distancing and Political Polarization?

Ross Douthat
Gracy Olmstead
Pete Peterson

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Glenn Loury at the podium giving a lecture

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

Glenn C. Loury, Professor of Economics and Merton P. Stoltz Professor of the Social Sciences, Brown University

Watch Preserving the American Project video