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Augustus and Patricia Tagliaferri Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series

Nial Ferguson giving the Tagliaferri Lecture

The Augustus and Patricia Tagliaferri Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series was established through an endowment for the School of Public Policy by benefactor Dr. Augustus "Gus" Tagliaferri (MBA '74). From its founding, the School of Public Policy has uniquely considered the role all the liberal arts play in shaping sustainable policy and great leaders.

Past Lectures

2021

Glen Lowry

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

Dr. Glenn Loury
Merton P. Stoltz Professor of Economics, Brown University

2019

US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos

A Life in Education Impact

Betsy DeVos
US Secretary of Education

December 4, 2019

Victor Davis Hanson Headshot - Pepperdine School of Public Policy

Trump: Tragic Hero ... or Just Tragic?

Dr. Victor Davis Hanson
Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution

May 2, 2019

2018

Dennis Prager head shot - Pepperdine University

The Rational Bible: Exodus

Dennis Prager
Founder, PragerU

November 28, 2018

 

Charles Murray head shot - Pepperdine University

Pursuing Happiness in the Age of Trump

Charles Murray
W. H. Brady Scholar, American Enterprise Institute

March 13, 2018

 

2017

Niall Ferguson head shot - Pepperdine University

Why Leaders of the Future Need to Study the Past: The Case for Applied History

Niall Ferguson
Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University
Senior Fellow, Center for European Studies, Harvard University

March 29, 2017