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Past Events

Date Event Speaker(s)
December 1, 2017

Policy Intensives with Practitioners Series: Understanding Environmental Policy 

John Nagle,John N. Matthews Professor of Law, University of Notre Dame

November 21, 2017

Davenport Discussion: Accessibility to Quality Education 

Evelyn Aleman (MPP '00), Founder & President, Media Image Public Relations

November 10, 2017

Policy Intensives with Practitioners Series: Technology & Smart Cities 

Jonathan Reichental, Chief Information Officer, City of Palo Alto 

November 4, 2017

20th Anniversary Dinner Celebration - "A Way Forward" 

Benjamin Sasse, US Senator of Nebraska 

November 3, 2017

SPP Alumni Reunion 

Various

October 31, 2017

Davenport Discussion: Export Survival 

Dr. Luisa Blanco, Associate Professor of Public Policy at Pepperdine; Dr. James Prieger, Professor of Public Policy at Pepperdine

October 27, 2017

Policy Intensives with Practitioners Series: Silicon Valley Government 

Alexander Kouts, Head of Product, Countable 

October 25, 2017

Davenport Discussion: Women in Leadership

Stephanie Summers, Center for Public Justice

October 23, 2017

Women Leading in Politics and Policy Symposium 

Various

October 20, 2017

The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Faithful Civic Engagement 

Rod Dreher, Journalist and Writer 

October 11, 2017

Davenport Discussion: Think Tanks and Media in State-Level Policy 

Will Swaim, President of the California Policy Center 

October 6, 2017

Education Conference: Building Collaborative Policy in California 

Various

September 19, 2017

Constitution Day Lecture: The Constitutionalism of John Adams

Darren Staloff, Professor of Early American History, The City College of New York. 

September 15, 2017

Policy Intensives with Practitioners Series: Emergency Management & Homeland Security 

Kevin McGowan, Assistant Director, Office of Emergency Services Ventura County Sheriff's Office & James Featherstone, President & CEO Los Angeles Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC)

September 6, 2017

Davenport Discussion: UNCF Policy Change 

Jennifer Childress, United Negro College Fund

August 30, 2017

Davenport Discussion: Combatting Child Sex Trafficking 

Opal Singleton, President and CEO of Million Kids

July 28,2017

Professional Certificate in Advanced Public Engagement for Local Government

 

Various 

July, 25, 2017

The Future of Housing: Protecting Taxpayers and Ensuring a Robust Secondary Housing Market

Various

May 11, 2017 

How Far Left to Go?: The Quest for Viewpoint Diversity in American Higher Education 

 Dr. Jon Shields, Associate Professor, Claremont McKenna College 

April 21, 2017

School of Public Policy 2017 Commencement 

Various 

April 5, 2017

The Six Day War

Bruce Herschensohn, John M. Olin Distinguished Visiting

Professor School of Public Policy

March 31, 2017 

BOOT CAMP: Technology Tools and Strategies for Tomorrow's Public Leaders 

Alex Jouts, CPO, Countable; Head Product Dude, Lincoln Initiative 

March 30, 2017 

Dinner with Senator Henry Stern 

Henry Stern, Senator 

March 29, 2017

Patricia Tagliaferri Dean's Executive Lecture Series with Niall Ferguson "Why Leaders of the Future Need to Study the Past"

Niall Ferguson, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University 

March 23, 2017 

Polarization, Policy and Public Leadership in the Age of Trump

Dan Schnur, Director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics at the University of Southern California. 

March 15, 2017

From the Classroom to the Supreme Court: Friedricks V. CTA

Rebecca Friedrichs, 3rd Grade Teacher and Lead Plaintiff; Gary Beckner, Chairman and President Association of American Educators and Larry Sand, President of California teachers Empowerment Network

March 10, 2017

Philanthropy: Can Private Givers End our Political Frustration? 

Karl Zinsmeister, Vice President of the Philanthropy Rountable 

March 3, 2017 

Citizens Initiative Review Demonstration 

Various 

February 27, 2017

City Manager in Residence 

Frank Benest, former city manager of Palo Alto, 2017 City Manager in Residence for the Pepperdine School of Public Policy

February 7, 2017

Licata Lecture: " Rugged Individualism: Dead or Alive?" 

Dr. Gordon Lloyd, Senior Fellow at the Ashbrook Center and the Dockson Professor Emeritus of Public Policy at Pepperdine

February 1, 2017 

Davenport Discussion: Alumni Brian Dille 

Brian Dille, Assistant Policy Analyst at RAND

January 27,2017 

"How Far Left to Go?: The Quest for Viewpoint Diversity in American Higher Education" 

Dr. Jon Sheilds, Associate Professor, Claremont McKenna College

January 23, 2017

Shall We Wake the President?: Two Centuries of Disaster Management in the Oval Office"

Mr. Tevi Troy, CEO of the American Health Policy Institute, former Deputy Secretary of the US Department of Health & Human Services 

October 27, 2016

"Christian Just War Theory in an Age of Drones"- Fall Issue Release of Providence Magazine

Dr. Marc LiVecche, Managing Editor, Providence Magazine: Just War Scholar 

Dr. Robert Kaufman, Robert and Katheryn Dockson Professor of Public Policy, Pepperdine University 

Mark Tooley, Publisher, Providence Magazine; President, Institute for Religion & Democracy 

October 14, 2016

Election 2.016: Technology and Civic Engagement 

Various

October 10, 2016

Davenport Discussion: Neil MacKinnon

Neil J. MacKinnon, BSC (Pharm), MSC (Pharm), Dean and Professor, James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy, Univeristy of Cincinnati, OH

October 4, 2016

Washington D.C. Lecture Series: "Leading in Polarized Times" 

Dr. Ronald White, Author of, Ulysses S. Grandt, American Ulysses

September 27, 2016 

"Dangerous Doctrine: How Obama's Grand Strategy Weakened America" 

Dr. Kaufman, the Robert and Katheryn Dockson Professor of Public Policy, Pepperdine University 

Victor Davis Hanson, the Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow in Residence in Classics and Military History at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University 

 

September 23, 2016

"How Far Left to Go?: The Quest for Viewpoint Diversity in American Higher Education" 

Dr. Jon Sheilds, Associate Professor, Claremont McKenna College 

September 20, 2016

Constitution Day Lecture: "Race and the Constitution: Equality or Reason?"

Adam J. MacLeod, Associate Professor at Faulkner University, Thomas Goode Jones School of Law

September 15, 2016

"Faith and Friendship Across the Aisle: In Pursuit of Justice, Human Rights, and Global Religious Freedom" 

Tony Hall, Former U.N. ambassador

Frank Wold, Former U.S. Congressmember 

September 6, 2016

Davenport Discussion: Alain Datcher (MPP '15)

Alain Datcher (MPP '15), project manager, Los Angeles Neighborhood Initiative

April 14, 2016

"Engaging American Muslims"

Dr. Dany Doueiri, Dr. Jennifer Bryson, Dr. Ahmed Taha

April 4, 2016

Davenport Discussion: Hans Zeiger (MPP '09)

Hans Zeiger (MPP '09), Washington State House of Representatives

March 21, 2016

City Manager in Residence Luncheon and Lecture

Kurt Wilson, city manager, Stockton, CA

March 9, 2016

Annual Licata Lecture: "Friendship, Faith, and War"

Dr. Joseph Loconte, associate professor of history, The King's College, New York

March 8, 2016

"A Conversation on Immigration: Local Approaches to Undocumented Immigrants"

Karina Macias, mayor, Huntington Park, CA

March 3, 2016

"Driving an International Policy Organization: Leaders in the Field"

Jennifer A. Faust, executive vice president, Pacific Council on International Policy

March 2, 2016

D.C. Lecture Series: The Moral Sense in Politics & Policy with Author Andy Crouch

Andy Crouch, Christian author

March 2, 2016

"Is Friedman Still Relevant?"

Dr. Gordon Lloyd, professor emeritus, School of Public Policy, Pepperdine University

February 22, 2016

Davenport Discussion: Christian Whiton

Christian Whiton, former diplomat, author, and presidential campaign advisor

February 18, 2016

Washington Goes Hollywood: Politics & Policy in Cinema- "Best of Enemies"

Matt Tyrnauer, film maker

February 18, 2016

Davenport Discussion: Robert J. Lieber

Robert J. Lieber, PhD, professor of government and international affairs, Georgetown University

February 10, 2016

"What is Local Governance?"

Jim Thorsen, City Manager, Malibu, CA

January 26, 2016

Davenport Discussion: Dr. Behzad Tabatabaei

Behzad (Ben) Tabatabaei, PhD, international business and political economist

January 20, 2016

Wilburn Distinguished Lecture Series: "Napoleon: Lessons for Today's Leaders"

Andrew Roberts, British historian and biographer

January 13, 2016

"Developments in the Middle East"

Michael Rubin, former Pentagon official

January 12, 2016

Davenport Discussion: Sandy Seale

Sandy Seale, capital campaign manager, Direct Relief

November 20, 2015

"Local Governance for Today and Tomorrow"

Pat Martel, ICMA president; City Manager, Daly City, CA

November 19, 2015

Davenport Discussion: Christian McGuigan

Christian McGuigan, vice president of Client Services, Participant Media

November 16, 2015

The Refugee Diaspora 2015: The Impact of the Syrian Refugee Crisis on Children

Dr. Andrea Capachietti, humanitarian aid consultant

November 10, 2015

Davenport Discussion: Dr. James Prieger

Dr. James Prieger, associate professor of public policy, School of Public Policy, Pepperdine University

November 9, 2015

A Discussion with Itamar Marcus

Itamar Marcus, founder and director, Palestinian Media Watch

November 4, 2015

Davenport Discussion: Lindsay Young (MPP '10)

Lindsay Young (MPP '10) of 18F

October 27, 2015

Davenport Discussion: David Campt

David Campt, author and civic engagement specialist

October 22, 2015

Davenport Discussion: Luke Thompson

Luke Thompson, special advisor and chief empiricist, Right to Rise USA

September 30, 2015

Davenport Discussion: Dr. Angela Hawken - BetaGov

Dr. Angela Hawken, associate professor of public policy, School of Public Policy, Pepperdine University; Director, BetaGov

September 25, 2015

State of the State Visit: Broadcast and Analysis of Chinese President Xi Jinping's First State Visit

Bruce Herschensohn, Senior Fellow, School of Public Policy, Pepperdine University

September 22, 2015

Constitution Day Lecture: "Delegate Madison and the Holy Grail"

Gordon Lloyd, Robert and Katheryn Dockson Professor
Professor Emeritus, School of Public Policy
Pepperdine University

September 8, 2015

Davenport Discussion: Brad "Brick" Conners

Brad "Brick" Connoers, former commander of Naval Base Ventura County

August 27, 2015

Davenport Discussion: Michael Walsh on Critical Theory

Michael Walsh
journalist, author, and screenwirter

June 15, 2015

An Evening Conversation with Joseph Loconte in partnership with The Trinity Forum

Joseph Loconte, associate professor of history, The King's College, New York

April 7, 2015

Lecture Series on Market Solutions to Economic Development Issues: "What Should Developing Countries Do About Labor Regulations?"

Jeffrey Nugent, professor of economics and business, University of Southern California

April 1, 2015

"By The People: Reclaiming Liberty Without Permission"

Charles Murray, political scientist, author, and libertarian.

March 31, 2015

Davenport Discussion: "The 'Creepy Uncle Sam' Viral Video: How Political Communications Is Changing"

Justin Folk, co-founder, Madison McQueen

March 23, 2015

Lecture Series on Market Solutions to Economic Development Issues: "The Political Economy of Free Markets and Economic Development"

Robin Grier, professor of economics and international & area studies, University of Oklahoma

March 19, 2015

"Reforming Western Water Policy and Solving America's Water Crisis"

Daniel Beard, commissioner of the United States Bureau of Reclamation;fourth chief administrative officer of the United States House of Representatives.

March 18, 2015

Davenport Discussion: "Local Government: Where the Action Is"

Ingrid Hardy, Community Services Superintendent, City of Santa Clarita, California

March 11, 2015

Lecture Series on Market Solutions to Economic Development Issues: "The Private Sector against Corruption: Lessons of Success"

Robert Klitgaard, University Professor at Claremont Graduate University; former dean at Pardee RAND Graduate School and professor at Harvard and Yale.

March 9, 2015

City Manager in Residence: David Childs, City of Palmdale, California

David Childs, city manager, Palmdale, California

February 24, 2015

Charles and Rosemary Licata Lecture Series: "George Washington and the Second American Revolution"

Edward J. Larson,
University Professor of History and Darling Chair in Law,
Pepperdine University

February 23, 2015

Cheryl Friedling, Deputy City Manager of Beverly Hills, California

Cheryl Friedling, deputy city manager of Beverly Hills, California

February 19, 2015

Working in Local Government- Emergency Management and Public Safety

Kevin McGowan (MPP '10), manager, Ventura County Sheriff's Office of Emergency

February 9, 2015

U.S. Foreign Policy on Cuba

Alex Lightman, Robert Kaufman, and moderated by Luisa Blanco

January 28, 2015

Artie Fields, City Manager, Inglewood, California

Artie Fields, City Manager, Inglewood, California

January 21, 2015

Davenport Discussion: "Lessons from the Campaign Trail"

Pete Peterson (MPP '07), 2014 candidate California secretary of state; executive director, Davenport Institute

October 27, 2014

A Reagan Forum with Professor Steven Hayward

Steven Hayward, Ronald Reagan Professor of Public Policy

October 13, 2014

"Slaying the Dragon of Ideology: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Moral Courage, and the Death of an 'Evil Empire' "

Daniel J. Mahoney, author and the Augustine Chair in Distinguished Scholarship at Assumption College

October 2, 2014

Roundtable: Taiwan's Future

Various

September 11-December 1, 2014

U.S. Foreign Policy Roundtables with Bruce Herschensohn

Bruce Herschensohn, Senior Fellow

April 8, 2014

Davenport Discussion: Hayley Jessup

Hayley Jessup, director of major gifts, Direct Relief

March 27, 2014

"Reclaiming Place: A Civic Conversation"

Various. Featuring Rod Dreher, author

February 28-March 1, 2014

Conference: "Character and the Moral Sense: James Q. Wilson and the Future of Public Policy"

Various

February 25, 2014

An Evening Conversation with Gary Haugen in partnership with the Trinity Forum (Washington, D.C.)

Gary Haugen, President and CEO of International Justice Mission

January 28, 2014

"The Challenge to Liberty and Democracy" - 2014 Charles and Rosemary Licata Lecture

Gordon Lloyd, professor of public policy

November 22, 2013

Movie Screening: "John F. Kennedy: Years of Lightning, Days of Drums" in partnership with Pepperdine Libraries

Bruce Herschensohn, Senior Fellow

October 17, 2013

An Evening Conversation with Andy Crouch in partnership with the Trinity Forum (Washington, D.C.)

Andy Crouch, author

September 18, 2013

Constitution Day Lecture: "The Political Economy of the American Founding: A Constitutional Interpretation of Economic Theory"

Gordon Lloyd, Professor of Public Policy

September 12, 2013

Davenport Discussion: Nick Bowden

Nick Bowden, CEO and founder of MindMixer

September 12 - December 5, 2013

Weekly U.S. Foreign Policy Roundtables

Bruce Herschensohn, senior fellow

June 20, 2013

Forum "The Broadband Technology Explosion: Rethinking Communications Policy"

Larry Downes, Hal Singer, James Prieger, and Richard Clarke.

April 3, 2013

Economics Seminar presented by the Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation

School of Public Policy students Catherine Bampoky (MPP candidate '13), Ji Gu (MPP candidate '13), Aolong Liu (MPP candidate '13), and Tonghui Zhu (MPP candidate '13).

March 28, 2013

An Evening Conversation with Bill McClay: "The Strange Persistence of Guilt in a Post-Religious World: How it Affects our Public Life, and What We Can Do About It" in partnership with The Trinity Forum (Washington, D.C.)

Bill McClay, a Senior Fellow of the Trinity Forum and widely acclaimed expert on American intellectual and cultural history

March 27, 2013

"Understanding The Limits of Social Planning: The Important Contributions of F.A. Hayek to Modern Public Policy "

Roberta Herzberg, associate professor of Public Policy, Utah State University

March 19, 2013

"What Would Reagan Do? Modernizing the Gipper for the Age of Obama"

Steven F. Hayward, 2013 William E. Simon Distinguished Visiting Professor

March 11, 2013

Davenport Discussion: Tim O'Donnell

Tim O'Donnell, city manager of Brea, CA; 2013 School of Public Policy City Manager in Residence.

 February 27, 2013

Davenport Discussion: Kevin Klowden

Kevin Klowden, managing economist for the Milkin Institute's California Center

February 20, 2013

Davenport Discussion with Dennis Donohue

Dennis Donohue, former mayor of Salinas, California

 February 19, 2013

Women in Public Policy Speakers Series with Dr. Andrea Capachietti

Dr. Andrea Capachietti, humanitarian sid consultant

February 12, 2013

"Saudi Arabia: Its Fault Lines and Future"- 2013 Charles and Rosemary Licata Lecture

Karen Elliott House, former publisher of the Wall Street Journal and Pultizer Prize-willing reporter.

January 29, 2013

Davenport Discussion: Vance Hicken

Vance HIcken, digital director for CA Forward; California digital director for Obama for America

January 15, 2013

" A Policy Discussion with Becky Dunlop"

Becky Dunlop, vice president, external relations, The Heritage Foundation

September 20, 2012

Davenport Discussion: "The Worst Union in America: How the California Teachers Association Betrayed the Schools and Crippled the State"

Troy Senik (MPP '07), Fellow at the Center for Individual Freedom and an editor at Ricochet.com.

September 18, 2012

An Evening Conversation with Os Guinness in partnership with The Trinity Forum (Washington, D.C.)

Os Guinness, author, social critic, and founding Senior Fellow of the Trinity Forum

September 13, 2012- December 6, 2012

Weekly U.S. Foreign Policy Roundtables

Bruce Herschensohn, senior fellow

April 17, 2012

An Evening Conversation with Ross Douthat in partnership with The Trinity Forum (Washington, D.C.)

Ross Douthat, op-ed columnist for the New York Times; previously served as a senior editor at the Atlantic.

April 4, 2012

"Three Cheers for Milton Friedman: Still Going Strong After all these Years"

Gordon Lloyd, professor of public policy

March 27, 2012

"California Civic Engagement: Why We Lag & How We Can Improve"

James Prieger, associate professor of Public Policy;
Victor Abalos, director of communication, California Forward;
Pete Peterson, executive director, Davenport Institute for Public Engagement and Civic Leadership

March 22, 2012

Conference: "Why Place Matters: Moving From Theory to Practice"

Various

March 14, 2012

City Manager In Residence: What I Learned about Leadership in Bell

Kenneth Hampian, interim city manager, City of Bell, CA

March 14, 2012

Women in Public Policy Speaker

Laura Rosenthal, mayor, City of Malibu, CA

March 8, 2012

Women in Public Policy Speaker

Donzaleigh Abernathy

February 14, 2012

“America's Fourth Revolution" presented by the Charles and Rosemary Licata Lecture Series

James Piereson, president and trustee of the William E. Simon Foundation,  Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, and author

February 13, 2012

Women in Public Policy Speaker

Kristi Westphalen, General Counsul of Finland

February 8, 2012

Davenport Discussion: "Just Say No: The Case for Anti-tax Absolutism"

William Voegeli, senior editor of the Claremont Review of Books and author

February 2, 2012

Women in Public Policy Speaker

September Hill, Jr., State Public Affairs Committee Delegate, Junior League of Los Angeles

November 17, 2011

Davenport Discussion: Steve Malanga

Steven Malanga, senior editor of "City Journal" and Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute

October 27, 2011

"Past, Present & Future"- Celebrating James R. Wilburn

Various

Septebmer 13, 2011

The Faith and Ronald Reagan featuring Natan Sharansky

Natan Sharansky

April 4, 2011

"The Economic Crisis: A Comparison Across Time and Across Countries”

Lee Ohanian, professor, Department of Economics, University of California, Los Angeles

March 30, 2011

Davenport Discussion: "Manning Up: How the Rise of Women Is Turning Men Into Boys"

Kay Hymowitz, Author; contributing editor, City Journal

March 22, 2011

The Annual Lecture with James Q. Wilson: "How to Achieve Immigration Reform"

James Q. Wilson, Ronald Reagan Professor of Public Policy, School of Public Policy

March 17, 2011

Public Diplomacy Roundtable: "What is America Doing to Improve its Image Abroad?"

Colleen Graffey, adjunct faculty, School of Public Policy; Former Deputy Assistant Secretary, U.S. State Department

March 14, 2011

"Market Efficiency and the Crash of 2008" presented by the Koch Charitable Foundation

Scott Sumner, Professor of Economics, Bentley University

March 11-12, 2011

"A Place in the World" Conference

Various

March 9, 2011

Davenport Discussion: "Why a Career in Local Government is the Best Chance to Really Make a Difference"

Rod Gould, Santa Monica City Manager

March 1, 2011

"The Value of Equal Opportunity in Education: How Much is Waiting for Superman Worth?"

Robert Tamura, Spring 2011 William E. Simon Distinguished Visiting Professor

February 10, 2011

"Savior Generals: How a Rare Few Won Lost Wars"

Victor Davis Hanson, Spring 2011 William E. Simon Distinguished Visiting Professor

January 19, 2011

Davenport Discussion:"The Power of the Laptop: Influencing Policy from the Outside"

Brian Anderson, editor of City Journal

January 12, 2011

“Obama: Meteoric Rise and Dramatic Decline” presented by the Charles and Rosemary Licata Lecture Series

Shelby Steele, The Robert J. and Marion E. Oster Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University

December 8, 2010

"Evening Conversation with Mike Gerson, Peter Wehner, and Ross Douthat" Hosted by the Davenport Institute for Public Engagement and Civic Leadership

Authors Mike Gerson and Peter Wehner;  and Ross Douthat of the New York Times.

November 17, 2010

Higher Education in California: The Challenges and Opportunities

Dr. Jack Scott, chancellor, California Community Colleges

November 10, 2010

Davenport Institute for Public Engagement and Civic Leadership Press Event: Release of the 2010 California Civic Health Index

 

November 5-6, 2010

LatAm 2010- The Pacific Coast Council of Latin American Studies (PCCLAS) Annual Conference

Various. Keynote: Alvaro Vargas Llosa, Senior Fellow, Independent Institute

November 1, 2010f

"California Water Use"

The Honorable Dan Goldin

October 21, 2010

"Neo-liberalism in the Global Economy"

Nigel Ashford, senior program officer, at the Institute for Humane Studies

October 21, 2010

"Changing the World: Ideas v. Interests"

Nigel Ashford, senior program officer, at the Institute for Humane Studies

October 4, 2010

"Politics, Human Rights, and NGOs in Asymmetric Conflicts: Case studies from Gaza and the 2006 Lebanon War"

Gerald Steinberg, Professor of Political Studies at Bar Ilan University and President of NGO Monitor

September 21, 2010

"Ten Ways to Love Your Framers"

Gordon Lloyd

Beginning September 9, 2010

Weekly U.S. Foreign Policy Roundtables

Bruce Herschensohn

August 23-27, 2010

New Student Orientation

 

April 8, 2010

"Flags, 9/11" artwork unveiling with Malibu artist Robert Weingarten

Robert Weingarten

March 18, 2010

"The Illusion of Mastery"

Wilfred M. McClay, 2009-2010 William E. Simon Distinguished Visiting Professor

March 17, 2010

Crime and Justice in California: A Panel Discussion

Dr. David Farabee,  crime researcher with UCLA, representatives of the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office, and Crime Victims United of California's legislative team.

March 16, 2010

"How the Economy Works," presented by the Koch Charitable Foundation

Roger Farmer, Chair, Department of Economics, UCLA

March 11, 2010

"Let's Talk Economic Development"

Ximena del Carpio (MPP '00)

February 19, 2010

Policy Day: California's Initiative Process Revisited

Kevin James, KRLA 870 Radio Talk Show Host;

Steve Cooley, Los Angeles County District Attorney; Robert Hertzberg, Former Speaker of the California Assembly; Joel Fox, Founder of Fox&Hounds.com; Dan Schnur, Political Strategist and Director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, USC

January 27, 2010

The Charles and Rosemary Licata Lecture Series: "The Obama Administration and the War on Terror"

James Q. Wilson, Ronald Reagan Professor of Public Policy, School of Public Policy, Pepperdine University

January 21, 2010

"The Coming Disaster for Taiwan"

Hong Bing Yuan

December 3, 2009

"Latin America and the Financial Crisis of 2008: Lessons and Challenges"

Luisa Blanco, assistant professor of economics, School of Public Policy, Pepperdine University.

November 18, 2009

"The Economic Crisis and the Consequences for States and Localities"

Michael Shires, associate professor of public policy, School of Public Policy, Pepperdine University.

Novmeber 17, 2009

A Space Policy Symposium, presented by the Davenport Institute

Screening of "In the Shadow of the Moon";

Bill Bruner, Director of Government Affairs and External Communications, Lawrence Livermore Laboratory; Gil Klinger, Director of the Space and Intelligence Office for the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics.

Novmeber 16, 2009

"Ideas for a Free Society," presented by Women in Public Policy

Claire Morgan, director of the Social Change Project at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.

November 9, 2009

"The Future of Regulation," presented by the Koch Charitable Foundation

Jerry Ellig, Economist, Mercatus Center, George Mason University

October 27, 2009

"Washington and the Economy: Abating or Abetting"

Richard Rahn,

senior fellow, Cato Institute and former chief economist for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

October 19, 2009

"The Bush-Obama Stimulus Programs and the Future of American Capitalism," presented by the Koch Charitable Foundation

Randall Holcombe,

professor of economics at Florida State University

 

 

September 17, 2009

"Homeland Security and Federalism" presented by the Davenport Institute

Matt Mayer, visiting fellow, The Heritage Foundation

September 15, 2009

"Genes and Free Will"

James Q. Wilson, Ronald Reagan Professor of Public Policy, School of Public Policy, Pepperdine University

September 10, 2009 (beginning)

U.S. Foreign Policy Roundtables

Bruce Herschensohn

April 17, 2009

School of Public Policy Graduation Ceremony

Congressman John Campbell; Distinguished Alumnus Alan Beard (MPP '99)

April 16, 2009

Eduction and Environmental Policy Capstone Poster Fair

N/A

April 1, 2009

"SEE NO EVIL: Armed Conflicts and Violence Against Women"

Dr. Andrea Capachietti, humanitarian aid consultant

March 26, 2009

"The Ethical Substrate of an Obama-inspired Health Reform," presented by the Davenport Institute

Dennis Robbins, adjunct faculty

March 25, 2009

Debate: The West's Bold Response to A Newly Assertive Russia

Various, hosted by Women in Public Policy

March 19, 2009

"Improving Probationer Compliance Through Swift and Certain Sanctions," presented by the Davenport Institute

Angela Hawken, assistant professor of economics

March 12, 2009

"U.S. National Security Permanent Values and Interests"

James Coyle, adjunct professor international relations

March 10, 2009

A Seminar on Foreign Assistance as an Instrument on Foreign Policy presented by the Davenport Institute

Various: Featuring Anthony Lake, former National Security Advisor to President Clinton; former foreign policy advisor to the Obama Presidential Campaign; currently a Distinguished Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University.

March 4, 2009

"Political Challenges Facing the Obama Administration"

Victor Davis Hanson, Spring 2009 William E. Simon Distinguished Visiting Professor

February 2009

Social Media Effort by the U.S. Department of State presented by the Davenport Institute

Luker Forgerson, U.S. Department of State, Strategic Communications

February 26, 2009

"Left Turn: The Rise of the Left in Latin America," presented by the Davenport Institute

Luisa Blanco, assistant professor of economics

February 19, 2009

"The California State Budget Crisis," presented by the Davenport Institute

Michael Shires, associate professor of public policy

February 13, 2009

Class of 1999 Ten Year Reunion: The Inaugural Class of the School of Public Policy

N/A

December 18, 2008

Briefing: Current Iraq policy, with a focus on working with the incoming Obama Administration presented by the Davenport Institute

Richard J. Schmierer, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs at the Department of State

December 4, 2008

Weekly U.S. Foreign Policy Roundtables with Bruce Herschensohn

Bruce Herschensohn

November 27, 2008

Weekly U.S. Foreign Policy Roundtables with Bruce Herschensohn

Bruce Herschensohn

November 20, 2008

Weekly U.S. Foreign Policy Roundtables with Bruce Herschensohn

Bruce Herschensohn

November 19, 2008

"A Christian Vision of Social Justice," presented by the Davenport Institute

Joseph Loconte, senior fellow, School of Public Policy

November 13, 2008

Weekly U.S. Foreign Policy Roundtables with Bruce Herschensohn

Bruce Herschensohn

November 11, 2008

ELECTION 2008:THE AFTERMATH presented by student group Women in Public Policy

Faculty panel

November 6, 2008

Weekly U.S. Foreign Policy Roundtables with Bruce Herschensohn

Bruce Herschensohn

November 4, 2008

Watch/Discuss 2008 Presidential Election

Hosted by The Churchill Society

November 3, 2008

Public Policy Debate: "The Role of NATO and the European Security Structure," presented by the Davenport Institute.

Dr. Robert Kaufman and Dr. James Coyle

October 30, 2008

Weekly U.S. Foreign Policy Roundtables with Bruce Herschensohn

Bruce Herschensohn

October 23, 2008

Weekly U.S. Foreign Policy Roundtables with Bruce Herschensohn

Bruce Herschensohn

October 21, 2008

Understanding California's 2008 Ballot Propositions

Michael Shires, associate professor of public policy

October 16, 2008

Weekly U.S. Foreign Policy Roundtables with Bruce Herschensohn

Bruce Herschensohn

October 15, 2008

Watch/Discuss/Analyze the Presidential Debate

Hosted by The Churchill Society

October 13, 2008

Debate: Key Presidential Issues

Professors Robert Kaufman and Doug Kmiec

October 11, 2008

Foreign Policy Conversations with Bruce Herschensohn

Bruce Herschensohn

October 9, 2008

Weekly U.S. Foreign Policy Roundtables with Bruce Herschensohn

Bruce Herschensohn

October 8, 2008

Board of Visitors Meeting

N/A

October 7, 2008

Charles and Rosemary Licata Lecture- "No One Sees God"

Micahel Novak

October 7, 2008

Book Signing: "No One Sees God: The Dark Night of Atheists and Believers"

Michael Novak

October 2, 2008

Weekly U.S. Foreign Policy Roundtables with Bruce Herschensohn

Bruce Herschensohn

September 26, 2008

Watch/Discuss/Analyze the Presidential Debate

Hosted by The Churchill Society

September 25, 2008

Weekly U.S. Foreign Policy Roundtables with Bruce Herschensohn

Bruce Herschensohn

September 25, 2008

The Churchill Society presents- Financial Crisis Forum: "Bailouts: Socializing Losses in a Financial Meltdown"

Professors Luisa Blanco, Michael Shires, Brain Goff, and Wesley Truitt

September 18, 2008

Weekly U.S. Foreign Policy Roundtables with Bruce Herschensohn

Bruce Herschensohn

September 16, 2008

Celebrate Constitution Day with Professor Gordon Lloyd

Professor Gordon Lloyd

September 15, 2008

The Annual Lecture with James Q. Wilson: "The Genetic Basis of Political Views"

James Q. Wilson, Ronald Reagan Professor of Public Policy

September 11, 2008

Weekly U.S. Foreign Policy Roundtables with Bruce Herschensohn

Bruce Herschensohn

September 11, 2008

"The Road Ahead: US Foreign Policy and Security in the Post-Bush Era" presented by Women in Public Policy

Former US Ambassador John R. Bolton via teleconference

August 27, 2008

"Public Policy for the 21st Century"

Troy Senik (MPP '07)

August 22, 2008

New Student Orientation Workshop

N/A

August 21, 2008

New Student Orientation Workshop

N/A

August 20, 2008

New Student Orientation Workshop

N/A

April 11, 2008

School of Public Policy Graduation Ceremony

N/A

April 10, 2008

Education Policy Capstone Presentations

Students in Education Policy Capstone

March 25, 2008

"Celebrity or Statesman? Who is Barack Obama?"

Professor Robert Kaufman and Professor Dan Caldwell

March 4, 2008

Public Policy Open House for Prospective Students

Professor Robert Kaufman and Associate Professor Ted McAllister with student moderator Julia Gonzales

February 14, 2008

Licata Lecture Series with Stuart Epperson

Stuart Epperson, Co-Founder and Chairman of Salem Communications

February 13, 2008

Radical Islam: The Struggle within the Islamic World

Expert Panel

February 12, 2008

The Untold Story of International Finance in the Post 9/11 World

John B. Taylor, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution and former Under Secretary of Int'l Affairs, U.S. Treasury

February 7, 2008

Super Tuesday Post-mortem Discussion with Steven Hayward

Steven Hayward, Senior Fellow for the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research

February 6, 2008

School of Public Policy Board of Visitors Meeting

N/A

January 8, 2008

Distinguished Video Conference Series Lecture: "Iran: A Threat to U.S. National Security? If so, what should be done about it?"

Dr. Abbas Milani, Director of the Iranian Studies Program at Stanford University

November 28, 2007

Weekly U.S. Foreign Policy Roundtables with Bruce Herschensohn

Bruce Herschensohn, School of Public Policy senior fellow

November 20, 2007

Brown Bag Lunch Series: City of Long Beach

The City of Long Beach

November 13, 2007

Brown Bag Lunch Series: Central Intelligence Agency

CIA senior operations office and regional recruiter

October 30, 2007

"Imam and the Pastor" Film Viewing and Discussion

Dr. Steven Watts, adjunct professor, School of Public Policy

October 22, 2007

The Annual Lecture with James Q. Wilson- "Christians, Jews, and Israel"

James Q. Wilson, School of Public Policy Ronald Reagan Professor of Public Policy

October 2, 2007

School of Public Policy 10th Anniversary Dinner Celebration- "Leadership and Liberty"

The Honorable Jeb Bush

September 24, 2007

John Chiang, California State Controller

John Chiang, California State Controller

September 17, 2007

Constitution Day Lecture with Professor Gordon Lloyd

Gordon Lloyd, professor, School of Public Policy

September 11, 2007

School of Public Policy Live Video Lecture Featuring Ed Meese III

Ed Meese III, Ronald Reagan Distinguished Fellow in Public Policy, The Heritage Foundation and former attorney general

March 20, 2007

"Radical Islam and the War on Terror" featuring Daniel Pipes

Daniel Pipes, Distinguished Visiting Professor, School of Public Policy

February 26, 2007

"American Exceptionalism and the War on Terror" featuring James Q. Wilson

James Q. Wilson, Ronald Reagan Professor of Public Policy, School of Public Policy

February 23, 2007

Deliberative Democracy in California

N/A

November 29, 2006

"Jesus in Darfur: A Christian Case for Humanitarian Intervention" The Annual Licata Lecture

Jospeh Loconte, Distinguished Visiting Professor, School of Public Policy

September 26, 2006

"War and the Mass Media" The Annual Lecture with James Q. Wilson

James Q. Wilson, Ronald Reagan Professor of Public Policy, School of Public Policy

March 29, 2006

"Exposing the Truth: Crime Rates in the U.S. versus Europe" The Annual Licata Lecture

James Q. Wilson, Ronald Reagan Professor, School of Public Policy

March 22, 2006

Globalization and Its Human Challenges

Os Guinness

March 8, 2006

"The Worth of U.S.-Taiwan Relations" A Panel Discussion

Various

February 27, 2006

"Religion and Politics in America" The Annual Lecture with James Q. Wilson

James Q. Wilson, Ronald Reagan Professor of Public Policy, School of Public Policy

February 13, 2006

"Munich" Film Discussion

Various

February 6, 2006

Direct Democracies: Citizen Designed Initiatives

George Gorton, Recall Campaign Manger for Governor Schwarzenegger

January 19, 2006

Common Sense California

Michael Parks, Director, School of Journalism, University of Southern California

December 1, 2005

The End of Illusions: A Christian Response to the War on Terror

Joseph Loconte, William E. Siomn Fellow in Religion and Free Society, The Heritage Foundation

February 1, 2005

Religion and Democracy: The Case of Islam

Michael Novak, George Frederick Jewett Scholar in Religion, Philosophy, and Public Policy, American Enterprise Institute

November 8, 2004

"The Arab-Israel Conflict: History and Future Prospects" Middle East Lecture Series

Robert Kaufman, Professor, School of Public Policy

October 18, 2004

"Prospects for Representative Government in Muslim Nations" Middle East Lecture Series

James Q. Wilson, Ronald Reagan Professor of Public Policy, School of Public Policy

September 27, 2004

"Prospects for the Deepening of Democratic Impulses in the Non-Arab Middle East" Middle East Lecture Series

James Coyle, Visiting Professor, School of Public Policy

September 8, 2004

"Democratization in the Conservative Arab Gulf Monarchies" Middle East Lecture Series

Joseph Kechichian, Davenport Institute Fellow, School of Public Policy

March 16, 2004

"Immigrants, Religious Congregations, and the Civil Society" Faith and Public Policy Conference

Gregory Rodriguez, Senior Fellow, New America Foundation; Rev. Karen Speicher, Pastor United Methodist Church and Research Fellow, Davenport Insitute, School of Public Policy

January 13, 2004

Arnold's California: Where Are We Going?

William E. Simon, Jr., Co-chairman, William E. Simon & Sons

November 18, 2003

"Passport: An Epic Novel of the Cold War:" The Annual Licata Lecture

Bruce Herschensohn, Distinguished Fellow, Davenport Institute, School of Public Policy

November 13, 2003

The U.S. and the International Criminal Court

David J. Scheffer, Former U.S. Ambassador at Large for War Crimes and current Visiting Professor of Law, Georgetown University

October 24, 2003

"Statism: The Opiate of the Elites" Braun Center Dedication

Theodore J. Forstmann, Senior Partner, Forstmann Little & Co.

October 14, 2003

"Who Becomes a Terrorist?" The Annual Lecture with James Q. Wilson

James Q. Wilson, Ronald Reagan Professor of Public Policy, School of Public Policy

April 21, 2003

Religion, Democracy, and Islam: Will Freedom Prevail in the 21st Century?

James Q. Wilson, Ronald Reagan Professor of Public Policy, School of Public Policy

April 8, 2003

Congressional Influence on IRS Audits of Business Firms

Lee Coppock, William E. Simon Professor of Economics, Hillsdale College

March 4, 2003

Jewish and Christian Influence on the Founding

Michael Novak, Theologian, Author, and Former U.S. Ambassador

January 21, 2003

Supernationalization of Money

Richard Grant, Economist

November 25, 2002

Political Leadership and Personal Values: Managing a Compromise

Jack Scott, California State Senator (D-Pasadena)

November 19, 2002

Religion and Freedom

James Q. Wilson, Ronald Reagan Professor of Public Policy, School of Public Policy

November 18, 2002

Patterns of Misperception: Cases from U.S. and Soviet Foreign Policy

Johanna Granville, Assistant Professor, Clemson University

November 15, 2002

The Valley and teh Problems of Older Suburbs and Planning in Los Angeles

Robert Hertzberg, California Assemblyman (D-Sherman Oaks)

November 1, 2002

Politics, Polls, and Pundits: What Do the Numbers Really Mean?

Arnold Steinberg, Political Strategist for the California Civil Rights Initiative

October 23, 2002

The International Criminal Court: A New Diplomacy?

David Davenport, Research Fellow, Hoover Institution; Pierre Prosper, U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues

October 11, 2002

America's Pledge of Religious Freedom- Making Sense of Our Ceremonial and Constitutional Traditions

Douglas Kmiec, Dean, Catholic University of America

September 24, 2002

Latino Housing Conference

Various

September 18, 2002

The Coming War with Iraq

Robert Kaufman, Professor of Political Science, University of Vermont

March 14, 2002

"Islam and the West" Faith and Public Policy Conference

Micahel Novak, John M. Olin Distinguished Visiting Professor, School of Public Policy; William C. Martin, Harry and Hazel Chavanne Professor of Religion and Public Policy

March 27, 2001

"The Reagan Reversal: Foreign Policy and the End of the Cold War" The Annual Licata Lecture

Beth A. Fischer, Assistant Professor, Munk Centre for International Studies, University of Toronto

March 22, 2001

"Visionary Leaders in Extraordinary Times" Faith and Public Policy Conference

William E. Simon, Jr., The Honorable Frank Shakespeare, Clyde W. Oden, Jr.

February 23, 2001

The 107th Congress and The New Administration

Mike Stokke, Deputy Chief of Statff for Speaker Dennis Hastert

January 16, 2001

"Reagan's Four Pillars of Freedom" The Annual Lecture with James Q. Wilson

James Q. Wilson, Ronald Reagan Professor of Public Policy

December 6, 2000

Reflections on the Reagan Legacy

William J. Bennett

November 14, 2000

Election 2000

Jackie Rogers, Director, Ventura County Republican Party

October 26, 2000

California Housing Policy in the Digital Age

Various

October 10, 2000

Current Role of Women in Government

The Honorable Cindy Montez, Councilwomen, City of San Fernando

September 20, 2000

"Leadership and Foreign Policy in the 21st Century" A Pepperdine Presdiential Inauguration-Week Lecture

Bruce Herschensohn, Distinguished Fellow, Davenport Institute, School of Public Policy

September 20, 2000

The Peace Process

Yuval Rotem, Consul General, Israeli Consulate, Los Angeles

September 18, 2000

Tax Reforms of the Reagan years

The Honorable Jack Kemp, Salvatori Distinguished Visiting Fellow, School of Public Policy

May 23, 2000

Digital Policy

See Description

April 7, 2000

America's Role in the Global Political Economy

The Honorable Jack Kemp, Salvatori Distinguished Visiting Fellow, School of Public Policy

March 31, 2000

"Issues of the Family, Character, and Moral Leadership" Faith and Public Policy Conference

See Description

March 24, 2000

Policy Directions in the New Millennium

See Description

March 16, 2000

Campaign Politics and Predictions

The Honorable Jack Kemp, Salvatori Distinguished Visiting Fellow, School of Public Policy

February 17, 2000

Developing Sustainable Economic Development, Cleaning Up Industrial Brownfields, Building New Schools in LA, and Providing Jobs and Housing to Low-Income Families

Project Manager, USC Center for Economic Development

February 8, 2000

Bioterrorism: Homeland Defense, The Next Steps

See Description

February 3, 2000

Women and Government

Noelia Rodriguez, Deputy Mayor of Communications, City of Los Angeles

November 15, 1999

The Balkans After Yugoslavia

His Excellency Dimitrij Rupel, Ambassador of Slovenia to the United States

November 15, 1999

Thet End of the Cold War

James E. Rogan, Congressmen, State of California

November 8, 1999

Canada- In Europe and the Pacific

The Right Honorable Kim Campbell, Consul General for Canada and Former Prime Minister

October 18, 1999

Chinese Foreign Policy in the 21st Century

The Honorable An Wenbin, Consul General, People's Republic of China

September 24, 1999

International Campaigns

George Birnbaum, Chief of Staff, Former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netenyahu

September 20, 1999

NATO and the Pacific

Dr. James Thompson, President, RAND

September 7, 1999

Policies That Will Affect Women

Yvonne Brathwaite Burke, Supervisor, County of Los Angeles and Former Congresswomen, California

August 23, 1999

The Investigation of the Chinese Government's Theft of American Nuclear Secrets

Chris Cox, Congressman, State of California

March 12, 1999

"Have Faith in Inner-City Youth: New Evidence of the Efficacy of Faith-Based Programs" Faith and Public Policy Conference

John J. DiIulio, Professor, Politics and Public Affairs, Princeton University

March 12, 1999

"My Faith and I" Faith and Public Policy Conference

William E. Simon, Chairman, William E. Simon and Sons, Inc.

January 18, 1999

Eighteen Years in Congress: Lessons Learned Along the Way

Dan Coats, Senator, Indiana

January 18, 1999

Public Service

Michael Dukakis, Former Massachusetts Governor and Democratic Presidential Nominee

January 7, 1999

The End of the Cold War

Jim Billington, Librian of Congress

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