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PEP Talks Research Seminar

PPE Tradition

Launched in the fall of 2018, Pepperdine's PEP Talks Research Seminar is rooted in the PPE tradition that started in the 1920s at Oxford University. Rooted in a gathering of faculty and students, the tradition calls for an interdisciplinary exploration between the fields of philosophy, economics, and political science (PEP) . This type of program is centered around the view that, in order to understand social phenomena, it is prudent to employ several analytical frameworks and various disciplinary methods.

Located on the Malibu Seaver Campus in the Appleby Center, room AC 286, and meeting from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm., each gathering will feature:

  • Pepperdine professors and outside academics presenting their current research
  • Researchers having an opportunity to receive feedback from colleagues and students about their work
  • Students having the opportunity to see current academic work presented as well as be participatory in the academic feedback mechanism
  • An openess to all inquiring and intellectually curious minds
  • Coffee and donuts

If you are interested in presenting your current research at an upcoming meeting, please contact Julia Norgaard.

Upcoming Dates, Fall 2019:

Date / Presenter Paper Title / Topic

September 11, 2019:

Paul Gift, PhD, Graziadio Pepperdine University

Moving the Needle on MMA

September 18, 2019:

Tom W. Bell, JD, Chapman University School of Law

Your Next Government? From the Nation State to Stateless Nations

October 2, 2019:

Garrett Pendergraft, PhD, Seaver Pepperdine University

Marketing to Compulsive Gamblers

October 16, 2019:

Julia Norgaard, PhD, Seaver Pepperdine University

The Impact of Plea Bargaining on Case Backlog in Uganda

October 30, 2019:

Paul Jones, PhD, Seaver Pepperdine University

How Does Taxation Impact Inequality?

November 13, 2019:

Jozefina Kalaj, PhD, Graziadio Pepperdine University

Linkages Between Groundwater Irrigation, Horticulture Production, and Nutrition Outcomes in Semi-Arid Senegal

November 20, 2019

Michael Olabisi, PhD, Michigan State University

Why Do Some Sectors Get Hit Harder, All the Time?

Past Schedules