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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 290, and meeting on Wednesdays 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
  • Donuts

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

Upcoming Dates, Fall 2021:

Date Presenter Paper Title / Topic

September 15, 2021

Brian Link

Cannabis in Bankruptcy Court

September 29, 2021

Julia Norgaard

Are all Special Economic Zones Created Equal?

October 13, 2021

Jared Ashworth (Graziadio)

Shocks to School: Do Local Labor Markets Matter?

October 27, 2021

James Prieger (SPP)

Taxing Reduced-Harm tobacco Products

November 10, 2021

Felicity Vabulas

When is it “Ok” to Leave? U.S. Public Opinion Toward Withdrawal from International

December 1, 2021

Merim Baitimbetova

Regionalism and Economic Development in Central Asia


Past Schedules