While most graduate policy programs focus on the quantitative side of public policy, the Pepperdine School of Public Policy has understood from its founding that public leaders needed to consider the array of the social sciences in formulating sustainable public policy. This includes the study of history, and in this timely lecture, Dr. Niall Ferguson will make the compelling argument that policy failures - both domestic and international - have been founded on a misreading, if not complete ignorance of history.
How can leaders "think historically" when making decisions? Should the president have a "Council of Historical Advisers"? We will explore these and other important questions as Dr. Ferguson answers whether those who "don't remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”
Niall Ferguson, MA, D.Phil., is a Senior Fellow of the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and a Senior Fellow of the Center for European Studies, Harvard University. He is also a visiting professor at Tsinghua University, Beijing, and the Diller-von Furstenberg Family Foundation Distinguished Scholar at the Nitze School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, D.C.
Reception to follow in Executive Dining Room.
The Pepperdine School of Public Policy was founded almost two decades ago as a response to what was being offered on the policy school landscape. While many programs offer a technocratic approach to policy development, we invite students to consider the multiple dimensions that affect actual policy implementation. This demands a most unique curriculum, including coursework in policy analysis along with understanding policy's moral and distinctly American elements. It's an exciting time to consider a career in public service. We offer its most unique preparation.
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