The collection contains mainly printed material and photographs produced by and related to the School of Public Policy at
Pepperdine University. Items in the collection include recruitment materials such as programs, flyers and brochures; project
and event programs; publications; news releases and projects; VHS tapes; and other printed material. Materials in the collection
range from 1996 to 2013.
The Pepperdine University School of Public Policy was officially founded in 1997, incorporating its predecessor the Institute
for Public Policy (opened in 1996). The first dean was Dr. James Wilburn. The first public policy class had the honor of meeting
Mikhail Gorbachev, the last head of state of the former USSR, on October 18, 1997. The school currently enrolls approximately
100 students taking classes towards a Master of Public Policy degree, or joint degrees with the School of Law or Graziadio
School of Business and Management are also available. The Davenport Institute is the research and special program division
of the School of Public Policy, which holds conferences and seminars and publishes research related to current issues in public
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