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    How Far Can the Left Go? Fighting Political Partisanship in Higher Education


    patient arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;”>Pete Peterson is the dean of Pepperdine University’s School of Public Policy. Prior to this, he served as the executive director of the Davenport Institute for Public Engagement and Civic Leadership at Pepperdine. A self-described “think-and-do-tank”, the Institute’s mission is to support and promote greater civic participation in policymaking through training, consulting, and grant making.

    Pete is a leading national speaker and writer on issues related to civic participation, and the use of technology to make government more responsive and transparent. He was the first executive director of the bi-partisan organization, Common Sense California.

    In 2008, he developed the organization’s annual Public Engagement Grant Program, which has provided grants to dozens of municipal governments across California. Peterson writes widely on public engagement for a variety major news outlets including the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, and San Francisco Chronicle, as well as numerous blogs.

    Pete has been a public affairs fellow at The Hoover Institution, and he serves on the Leadership Councils of the Public Policy Institute of California and California Forward, and on the steering committees of the University Network for Collaborative Governance, and the Institute for Local Government. Peterson was the Republican candidate for California Secretary of State in 2014.

    Pete Peterson

    Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016
    11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

    Amici Brentwood
    2538 San Vicente Blvd
    Santa Monica, CA 90402

    2 hour validated parking

    Gigi Becker
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