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Women's Lifelong Lecture Series

Women's Life-Long Learning Lecture Series

Women's Life-Long Learning Breakfast Forum

Designed for an elite group of women, the purpose of this series of presentations is to assist women in staying abreast of current events and establishing sound, logical, and innovative positions related to issues that shape our world and finding solutions to the complex questions of the day.

Participation in this three-week program is by invitation only. The group meets once a month during the fall and spring semesters for seminar presentations. Each seminar will focus on one topic, with the majority of sessions being presented by Pepperdine University faculty.

The seminar will consist of a one-hour lecture, followed by a thirty-minute "questions and answers" portion. The seminars will be held at a private residence in Pacific Palisades and are preceded by a continental breakfast. The following presentations have already taken place (some can be viewed online):

Spring Series 2017

"Myths about sleep: Insights from Studies of Sleep in Human Hunter-Gatherers"

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Dr. Jerry Siegel, Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, Director of the UCLA Center for Sleep Research

"Leadership Lessons from the Bench"

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Dean Deanell Tacha, Dean of the School of Law, Professor of Law, Former Circuit Judge, Former Chief Judge

"Healthy Aging, Scientific Discoveries, and Social Enterprise"

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Dr. Steve Kirnon, Director of GSEP Social Entrepreneurship and Change, Professor, CEO of PharmaPlan LLC


Fall Series 2016

"A life designed for miracles: Leadership tools for creating spectacular results"

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Dr. Farzin Madjidi, Interim Associate Dean, Professor of Leadership, Graduate School of Education and Psychology

"Mindset Matters: The Neuroscience of Leading Change"

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Dr. Terri Egan, Professor, Graziadio School of Business Management

"Emotional Mastery: The Gifted Wisdom of Unpleasant Feelings"

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Dr. Joan Rosenberg, Visiting Professor of Psychology, Graduate School of Education and Psychology, TedTalk Speaker

Spring Series 2016

"Living a Values-based Life"

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Dr. Judy Ho, Asst. Professor of Psychology, Graduate School of Education and Psychology

"A Look at the 2016 Election"

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Professor Pete Peterson, Dean of SPP

"Gender Intelligence: A Look at the Male & Female Brain"

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Stephanie Blondell, Associate Director, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Assistant Professor of Law and Practice, Pepperdine School of Law

Fall Series 2015

"K-12 Education Reform: Are We Getting It Right?"

Thursday, October 15, 2015
Ms. Joan Sullivan, CEO of the Partnership for LA Schools

"Living Positive Psychology: Focus, Flow, & Well-Being"

Thursday, November 19, 2015
Dr. Shelly Harrell Licensed Psychologist, Professor of Psychology at Pepperdine University

"iGods: How Technology Shapes Our Spiritual & Social Lives"

Thursday, December 17, 2015
Dr. Craig Detweiler, Associate Professor of Communication at Pepperdine University

Spring Series 2015

"ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria)"

Thursday April 16, 2015

Dr. Robert Lloyd, Pepperdine University

"Stem Cell Research"

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Dr. Donna Nofziger-Plank, Pepperdine University

"Positive Psychology and Living an Abundant Life"

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Dr. Thema Bryant-Davis, Pepperdine University

Fall Series 2014

"Healthy Aging"

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Dr. Priscilla MacRae and Blue Zones by Lauren Nakano

"Affordable Care Act"

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Minda Wilson

"Ebola and other diseases"

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Dr. Sadina Reynaldo