Women's Lifelong Lecture Series
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 and can be viewed online:
2016 -2017 - Event Schedule
Thursday, February 9th
Healthy Aging, Scientific Discoveries, and Social Enterprise
Dr. Steve Kirnon, Director of GSEP Social Entrepreneurship and Change, Professor, CEO of PharmPlan LLC.
Thursday, March 9th
"Leadership Lessons from the Bench"
Dean Deanell Tacha, Dean of the School of Law, Professor of Law, Former Circuit Judge, Former Chief Judge
Thursday, April 13th
“Myths about Sleep: Insights from studies of sleep in human hunter-gatherers"
Dr. Jerry Siegel, Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, Director of the UCLA Center for Sleep Research
Fall Series 2016
Thursday, October 13th, 2016
“A life designed for miracles: Leadership tools for creating spectacular results”
Dr. Farzin Madjidi, Interim Associate Dean, Professor of Leadership, Graduate School of Education and Psychology
Thursday, November 10th
“Mindset Matters: The Neuroscience of Leading Change”
Dr. Terri Egan, Professor, Graziadio School of Business Management
Thursday, December 8th
"Emotional Mastery: The Gifted Wisdom of Unpleasant Feelings"
Dr. Joan Rosenberg, Visiting Professor of Psychology, Graduate School of Education and Psychology, TedTalk Speaker
Spring Series 2016
Thursday, March 3rd
Living a Values-based Life
Dr. Judy Ho, Asst. Professor of Psychology, Graduate School of Education and Psychology, Pepperdine University
Thursday, April 7th
A Look at the 2016 Election
Professor Pete Peterson, Dean of School of Public Policy, Pepperdine University
Thursday, May 5th
Gender Intelligence: A Look at the Male & Female Brain
Professor Stephanie Blondell, School of Law, Pepperdine University
Fall Series 2015
Thursday, October 15th
K-12 Education Reform: Are We Getting It Right?
Ms. Joan Sullivan, CEO of the Partnership for LA Schools
Thursday, November 19th
Living Positive Psychology: Focus, Flow, & Well-Being
Dr. Shelly Harrell Licensed Psychologist, Professor of Psychology at Pepperdine University
Thursday, December 17th
iGods: How Technology Shapes Our Spiritual & Social Lives
Dr. Craig Detweiler, Associate Professor of Communication at Pepperdine University
Spring Series 2015
Thursday April 16th
ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria)
Dr. Robert Lloyd, Pepperdine University
Thursday, May 21st
Stem Cell Research
Dr. Donna Nofziger-Plank, Pepperdine University
Thursday, June 18th
Positive Psychology and Living an Abundant Life
Dr. Thema Bryant-Davis, Professor of Pscyhology, Graduate School of Education and Pscyhology, Pepperdine University
Fall Series 2014
Thursday, October 23rd
Dr. Priscilla MacRae and Blue Zones by Lauren Nakano
Thursday, November 20th
Affordable Care Act
Thursday, December 18th
Ebola and other diseases
Dr. Sadina Reynaldo
For more invitation and details for future events please contact
Dr. Kerri Heath, Assistant Vice Chancellor,
Graduate School of Education and Psychology,
Pepperdine University at Kerri.Heath@pepperdine.edu or 310.506.2880.
Registration is required.