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Revolution Through Social Enterprise

September 12, 2008

Villa Graziadio Executive Center
Pepperdine University
Malibu, CA

This conference brings together academics, nonprofit and corporate leaders, entrepreneurs and lawyers from around the world discuss how to alleviate poverty and implement solutions to environmental problems.

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Opening Keynote (59:37)

A Conversation with John Picard, Sam LaDudde, and Mariel Hemmingway (55:46)

Kiva and Person-to-Person Microfinance: Roundtable Discussion (61:40)

High Tech Meets Low Tech: Roundtable Discussion (75:13)

Closing Keynote (62:27)


Foley Lectureship Series

Friday, March 28, 2008
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Foley Lectureship Series: Leaders in Law and Business presents Professor Richard Epstein, James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor of Law, University of Chicago, to lecture on The Mortgage (Or, Subprime) Mess: How One Bad Decision Deserves Yet Another.


Revolution Through Social Enterprise

September 21, 2007

Graziadio Executive Center
Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263

Across sectors, generations and disciplines, social entrepreneurs are identifying, addressing, and, in some cases, solving many of the major crises confronting our society today through the creative application of entrepreneurial principles. Bringing together youth, academics, nonprofit and corporate leaders, entrepreneurs and lawyers from around the world, this conference showcased how the social entrepreneurship movement is transforming business, education, community development and philanthropy on a global scale.

Listen to Audio From The Conference
8:30 AM Youth In Social Entrepeneurship pt. I
Youth In Social Entrepeneurship pt. II
10:00 AM Corporate Social Responsibility pt. I
Corporate Social Responsibility pt. II
12:00 PM Luncheon with Jim Fruchterman
1:30 PM International Community Development
2:30 PM Social Entrepeneurship in Academia
Investing in Social Entrepeneurship
4:00 PM Faith Based Social Enterprise
Legal Issues in Social Enterprise

Eighth Annual Technology Conference

Friday, March 30, 2007
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Westside Conference Center at
Pepperdine University
Los Angeles, California

The rapidly changing technology industry and the emerging legal challenges it faces are remarkably complex. Staying informed regarding the latest developments in technology and the law is essential for continued success. Join us as we gather some of the country's leading in-house and outside counsel for a fast-paced, informative series of discussions.


Entrepreneurship Week

Josh Berman: Co-Founder and COO of MySpace.com

As part of Entrepreneurship Week, The Geoffrey H. Palmer Center for Entrepreneurship and the Law, in conjunction with the Graziadio School of Business and Management, is pleased to present Josh Berman. Mr. Berman is the co-founder and COO of MySpace.com, the leading Social Networking Life Style portal on the Internet. With over 45 million users and 12 billion page views per month, MySpace.com is the third most trafficked site on the Internet according to Media Matrix ("Page Views", Media Metrix, November 2005).

Mr. Berman will speak about his experience as an entrepreneur in a presentation and Q&A session. The event will be held on Wednesday, February 21 from 6:30 - 8:00pm at the Drescher Campus Auditorium, with a reception preceding the presentation.


Consumer Awareness Day

October 13, 2006

As part of Pepperdine University School of Law's Human Rights Awareness Week, the Palmer Center sponsored a panel on social entrepreneurship and consumer awareness, featuring microentrepreneur Linda Engle, marketing professor Dr. Victoria Seitz and microfinance expert Claude Alexandre.


Seventh Annual Technology Conference

June 23, 2006

Sponsored panel topics included:

  • Content Management: Digital Rights Management (including the Sony Rootkit debacle), Distribution (including Peer-to-Peer), Rights Clearance, and more (sponsored by Greenberg Traurig, LLP, with Ian Ballon, Esq.)
  • Advanced Technology Licensing (sponsored by Lebouef, Lamb, Greene & MacRae, LLP, with Eric Cowan, Esq.)
  • E-Commerce & Internet Advertising Law (sponsored by Foley & Lardner, LLP, with James Nguyen, Esq.)
  • Internet Protocols, Net Neutrality, and the Looming Regulatory Battle (sponsored by Jenner & Block LLP, with Mark Schneider, Esq.)
  • Privacy & Security Issues in the US and EU (sponsored by Eversheds, LLP, with Paula Barrett, Esq.)
  • Outsourcing (sponsored by Strategic Sourcing Partners, Inc., with panelists yet to be determined)