Pepperdine, Yeshiva Univ. presidents Berman & Gash to dialogue on faith-based higher ed Oct. 26

Oct. 26, 2023

“Challenges and Opportunities of Faith-Based Higher Education Institutions” is first in Pepperdine’s fall President’s Speaker Series

MALIBU, Calif. — Pepperdine University will host the first installment of its President’s Speaker Series this fall with Yeshiva University president Rabbi Ari Berman, an American-Israeli Orthodox/Religious Zionist rabbi, faith leader, and educational visionary. Rabbi Berman will explore the challenges and opportunities faced by faith-based institutions of higher education.

The President’s Speaker Series welcomes distinguished scholars and thought leaders representing diverse points of view to examine topics and issues facing our communities and the world today. Driven by a desire to connect deeply with our community and inspire meaningful dialogue, the series provides opportunities to cultivate an engaged and impassioned collective through civil discourse.

Challenges and Opportunities of Faith-Based Higher Education Institutions:
A Conversation with Rabbi Ari Berman.

Jim Gash – President, Pepperdine University
Rabbi Ari Berman – President, Yeshiva University

Thursday, October 26 from 7:00–9:00 PM PDT

Pepperdine University Elkins Auditorium, 24255 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90263

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Pepperdine University is a private Christian university located 30 miles west of Downtown Los Angeles in Malibu, California. Rooted in the Christian tradition, Pepperdine is committed to both the relentless pursuit of truth through academic and scholarly excellence and to embodying Christian faith and values. With students at the heart of the educational enterprise, the University prepares approximately 10,300 scholars across its liberal arts school, Seaver College, and its four nationally recognized graduate schools for lives of purpose, service, and leadership.

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