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School of Public Policy Professor Gordon Lloyd Leads Licata Lecture

RSVP to Mary Jo Hardman at (310) 506-7395.

Gordon Lloyd, professor of public policy at the School of Public Policy, will discuss the themes in his most recent book, The New Deal & Modern American Conservatism: A Defining Rivalry, Tuesday, Jan. 28, at 11 a.m. in the Wilburn Auditorium. A reception will follow.

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Coauthored with David Davenport, counselor to the director and a Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and former Pepperdine president, The New Deal explores the pivotal issues of this rivalry, laying out the progressive-conservative arguments between Herbert Hoover and Franklin Roosevelt in the 1930s, and illustrates how those issues remain current in public policy today. Lloyd will detail how Hoover, alarmed by the excesses of the New Deal, pointed to the ideas that would constitute modern U.S. conservatism and how three pillars—liberty, limited government, and constitutionalism—formed his case against the New Deal and, in turn, became the underlying philosophy of conservatism today. Lloyd will also examine how much Presidents Reagan and Obama owe to FDR—and how much they owe to Hoover.

Lloyd is the coauthor of three books on the American founding and sole author of a book on the political economy of the New Deal. He serves on the National Advisory Council for the Walter and Leonore Annenberg Presidential Learning Center through the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation. Lloyd is also the creator, in partnership with the Ashbrook Center, of four highly regarded websites on the origin of the Constitution.

The Charles and Rosemary Licata Lecture Series was established through an endowment for the School of Public Policy by benefactors Charles and Rosemary Licata, the Licata Lecture Series unites students, alumni, and community leaders with leading academics and practitioners shaping policy matters in the new century.

Copies of The New Deal & Modern American Conservatism: A Defining Rivalry will be available for purchase at the Drescher Graduate Campus Bookstore on the day of the event.

For more information and to RSVP, please visit the School of Public Policy website.

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