Pepperdine University is a private university affiliated with the Churches of Christ. It is located in Malibu, California.
Courses are taught in Malibu, at six graduate campuses in southern California, and at six international branch campuses located in Heidelberg, Germany; London, England; Florence, Italy; Lausanne, Switzerland; Shanghai, China; and Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Conservatives on the Pepperdine faculty have included:
- Bruce Herschensohn
- Ben Stein
- Kenneth Starr
- Arthur Laffer
- Douglas Kmiec
- Newt Gingrich
- Daniel Pipes.
- James Q. Wilson (Chairman of the American Enterprise Institute's Council of Academic Advisors) is a professor of public policy at Pepperdine.