University of California, Riverside

School of Public Policy


For virtually every challenge facing growing communities worldwide, UCR is pioneering bold and practical solutions. Working in partnership with communities, policy makers, entrepreneurs, and business leaders in our own backyard and around the world, our School of Public Policy faculty and students bring fresh thinking to the complex challenges of poverty, crime, healthcare, education, pollution, water and energy security, immigration, sustainability, climate change and more.


Steven ClarkProfessor Steven Clark was invited by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) to present on how to increase the accuracy of eyewitness identification evidence by changing the procedures that police use to obtain ID evidence. 

Learn more about the Committee on Scientific Approaches to Understanding and Maximing the Validity and Reliability of Eyewitness Identification in Law Enforcement and the Courts.

Learn more about Professor Steven Clark.

Anil Deolalikar

Founding Dean’s Message

“Public policy as a discipline pertains to almost everything we do on this campus, which is why this is such an exciting program for so many people at UCR.”


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SPP in the Headlines

Economist Wants New Public-Policy School in California to Apply Global Solutions Locally
The Chronicle of Higher Education, April 8, 2013.

News from the School of Public Policy

Orbach to Return to UC Riverside to Present on Development of Clean Energy

April 14, 2014

Raymond L. Orbach, former UC Riverside chancellor and undersecretary for science at the U.S. Department of Energy during the George W. Bush administration, will return to campus on Friday, April 25, 2014 for a presentation about developing clean energy and the importance of international partnerships to make that happen as part of the UCR School of Public Policy Seminar Series.

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General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Contact Information

School of Public Policy
Anil B. Deolalikar
Associate Dean of Social Sciences,
College of Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences
Professor of Economics
Director, Public Policy Initiative


Tel: (951) 827-5564

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