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  • 2022-2023
    Date Event Speaker(s) Links
    August 16, 2022

    Perspectives and paths forward during a historic drought

    Craig Miller (General Manager of the Western Municipal Water District) N/A
    September 14, 2022 Making the Case for Conservation of Northern Australia Rivers Jeffery Connor (University of South Australia, School of Business) Video
    October 13, 2022 6th Annual Persist Women's Political Engagement Conference

    Keynote Speakers:

    • Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes
    • California State Senator Rosilicie Ochoa Bogh
    • Assemblymember Eloise Gómez Reyes
    Video Playlist
    October 24, 20022 Considering a Career in International Public Service: An Intergenerational Conversation with Giants Who Blazed the Trail Jesse Coronado (Former Foreign Service Officer, U.S. Department of State) N/A
    November 8, 2022 2022 Midterm Elections Watch Party Various; Hosted by the UCR School of Public Policy's Dean's Ambassadors Forthcoming
    November 15, 2022 Interdisciplinary and data-driven approaches to understanding hydroclimatic change Morgan Levy (Assistant Professor, UC San Diego) Forthcoming
    December 6, 2022 One Water Solutions to Western Water Challenges: Creating a Resilient and Reliable Water Future in the Face of Climate Change
    • Adel Hagekhalil (General Manager, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California),
    • Joe Mouawad (General Manager, Eastern Municipal Water District),
    • Randy Record (Director, Metropolitan Water District and Eastern MWD)
    December 14, 2022 Does Farm Size Matter for Participating in a Land Fallowing Policy? Evidence From China Zhuanlin Wang (Ph.D. Student) Forthcoming
    January 24, 2023 Mission-Driven Consulting: Prospects for Sustainability and Equity in Southern California Cecilia Estolano (CEO & Founder, Estolano Advisors) Video
    January 26, 2023 The Future of Transportation in the Inland Region: What are the Issues and How Should We Respond? Dr. Raymond Wolf (Executive Director, San Bernardino County Transportation Authority) Video
    February 6, 2023 Identifying the Drivers of Pro-Women Institutions in Brazilian Municipalities Dr. Claudia Avellaneda (O'Neill Professor and Fischer Faculty Fellow at the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs in Indiana University) Video
    February 17, 2023 The Danger Imperative: Violence, Death, and the Soul of Policing Dr. Michael Sierra-Arévalo (Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, The University of Texas at Austin) Video
    February 23, 2023 Water Conservation in the Colorado River Basin: An Upper Basin Perspective Dr. Kristiana Hansen (Associate Professor, University of Wyoming) Video
    February 28, 2023 The Shifting Geography of US Racial Inequality, 1969-2017 Dr. Robert Manduca (Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Michigan) Video
    March 1, 2023 Southern California’s Water: Getting Serious About the Economics Dr. Michael Hanemann (Professor, Arizona State University) Forthcoming
    March 6, 2023 Generations Dialogue U.S. Ambassador Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley Video
    May 18, 2023 Southern California Water Affordability Symposium II Various Forthcoming
    May 22, 2023 The Social Impact of Public Health Dr. Richard Carpiano (Professor) and Kim Saruwatari (Director of Public Health, County of Riverside) N/A
  • 2021-2022
    Date Event Speaker(s) Links
    October 20, 2021 The Role of Science and Policy: Drinking Water Safety After Fires Dr. Andrew Whelton
    October 14, 2021 Extended Punishment: The Impact of ICE Surveillance on Immigrant Communities Dr. Mirian Martinez-Aranda
    October 12, 2021 Still the Promised Land--How an Immigrant Helped Save the Nation’s Capital from Financial Ruin

    Natwar Gandhi (Author, "Still the Promised Land")

    November 4, 2021 Concentrated Disadvantage and Stress in Daily Life After Release from Prison Dr. Naomi Sugie (Associate Professor of Criminology, Law and Society @UC Irvine)
    November 16, 2021 Tribal Water Dialogues in Arizona and the Colorado River Basin: Listen, Learn, and Listen Dr. Sharon Megdal 
    November 16, 2021 Policy Debate: "Should the Federal Government Phase Out the Use of Private Prisons?" Various
    December 1, 2021 A Seminar by Mayor Patricia Lock Dawson Riverside City Mayor Patricia Lock Dawson
    December 2, 2021 Freshwater Use by Terrorists, Separatists Groups, and Other Non-State Actors as a Weapon, Tool, and Target: General Assessment of Events and the South Asia Case Tamanna Ashraf and Shlomi Dinar (Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs, Florida International University)
    December 2, 2021 A Seminar by Councilmember Clarissa Cervantes Councilmember Clarissa Cervantes
    December 8, 2021 Shape California's Future: How to Serve on a State Board or Commission Appointments Secretary Cathryn Rivera-Hernandez
    January 26, 2022 The Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill: What Drinking Water Utilities Need to Know Tommy Holmes
    February 9, 2022 The Case for Local Government: : Why high pressure, politics, moral dilemmas and making a difference may be right for you

    Palm Springs City Manager Justin Clifton

    February 16, 2022 Moreno Valley: Moving at the Speed of Business Moreno Valley City Manager Mike Lee
    February 23, 2022 Innovation in Local Government: How city management can focus on innovation as an enabler for economic growth and community enhancement Perris City Manager Clara Miramontes
    February 25, 2022 Insight on Capitol Hill Jeremy Ortiz and Ivelisse Porroa-García
    March 1, 2022 Challenges Amongst the Reentry Population: Employment & Housing Creiselda Terpoorten
    March 10, 2022 Perspectives on Mental Health and the Criminal Justice System Dr. Jennifer Eno Louden, Dr. Veronica Kelley, Dr. Bruce Link, Vonya Quarles, and The Honorable R. Glenn Yabuno
    April 6-7, 2022  Salton Sea Summit 2022 Various Forthcoming
    May 11, 2022 The Future of Global Finance: Policy and Ethical Implications of Cryptocurrency and Digital Assets Joshua Deese
    May 11, 2022 How can we provide housing for a growing population? Steve PonTell N/A
    May 16, 2022 A Seminar by Riverside County Director of Public Health Kim Saruwatari Kim Saruwatari
    May 19, 2022 Consilium Launch Party Sana Jaffery
    May 23, 2022 Policy Debate: Economic Sanctions - Too Much of a Good Thing? Isaac Anastasoff and Catherine Mah
    June 1, 2022 A Seminar by Councilmember Denise Davis The Honorable Denise Davis
  • 2020-2021
    Date Event Speaker(s) Links
    May 28, 2021 How to Fight the Global Security Threat of Disinformation Tara Haelle (Freelance Science Journalist)
    May 25, 2021 Policy Debate: "Should the Federal Government Make COVID-19 Vaccinations Mandatory?"


    • Zara Ali, Associated Students of UCR (ASUCR) Senator for the School of Public Policy (SPP)
    • Arleth Flores Aparicio, Incoming ASUCR Senator for the SPP
    • Brendan Rooks, Finance Director, Roosevelt Network at UCR 
    • Zeno Marganian, Dean's Ambassador, UCR SPP

    SPP Guest Judges:

    • Richard Carpiano, Professor of Public Policy and Sociology, UC Riverside
    • Kim Saruwatari, Director of Public Health, Riverside University Health System - Public Health
    May 25, 2021 Water Seminar Series: Fox Canyon Water Market: Lessons Learned in SGMA's First Groundwater Market Matthew Fienup (Executive Director, Center for Economic Research & Forecasting; Assistant Professor, Economics, California Lutheran University)
    May 13, 2021 The Impact of COVID-19 School Closures on the Nutrition of School-Aged Children
    • Artur Borkowski (UNICEF Office of Research - Innocenti)
    • Javier Santiago Ortiz Correa (UNICEF Office of Research - Innocenti)
    May 11, 2021 The Power of Policy Research and Publication at the Undergraduate Level Sana Jaffery (Founding Editor in Chief @Consilium)
    April 20, 2021 Water Seminar Series: How Much Would It Cost to Meet Florida's Future Water Demand? Analysis of Proposed Project Options Tatiana Borisova (Associate professor and extension specialist @University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA)
    April 19, 2021 History and Prospects for Black Leaders in a Racialized State Department Jennifer M. Brinkerhoff (Professor of Public Administration and International Affairs @Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University)
    March 11, 2021 Water Seminar Series: Water Demand Forecasting for a Long-Range Water Reliability Plan Monobina Mukherjee (Senior Water Resources Analyst, Moulton Niguel Water District)
    March 9, 2021 Planting Seeds and Lifting Voices: Establishing the Roosevelt Network at UCR Vivek Kakar (Founding Executive Director @Roosevelt Network Chapter at UCR)
    March 4, 2021 Gender Equity & Policy Marisol Franco (Director of Programs @Women's Foundation of California)
    March 4, 2021 How Global Legislators Use Twitter: A Discussion with Pew Research Center Kat Devlin (Research Associate, Pew Research Center)
    March 2, 2021

    COVID-19's Impact on Detention Centers

    Lizbeth Abeln (Deportation Defense Programs Manager, Inland Coalition for Immigrant Justice)
    February 25, 2021  Research, Policy, and Advocacy: A Conversation about Education Equity in California Mayra A. Lara (Associate Director of Educator Engagement, Education Trust-West)
    February 24, 2021  The Role of Public Policy in Challenging Times: An Introduction to APPAM Tara Sheehan (Executive Director of the Association of Public Policy Analysis & Management)
    February 18, 2021 The Difference a Day Makes: How Pretrial Detention Informs Future Criminal Justice Involvement Dr. Sandra Smith (Daniel and Florence Guggenheim Professor of Criminal Justice, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University)
    February 17, 2021 Water Seminar Series: 
    Water Partnerships Between Cities and Farms in Southern California and the San Joaquin Valley
    Alvar Escriva-Bou (Research Fellow, Water Policy Center, Public Policy Institute of California)
    January 19, 2021 Water Seminar Series: Trends in California Water Rates and Utility Selection of Pricing Maura Alliare (Assistant Professor, Department of Urban Planning and Public Policy, University of California, Irvine)
    December 16, 2020 Water Seminar Series: Climate Resiliency and Adaptation Planning Jim Herberg (General Manager, Orange County Sanitation District)
    December 10, 2020 California Poverty During COVID-19

    Zach Parolin (Post-doctoral Research Scientist at Columbia University’s Center on Poverty and Social Policy)

    November 20, 2020 Citizen Empowerment and Accountability for Service Delivery: Lessons for the US from Indonesia Derick Brinkerhoff (Distinguished Fellow-Emeritus, International Public Management at RTI International (Research Triangle Institute)
    November 19, 2020 COVID Impacts: Responses & Recommendations
    • Dr. Richard Carpiano 
    • Dr. Edward Flores 
    • Dr. Joseph Kahne 
    • Dr. Francisco Pedraza 
    • Dr. Whitney Pirtle 
    • Dr. Andrea Polonijo 
    November 17, 2020 Water Reuse and Recycling in the West: The History and Evolution of the Title XVI Program David Wegner (Woolpert Engineering, Inc.; National Academy of Sciences, Water Science and Technology Board)
    November 13, 2020 The 2020 Election & Its Implications
    • Dr. David Brady
    • Dr. Richard Carpiano
    • Kristen Kopko (Policy Analyst, Inland Center for Sustainable Development)
    • Dr. Karthick Ramakrishnan
    • Lorena Rosas (DACA Program Associate, UC Immigrant Legal Services Center)
    October 30, 2020 "Understanding the Asylum System" & "A Guide to Starting Your Own Nonprofit" Nava Majlesi and Maya Prasad (Public Policy Students)
    October 22, 2020 "Policy Innovation After Disasters" The Honorable Jan Harnik (Councilmember, City of Palm Desert)
    October 21, 2020 "Mayoral Candidate & Propositions" Andy Melendrez and Patricia Locke Dawson (Riverside Mayoral Candidates)
    October 20, 2020 "The Burdensome Economics and Policy Behind the Lake Powell Pipeline: A New Pipeline from the Archaic Past" Zachary Frankel (Executive Director, Utah Rivers Council)
    September 17, 2020 "UC Rent: Renters' Rights" Sana Jaffery (Public Policy Student)
    August 28, 2020 "The Importance of the Black Press on the BLM Movement" Paulette Brown-Hinds (Founder, Voice Media Ventures)
    August 24, 2020 Screening: "Unbreathable: The Fight for Healthy Air" • Cesunica Ivey (UCR)
    • Jonathan Pruitt (Catholic Charities)
    • Karen Jakpor (ALA Volunteer)
    • Adrian Martinez (Earthjustice)
    August 5, 2020 "Webinar on Race, Poverty, and Economics" Kim Carter (Founder, Time for Change Foundation)
  • 2019-2020
    Date Event Speaker(s) Links
    June 3, 2020 "The Local Role in Economic Recovery" The Hon. Ronaldo Fierro (Councilmember, City of Riverside)
    May 28, 2020 SPP Virtual Policy Debate SPP
    May 20, 2020 "Assemblymember Jose Medina on State Policies Related to COVID-19" The Hon. Jose Medina (Assemblymember, CA)
    May 12, 2020 "Responding to COVID-19 in the City of Palm Springs"
    • The Hon. Geoff Kors (Mayor, City of Palm Springs)
    • David Ready (City Manager, City of Palm Springs) 
    April 30, 2020 "A COVID-19 Discussion with Councilmember Andy Melendrez" The Hon. Andy Melendrez (Councilmember, City of Riverside)
    April 22, 2020 "Creating Opportunities" & "CA's Housing Crisis"
    • Imad Jobah (Public Policy Student)
    • Natalie Ikhrata (Public Policy Student)
    March 9, 2020 "Challenges and Triumphs of Becoming the First Latina City Councilwoman" The Hon. Gaby Plascencia (Councilmember, City of Riverside)
    March 6, 2020 "Being a City Manager" Al Zelinka (City Manager, City of Riverside)
    March 5, 2020 "A Conversation with Greg Devereaux"

    Greg Devereaux (Former CEO, San Bernardino County)

    (Co-sponsored w/ICSD)

    March 4, 2020 "Social Services Panel:  A Discussion on Alleviating Homelessness in Southern California" SPP
    March 3, 2020 "Civic Engagement" The Hon. Acquanetta Warren (Mayor, City of Fontana)
    February 26, 2020 "Groundwater Pumping Allocations under California’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Act: Local Insight on Challenges and Opportunities"

    Daniel Dooley (New Current Water and Land, LLC)

    (Co-sponsored w/UCR Library)

    February 20, 2020 "For the People, By the People: Developing Community-Driven Public Policy" Gabriel Maldonado (CEO & Founder, TruEvolution)
    February 18, 2020 "R'Vote Matters" & "Reproductive Justice on R'Campus"
    • Samuel Roberts (Public Policy Student)
    • Elizabeth Kavianian (Public Policy Student)

    (Co-sponsored w/Blum Initiative on Global and Regional Poverty)

    February 7, 2020 The Southern California Affordability Symposium: What is the role of water? Co-sponsored by SPP & Blum Initiative on Global and Regional Poverty
    January 22, 2020 Climate Change and the Revealed Comparative Advantage of Water

    E. Joaquin Esquivel and More

    (Co-sponsored w/UCR Library)

    January 15, 2020 A Conversation with Rick Bishop & Ron Loveridge
    • Rick Bishop 
    • Ron Loveridge

    (Co-sponsored w/ICSD)

    January 15, 2020 Evolutions of Telecommunications Julio Figueroa (Director of External Affairs, AT&T)
    December 4, 2019 Who Gets to Drink? -- The Past, Present and Future of Drinking Water

    James Salzman (Donald Bren Distinguished Professor, Bren School of Environment, UCSB, UCLA Law School)

    (Co-sponsored w/UCR Library)

    November 21, 2019 6 "P" - Approach to Systems Change Leslie Valmonte (Senior Policy Consultant , IDEATE California)
    November 14, 2019 Women in Politics Linda Wah (President of California Community Colleges Trustees (CCCT))
    November 13, 2019 Environmental Inequities and Water Policy During a Drought

    Heather Campbell (Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Politics and Government, Division of Politics and Economics, School of Social Science, Policy and Evaluation, Claremont Graduate University; Book Review Editor, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management)

    (Co-sponsored w/UCR Library)

    October 30, 2019 Shaping the Next Generation of Public Service
    • George Johnson (CEO, Riverside County)
    • Brenda Diederichs (Assistant CEO and HR Director, Riverside County)
    October 26, 2019 UC Riverside Graduate Open House Co-Sponsored by SPP  
    October 23, 2019 Legislative Aides Panel
    • Cesar Gomez (Senior Field Representative, Asm. Jose Medina)
    • Rachel Gonzaga (District Director, Asm. Sabrina Cervantes)
    • Tyler Madary (District Director, Sen. Richard D. Roth)
    • Tiffany Tran (Field Representative, Asm. Jose Medina)
    October 22, 2019 #MeToo and #TimesUp: From Social Media and Public Protest to the Capitol and Beyond The Hon. Connie Leyva (State Senator, 20th State Senate District)
    October 17, 2019 - October 18, 2019 Salton Sea Summit Co-Sponsored by SPP
    October 16, 2019 Chino Basin--Sustainable Groundwater Basin Management Ahead of its Time Peter Kavounas (General Manager, Chino Basin Watermaster)
  • 2018-2019
    Date Event Speaker(s) Links
    June 17, 2019 SPP Commencement  EM&P
    June 14, 2019 MPP Hooding Ceremony Michael Huerta (former Administrator, Federal Aviation Administration)
    June 7, 2019 Third China-India Workshop SPP 
    May 23, 2019 International Public Policy: A Washington Perspective John Zemko (Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean, Center for International Private Enterprise)
    May 21, 2019 Finding a Best Conservation Park Entry Fee for Kruger National Park Johane Dikgang (School of Economics Academic Staff; PEERC, Director PEERC)
    May 17, 2019 Politics of Poverty Blum Initiative 
    May 14, 2019 Poverty and Mobility in Mexico Blum Initiative, Economics  
    May 10, 2019 Science to Policy Mini Conference Science to Policy  
    May 10, 2019 Inland Rising CA CSI  
    May 9, 2019 Senator Robert Presley Tribute Dinner Presley
    May 9, 2019 Mental Health: A Pressing Problem within the Criminal Justice System Presley  
    May 9, 2019 Overcrowded Jails & Public Safety Solutions Presley  
    May 7, 2019 Thinking About Water Markets Michael Hanemann (Wrigley Professor of Sustainability in the Department of Economics and the School of Sustainability at Arizona State University; Chancellor's Professor Emeritus in the Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics and the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley)
    April 25-26, 2019 UCGHI Board Meeting Co-sponsored w/UCGHI
    April 24, 2019 Ontario International Airport - Taking Off Greg Devereaux (Former CEO, San Bernardino County)
    April 23, 2019 A Seminar on the California Budget Chris Hoene (Executive Director, California Budget & Policy Center)
    April 17, 2019 Evaluating Water Conservation Policy in California Leah Stokes (Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, Environmental Studies Department, UC Santa Barbara)
    April 16, 2019 Improving Poor People's Lives Blum Initiative
    April 16, 2019 FAME Africa Co-sponsored w/SOM & CNAS
    April 5, 2019 Veteran's Health Symposium SOM, SPP, Blum Initiative, UCR Veteran Services, Active Minds, Veterans Gold Health Initiative  
    March 13, 2019 Research with Rare Populations Co-sposored w/RED  
    March 9, 2019 How We Heal: Confronting Health Inequity with Structural Competency SOM, UCR College of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences, HESCC, Department of Anthropology, Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, SPP, Gold Humanism Honor Society, Department of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, Department of Social Medicine, Population and Public Health, Inequities in Health Faculty Commons, CSI
    March 6, 2019 CSI: Frederick Douglass Project CSI  
    March 5, 2019 The Short-run Impacts of Exogenously Reducing Water Collection times in Rural Kenya Joseph Cook (Associate Professor, School of Economic Sciences, Washington State University)
    March 1, 2019 The Prison to School to Work Pipeline Presley
    February 27, 2019 Solar Conference CSSD  
    February 27, 2019 CSI: State of Work in Palm Desert CSI  
    February 19, 2019 CSI Sacramento CSI  
    February 12, 2019 The Future is Here: How Kaiser Permanente uses telemedicine to deliver culturally responsive, patient empowered care
    • Patricia Escobar (Deputy Director, Regional Health Education for Kaiser Permanente)
    • Rosalin Luetum (Policy Communications Strategist, The Permanente Federation)
    February 11, 2019 Breaking Barriers: Economic Development in Riverside County
    • Robert Field (Assistant County Executive Officer/Economic Development Agency (EDA))
    • Carrie Harmon (Assistant Director, Economic Development Agency (EDA)) 
    February 8, 2019 CSI Anniversary Event CSI  
    February 6, 2019 Millennials in Public Service The Hon. Nelson Esparza (Councilmember, City of Fresno; UCR Alumnus 2012)
    February 5, 2019 Evidence-based Policy Analysis? The Strange Case of Community-Led Total Sanitation Interventions in Low-Income Countries Dale Whittington (Professor, Departments of Environmental Sciences & Engineering and City & Regional Planning, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (USA) and Professor, Global Development Institute, University of Manchester (UK))
    January 24, 2019 Science to Policy Mixer with Assemblymember Jose Medina The Hon. Jose Medina (Assemblymember, CA) 
    January 16, 2019 The Future of California Water
    • Les Chau (BCES, Principal, Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions, Inc.) 

    • Wes Miliband (Partner, Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo)

    December 11, 2018 The Spirit of Dialogue: Lessons from Faith Traditions in Transforming Water Conflict Aaron Wolf (Professor of Geography; College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences; Oregon State University)
    December 6, 2018 Public Service Career Fair Co-sponsored w/the Office of Congressman Takano
    November 27, 2018 State of Work in the Inland Empire CSI  
    November 15, 2018 Community Choice Energy — A Local Government Program Transforming the Purchase of Electricity in California to Combat Climate Change Gregory Stepanicich (Shareholder, RWG Law)
    November 15, 2018 The Digital Non-Profit Newsroom. Is this the Future of California Journalism? Norberto Santana, Jr. (Founding Publisher, Voice of OC)  
    November 13, 2018 China’s Water Issues in a New Era: Challenges and Policy Directions Dajun Shen (Fulbright Fellow, UCR School of Public Policy; Professor, School of Environment and Natural Resources, Renmin University of China)
    November 8, 2018 How to Wrestle an 800-pound Gorilla; Electric Utilities in the Era of Solar Vincent Battaglia (Founder, Renova Energy)
    October 26, 2018 PERSIST 2018 Co-sponsored w/Women's Resource Center, Middle Eastern Student Center, ASUCR, UCR Political Science, Highlander Empowerment Referendum, APSP, CSP, UCR Governmental and Community Relations, LGBT Resource Center, Undocumented Student Programs, NASP, ASP  
    October 24, 2018 AAAS CASE Workshop Susan Hackwood, Various
    October 23, 2018 The 2018 Midterm Elections: What's on the Horizon for California? John Myers (Sacramento Bureau Chief, Los Angeles Times)  
    October 17, 2018 Water Bankruptcy and Politics in Iran Kaveh Madani (Reader in Systems Analysis and Policy, Centre for Environmental Policy, Imperial College London)
    October 15, 2018 Blum Initiative Poverty Summit Blum Initiative  
    October 10, 2018 UCR Water Initiative - R'Water Collaborative Workshop SPP, Various  
    September 28, 2018 APPAM Public Policy Camp
    • The Hon. Rusty Bailey (Mayor, City of Riverside)
    • Amber Bolden (Communications Specialist, Western Municipal Water District)
    • Anil Deolalikar (Dean, UCR School of Public Policy)
    • Rafael Elizalde (Senior Advisor & District Director, Congressman Mark Takano)
    • Patricia Escobar (Deputy Director, Regional Health Education for Kaiser Permanente Northern California)
    • Ken Gutierrez (Coach in Residence, UCR School of Public Policy)
    • Susan Hackwood (Dean Emeritus, Bourns College of Engineering)
    • Tyler Madary (District Director, Senator Richard D. Roth)
    • Justine Ross (Associate Director, Blum Initiative)
    • Naomi Soto-Steidle (Principal, Umbrex)
    • Barry Wallerstein (Senior Policy Fellow, UCR School of Public Policy)
    • Gregory Wilkinson (Former Partner, Best Best & Krieger LLP)
  • 2017-2018
    Date Event Speaker(s) Links
    June 20, 2018 Regional Policy Summit: Advancing Inclusive Development
    • Randall Winston (Executive Director, CA Strategic Growth Council)
    • Michelle Decker (CEO, The Community Foundation)
    • Alan Wapner (President, SCAG;
      Mayor pro Tem, City of Ontario)
    • Steve PonTell (CEO and President, National CORE)
    • Salin Geevarghese (Senior Fellow, 
      Center for the Study of Social Policy)
    • Margarita Luna (Senior Program Manager, The California Endowment)
    • Albert Shen (Senior Advisor, Toyota Mobility Foundation)
    • Kathy Michalak (Executive Director, Habitat For Humanity Riverside)
    • Marek Gootman (Director, Strategic Partnerships, Brookings Institution)
    • Frank Pine (Executive Editor, Southern California News Group)
    June 19, 2018 SPP/GSOE Commencement EM&P
    June 18, 2018 MPP Hooding Ceremony Ofelia Valdez-Yeager (President, the Latino Network)
    May 30, 2018 The State of the Fourth Estate: Local News in the Information Age

    Frank Pine (Executive Editor, Southern California News Group)

    May 23, 2018 Census Regional Convening CSI
    May 17, 2018 Reforming fiscal relationships between central-local governments in China: challenges and opportunities Junsheng (Fred) Li (Professor, The Central University of Finance and Economics, Beijing, China)
    May 15, 2018 2018 California Attorney General Debate
    • Steven Bailey (Former Superior Court Judge)
    • Xavier Becerra (California Attorney General (Incumbent))
    • Eric Early (Attorney at Law, Early, Sullivan, Wright, Gizer & McRae LLP)
    • Dave Jones (California Insurance Commissioner)

    (Co-sponsored w/ GCR, Presley Center, Best Best & Krieger)

    May 11, 2018 Salton Sea Symposium
    • Michael Kelley
    • Brian Nestande
    • Will Porter
    • Alex Frie
    • Earl Withycombe
    • Beto Martinez, etc.

    (Co-sponsored w/Palm Desert)

    May 11, 2018 MPP Policy Day Neftali Galarza, Anayeli Zavala, Christy Holstege, Luz Gallegos, Sergio Carranza, Herb Schultz, Silvia Paz  
    May 10, 2018 0-Waste at UCR

    Hassan Ghamlouch and Gustavo Plascencia

    (Co-sponsored w/CNI & CE-CERT)

    May 8, 2018 The Health Effects of Extreme Weather Events in California and Implications for Water Policy

    Maithili Ramachandran

    (Co-sponsored w/UCR Library)

    May 8, 2018 Policy @ Work Lizette Mata, Lizette Navarette, Rachel Gonzaga, Laura Parra
    May 3, 2018 Summer of 2017 Natural Disaster Symposium

    Blum, Sociology

    May 2, 2018 California's Leadership on Immigrant Rights: Past, Present, and Future CSI  
    April 25, 2018 The Disappearing Media: What happens when local government coverage goes away? How will the public get information? CSSD
    April 25, 2018 Who is Indigenous Here? The Rising Stakes of Recognition in Indonesia Blum, SKEATRiP, CIS, Anthropology  
    April 20, 2018 A Session with the Honorable Marc Steinorth The Hon. Marc Steinorth (Assemblymember, CA-40)
    April 19, 2018 Sustainable Agriculture

    Deborah Pagliaccia, Philippe Rolshausen

    (Co-sponsored w/CNI, GSN, & CE-CERT)

    April 18, 2018 Launch of Immigrants in the IE Report CSI
    April 13, 2018 A Closer Look at Sex Trafficking: A Discussion by Researchers and Practitioners Presley Center  
    April 11, 2018 UCR World Water Day: Securing Water for People & Nature

    Melissa Rohde (Groundwater Scientist, The Nature Conservancy)

    (Co-sponsored w/UCR Library)

    April 4, 2018 A Session with CA Senator Kevin de Leon

    The Hon. Kevin de Leon (Senator, CA)

    (Co-sponsored w/ASUCR, UCR Advocacy, & CSP)

    March 22, 2018 Examining the Production of Gender Inequality in Emergency Medical Residency Education

    Anna Mueller (Assistant Professor of Comparative Human Development, University of Chicago)

    (Co-sponsored w/One Health)

    March 16, 2018 Food Evolution

    Scott Hamilton Kennedy & Others

    (Co-sponsored w/CNAS)

    March 15, 2018 A New Era of Trust Busting or a New Era of Hidden Agendas? Ken MacVey (Partner & Litigator, Best Best & Krieger LLP)
    March 13, 2018 What Factors Explain Acceptance of Water Supply Innovations?

    David Feldman (Professor, University of California, Irvine)

    (Co-sponsored w/UCR Library)

    March 12, 2018 Lessons from Fukushima Nuclear Disaster Film Screening (Co-sponsored w/MCS, Asian Studies, Comp Lit, & CIS)  
    March 9, 2018 Symposium on Immigrant Health: Structural Adversity, Resistance, and Resilience

    Margarita Alegria, William Vega

    (Co-sponsored w/ One Health, Blum, CHC, CSI, Ethnic Studies, Sociology)

    March 8, 2018 Using Public Video Feeds to Understand Intergroup Exposure

    Melissa Sands

    (Co-sponsored w/POSC)

    March 6, 2018 Why Civic Infrastructure Helps Make Some Cities Better Prepared Than Others CSSD  
    March 1, 2018 Political Economy Seminar Blum  
    March 1, 2018 Solar Conference CSSD, CE-CERT, SCRISE  
    February 26, 2018 How Libraries Can Make Your Life Better and Save the World Greg Lucas (State Librarian, California)
    February 15, 2018 Solar Power at UCR

    Sean Mantucca, Jeff Kaplan, and Dr. Sadrul Ula

    (Co-sponsored w/GSN, CNI, CE-CERT)

    February 13, 2018 Developing a New Recycled Water Source in the Inland Empire

    Brian Knoll (Vice President, Albert A. Webb Associates)

    (Co-sponsored w/UCR Library)

    February 12, 2018 Roundtable Discussion with Secretary of State Alex Padilla The Hon. Alex Padilla (Secretary of State, CA) 
    February 9, 2018 Building an Ecosystem for Civic Transformation CSI  
    February 9, 2018 Center for Social Innovation Launch Event CSI  
    February 8, 2018 Innovation in Regional Policymaking: A Conversation with Ashley Swearengin
    • Ashley Swearengin (President and CEO, Central Valley Community Foundation)
    • Karthick Ramakrishnan (Director, Center for Social Innovation)

    (Co-sponsored w/CE-CERT, CSSD, Department of Political Science, Women's Resource Center)

    January 31, 2018 Making the New College Town: How Preparation and Partnerships Transformed Kent, Ohio

    David Kaplan (Professor of Geography, Kent State University)

    (Co-sponsored w/CSSD, CGS)

    January 25, 2018 Democracy under High Inequality: Political Participation and Public Goods Blum, POSC  

    January 24, 2018

    A Multidimensional Model to Explain Violent Extremism Presley  
    January 16, 2018 Water Use During a Highly-Publicized Drought: What Matters for Conservation?

    Kim Quesnel, Ph.D. Candidate

    (Co-sponsored w/UCR Library)

    January 10, 2018 The Failure of Governance in Bell, California CSSD
    December 12, 2017 Water Supply Planning for Sustainability and Resiliency

    Joe Mouawad (Assistant General Manager for Planning Engineering and Construction, Eastern Municipal Water District, California)

    (Co-sponsored w/UCR Library)

    December 1, 2017 Chancellor's Distinguished Lecture

    Raj Chetty

    (Co-sponsored w/EM&P, Economics)

    November 29, 2017 College 2.0: Upgrading Higher Education to End Student Debt Christopher LoCascio (Founder and Executive Director, FICS America)
    November 27, 2017
    • Air Pollution Control in Southern California, 1950-2017
    • Ron Loveridge (Professor of Political Science, UCR; former Mayor, City of Riverside; former South Coast AQMD Board Member)
    • Barry Wallerstein (Senior Policy Fellow, UCR; former Executive Officer, South Coast AQMD)
    • Wayne Nastri (Executive Officer, South Coast AQMD; former Regional Administrator, US EPA Region IX - Southwest; former South Coast AQMD Board Member)
    • Jack Broadbent (Chief Executive Officer, Bay Area AQMD; former Air Program Director, US EPA Region IX - Southwest; former Deputy Executive Officer, South Coast AQMD)
    • James Lents (former Executive Officer, South Coast AQMD; former Director, State of Colorado Air Pollution Control Program; former Director, UCR CE-CERT Environmental Policy Group and Center for Sustainable Suburban Development)
    • Edward Camarena (Engineer Member, South Coast AQMD Hearing Board; former Deputy Executive Officer South Coast AQMD; Traffic Commissioner, City of Yorba Linda)

    (Co-sponsored w/CSSD)

    November 15, 2017 A Special Preview: PBS Documentary "Our Kids" CSSD, RCOE, RUSD
    November 14, 2017 Water Seminar

    Maura Allaire

    (Co-sponsored w/UCR Library)

    November 3, 2017 Blum Poverty Workshop Blum  
    November 3, 2017 Women's Political Engagement Conference (Persist 2017)

    Connie Leyva, Eloise Gomez Reyes, Sabrina Cervantes, & more

    (Co-sponsored w/Women's Resource Center, Various)

    November 2, 2017 Laser Focused Policy to Move the Education Needle Linda Wah (Trustee, Pasadena Area Community College District Board of Trustees)
    October 26, 2017 Infrastructure Among Other Challenges for California's Future CSSD  
    October 24, 2017 The Impact of “Budget-Based” Water Rates on Inefficient Consumers

    Maria Perez-Urdiales (UCR School of Public Policy)

    (Co-sponsored w/UCR Library)

    October 23, 2017 The Plight of the Rohingya

    Charmaine Craig, Tamara Ho, Emily Hue

    (Co-sponsored w/CIS)

    October 20, 2017 Careers in International Public Service: Finding Your Place on Beaten Paths or Roads Less Traveled
    • Jennifer Brinkerhoff (Associate Dean, Faculty Affairs and Special Initiatives, George Washington University)
    • Derick Brinkerhoff (Distinguished Fellow in International Public Management, RTI International)
    October 19, 2017 Immigration in the IE: State and Local Policy Perspectives
    • Karthick Ramakrishnan (Director, Center for Social Innovation)
    • Mark Baldassare (President and CEO, Public Policy Institute of California)

    (Co-sponsored w/PPIC)

    October 18, 2017 Health Disparities and How to Take Action

    Paula Braveman

    (Co-sponsored w/SOM)

    October 12, 2017 Politics in the Era of Donald Trump CIS, Blum Initiative  
    October 10, 2017 California's Housing Crisis: Is There a Legislative Solution? CSSD  
  • 2016-2017
    Date Event Speaker(s) Links
    June 17, 2017 MPP Hooding Ceremony The Hon. Mark Takano (Congressman, CA)
    May 31, 2017 Where Have All the Women Gone? Exploring the Causes for a Decline in Female City Council Members in Riverside County CSSD  
    May 25, 2017 Overpromised Cure: Why We Need to Rethink Investments in Medical Care and Biomedical Research Co-sponsored w/UCR SOM  
    May 24, 2017 Regional Convening on Social Innovation and Empowerment SPP  
    May 18, 2017 Understanding the Strange World of Political Advocacy The Hon. Joe Dunn (Former State Senator, CA; Assistant Dean of External Relations, UC Irvine School of Law) 
    May 9, 2017 Challenges Keep Coming: The Future of Riverside County Education CSSD  
    May 5, 2017 Immigration and Poverty Blum  
    April 25, 2017 Cross Sector Leadership in New Era of Public Policy

    Angelov Farooq (Board Member, Riverside Unified School District)

    (Co-sponsored w/Blum)

    April 19, 2017 Building California's Future CSSD  
    April 19, 2017 "Why Resist When We Can Lead?" The Hon. John Chiang (33rd California State Treasurer)
    April 18, 2017 Behavior, Energy, and Climate Change: Ethnographies of Energy as Policy Tools Susan Mazur-Stommen (Founder, Indicia Consulting LLC)  
    April 9-10, 2017 APPAM Conference  Co-sponsored w/APPAM  
    March 16, 2017 Bipartisan Leadership in CA
    • The Hon. Anthony Rendon (Assembly Speaker, CA)
    • Chad Mayes (Assembly Republican Leader)
    March 15, 2017 Public Utilities: New Administration, Same Future? CSSD  
    March 2, 2017 Broadband Internet for Managing Water, Energy, and Community Needs Catherine Sandoval (Associate Professor, Santa Clara University School of Law)  
    February 23, 2017 Solar Conference CSSD  
    February 21, 2017 California Budget Perspective: What's at Stake in State and Federal Budget Proposals?
    • Chris Hoene (Executive Director, California Budget Center)
    • Maribel Nunez (Executive Director, California Partnership)
    • The Hon. Ronald Loveridge (Former Mayor, City of Riverside; Director, UCR Center for Sustainable Suburban)
    February 17, 2017 Metrics for Latino Wellness Management in an Increasingly Racially Ambiguous Population Co-sponsored w/CHC
    February 15, 2017 We Have to Actually Fix Things! Joseph N. Sanberg (Co-Founder and Chair of the Board of Advisors, Aspiration)
    February 13, 2017 Conversation on the Immigration Ban Various  
    February 13, 2017 Why Does a Government of the Rich Redistribute to the Poor? Blum, POSC  
    February 9, 2017 Symposium on Homelessness, Crime and Public Policy Presley, Blum
    February 2, 2017 California's Tax System: Time to Rebalance the Portfolio? Mark Ibele (Staff Director, California State Senate Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review)  
    January 12, 2017 Book Talk by Ariel Dinar: "International Water Scarcity and Variability: Managing Resource Use Across Political Boundaries" Co-sponsored w/CIS  
    November 18, 2016 The Cost of Blue Sky: Impact of Environmental Regulation on Labor Demand in China SPP  
    November 17, 2016 Responding to California's Major Fire Challenges CSSD  
    November 14, 2016 What's Next? The Presidential Election and its Implications SPP, Various  
    November 9, 2016 Why Are Good Jobs So Hard to Come By? Institutional Perspectives on Employment in India Blum, Applied Economics Colloquia  
    November 7, 2016 Disasters, Extreme Events, Trauma and Resilience: Researchers and Responders Working Together Co-sponsored w/CHASS & CIS  
    November 3, 2016 FAA Administrator Visit Michael Huerta (former Administrator, Federal Aviation Administration)  
    October 27, 2016 Air Quality: With the region's success in improving Southern California air, what does the future hold?" CSSD  
    October 24, 2016 Empirical Analysis and the Fate of Capital Punishment Presley Center  
    October 21, 2016 Making Public Policy: In the Trenches of Local and State Government The Hon. Eduardo Garcia (Assemblymember, CA)  
    October 19, 2016 Evidence of Neighborhood Effects from Moving to Opportunity: LATEs of Neighborhood Quality Blum, Econ  
    October 6, 2016 Transnational Policies: Human Trafficking, Migration, and Sex Work Blum  
    October 5, 2016 Who Speaks for California? Political Participation, Youth Engagement, and Racial Disparities Co-sponsored w/PPIC & CalEndow
    September 28, 2016 From Gold to Silicon: What's Next? The Past, Present, and Future of CA's Economy Betty Yee (California State Controller)