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Panel to Discuss Inland Region Housing Challenges

On Thursday, July 29th at 3:00 pm (PDT), the Inland Center for Sustainable Development (ICSD), a research center of the UCR School of Public Policy, will hold a panel discussion on housing trends and present its first annual report. The panel is scheduled to include: Dr. Stephanie Houston, Assistant Superintendent at the San Bernardino County...
By Kevin Karami |

UCR Policy Experts Discuss Vaccine Inequity

Despite COVID-19 vaccines being widely available in the United States, lower and middle income countries in comparison face issues of access to shots. On the latest episode of Policy Chats, Anil Deolalikar and Bruce Link discuss the inequities of COVID-19 vaccine distribution. “You have a situation where I believe a third to a half of...
By Kevin Karami |

Disability Rights During the COVID Pandemic

On the latest episode of Policy Chats, Catherine Blakemore discusses the challenges the disabled population faces and disability rights during the COVID-19 crisis. Blakemore was the former Executive Director of Disability Rights California. According to her profile, she “counts among her strengths her ability to come up with creative solutions that work for both sides...
By Kevin Karami |

Assessing emergency healthcare accessibility in the Salton Sea region of Imperial County, California

Undergraduate public policy student Preeti Juturu's academic research, "Assessing emergency healthcare accessibility in the Salton Sea region of Imperial County, California," was published in Public Library of Science (PLOS) ONE. Congratulations, Preeti! Read Preeti's research article
By Preeti Juturu |

Two Case Studies Conducted by Mark Hanin

Mark Hanin, an undergraduate public policy student and Director and Vice-Chair of the Student Voice Committee, recently conducted two case studies: Classroom Etiquette and Academic Experiences The first case study looked to understand the academic and inclusivity experiences of students at UCR and what changes students hope to see at the administrative level. Through the...

Reopening Schools in the Fall

On the latest episode of Policy Chats, Angelo Farooq discusses with students from the UC Riverside School of Public Policy the challenges of reopening schools in the fall. Farooq is a school board member at the Riverside Unified School District. According to his profile, he “serves as the Chairman of the California Workforce Development Board...
By Kevin Karami |

UCR Policy School Holds Year in Review Event

On Friday, June 25th, the School of Public Policy at the University of California, Riverside held its first ever year-end “State of the School.” Through the virtual event, School personnel provided an overview of the 2020-2021 school year as the School coped with the COVID-19 pandemic and as its students dealt with an economic recession...
By Kevin Karami |

Government Ethics and Transparency

On the latest episode of Policy Chats, Shelley Finlayson discusses ethics and transparency at the federal level with students from the UC Riverside School of Public Policy. Finlayson is the U.S Office of Government Ethics (OGE) Chief of Staff and Program Counsel. According to her profile, “she oversees OGE’s day-to-day operations that are heavily focused...
By Samantha Monterroso |

Anti-Asian Hate, Violence, and Discrimination

“Hate crime legislation alone is not going to solve our problems,” said Janelle Wong, professor of American Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park. On the latest episode of Policy Chats, Wong discusses anti-Asian violence and discrimination in America with students from the UC Riverside School of Public Policy. According to her profile, Wong...
By Samantha Monterroso |

Pew Research Associate on Gun Violence

“Only about two in ten Republicans told us that gun violence was a very big problem compared to around three-quarters of Democrats,” said Andrew Daniller, a research associate at Pew Research Center. On the latest episode of Policy Chats, Daniller discusses public opinion on gun violence in America with students from the UC Riverside School...
By Maddie Bunting |

UCR Students Debate Mandating COVID-19 Vaccinations

On Tuesday, May 25th, the UCR School of Public Policy will hold a virtual debate on the question: “Should the federal government make COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory?” Two teams of UC Riverside public policy students will be debating the pros and cons of mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations. The debaters include: Zara Ali, Associated Students of UCR (ASUCR)...
By Kevin Karami |

Announcing the Bob Stockton Scholarship Fund in Environmental Policy

SPP is pleased to announce the creation of a scholarship fund to celebrate the life and legacy of Robert (Bob) Stockton. The Bob Stockton Scholarship Fund in Environmental Policy will provide financial support to UCR students who are dedicated to the pursuit of academic research in the area of environmental policy. Those familiar with Bob...

Arizona State’s Success Story: Model or Mirage?

Read professor brint's essay
By Steven Brint |

Science Journalist to Discuss How to Fight the Threat of Disinformation

On Friday, May 28th, the UCR School of Public Policy will be holding a virtual seminar on “How to Fight the Global Security Threat of Disinformation” by Tara Haelle. According to Haelle, the proliferation and increasing prominence of misinformation, pseudoscience, and conspiracy theories in our daily lives and in political discourse represent one of the...
By Maddie Bunting |

Bridging the Gap Between Science and Policy

On the latest episode of Policy Chats, Susan Hackwood, Director of the Science to Policy program at UC Riverside, talks with UCR public policy students about bridging the gap between science and public policy. Science to Policy (S2P) “is founded on the idea that scientists can and should play a critical role in public policy,”...
By Samantha Monterroso |

As ‘diesel death zones’ spread, pollution regulators place new rules on warehouse industry

Master of Public Policy alumna Mirella Deniz-Zaragoza (MPP '20) was featured in the following Los Angeles Times news article: Read the article
By Tony Barboza |

Policy Student to Discuss Establishing the Consilium Online Journal at UCR

On Tuesday, May 11th, the UCR School of Public Policy (SPP) will host a talk by second-year public policy major Sana Jaffery on “The Power of Policy Research and Publication at the Undergraduate Level.” This event is part of the SPP Student Spotlight Series. Jaffery will present on the importance of policy research and publication...
By Maddie Bunting |

UNICEF Researchers to Discuss COVID-19 School Closures’ Impact on Children’s Nutrition

On Thursday, May 13th, the UCR School of Public Policy will be holding a virtual seminar on “Missing More Than a Classroom: The Impact of COVID-19 School Closures on the Nutrition of School-aged Children” by Artur Borkowski and Javier Santiago Ortiz Correa. Borkowski and Santiago will share data from Brazil and India, access to school...
By Maddie Bunting |

COVID Vaccine Passports & Hesitancy

On the latest episode of Policy Chats, Richard Carpiano, a UC Riverside professor of public policy and sociology, talks with UCR public policy students about vaccine hesitancy, herd immunity, and the possibility of vaccine passports. “The vaccines are incredibly safe, they're incredibly well monitored, and they're incredibly effective,” Carpiano said. According to his profile, “Carpiano...
By Samantha Monterroso |

GWU Professor to Discuss Black Leaders in a Racialized State Department

On Monday, April 19th, the UCR School of Public Policy will be holding a virtual seminar on “History and Prospects for Black Leaders in a Racialized State Department” by Dr. Jennifer Brinkerhoff. Brinkerhoff will share data on African American Ambassadors from 1949 to 2020 presented as W.E.B. Du Bois-inspired data visualizations, and a historical review...
By Maddie Bunting |