University of California, Riverside

School of Public Policy


Past Events (2017-2018)

Events (2017-2018)

Saturday, June 2, 2018 | SPP Adopt-a-Street Cleanup

Led by Dean's Ambassadors for the UCR School of Public Policy, the SPP Adopt-a-Street will take place in Downtown Riverside, in anticipation of World Environment Day 2018.

10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Lot 33 (located next to Riverside Convention Center) Downtown Riverside, CA, 92501

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 | The State of the Fourth Estate: Local News in the Information Age

Frank Pine (Executive Editor, Southern California News Group (SCNG)

5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m., CE-CERT Building, 1084 Columbia Ave, Riverside, CA 92507

Thursday, 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)

12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m., HUB 367

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 | 2018 California Attorney General Debate (Hosted by the University of California, Riverside (UCR), UCR School of Public Policy, UCR Office of Governmental and Community Relations, UCR Robert Presley Center of Crime & Justice Studies, and Best Best & Krieger)

Steven Bailey (Former Superior Court Judge), Xavier Becerra (California Attorney General), Eric Early (Attorney at Law, Early, Sullivan, Wright, Gizer & McRae LLP), and Dave Jones (California Insurance Commissioner)

6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., UCR Barbara and Art Culver Center of the Arts, 3834 Main Street Riverside, CA 92501

Thursday, May 10, 2018 | Connecting Sustainability: 0-Waste at UCR (co-sponsored by the UCR Graduate Sustainability Network, Carbon Neutrality Initiative, and College of Engineering-Center for Environmental Research & Technology)

Hassan Ghamlouch (Director, Environmental & Resource Services, Gustavo Plascencia (Managing Safety, Sustainability & Special Projects), two additional speakers to be announced.

1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m., HUB 379

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 | Policy @ Work in State Government

Featuring Lizette Mata (California Secretary of State), Lizette Navarette (Community College League of California), Rachel Gonzaga (California State Assembly), and Laura Parra (DiMare, Brown, Hicks & Kessler)

6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Humanities 1500

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 | The Health Effects of Extreme Weather Events in California and Implications for Water Policy (co-sponsored by the UCR Library)

Maithili Ramachandran (Postdoctoral Scholar, School of Public Policy, University of Riverside, California). Joint work with Professors Kurt Schwabe, Bruce Link and Mindy Marks (Northeastern Univ.)

12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m., INTS 4107

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 | California's Leadership on Immigrant Rights: Past, Present, and Future (co-sponsored by the UCR Center for Social Innovation, Undocumented Student Programs, Asian Pacific Student Programs, & Chicano Student Programs)

Reshma Shamasunder (Vice President of Program Strategy at Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Los Angeles)

12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m., INTN 4023

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 | The Disappearing Media: What Happens When Local Government Coverage Goes Away? How will the Public Get Information?

Dave Lesher (Editor/CEO,

5:30 p.m., CE-CERT Building

Friday, April 20, 2018 | A Session with the Honorable Marc Steinorth (Tentative)

Marc Steinorth (Assemblymembmer, CA-40)

5:00 p.m., The Barn

Thursday, April 19, 2018 | Connecting Sustainability: Sustainable Agriculture (co-sponsored by the UCR Carbon Neutrality Initiative & College of Engineering-Environmental Research & Technology)

Deborah Pagliaccia (Managing Director, California Agricultural & FoodEnterprise) and Philippe Rolshausen (UCCE Specialist, Subtropical Horticulture)

1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m., HUB 379

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 | State of Immigrants in the Inland Empire (co-sponsored with the UCR Center for Social Innovation, The Community Foundation, California Immigrant Policy Center, and Inland Coalition for Immigrant Justice)

UCR Center for Social Innovation (UCR CSI), California Immigrant Policy Center (CIPC), and the Inland Coalition for Immigrant Justice (ICIJ)

1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m., Interdisciplinary South 1113

Friday, April 13, 2018 | Symposium on Sex Trafficking (co-sponsored with The Presley Center for Crime & Justice Studies)

Amalia Cabezas (UCR Associate Professor, Gender & Sexuality Studies), Rhacel Parrenas (USC Professor, Sociology and Gender Studies), Sheldon Zhang (UMass Lowell, Chairman of School of Criminology and Justice Studies), Gregory J. DeAngelo (Assistant Professor, Economics, West Virginia University), Michael A. Ramos (San Bernardino District Attorney), Tara Willey (Senior Probation Officer), Kristen Dolan (Anti-Human Trafficking Director, Safe House), Christina Kiritz Arnold (Prevent Human

12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m., UCR Alumni & Visitors Center

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 | UCR World Water Day: Securing Water for People & Nature (co-sponsored by the UCR Library)

Melissa M. Rohde (Groundwater Scientist, The Nature Conservancy), Hoori Ajami (Assistant Professor of Groundwater Hydrology, Department of Environmental Sciences, University of California, Riverside), Luis Santiago (Professor of Physiological Ecology, Department of Botany & Plant Sciences, University of California, Riverside)

12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m., Orbach Library 240

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 | A Session with California Senator Kevin De León

Join ASUCR for a session with California Senator Kevin De León, brought to you by the Undocumented Student Programs, UCR Advocacy, Chicano Student Programs, and UCR School of Public Policy

5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m., Alumni & Visitor Center

Thursday, March 22, 2018 | "Who Gets the Benefit of the Doubt? Examining the Production of Gender Inequality in Emergency Medical Residency Education" (co-sponsored by the UCR One Health Center, UCR School of Medicine & UCR School of Public Policy)

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

1:00-2:30 p.m., Interdisciplinary South 1113

Friday, March 16, 2018 | "Food Evolution" (co-sponsored by the UCR College of Natural & Agricultural Sciences, UC Riverside Cafe, UCR School of Public Policy, University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources, UCR Healthy Campus Initiative, and University of California, Global Food Initiative)

Scott Hamilton Kennedy (Producer, Director, Academy Award Nominee)

4:00-7:00 p.m., The Barn at UC Riverside

Thursday, March 15, 2018 | The Trump Administration’s Antitrust Challenge to the Proposed ATT and Warner Merger: A New Era of Trust Busting or a New Era of Hidden Agendas?

Ken MacVey (Partner & Litigator, Best Best & Krieger LLP)

12:30-2:00 p.m., Humanities 1500

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 | What Factors Explain Acceptance of Water Supply Innovations? (co-sponsored by the UCR Library)

David Feldman (Professor, University of California, Irvine)

12:00-1:00 p.m., Orbach 240

Friday, March 9, 2018 | Symposium on Immigrant Health: Structural Adversity, Resistance, and Resilience

Margarita Alegria (PhD, Chief of Disaparities Research Unit, Massachusetts General Hospitcal, and Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School) and William Vega, PhD, Professor Emeritus, University of Southern California

8:30-5:15 p.m.

Thursday, March 8, 2018 | Using Public Video Feeds to Understand Intergroup Exposure (co-sponsored by the Department of Political Science)

A seminar by Melissa Sands (Assistant Professor, UC Merced)

2:00-3:15 p.m., Interdisciplinary South 1111

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 | Facing an Uncertain Future: Why Civic Infrastructure Helps Make Some Cities Better Prepared than Others

A CSSD seminar by Aaron Leavy (Program Director, National Civic League)

5:30-7:00 p.m., CE-CERT Building, 1084 Columbia Ave, Riverside, CA 92507

Thursday, March 1, 2018 | UCR Political Economy Seminar

Donald Tomaskovic-Devey (Sociology, University of Massachusetts)

3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Humanities 1500

Thursday, March 1, 2018 | Fourth Annual Solar Conference

Solar Power: Past, Present, and Its Future in Inland Southern California

8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Bourns Technology Center, 1200 Columbia Ave., Riverside, Ca 92507

Monday, February 26, 2018 | "How Libraries Can Make Your Life Better and Save the World" (co-sponsored by the UCR Library)

Greg Lucas (California State Librarian)

12:30-2:00 p.m., Interdisciplinary South 1113

Thursday, February 15, 2018 | "Solar Power at UCR" (co-sponsored by the UCR School of Public Policy, Carbon Neutrality Initiative, & College of Engineering Center for Environmental Research & Technology)

Sean Mantucca (Project Development Manager, SunPower Corporation), Jeff Kaplan (Tentative, Associate Vice Chancellor, Capital Asset Strategies), Dr. Sadrul Ula (Director Infrastructure and Energy Management, SunPower Corporation)

1:00-2:00 p.m., Winston Chung Hall 205/206

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 | "Developing a New Recycled Water Source in the Inland Empire" (co-sponsored with UCR Library)

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

12:00-1:00 p.m., Orbach Library 240

Tuesday, February 8, 2018 | "A Conversation with Ashley Swearengin: Innovation in Regional Policymaking" (co-sponsored by the UCR School of Public Policy, College of Engineering-Center for Environmental Research & Technology (CE-CERT), Center for Sustainable Suburban Development (CSSD), Department of Political Science, and Women’s Resource Center)

Ashley Swearengin (Mayor, City of Fresno, President and CEO of the Central Valley Community Foundation)

5:15-7:00 p.m., Interdisciplinary South 1113

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 | Making the New College Town: How Preparation and Partnerships Transformed Kent, Ohio (co-sponsored with the Center for Geospatial Sciences and Center for Sustainable Suburban Development)

Dr. David Kaplan (Professor, Geography, Kent State University)

11:30-1:00 p.m., Interdisciplinary South 1111

Thursday, January 25, 2018 | "Democracy under High Inequality: Political Participation and Public Goods." (co-sponsored with the UCR Department of Political Science)

Pablo Beramendi (Associate Professor of Political Science, Duke University)

3:00-4:30 p.m., Interdisciplinary South 1109

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 | A Multidimensional Model to Explain Violent Extremism

Pete Simi, PhD (Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology, Chapman University)

12:30-2:00 p.m., Interdisciplinary South 1113

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 | The Opportunity Model of Beliefs about Economic Inequality and Redistribution (Co-sponsored by the Department of Political Science and the Blum Initiative for Global and Regional Poverty)

Leslie McCall, (Presidential Professor of Sociology & Political Science Associate Director, Stone Center on Socioeconomic Inequality CUNY Graduate Center)

3:00-4:30 p.m., Interdisciplinary South 1109

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 | Water Seminar Series (co-sponsored with UCR Library): "Water Use During a Highly-Publicized Drought: What Matters for Conservation?"

Kim Quesnel, (Ph.D. Candidate, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University)

12:00-1:00 p.m., Interdisciplinary South 4107

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    Wednesday, January 10, 2018 | CSSD Seminar: "The Failure of Governance in Bell, California: Big-time Corruption in a Small Town"

    Thom Reilly, PhD (Chancellor, Nevada System of Higher Education)

    5:30-7:00 p.m., CE-CERT Building, 1084 Columbia Ave, Riverside, CA 92507

    Tuesday, December 12, 2017 | Water Seminar Series (co-sponsored with UCR Library): "Water Supply Planning for Sustainability and Resiliency"

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

    12:00-1:00 p.m., Orbach Library 240

    Friday, December 1, 2017 | Chancellor's Distinguished Lecture

    Raj Chetty (Professor of Economics, Harvard University)

    1:10-2:30 p.m., University Theatre

    Wednesday, November 29, 2017 | SPP Seminar: "College 2.0: Upgrading Higher Education to End Student Debt"

    Chris LoCascio (Executive Director of FICS America)

    12:30-2:00 p.m., Interdisciplinary South 1113

    Monday, November 27, 2017 | SPP/CSSD Seminar: "Air Pollution Control in Southern California, 1950-2017"

    Wayne Nastri (Executive Officer, SCAQMD), Jack Broadbent (Chief Executive Officer, Bay Area AQMD), James Lents (former Executive Officer, SCAQMD), Edward Camarena (Engineer Member, SCAQMD); moderated by Ron Loveridge (former Mayor of Riverside) and Barry Wallerstein (former Executive Officer, SCAQMD)

    5:40-7:00 p.m., CE-CERT Building, 1084 Columbia Avenue, Riverside, CA 92507

    Wednesday, November 15, 2017 | CSSD Seminar: "A Special Preview: The City of Riverside Segment of the Upcoming PBS Documentary 'Our Kids'"

    CSSD seminar with Harry Wiland (Media Policy Center), co-sponsored by the Riverside Unified School District (RUSD)

    5:30-7:00 p.m., Palm Elementary School, 6735 Magnolia Avenue, Riverside, CA 92506

    Tuesday, November 14, 2017 | Water Seminar Series (co-sponsored with UCR Library): "Household Response to Water Insecurity"

    Maura Allaire (Assistant Professor, Department of Urban Planning and Public Policy, UC Irvine)

    12:00-1:00 p.m., INTS 4107

    Friday, November 3, 2017 | "Persist 2017: Women's Political Engagement Conference"

    with featured speakers Senator Connie Leyva, Assemblymember Eloise Gomez, and Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes

    10:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m., HUB 302 South

    Thursday, November 2, 2017 | "Laser Focused Policy to Move the Education Needle"

    Linda Wah (Trustee, Pasadena City College)

    12:30-2:00 p.m., INTS 1113

    Thursday, October 26, 2017 | CSSD Seminar: Dan Walters

    Dan Walters, Opinion Columnist, CALMatters

    5:30-7:00 p.m., CE-CERT Building, 1084 Columbia Ave. Riverside, CA, 92507

    Tuesday, October 24, 2017 | Water Seminar Series (co-sponsored with UCR Library): "The Impact of 'Budget-Based' Water Rates on Inefficient Consumers"

    María Pérez-Urdiales, Post Doctoral Scholar, School of Public Policy, University of California Riverside

    12:00-1:00 p.m., INTS 4107

    Friday, October 20, 2017 | SPP Seminar: "Careers in International Public Service: Finding Your Place on Beaten Paths or Roads Less Traveled"

    Jennifer Brinkerhoff (Professor of Public Administration and International Affairs, George Washington University) and Derick Brinkerhoff (Distinguished Fellow in International Public Management, RTI International (Research Triangle Institute)

    12:30-2:00 p.m., INTS 1111

    Thursday, October 19, 2017 | "Immigration in the IE: State and Local Policy Perspectives"

    Presented by Public Policy Institute of California and the SPP, with support from The California Endowment

    5:30-7:00 p.m. (reception to follow), The Barn

    Wednesday, October 18, 2017 | SOM/SPP Seminar: "What Causes Health Disparities and How Do We Take Action?"

    Paula Braveman (Director, Center on Social Disparities in Health, UC San Francisco)

    5:30-7:30 p.m., UCR SOM G650

    Thursday, October 12, 2017 | Blum/CIS Seminar: "Politics in the Era of Donald Trump"

    Thomas Edsall (Columbia Graduate School of Journalism and New York Times Op-Ed Contributor)

    3:00-4:30 p.m., Interdisciplinary South 1113

    Thursday, October 5, 2017 | CSSD Seminar: "California's Housing Crisis"

    Liam Dillon (Staff Writer, State Capitol Bureau, Los Angeles Times)

    5:30-7:00 p.m., CE-CERT Building, 1084 Columbia Ave. Riverside, CA, 92507

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Anil B. Deolalikar
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Professor of Economics

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