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“We naturally tend to think that with the internet and e-commerce and all the wonderful sort of tools and realms in which people communicate or engage with each other, we tend to think that everything is on a global economy. And there are parts of it where it certainly is. But if you think for the average person so much of their lives is impacted and influenced by local decisions… In a globalized world that we live in, being hyper-local is more important than ever.”

-       President/CEO of the Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce Nicholas Adcock on the importance of local economies amid an increasingly globalized world. 

A Look at Our Seasons

Listen to various voices in the public policy world discussing potential solutions to important policy challenges, be they about health, the economy, the environment, or other societal problems impacting families in your community or across the globe.

The podcast series is a production of the Dean's Brand Ambassadors of the UCR School of Public Policy.

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Rachel Strausman

Rachel is currently an undergraduate public policy major at UCR with an emphasis on policy institutions & processes and international / foreign policy.

Rachel is Dean's Vice Chief Ambassador and Public Affairs Student Assistant at the SPP. 

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