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CARE Act Panel Podcast & Live Event

In conjunction with The Presley Center of Crime & Justice Studies, the UCR School of Public Policy will host a roundtable discussion and live recording of a Policy Chats podcast episode on February 26 from 3pm to 4:30pm in HUB 269. The discussion will feature experts on the Community Assistance, Recovery, and Empowerment (or CARE)...
By Divya Bharadwaj |

Policy Debate on Homelessness

On February 29, from 5pm to 6:30pm, the UCR School of Public Policy is hosting a policy debate at the UCR Alumni & Visitors Center on the question: “Should California Step In to Fight Against NIMBYism & Homelessness?” Four UCR Students will be debating the pros and cons of this topic. The debaters are: Nadia...
By Divya Bharadwaj |

Policy Analyst Omer Sohail Discusses Union Development

The UCR School of Public Policy is hosting Omer Sohail, a Policy Analyst for Senator Lola Smallwood-Cuevas, for a seminar on his journey as a union researcher operating both within and outside of state government to push for higher standards in this realm. “I hope students can learn how government agencies and processes we don’t...
By Vir Sinha |

Donors Step-up in Support of SPP Students

During the first half of the 2023-24 academic year, SPP added two new endowed scholarships, as donors continue to provide overwhelming support of SPP students. Dr. Anil and Mrs. Gauri Garde, who have been providing generous scholarships over the years for students who are struggling financially, established Anil and Gauri Garde Endowed Student Scholarship Fund...
By Katherine Kim |

Podcast Panel on Warehousing and Quality of Jobs in the Inland Empire

On the latest episode of Policy Chats , Dr. Johannes Moenius, Peggi Hazlett, Sheheryar Kaoosji, and Dr. Juan De Lara talk with the University of California, Riverside Inland Center for Sustainable Development about the impacts of logistics and warehousing on employment and quality of jobs in the Inland Region. In the episode, the panel talks...
By Catherine Mah |

Podcast Exploring the Significance of Local Economies

On the latest episode of Policy Chats , President and CEO of the Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce Nicholas Adcock talks about the importance of local economies and their relevance in an increasingly globalized world. In the episode, Adcock discusses how a strong local economy is built by different organizations each focusing on their specialties...
By Kaitlyn Grottoe |

SPP Hosts Vaccine Mandates Seminar

On December 7th, 2023, from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. Pacific in HUB 379 and via Zoom, the UCR School of Public Policy Seminar Series is hosting Katie Attwell, an associate professor at University of Western Australia, for a seminar on “America’s New Vaccine Wars,” a new release book focusing on recent efforts to eliminate nonmedical...
By Joseph Anastacio and Chahat Mittal |

Palm Springs Mayor on Improving Local Housing Affordability and Income Disparities

On the latest episode of Policy Chats , Palm Springs Mayor Grace Garner talks about bringing about new opportunities for the workforce population through improving housing affordability, narrowing income disparities, and addressing gentrification in the city of Palm Springs In the episode, Mayor Garner touches on those who do not qualify for low-income housing but...
By Christian Salinas |
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Presley Center Hosts Law School Webinar

In conjunction with The Presley Center of Crime & Justice Studies, the UCR School of Public Policy will host a webinar on applying to law school on November 30 from 12:30pm to 2:30pm. The virtual webinar will expose students to lawyers who can provide guidance and perspective on law school and their path to it...
By Divya Bharadwaj |

Podcast Discusses Solutions to Pressing Environmental Challenges

On the latest episode of Policy Chats , Bernadette Del Chiaro, the Executive Director of the California Solar & Storage Association discusses unique solutions to environmental issues. Del Chiaro said we cannot “solve climate change without solar energy. It is fundamental to our clean energy future.” She stressed the importance of public policy in adopting...
By Andrew Shannon |
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UCR Students Discuss Media Bias and Filter Bubbles

The UCR School of Public Policy is hosting a seminar by three students - Divya Bharadwaj, Samuel Shroff, and Andrew Shannon - who are collaborating with AllSides , a media company dedicated to challenging media bias and filter bubbles in American news. The three students have been working as research assistants as part of a...
By Vir Sinha |
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UCR Students Host Generations Dialogue

The UCR School of Public Policy will be hosting a webinar and in-person watch party for a Generations Dialogue with Major General Barrye L. Price and George Washington University student Desiree Winns on Wednesday, November 29th from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. The conversation will cover a variety of topics regarding General Price’s experiences, challenges, and...
By Vir Sinha |
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UCR Student Leaders Host Presidential Debate Watch Session

The Office of Associated Students of UCR Senator for the School of Public Policy Naia Pizzaro and the UCR School of Public Policy Dean’s Ambassadors are hosting an interactive in-person watch party of the 3rd GOP presidential debate on Wednesday, November 8, from 4:45 to 7:30 p.m. The evening will feature special guests from across...
By Vir Sinha |

Podcast Explores Solutions for Climate Change

On the latest episode of Policy Chats , UCR Professor Francesca Hopkins discusses potential solutions to climate change and the need for local action amid global warming. Hopkins earned her B.A in Environmental Studies and University of California, Berkeley and her M.S / Ph.D in Earth System Science from University of California, Irvine. Hopkins was...
By Andrew Shannon |
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Congressman Takano Public Service Career Fair

The UCR School of Public Policy alongside Congressman Takano’s office, will be hosting a Public Service Career Fair on October 25 from 4pm - 6pm. Hosted at the UCR Alumni and Visitor Center, this event provides students and recent graduates a chance to connect with federal, state, and local agencies to explore career opportunities, ask...
By Divya Bharadwaj |

The Warehousing Industry in the Inland Region

The Inland Center for Sustainable Development (ICSD), a research center of the UCR School of Public Policy, is hosting a seminar about the warehousing industry in the Inland Region, specifically about the business, economics, scale, role and future of the region’s fastest growing sector. This event, part one of six Warehousing & Logistics Webinar Series...
By Divya Bharadwaj |

Coachella’s Mayor Pro Tem on Breaking Education Barriers

On the latest episode of Policy Chats , Coachella’s Mayor Pro Tem Neftali Galarza talks about the current education system, anecdotal reasoning for increasing support to tear down barriers, and what is to come for the future of education. Galarza is also the Director of the Community Engagement and Partnerships Team within the Riverside County...
By Dinara Godage |

Governor’s Chief Service Officer Talks Volunteering

On the latest episode of Policy Chats , Chief Service Officer Josh Fryday talks about volunteerism and uniting individuals through service. Fryday leads California Volunteers in the Officer of the Governor which has launched the nation’s first statewide Climate Action Corps, #CaliforniansForAll volunteer initiative, the #CaliforniansForAll College Corps, and #CaliforniansForAll Youth Jobs Corps. In the...
By Catherine Mah |
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Filter Bubbles and Media Bias: Bridging Gaps Amongst Political Polarization

In the latest episode of Policy Chats , hosts Rachel Strausman & Divya Bharadwaj sat down with John Gable, co-founder and CEO of AllSides, about how understanding media bias and filter bubbles can help better bridge gaps amongst political polarization. Discussing how filter bubbles can limit our access to necessary information, despite the increased access...
By Kaitlyn Grottoe |
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Exploring Access and Barriers to Care in Public Health Policy

In the latest episode of Policy Chats , hosts Kevin Karami & Rachel Strausman sat down with Dr. Deborah Lefkowitz, an Assistant Professional Researcher and Harvard Alumni, whose research focuses on vulnerable cancer populations within Inland Southern California. “I think we have to say our healthcare system is really broken. It's very fragmented,” Dr. Lefkowitz...
By Kelly Der |
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