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SPP Students Debate: Lowering the Cost of Living in the Inland Empire

By Maya Prasad |

On Thursday, May 28th, the UCR School of Public Policy will be holding its first-ever Public Policy Debate. The topic of the debate will be: Lowering the Cost of Living in the Inland Empire.

The event will be held online through Zoom on Thursday, May 28th, from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The debate will feature public policy students:

Imad Jobah is a fourth-year public policy major and Arabic minor concentrating in health and foreign policy. He serves as a Dean’s Brand Ambassador and the founding Director of the Clinical Administrative Program for UCR Health.

 

 

Nava Majlesi is a first-year public policy major concentrating in economic policy and policy processes and institutions. She aspires to continue her academic career in law school.

 

 

Samuel Roberts is a fourth-year public policy major concentrating in social, cultural, and family policy and health policy. He serves as a Dean’s Brand Ambassador and hopes to pursue an MPP to continue developing policy on a statewide level in California.

 

 

Andrea Rayas, a third-year public policy major, concentrating in health, population, social, cultural, and family policy. She serves as a Dean’s Brand Ambassador.

 

 

The judges for the debate are:

  • Cesar Gomez (Senior Field Representative for Assemblymember Jose Medina)
  • Francisco Pedraza (Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Political Science)

      
“This is a great opportunity for public policy students to apply what they have learned in the classroom to problems that affect the Inland Empire,” said Genevieve Chacon, a third-year public policy student.

The event is open to the general community. RSVPs are being collected via spp-debate.eventbrite.com. Registrants will receive a link in advance via email. 
 

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