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The UC Public Policy Channel provides a platform for policy makers, policy critics, and innovative policy thinkers to speak the truth clearly, convincingly, and constructively.
Shaping a 21st Century Workforce – Is AI Friend or Foe?
1/2/2019
Jennifer Granholm, former Governor of Michigan, identifies some of the most interesting policy ideas to address the problems of displaced workers, the skills gap and resulting inequality in an age of robots and artificial intelligence. Granholm teaches Public Policy at UC Berkeley's Goldman School and is the chair of the American Jobs Project, a multi-state research initiative on creating industrial clusters in clean energy. Recorded on 11/09/2018.
The Honorable Willie Brown on the 2018 Midterms and Strategy for 2020
11/29/2018
Two-term Mayor of San Francisco and Speaker of the California State Assembly Willie Brown discusses the midterm elections and shares his knowledge of California politics, government, and civic life. Recorded on 11/15/2018.
Robert Reich: Why the Common Good Disappeared and How We Get It Back with complete introduction
11/20/2018
Professor Robert B. Reich ignites a discussion of the good we have had in common, what happened to it, and what we might do to restore it. His goal is not that we all agree on the common good. It is that we get into the habit of thinking and talking about it, listening to each other's views and providing a means for people with opposing views to debate these questions civilly. Presented by the Cal Class of 1968 and the Goldman School of Public Policy's Center on Civility & Democratic Engagement...
Robert Reich Shares His Optimism about the Future
11/5/2018
UC Berkeley Goldman School of Public Policy professor Robert Reich shares his optimism about the future of the United States.
The Coming Wave? 2018 Midterm Election Panel Featuring: Robert Reich, Janet Napolitano, and Henry E. Brady
11/1/2018
Professor Robert Reich, University of California President Janet Napolitano, and Dean Henry Brady of the UC Berkeley Goldman School of Public Policy discuss the upcoming midterm election. Recorded on 10/30/2018.
Robert Reich: Why the Common Good Disappeared and How We Get It Back
10/18/2018
Professor Robert B. Reich ignites a discussion of the good we have had in common, what happened to it, and what we might do to restore it. His goal is not that we all agree on the common good. It is that we get into the habit of thinking and talking about it, listening to each other's views and providing a means for people with opposing views to debate these questions civilly. Presented by the Cal Class of 1968 and the Goldman School of Public Policy's Center on Civility & Democratic Engagement...
California Department of Food and Agriculture Secretary Karen Ross
9/12/2018
Karen Ross, Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture, discusses the future of food and public policy in California and around the world at the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley. Secretary Ross covers everything from the challenges of water management in the face of climate change, to reforming United States immigration policy to benefit farmers, farm workers, and the country as a whole. Recorded on 9/05/2018.
Planetary Management: Sol Hsiang
8/8/2018
Today, we need to make intelligent management decisions about how we are going to manage our planet. Fortunately, powerful computing technologies now allows us to see with clarity what lies ahead, and to make informed choices about what path to take. We forecast a 20 percent decline in global income by the end of the century. And the most intense economic losses will be experienced in places where it is already hot and economies are already stressed. The vast brunt of the global economic burden...
Sustainable Energy Science & Policy: Dan Kammen
7/26/2018
Dan Kammen's Berkeley research group has revealed the need for a dramatic shift to electricity and away from both fossil and biofuels. Meanwhile, 1.3 billion people 15 percent of the world population still lack electricity, and their growing demand for it would raise not lower global temperatures. The solution, Kammen says, must be local. He sees great promise in efforts to bring together new technologies with best practices to electrify those who don't have power and to "green...
Goldman School of Public Policy Commencement 2018
5/17/2018
The proceedings of the 2018 Commencement Ceremony at the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley. Recorded on 05/14/2018.
From Individual to the Nation: The New Tax Plan's Impact with Alan Auerbach
5/16/2018
Economist Alan Auerbach walks through the impact of the 2017 tax bill championed by President Trump and Congressional Republicans in this conversation with Henry E. Brady, dean of the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley. Recorded on 04/18/2018.
Jesús Guzmán -- Featured Student Speaker at the Goldman School of Public Policy Board of Advisors Dinner Spring 2018
5/16/2018
Jesús Guzmán, a second-year graduate student at UC Berkeley, talks about how growing up in California as an undocumented resident inspired him to pursue a career in public policy and social equity. Guzman was the featured student speaker at the Board of Advisors Dinner at Berkeley's Goldman School of Public Policy. Recorded on 04/18/2018.
Serving Oakland with Annie Campbell Washington -- In the Living Room with Henry E. Brady
5/14/2018
Oakland City Councilmember and Goldman School graduate Annie Campbell Washington talks about her career path in public service that has included stints as Chief of Staff for then-Oakland mayors Jerry Brown and Jean Quan, a partial term on the Oakland Unified School Board and then, in 2014, she ran successfully for elected office. Her inspiring story includes a nod to the quantitative analysis education that she received at the Goldman School because she says it taught her to properly evaluate...
Making Governments Work with Elizabeth Linos -- In the Living Room with Henry E. Brady
4/16/2018
Behavioral economist Elizabeth Linos talks about how to implement good public policy by focusing on needs of the people who serve in government. In this conversation with Henry E. Brady, Dean of the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley, Linos argues that diversity in recruitment leads to better outcomes, particularly in law enforcement, and that burnout can be avoided if staffers are appropriately supported in their work environments.
The Government's Reputation Crisis with Amy Lerman -- In the Living Room with Henry E. Brady
4/9/2018
Political scientist Amy Lerman explores the roots of why trust in government has declined over time even as its performance has improved around the country. She gives examples of how some services are evaluated differently, based on whether they were perceived as being run by public or private organizations. To change these negative attitudes, Lerman suggests that public officials do a better job at explaining what governments do in this conversation with Henry E. Brady, Dean of the Goldman...
Taxes, Trade, Tariffs and Trump with Robert Reich and Stephen Moore -- Point/Counterpoint
4/6/2018
In an effort to bridge political divides, the UC Berkeley Office of the Chancellor and the Center on Civility & Democratic Engagement host a spirited conversation on taxes, tariffs, trade and President Trump with two economists known for their opposing views: Goldman School of Public Policy Professor and former US Secretary of Labor Robert Reich and Stephen Moore, a visiting fellow for the Project for Economic Growth at the Heritage Foundation. Recorded on 03/20/2018.
Hate Speech is Free Speech
4/6/2018
UC Berkeley Chancellor Carol Christ and Goldman School of Public Policy Dean Henry E. Brady discuss free speech and hate speech in America.
Dispatch from the Resistance with Kevin De León -- UC Public Policy Channel
3/30/2018
California State Senate President Pro Tempore Kevin de León outlines the state's efforts to protect its progressive agenda on climate, immigration and the economy as it girds itself from policies being implemented by the federal government. De León, a Democrat, is also running for the United States Senate but must first win one of two spots in California's June 2018 primary before he can compete in November's general election. He is presented by the Goldman School of Public Policy and the...
Free Speech and the University: Historical Roots and Current Challenges with Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean of Berkeley Law
3/9/2018
Erwin Chemerinsky, one of the country's preeminent constitutional scholars and dean of the University of California, Berkeley's law school, looks at the intersection of the First Amendment and higher education in this talk sponsored by Student Affairs, the Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination, and the Law and Society Program at UC San Diego. Recorded on 02.27.2018.
Free Speech at UC Berkeley with Chancellor Carol Christ -- In the Living Room with Henry E. Brady
1/8/2018
Looking at the Berkeley campus protests that made national news in 2017, and then back to the birth of the Free Speech Movement there in 1964, UC Berkeley Chancellor Carol Christ and Goldman School of Public Policy Dean Henry E. Brady engage on what free speech, hate speech and academic freedom mean on today's university campuses. Recorded on 12/15/2017.
 

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