UC Berkeley's Goldman School of Public Policy

UC Berkeley's Goldman School of Public Policy The Goldman School of Public Policy, founded at the University of California, Berkeley in 1969, was one of the nation’s first graduate programs of its kind.
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Today it is ranked as the #1 policy program in the country.

As the executive director of Student Affairs, Cameron Parker helps students discover and choose programs that align with...
02/20/2024

As the executive director of Student Affairs, Cameron Parker helps students discover and choose programs that align with their goals and interests. He also provides continuous support for students throughout their program and keeps them connected to the Goldman School once they become alumni.
Cameron Parker is how a better future gets made.

📸: Chose1prod
Public Policy and International Affairs Fellowship Program (PPIA)

From GSPP's student-run Environmental Policy Group:“What kind of careers exist for energy policy professionals in the pr...
02/16/2024

From GSPP's student-run Environmental Policy Group:
“What kind of careers exist for energy policy professionals in the private sector? Join the Environmental Policy Group on Tuesday, February 20 from 6-8pm in the GTU, 2465 Le Conte Avenue, to learn what a career could look like from the perspectives of panelists from these sectors. We'll be hosting a facilitated Q&A moderated by our very own Eleanor Adachi, followed by the opportunity to speak in small groups with our panelists.”

🗓 Coming up in March: Join the Terner Center for Housing Innovation, the Goldman School of Public Policy, and a diverse ...
02/16/2024

🗓 Coming up in March: Join the Terner Center for Housing Innovation, the Goldman School of Public Policy, and a diverse panel of cross-sector experts and advocates for a discussion on reducing poverty and addressing homelessness in California.
Info + Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/housing-and-homelessness-in-california-tickets-809275303217?utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-medium=discovery&utm-term=listing&utm-source=cp&aff=ebdsshcopyurl

Featuring panelists Kevin F. Adler, Kyriell Noon, Ryan Finnigan, Robynne Rose-Haymer and Ali Sutton.
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Join the Possibility Lab as it launches the Conversations with Possibility speaker series featuring insights from policy...
02/14/2024

Join the Possibility Lab as it launches the Conversations with Possibility speaker series featuring insights from policy changemakers. First up: Josh Fryday, the state’s Chief Service Officer and head of California Volunteers who is working to transform public service and volunteerism in the golden state — and beyond.

Info + registration: http://Bit.ly/PLconversation
UC Berkeley Public Service Center

Professor Angela Glover Blackwell is currently working on a limited series focused on a radically inclusive, thriving, m...
02/13/2024

Professor Angela Glover Blackwell is currently working on a limited series focused on a radically inclusive, thriving, multiracial democracy. Blackwell elaborates, “We’re exploring the fundamental connections between a thriving democracy and a just economy, and doing a deep dive into the kinds of leadership and governance necessary to building a thriving multiracial democracy and a just economy.” 
Professor Angela Glover Blackwell, who teaches the course Race & Public Policy, is how a better future gets made.

🚀 Exciting News! 🌐💡 Join us at UC Berkeley's inaugural Tech Policy Summit where we'll tackle vital tech and policy issue...
02/13/2024

🚀 Exciting News! 🌐💡 Join us at UC Berkeley's inaugural Tech Policy Summit where we'll tackle vital tech and policy issues. Whether you're a tech enthusiast, policymaker, or just curious about tech's impact, this summit is your gateway to shape tech policy. Don't miss it! 🌍🤝
🗓️ Save the Date: 7th March (Thurs)
📍 Location: Memorial Stadium, UC Berkeley
🔗 Secure your spot now at citrispolicylab.org/berkeleytechpolicysummit

CITRIS UC Berkeley School of Information Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism

Happy Lunar New Year!GSPP students ushered in the Year of the Dragon on Friday evening with food, friends, and festiviti...
02/13/2024

Happy Lunar New Year!
GSPP students ushered in the Year of the Dragon on Friday evening with food, friends, and festivities.

Can Taylor Swift shape the future of U.S. democracy? Yes, she can.In this article, Berkeley News’ Edward Lempinen talks ...
02/09/2024

Can Taylor Swift shape the future of U.S. democracy? Yes, she can.
In this article, Berkeley News’ Edward Lempinen talks with Sarah Swanbeck, executive director of the Berkeley Institute for Young Americans (BIFYA), and Erin Heys, the institute’s policy director, about their democracy research.
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Millennials and Gen Z are mired in fatalism. Leaders at the Berkeley Institute for Young Americans say Swift and other young icons might inspire millions to feel hope — and power.

Join us on February 13 at 4 pm as the Berkeley Risk and Security Lab hosts Dr. Kimberly S. Budil, the Director of Lawren...
02/08/2024

Join us on February 13 at 4 pm as the Berkeley Risk and Security Lab hosts Dr. Kimberly S. Budil, the Director of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, for a discussion on the role of the national laboratories in today’s strategic environment. She’ll discuss the Lab’s scientific vision, goals, and objectives, and touch on its critical programs related to national security and frontier challenges to strategic stability from cybersecurity to nuclear weapons.

Info + registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/national-security-in-an-uncertain-world-tickets-791340409467?aff=oddtdtcreator

for Long-Term Cybersecurity
of California, Berkeley

Dr. Kimberly S. Budil, Director of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, will discuss the national labs and emerging defense challenges.

“I chose the Goldman School because I wanted to work with its amazing faculty and staff. The people at GSPP truly care a...
02/07/2024

“I chose the Goldman School because I wanted to work with its amazing faculty and staff. The people at GSPP truly care about the work they are doing and want to help create change using their research.” - Gaby Lohner, PhD student

GSPP offers a doctoral degree program for students who seek careers in policy research in academia and/or with governments, non-profits, or research institutes. Learn more about our Phd program: https://gspp.berkeley.edu/programs/doctoral-program-phd

Join us on 2/22 at 6pm to hear  Brennan Center president & CEO Michael Waldman discuss his new book, The Supermajority: ...
02/07/2024

Join us on 2/22 at 6pm to hear Brennan Center president & CEO Michael Waldman discuss his new book, The Supermajority: How the Supreme Court Divided America and dive into the controversial 2021-2022 Supreme Court term with Maria Echaveste.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/michael-waldman-how-the-supreme-court-divided-america-tickets-763599425437?aff=erelexpmlt

Join Michael Waldman and Maria Echaveste for a discussion of the new book, The Supermajority: How the Supreme Court Divided America.

🗓Reminder to join us this Tuesday, Feb. 6, for a conversation on The Material-Energy Nexus for Development with Universi...
02/02/2024

🗓Reminder to join us this Tuesday, Feb. 6, for a conversation on The Material-Energy Nexus for Development with University of Delaware Prof. Salem H. Ali.
Hosted by the Master of Development Practice program.

We held our annual Bay Area Networking Reception this week at the San Francisco War Memorial and Performing Arts Center....
02/01/2024

We held our annual Bay Area Networking Reception this week at the San Francisco War Memorial and Performing Arts Center. Taking a brief break from their busy semester, students connected with alumni and learned about job opportunities from area employers.

Big appreciations to the GSPP staff working behind the scenes to organize this event!

Dean Wilson traveled to Gujarat, India, to sign a MOU on behalf of GSPP’s India Energy and Climate Center (IECC). IECC w...
01/29/2024

Dean Wilson traveled to Gujarat, India, to sign a MOU on behalf of GSPP’s India Energy and Climate Center (IECC). IECC will deploy clean energy research and climate expertise to address the challenges and opportunities presented by the world’s fifth largest economy. While in Gujarat, Dean Wilson also connected with GSPP alumni.

Join us on Tuesday, February 6 for a conversation with University of Delaware Professor Saleem Ali on The Material-Energ...
01/25/2024

Join us on Tuesday, February 6 for a conversation with University of Delaware Professor Saleem Ali on The Material-Energy Nexus for Development. Hosted by the Master of Development Practice program.

Saleem Ali is Chair of the Department of Geography and Spatial Sciences and the Blue & Gold Distinguished Professor of Energy and the Environment at the University of Delaware. He also serves as Lead for Critical Metals and Inclusive Energy Transitions at the United Nations University's Institute for Water, Environment and Health and is a member of the United Nations International Resource Panel. Dr. Ali's books include Soil to Foil: Aluminum and the Quest for Industrial Sustainability, Earthly Order: How Natural Laws Define Human Life, and Treasures of the Earth: Need, Greed and a Sustainable Future.

01/23/2024

Student Rep. Patty Angus, MPP ’24, shares her experience serving in the GSPP Graduate Council.

Join today's live-streaming conversation "Safeguarding the Development of AI"  with UC Professor Dr. Hany Farid, Digimar...
01/22/2024

Join today's live-streaming conversation "Safeguarding the Development of AI" with UC Professor Dr. Hany Farid, Digimarc CEO Riley McCormack, former Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, Rep. Jay Obernolte, and New Mexico Attorney General Raul Torrez. Moderated by NBC News correspondent Jacob Ward.
https://youtube.com/live/-zi_C5WvkEQ?feature=share

Students, faculty, and staff enjoyed coffee and chatting with one another this morning as the first week of the spring s...
01/18/2024

Students, faculty, and staff enjoyed coffee and chatting with one another this morning as the first week of the spring semester gets underway. Hosted by the Graduate Student Council and Associate Dean Hilary Hoynes, this morning’s coffee chat served as an intentional space for students to be in community with faculty and staff.

🗓Reminder to join us tomorrow for this livestream event!How would we measure “safety” if it was defined by communities t...
01/16/2024

🗓Reminder to join us tomorrow for this livestream event!

How would we measure “safety” if it was defined by communities themselves? Join the University of California’s Possibility Lab at 6 p.m. Wednesday, January 17, 2024, for a special virtual event focused on Exploring New Community-Engaged Models for Public Safety Reform. This live-streamed event will feature researchers, community organizations, and local policymakers highlighting results from collaborative work integrating diverse residents’ voices into public safety policy design and evaluation. Learn more about this work and the Lab’s Firsthand Framework for Policy Innovation.
RSVP now at bit.ly/PLlivestream011724.

Welcome back students! Just in time for the start of the spring semester, the courtyard between the two Goldman School b...
01/16/2024

Welcome back students! Just in time for the start of the spring semester, the courtyard between the two Goldman School buildings on Hearst is now open.

As 🚧construction🚧 continues and safety allows, the rest of the Goldman School grounds will open in phases throughout the spring.

How would we measure “safety” if it was defined by communities themselves? Join the University of California’s Possibili...
01/11/2024

How would we measure “safety” if it was defined by communities themselves? Join the University of California’s Possibility Lab at 6 p.m. Wednesday, January 17, 2024, for a special virtual event focused on Exploring New Community-Engaged Models for Public Safety Reform. This live-streamed event will feature researchers, community organizations, and local policymakers highlighting results from collaborative work integrating diverse residents’ voices into public safety policy design and evaluation. Learn more about this work and the Lab’s Firsthand Framework for Policy Innovation.
RSVP now at bit.ly/PLlivestream011724.

Join our panel of researchers, community organizations, and local policymakers bringing lived experience into policy design.

“It’s important to me to build relationships, not only with those in my cohort, but also among the students throughout t...
01/09/2024

“It’s important to me to build relationships, not only with those in my cohort, but also among the students throughout the degree programs at GSPP.” - Bin Zaid, MPA ’24

We see 👀 you building those bridges, Hamzah!

01/04/2024

The Goldman School of Public Policy mourns the passing of Emeritus Professor and former GSPP Dean Eugene Smolensky.

January 3, 2024 Remembering Eugene Smolensky The Goldman School of Public Policy mourns the passing of Emeritus Professor and former GSPP Dean Eugene Smolensky on Sunday, Dec 17, 2023, at the age of 91.    Eugene “Geno” Smolensky was Dean of the Goldman School of Public Policy from 1988 to ...

We hope that everyone is enjoying a warm and safe winter break, wherever you may be. Happy New Year from the Goldman Sch...
12/31/2023

We hope that everyone is enjoying a warm and safe winter break, wherever you may be. Happy New Year from the Goldman School, we’ll see you in 2024!

12/29/2023

It’s hard to believe how quickly 2023 flew by. It seems like only yesterday we were celebrating Pie Day with the Dean and then all of a sudden, Fall Feast!

Thank you to everyone at the Goldman School who made 2023 such a spectacular year: students, faculty, staff, alumni, and esteemed guests! We’ll see you in 2024.

12/26/2023

During the Goldman School's annual DC trip, we caught up with a handful of alumni to learn about their work in the fields of tech and development. Check out this teaser trailer and then view the full video at https://youtu.be/uNCKbBf7KuE.

“My grandma raised me to always leave things better than I found them, and I’ve carried this mindset in the different sp...
12/21/2023

“My grandma raised me to always leave things better than I found them, and I’ve carried this mindset in the different spaces I inhabit — personal, professional, academic, and beyond.” Patty Angus, MPP 24

The Goldman School is already a better place thanks to Patty’s work in the Grad Council: piloting free menstrual products throughout the schools’ restrooms!

“I am looking forward to engaging in diverse professional, cultural, and social activities on campus in addition to exci...
12/15/2023

“I am looking forward to engaging in diverse professional, cultural, and social activities on campus in addition to exciting courses and Capstone research projects. I am happy to use my time to develop new skills, explore my passions, and better understand myself.” Dr. Chander Shekhar Khare, MDP ’24

We're so glad you're here, Dr. Khare!

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