Politics & public policy archive

Campus supports sexual assault awareness month with video

Campus supports sexual assault awareness month April 23, 2015:

April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and to build consciousness about the issue, students, faculty and staff have been hosting events throughout the month that give the campus community tools to prevent sexual assault, create a stronger culture around consent and support survivors.

Granholm announces launch of America Jobs Project

Granholm announces launch of America Jobs Project March 30, 2015:

Former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm, an adjunct professor of public policy and a senior research fellow at UC Berkeley’s Energy and Climate Institute, has announced the launch of The  American  Jobs Project. The national initiative is focused on the creation of good-paying middle-class jobs in advanced energy-economic clusters.

The ‘temptation’ of military leadership: Resist, urges Barney Frank

The ‘temptation’ of military leadership: Resist, urges Barney Frank March 13, 2015:

The cost of the United States’ need to “lead,” longtime Democratic congressman Barney Frank said at I-House, has been its ability to pay for vital domestic programs and growing cynicsm about government itself. He believes the U.S. military budget could be cut by 20 percent with “no reduction” in the nation’s security.

MacArthur Foundation awards $1 million to Human Rights Center with video

MacArthur Foundation awards $1 million to Human Rights Center February 5, 2015:

The MacArthur Foundation has honored the UC Berkeley Human Rights Center for its investigations and research on war crimes and human rights abuses with a 2015 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions. The award, announced Thursday, Feb. 5, comes with $1 million, which the center will use to establish an endowment and to expand its sexual violence program.

‘Underground scholars’ reverse school-to-prison pipeline with video

‘Underground scholars’ reverse school-to-prison pipeline February 2, 2015:

Those who have done time in jail or prison face unique challenges at UC Berkeley. Through their campus organization ‘Underground Scholars,’ formerly incarcerated students work to beat the odds and change the system.

Media Advisory: California 2014 election revisited at two-day forum

January 22, 2015:

Experts from a range of fields will assemble at a forum organized by the Institute of Governmental Studies to deconstruct California’s 2014 election and explore what may await in 2016.

Law prof looks at shootings of and by police with audio

Law prof looks at shootings of and by police January 13, 2015:

UC Berkeley Law Professor Franklin Zimring turns up some surprises in his new study of shootings by and of police. He discusses the research, and the incomplete state of data on killings by police, on KQED radio’s “Forum” show.