The UC Public Policy Channel
In the Living Room with Henry E. Brady
Interview series featuring Henry E. Brady, dean of the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley, in conversation with political leaders and scholars on issues in the public date. Shot on location in the Living Room of the Goldman School on the UC Berkeley campus.

Date: 5/22/2017
Drawing on her own experience growing up in the caste system in India, Sudha Shetty channels her compassion for others into research and advocacy for victims of domestic violence and child abduction. As she describes here in a conversation with Henry E. Brady, dean of the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley, Shetty has helped judges and others in the legal community protect women and children from the unintended consequences of poorly drafted policies.

Date: 5/8/2017
Women who are elected to Congress perform better, on average, than their male counterparts, according to research conducted by political scientist Sarah Anzia of the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley. They secure more federal funding for their districts, sponsor or co-sponsor more legislation and are seen as more collaborative with fellow members. But why are there so few in Congress? In many cases, it's just about being asked. Anzia's analysis shows that women are more likely to take the leap if they are encouraged to become candidates. In this conversation with Henry E. Brady, dean of the Goldman School of Public Policy, Anzia also explains the politics of pension benefits (no one likes to vote against proposed increases) and the impact on voter turnout in off-cycle elections. Recorded on 03/30/2017.

Date: 5/16/2016
UC Berkeley professor Steve Raphael assesses the success rates of prison reform efforts around the country, including the sentencing "realignment" in California. Raphael joins Henry E. Brady, dean of the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley. Recorded on 03/22/2016.

Date: 5/2/2016
UC Berkeley professors Hilary Hoynes and Rucker Johnson dispel myths about the ineffectiveness of investment into Head Start, public schools, food assistance, and other social programs in this conversation with Henry E. Brady, Dean of the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley. Recorded on 03/22/2016.

Date: 3/7/2016
Michael Nacht, former defense advisor to Presidents Clinton and Obama, and now public policy professor with expertise in nuclear arms control and national security, assesses global threats with Henry E. Brady, dean of the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley. Recorded on 02/05/2016.

Date: 9/7/2015
After being summoned to the Vatican to advise on climate change, Dan Kammen of UC Berkeley shares an insider's view on what inspired Pope Francis to issue such a passionate plea to protect the earth in Laudato Si, his 2015 encyclical on the environment. As a practicing Catholic, former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm praises the Pope for presenting "human ecology" as a moral issue in this lively exchange with Kammen and Henry E. Brady, dean of the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley.

Date: 4/6/2015
Barney Frank, the 16-term former Congressman from Massachusetts joins Alex Gelber and Henry E. Brady of the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley for a no-holds-barred review of his feats (and colleagues) on Capitol Hill. From being the first Member of Congress to publicly identify himself as gay, to Dodd-Frank, his signature bill addressing the 2008 financial crisis, and on to a thorough assessment of President Obama and the Federal Reserve, Frank displays his famous biting wit and fearless candor in this interview presented by the UC Public Policy Channel on UCTV. Recorded on 03/12/2015.

Date: 2/2/2015
Social psychologist and author Jack Glaser makes a compelling case against racial profiling in law enforcement, arguing that it's not only wrong, but can lead to more crimes being committed by non-profiled groups in this timely conversation on race, shooter bias and stereotypes with Oakland Assistant Police Chief Paul Figueroa and Henry E. Brady, dean of the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley.

Date: 1/12/2015
Journalist Daniel Heimpel describes how his exploration of the foster care system in California led him to create a solutions-based style of reporting that he now teaches to UC Berkeley public policy, journalism and social welfare students, as well as those enrolled in UCB's Journalism for Social Change MOOC. Heimpel is joined by former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm and Dean Henry E. Brady in the Living Room at the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley. Recorded on 12/02/2014.

Date: 9/15/2014
UC Berkeley economist Sol Hsiang details the economic risks of climate change -- region by region -- with expected jumps in mortality rates, violent crime, worker fatigue and energy consumption as the days become hotter throughout the United States. Hsiang was co-lead author of the American Climate Prospectus, the risk analysis study that led to "The Risky Business Report: The Economic Risks of Climate Change in the United States," the bipartisan research initiative commissioned by financiers Henry Paulson, Tom Steyer and Michael Bloomberg. Using national maps that illustrate the range of the rising heat, Hsiang explains the importance of understanding these potential impacts in this conversation with Henry E. Brady, dean of the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley, as part of the "In the Living Room" interview series. Recorded on 08/12/2014.