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. The series is shot on location in the beautiful, Craftsman-styled Living Room of the Goldman School on the UC Berkeley campus.
The Success of Integrating Schools with Rucker Johnson -- In the Living Room with Henry E. Brady
4/16/2019
Brown v. Board of Education was hailed as a landmark decision for civil rights. But decades later, many consider school integration a failure. UC Berkeley professor Rucker C. Johnson's new book Children of the Dream shows the exact opposite is true. The book looks at decades of studies to show that students of all races who attended integrated schools fared better than those who did not. In this interview with Goldman School of Public Policy Dean Henry E. Brady, Johnson explains...
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...
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...
Hate Speech is Free Speech
3/21/2018
UC Berkeley Chancellor Carol Christ and Goldman School of Public Policy Dean Henry E. Brady discuss free speech and hate speech in America.
Saving Capitalism and Democracy with Robert Reich -- In the Living Room with Henry E. Brady
1/15/2018
Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich explains in colorful detail how the gap in income and wealth has grown so vast in the United States and warns of consequences for democracy if this fundamental divide is not addressed. He references his new Netflix documentary, "Saving Capitalism," as he describes the frustration of voters who see the system as rigged against them. In this conversation with Henry E. Brady, dean of the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley,...
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.
On the Nature of Domestic Violence
8/4/2017
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.
Finding and Helping Battered Women
6/27/2017
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.
The California Policy Lab with Jesse Rothstein and Evan White -- In the Living Room with Henry E. Brady -- UC Public Policy Channel
6/5/2017
The California Policy Lab, as UC Berkeley's Jesse Rothstein and Evan White explain, is a new research center that creates data-driven insights for the public good. Academics at Berkeley and UCLA can now work with state and local governments to generate scientific evidence for policy solutions to address California's most urgent problems, including homelessness, poverty, crime, and education inequality. Rothstein and White, who have both worked in government, share their...
Protecting Women from Domestic Violence with Sudha Shetty -- In the Living Room with Henry E. Brady -- UC Public Policy Channel
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.
Women in Politics, Public Pensions and Voter Turnout with Sarah Anzia -- In the Living Room with Henry E. Brady -- UC Public Policy Channel
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...
Prison Reform: Alternatives to Mass Incarceration with Steven Raphael -- In the Living Room with Henry E. Brady -- UC Public Policy Channel
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.
Up From Poverty: Funding Solutions That Work -- In the Living Room with Henry E. Brady -- The UC Public Policy Channel
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.
Conflict Zones and National Security with Michael Nacht -- In The Living Room with Henry E. Brady - The UC Public Policy Channel
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.
Climate Change, Consumerism and the Pope with Daniel Kammen and Jennifer Granholm -- In The Living Room with Henry E. Brady -- UC Public Policy Channel
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...
Frank Talk: Gay Rights, Wall Street and the Federal Reserve with Barney Frank and Alex Gelber - In the Living Room with Henry E. Brady - UC Public Policy Channel
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...
Suspect Race: Causes and Consequences of Racial Profiling with Jack Glaser and Paul Figueroa -- In the Living Room with Henry E. Brady UC Public Policy Channel
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.
Journalism for Social Change with Daniel Heimpel and Jennifer Granholm -- In the Living Room with Henry E. Brady -- UC Public Policy Channel
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. ...
Risky Business: The Economic Risks of Climate Change with Sol Hsiang -- In the Living Room with Henry E. Brady UC Public Policy Channel
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...
 

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