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From Google to Goldman - Goldman Stories: Hector Mujica
9/16/2019
Google is more than a search engine. The tech company is home to a massive philanthropic operation under its Google.org arm. Hector Mujica manages Google.org programs in Canada, Latin America and parts of the United States. Mujica was already working at Google when he decided to pursue a Master of Public Affairs degree at the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley. He explains how his quest to form partnerships with the public sector led him to Goldman.
Fighting for Criminal Justice Reform - Goldman Stories: Felicity Rose
9/10/2019
Half of American adults have had an immediate family member incarcerated. That includes Felicity Rose, whose father was in and out of federal prison during her childhood. Today, Felicity is working to keep families together at FWD.us. She explains how earning a Master of Public Policy degree from the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley gave her the tools to understand the data surrounding criminal justice and fight for real solutions.

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The Goldman Story
8/28/2019
Students take many different paths to the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley. Some come from the other side of the globe. Some are activists. Some are idealists. But, they all have one thing in common - they want to make the world a better place.
Goldman School of Public Policy Commencement 2019
6/7/2019
The proceedings of the 2019 Commencement Ceremony at the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley. Recorded on 05/20/2019.
Tipping Point and the Fight to End Bay Area Poverty with Daniel Lurie
5/13/2019
Inspired to fight poverty in the Bay Area, Goldman School of Public Policy Alumnus Daniel Lurie (MPP '05) founded Tipping Point in 2005. Since then, Tipping Point has raised more than $200 million to educate, employ, house and support those in need in the Bay Area. In the last year alone, the organization has helped put 21,000 people on a path out of poverty through a combination of grantmaking, grantee support, corporate philanthropy, policy and research. Recorded on...
Jacqueline Perl -- Featured Student Speaker at the Goldman School of Public Policy Board of Advisors Dinner Spring 2019
5/10/2019
Jacqueline Calderon Perl is a first generation Latin-American born and raised in Southeast Los Angeles. After completing her undergraduate studies, she joined Teach for America and moved to Oakland to teach a bilingual 2nd grade class. In 2017, Jacqueline began her Master in Public Policy with the Goldman School and began multiple consulting projects aimed at aligning public, private, non-profit and community partners in service of improving life outcomes for Oakland's youth....
How Safe Are We? Janet Napolitano Discusses Homeland Security Since 9/11
4/17/2019
Janet Napolitano, the former US Secretary of Homeland Security, discusses her new book, How Safe Are We?: Homeland Security Since 9/11, what we have accomplished since that awful day, where the critical security gaps remain, and where dangerous new ones have opened—and how to close them. While the devastation at Ground Zero is etched in our collective memory as the image of terrorism, the threat landscape has evolved dramatically since the Department of Homeland Security...
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...
California Accomplishments in Addressing Climate Change featuring Robert Epstein
2/13/2019
California reached its goal of reducing emissions to 1990 levels four years ahead of the 2020 target date. Robert Epstein, co-founder of Environmental Entrepreneurs, takes a look at what is and is not working as we plan for an additional 40% reduction by 2030. He also examines California's role in reducing worldwide emissions in both developing and developed countries.
Police Accountability and Profiling by Proxy with Andrea Headley -- In the Arena with Jonathan Stein -- UC Public Policy Channel
2/11/2019
Instances of profiling by proxy, where police are summoned to a situation by a biased caller, have been making headlines and going viral. But, how do we address this issue? Andrea Headley has been researching profiling by proxy and other aspects of police accountability for years. She discusses what the evidence shows with Jonathan Stein, In the Arena. Recorded on 01/09/2019.
Women in Politics with Jennifer Granholm, Sarah Anzia, and Charlotte Hill
1/29/2019
Women played a huge role in the 2018 midterms. A record number of women were elected to congress, some marking other historic firsts along the way. Women organized massive rallies, and made their voices heard at the polls. So, what can we expect in 2020 and beyond? Former Governor of Michigan Jennifer Granholm and UC Berkeley Public Policy professor Sarah Anzia sit down with PhD student Charlotte Hill to discuss how they see women shaping the future of politics in the United...
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 &...
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 &...
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...
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...
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