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Upcoming Events

Food for Thought: The California Housing Crisis & Potential Solutions

Want to hear from state policy experts and real estate professionals about the California  housing crisis? Join us for a new lunch series hosted by the Berkeley Institute for the Future of Young Americans and the Terner Center on Housing Innovation.

Each event will be held the first Thursday of the month at the Goldman School of Public Policy, with free lunch and refreshments. Panel discussions will be followed by time for Q&A.

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Our first event is coming up soon!

Who owns housing policy in California? State versus local regulatory regimes

Thursday, February 7, 12:15 - 1:30 pm

Goldman School of Public Policy, Room 250

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Past Events

Pre-election discussion: Local housing initiatives in the Bay Area

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Featured speaker:

Susannah Parsons, Chief of Staff, President’s Office, SPUR


David Garcia, Policy Director, UC Berkeley Terner Center for Housing Innovation




Pictured above, Goldman School of Public Policy Postdoctoral Scholar, Seva Rodnyansky, introduced Susannah Parsons of SPUR. 

Susannah Parsons, Chief of Staff of the President’s Office for SPUR, held a pre-election discussion about housing ballot initiatives in Oakland and around the Bay Area. This was the first in a series of discussions about the California housing crisis hosted by the UC Berkeley Terner Center for Housing Innovation and the Berkeley Institute for the Future of Young Americans.

Co-sponsors: Terner Center for Housing InnovationBerkeley Institute for the Future of Young Americans


Reimagining the Golden State: Creating Economic Opportunity for the Next Generation

August 15, 2018

Full Agenda

California's Fiscal Outlook: Jerry Brown's Final Budget and the Challenges Ahead

February 1, 2018

Full Agenda

The Richard and Rhoda Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley and the Volcker Alliance convened a half-day discussion featuring three panels on California’s budgeting and transparency practices, the state’s unique fiscal landscape, and the fiscal challenges it will face this year and in years to come.

William Glasgall, Senior Vice President and Director of State and Local Initiatives for the Volcker Alliance, presented with Sarah Swanbeck, Executive Director, Berkeley Institute for the Future of Young Americans, on the fiscal practices and challenges facing Western states, including California. Their analysis drew on a 2017 Volcker Alliance report Truth and Integrity in State Budgeting: What is the Reality? that assesses the quality of all fifty states’ budgeting practices. The report—and accompanying budget report cards for each state—is the product of a multi-year study conducted in partnership with more than fifty professors and graduate students in public finance and budgeting at eleven US schools of public administration or policy, including Ms. Swanbeck and researchers at UC Berkeley.

California's Fiscal Health in Context: The State of the Western States

Fiscal Realities: California's Revenue Volatilty 

Legacy Costs, Aging Populations, and Budget Trade-Offs

#NextCA Summit

August 16, 2017

Full Agenda

Last summer, the Goldman School of Public Policy brought together young leaders from all over the state to talk about our generation's vision for a better future in the Golden State. As young Californians, as part of the most diverse generation in history, and as part of the state that is this country's strongest economic driver, we have a unique opportunity to set the agenda for what we want the #NextCA to look like.

This event is an annual leadership summit to discuss how young activists in California can help lead a national movement for better education, jobs, healthcare, and security for young people.

Social Impact Job Fair

March 22, 2017

The most difficult problems of our time require a strong public interest technology field.  Local governments, technology companies, and public interest organizations are looking for engineers, analysts, and designers to help solve their biggest challenges. 

Code for America, New America CA, the Goldman School of Public Policy, the UC Berkeley School of Information, and the Center for Technology, Society & Policy hosted this job fair in order for students to learn more about exciting internship and career opportunities from employers. Invited organizations included:

City and County of San Francisco | New America | Bayes Impact | Code for America | PopVox | TechCongress | CA Digital Service | Brigade | Remix | Civic Insight | Center for Democracy and Technology | And more…

Milliennials and the Future of Work Summit

July 21 & 22, 2016


Full Agenda

The Goldman School of Public Policy and the Berkeley Insitute for the Future of Young Americans brought together young California leaders and organizations in the Summer of 2016 to build our generation’s vision for a better future. 

Do Millennials Stand a Chance? Giving the next generation a fair shot at a prosperous future

November 18, 2016

Addressing a Pension Funding Crisis in State and Local Government

July 22, 2015


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