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Reducing the Military Budget: Necessary to Improve Our Quality of Life

Reducing the Military Budget: Necessary to Improve Our Quality of Life

The Honorable Barney Frank

Event: UC Berkeley Regents' Lecture

Date: March 11, 2015 Duration: 76 minutes

The Emerging Age of Data-Driven Policy Design: Examples from Trying to Manage the Global Climate

The Emerging Age of Data-Driven Policy Design: Examples from Trying to Manage the Global Climate

Solomon Hsiang

Event: 2015 Strata + Hadoop World

Date: February 19, 2015 Duration: 8 minutes

From the 2015 Strata + Hadoop World in San Jose, Solomon Hsiang's keynote address, "The Emerging Age of Data-Driven Policy Design: Examples from Trying to Manage the Global Climate".

Advances in data science empower leaders to make better decisions for society. By using new kinds of information unavailable during the last several millennia of government, we can avoid mistakes of the past. We will discuss how data and statistical inference are informing how we manage the global climate rationally, a defining policy challenge for our generation.

104 Women in Congress? That’s Not Enough!

104 Women in Congress? That’s Not Enough!

Suzanne Merkelson

Date: December 12, 2014 Duration: 3 minutes

The 114th Congress convenes in 2015 with just one fifth of the 535 House and Senate seats being filled by women -- a fact that causes UC Berkeley public policy graduate student Suzanne Merkelson to question whether half of the US population is being adequately represented on Capitol Hill.

Behind the Kitchen Door: Wages and Conditions for Food System Workers

Behind the Kitchen Door: Wages and Conditions for Food System Workers

Saru Jayaraman

Event: Fall 2014 Board of Advisors Dinner

Date: October 23, 2014 Duration: 57 minutes