Sarah Anzia, Henry E. Brady
Date: May 8, 2017 Duration: 27 minutes
Women who are elected to Congress perform better, on average, than their male counterparts, according to research conducted by political scientist Sarah Anzia. 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.
Jackie Bender, Jonathan Stein
Date: May 1, 2017 Duration: 22 minutes
As an advocate for the California hospitals that provide the core of the state's healthcare safety net, Jackie Bender (MPP '11) is on high alert over calls to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. She talks here with Jonathan Stein (MPP/JD '13) about how GOP plans in Congress would affect the millions of patients who now depend on the medical centers she represents as the Vice President of Policy for California Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems.
Date: April 24, 2017 Duration: 53 minutes
Michael O'Hare makes an argument for how quality assurance for teaching in higher education could increase student learning (and reduce costs of all kinds) as they have in so many other fields of endeavor.
Solomon Hsiang, Ned Helme, Meredith Fowlie, Carol Zabin
Event: Cal Day 2017
Date: April 22, 2017 Duration: 60 minutes
With the US's commitment to the Paris Agreement in question and the future of federal climate change policy unclear, what steps should California take to remain at the forefront of climate action policy? UC Berkeley's Meredith Fowlie, Sol Hsiang, and Carol Zabin join in a discussion moderated by CEPP's Ned Helme about California's policy options given potential conflicts with the Trump administration on issues of climate change and the environment.