Goldman School of Public Policy - University of California, Berkeley

Saving Satellite Phones and Other Success Stories with Dorothy Robyn—The Budget Series

Dorothy Robyn, Henry E. Brady

Date: January 9, 2017 Duration: 28 minutes

Dorothy Robyn (MPP '78, PhD '83), now an independent analyst, shares tales of her time in government overseeing energy and environmental budget issues on military bases, participating in a public/private partnership with Ivanka Trump that converted Washington's Old Post Office Pavilion into a hotel, and preventing a life-saving satellite system from being destroyed, a feat most recently recounted in Eccentric Orbits: The Iridium Story. Robyn's conversation with Henry E. Brady, Dean of the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley, is the second of three in "The Budget Series," featuring UC GSPP alumni who are fiscal policy experts in Washington.