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Posts from 2013

President Obama Highlights the Urgency and Benefits of Climate Action

By Kate Daniel, EDF Climate Corps Fellow

Hurricane Sandy. Record-breaking wildfires in Colorado. Ninety degree weather in Alaska. A deadly tornado in Oklahoma. No wonder President Obama is getting impatient with the slow progress on climate action. These events are the new realities of a changing climate, and they are the reason I am compelled to join … More

Fresno State’s Next President

An Interview with Joseph Castro (MPP '90)

Last month, the California State University, Fresno named Joseph Castro (MPP '90) its next president. Joe is currently a vice chancellor at the University of California, San Francisco. He begins his post at the end of July. Have you always had an interest in higher education?  I was the first in my fa… More

Don’t Ask…Just Play

By Robert MacCoun

Like many Americans, I took my kids to see the new Jackie Robinson bio-pic “42.”  They were appropriately shocked and appalled by the vile way he was treated by the bigots he faced in the streets and on the field.  On the way home, I warned them to “brace yourselves – so… More

PB Vallejo

Assistant Adjunct Professor of Public Policy Larry Rosenthal serves on the research board the City of Vallejo's participatory budget project. PB Vallejo brings the budgeting process directly to residents, allowing them to debate, discuss and vote on city projects, from street lights to senior centers… More