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Posts from June 2015

GSPP Welcomes 2015 Mandela Fellows

GSPP Welcomes 2015 Mandela Fellows

The Goldman School welcomes twenty-five leaders from Africa this summer as part of the Obama Administration’s Young African Leaders Initiative’s Mandela Fellowship Program. The highly selective US State Department program chooses 500 promising and accomplished fellows from among tens of thousands of ap… More

The Future of SNAP

The Future of SNAP

Photos by: Jonathan Fong The federal food stamps program known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) faces an uncertain political and budgetary future. Professor Hilary Hoynes, in partnership with the Berkeley Food Institute, convened a day-long, interdisciplinary workshop of policy makers, comm… More

Kammen and Other Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA) Offer to the Vatican

ECPA Senior Fel­low Con­tributes to Pope Francis’s Encyclical

Thursday, June 18, Pope Fran­cis released his long-​​awaited encycli­cal on the envi­ron­ment, a ground­break­ing let­ter declar­ing cli­mate change one of humanity’s great­est chal­lenges. Dr. Dan Kam­men, a 2007 Nobel Peace Prize win­ner who a… More

Semper fi, Berkeley

by David Kirp

The recent attack on the Marine Corps as “unwelcome intruders” is just the latest example of Berkeley politicians behaving badly. Showered with ridicule, confronted with the loss of federal and state money, the City Council was obliged to withdraw its misbegotten resolution, though it wasn't prepar… More