By Rodalyn Guinto, MPP 2017 As public policy experts and experts-in-training we are challenged to evaluate two types of public problems: first are the perennial public problems — the ones that have been around since the rise of the first empires and civilizations in ancient Mesopotamia. These include poverty, unemployment, food and water insecurity, … Continue reading Synthetic Biology and Future-Focused Policy: Consider Adding Science to Your Public Policy Toolkit
By Rick Riviera, MBA/MPP Candidate 2018 The closest I’ve come to crying since November 8th was watching Last Week Tonight’s five-minute montage of people describing all the ways 2016 has been horrible (besides the election), followed by John Oliver dynamiting a giant 2016 sign in an empty stadium . It was a catharsis that I … Continue reading Public Policy Still Matters – Where Can We Go From Here?
By Kacey Bills, MPP 2014 California’s current drought is not a result of one year of below average rainfall. It is the result of four years of dry conditions. The current water crisis is not an unexpected disaster. It was completely predictable. As climate change affects weather patterns, California is in for more dry years. To … Continue reading Adapting the Water System to Climate Change