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Changing the World Without Losing Your Mind: A Changemaker Week Event
Jan. 22, 2020 | Register
UC San Diego’s Changemaker Week proudly presents a talk by Alex Counts, founder of the Grameen Foundation and author of “Changing the World Without Losing Your Mind.” Some people are dreamers. They choose a career shaped by dreams of making the world a better place – caring for kids, lifting up the poor and protecting the planet. When your dreams are that powerful, it’s easy to neglect yourself. Both lives and dreams can suffer the consequences. If you’re one of the dreamers, come to hear the author of a new book that Forbes magazine called a "must read" for nonprofit employees.
The Xinjiang Crisis: Domestic and International Reactions
Jan. 23, 2020 | Register
A panel of experts will illuminate the economic, political and technological drivers of the repression of Uyghurs, a Muslim and Turkic-speaking ethnic group under mass surveillance and with more than a million detained by the Chinese government. The discussion will feature Darren Byler of the University of Washington and Gerry Shih of The Washington Post, moderated by Molly Roberts of UC San Diego.
Inequality and Social Policy – How can we do better?
Jan. 27, 2020 | Register
Join us for the next webinar on Jan. 27 at 12 p.m. (PST) taken from the new curricular track in the Master of Public Policy degree program. GPS Professors Alexander Gelber and John Ahlquist lead a conversation on the dynamic relationship between social policy and inequality in the U.S. and abroad. Examining policy related to social safety nets, labor contracting, and taxation, we’ll explore how changes in one domain ripple across others and have profound effects on equality.
Is populism reshaping social protection in Latin America?
Jan. 29, 2020 | Register
Pacific Leadership Fellows Tiago Falcão, who currently serves as the national secretary of Income of Citizenship of the Ministry of Social Development in Brasil, will offer insights on how the emergence of charismatic leaders, coupled with increases in social expenditures and the launch of conditional cash transfer programs (CCTs), have changed social protection in Latin America.
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Political Economy Lunch Group (PELG) Speaker Series - This formal speaker series, sponsored by the Center for Global Transformation, is for faculty and Ph.D. students who are eager to engage with the world's leading scholars.