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Roosevelt Institute: Big Ideas in Public Policy

This course listing applies to a Spring 2010 course. To find current courses, check out the Find a Course page.

Spring 2010
Public Policy 98/198
2 Unit(s)



About the Course:

What is progressive public policy and what are progressive political issues?  What policy problems can we identify right here in Berkeley and what can students like us realistically do to help? 

This course is for students who are interested in becoming members of a student policy organization that offers: 

  • Forums for discussing current events and progressive ideas relevant to national, local, and campus issues, with specific emphasis on the state of California
  • Leadership opportunities such as recruitment for policy director positions and participation in the nation's first and only student-run think tank, The Roosevelt Institution
  • Introduction to academic programs within the Goldman School of Public Policy with unit credit applicable towards the UC Berkeley Public Policy minor
  • Access to policy-themed job, internship, and scholarship databases through the national Roosevelt Institute Campus Network as well as alumni and UC faculty contributors


Weekly guest lecturers from various departments and organizations around Berkeley will discuss key policy issues within the topics of Environment and Energy, Education, Economics, and Governance.  In addition to class discussions, students will work together to collaboratively produce policy pieces. This class will aid students in thinking critically about current policy issues, facilitate debate and discussion, and help organize, produce and promote student work.


How to Enroll:


Enrollment is limited to 40 students, both upper and lower divisions. The CCN will be available after the first day of class. 



Do not hesitate to email with any questions or concerns.  

 **Classroom Location: 122 Wheeler***


Course Contact: roosevelt.berkeley AT


Faculty Sponsor: Michael O'Hare

Time & Location:

Kristina Gannon
John Madans
40122 WheelerTu 6p-8p1/26started

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