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The UC Center Sacramento Thursday Speaker Series

The UC Center Sacramento Thursday Speaker Series:

The UC Center Sacramento (UCCS) offers weekly public lectures by UC faculty on a variety of public policy issues. Attendees include UCCS students, legislative staff, employees of state agencies and departments, advocates, and members of the general public.  UCCS invites faculty members from any UC campus to deliver lectures summarizing new findings or synthesizing information with potential implications for state policy.

Lectures may address any policy-relevant topic, but each year the Center puts together several mini-series which emphasize special themes, in 2015-16 the mini-series focused on: 1) Water Use & Security; 2) Health and Health Care; and 3) Taxation and Revenue. In 2016-2017 our mini-series will focus on: 1) Childhood Poverty; 2) Clean Energy; and 3) Civic Engagement.

The public talks are held on Thursdays at noon and lunch is provided. A list of upcoming talks is available on the UC Center Sacramento website at Any individual who wishes to attend a public talk can register at  The views and opinions expressed during our hosted lectures are those of the speaker and do not necessarily represent the views of the University of California or the UC Center Sacramento.

To evaluate or provide feedback on any of our Thursday speakers please use our new online evaluation form located here. For more information on speaking at UCCS contact Jaime Jackson at the Speakers Series Coordinator at the UC Center.


“The Future of Connected and Self-Driving Cars: Assessing the Trade-offs Between Safety, Mobility, and Environmental Innovation” Jul 26, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM 1130 K Street, Room LL3,
Matt Barth, Director of Center for Environmental Research and Technology, University of California, Riverside
“At the Policy Forefront: Evaluating California’s Efforts in Assuring Access to Quality Reproductive Health” Aug 02, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM 1130 K Street, Room LL3,
Claire Brindis, Director of the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies, University of California, San Francisco
"The 'Hidden Injuries' of Childhood Poverty: The Impact of Class Stigma, Stereotypes, and Bias"  Aug 09, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM 1130 K Street, Room LL3,
Heather Bullock, Professor of Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz
Undergraduate Student Research Project Presentations Aug 16, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM 1130 K Street, Room LL3,
Undergraduate Student Research Project Presentations
“Evaluating and Improving Energy Efficiency Policies and Programs” Aug 16, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM 1130 K Street, Room LL3,
Edward Vine, Scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley

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