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Wednesday Speaker Series

Notice: Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, all Speakers Series Sessions will be delivered remotely until further notice. Please register for our events here:
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, for 2019-2020 the themes are 1) Affordable Housing and Homelessness in California; 2) Adapting to Climate Change and Extreme Weather in California; 3) Using Big Data to Inform and Refine Public Policy in California.

In 2018-2019 the themes were 1) Pathways to Universal Health Care; 2) California vs. The Feds: Immigration, Environment, and Cannabis; 3) A Roof Over 40 Million Heads: California's Housing Policy Challenges and Solutions. In 2017-2018, our mini-series focused on 1) Higher Education; 2) Health and Health Care; 3) States as Laboratories. In 2016-2017 our mini-series focused on: 1) Childhood Poverty; 2) Clean Energy; and 3) Civic Engagement. In 2015-16 the mini-series focused on: 1) Water Use & Security; 2) Health and Health Care; and 3) Taxation and Revenue.

The public talks are held on Wednesdays 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 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.

If you would like to receive invitations to upcoming UC Center Sacramento events, please fill out our form here: Sign Up For Events

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

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