Politics & public policy

Kayla Gomez and Josue Perez

Human Rights Lab trains students to investigate wrongdoing

This fall, 19 students will begin investigating alleged human rights abuses with their new high-tech sleuthing skills.

Hannah Appel speaks to someone out of frame

A wealth of knowledge about debt

UCLA's Hannah Appel wants to unlock the potential collective power of America's $13.5 trillion in household debt.

G. Cristina Mora speaks at a UC Berkeley rally

What’s in a name? How the concepts of Hispanic and Latino identity emerged

UC Berkeley sociologist G. Cristina Mora explains the origins of the identity we celebrate during Hispanic Heritage Month.

Meng L. So, second from left, director of the UC Berkeley Undocumented Student Program, is working with his team to meet exceptional demand for services on campus.

UC stands with DACA recipients

The University of California will fight for DACA before the Supreme Court in November.

Young people protesting climate change

Youth activism is on the rise

A wave of activism has been building for decades, and adults should pay attention, says professor Jessica Taft.

Greta Thunberg at the United Nations

Why Greta Thunberg is so powerful

Researchers analyze how Greta Thunberg’s moral framing influenced the impact of her United Nations speech.

Ambassadors and Assembly member Cervantes

Wanted: Student ambassadors to build support in Sacramento

The UC Advocacy Network is looking for a new class of ambassadors to represent UC student interests at the state Capitol.

Lead school poster

How to address America’s lead crisis and provide safe drinking water for all

Newark is the latest U.S. city to struggle with high lead levels in drinking water. We can end this crisis.

Nettie Hunt with daughter on steps of Supreme Court

UC Berkeley to mark ‘400 Years of Resistance to Slavery and Injustice’

A yearlong observation will focus on African Americans’ extraordinary contributions to American life and the struggle for justice.

Sabrina Strings with her book

Where does fat phobia come from?

How did we become obsessed with thinness? It has to do with race, says sociologist Sabrina Strings.

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