Armando Lara-Millán will speak about his new book, "Redistributing the Poor: Jails, Hospitals, and the Crisis of Law and Fiscal Austerity," at the July 14 event, open to the UMass Amherst community.
The International Association for the Study of the Commons conference focused on a range of knowledge commons systems, including digital resources such as Wikipedia, open-source software, indigenous knowledge, cultural commons, and citizen science.
Students in the School of Public Policy’s Capstone and Workshop in Public Policy courses recently presented their final projects, for which they took on in-depth research in policy areas of particular interest to them.
SPP Professors Jane E. Fountain and Ethan Zuckerman will work with College of Information and Computer Sciences colleagues Narges Mahyar and Ali Sarvghad on the project, funded by the Institute of Diversity Sciences.
"Good policy is good politics; in fact, I don’t think strong, human-centered politics can exist without thoughtful policy-crafting happening behind the scenes," says Laramie, a project coordinator for the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission.
Goldberg will speak about the state's fiscal priorities and the challenges of budgeting during a pandemic at the May 24 event, which is open to the UMass Amherst community.
Students from the School of Public Policy and other UMass departments are working with Vicarelli on the project, which looks at the economic benefits of ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction strategies.
Watch recordings of this year's guest speakers, on topics including policing, environmental justice, voting rights, LGBTQ equality, social action, and white-collar crime.