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November 16, 2023
On November 16, 2023 the Berkeley Institute for Young Americans will join with organizations from Germany, the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, the Netherlands, Japan, Nigeria and Australia, to recognize the first Intergenerational Fairness Day. The goal for the day is to bring greater awareness to the issue of intergenerational fairness – a global...
April 21, 2021
Student debt levels have been rapidly increasing over the last several decades and in 2021, the national student loan debt surpassed $1.7 trillion. In light of this trend and with young workers now facing a weakened economy due to the COVID recession, conversations around student loan forgiveness have become a central part of the national...
November 13, 2020
Millennials and Gen Z are the most diverse generations in American history, and they also have different policy priorities and preferences than their older counterparts—yet elected officials tend to pay less attention to the concerns of those who don’t vote. What, then, are the reasons for the lower voting rates of young Americans? What strategies...
May 2, 2019
Panelists Larry Brooks, Director of Operations, Alameda County Health Homes Leslie Dubbin, Assistant Professor, Social Behavioral Sciences, School of Nursing at UCSF Felicia Scruggs-Wright, Director of Property Management, East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation Moderator Seva Rodnyansky, Postdoctoral Scholar at the Berkeley Institute for the Future of Young Americans
April 18, 2019
A panel discussion with UC Berkeley Chancellor Carol Christ; Guy Nicolette, Assistant Vice Chancellor for University Health Services; and Sam Ku, Internal Director of the Associated Students of the University of California (ASUC) Mental Health Commission. A review of preliminary results from a new study highlighting the rise of anxiety disorders on college campuses, by...
April 4, 2019
Panelists Srinidhi Sampath Kumar, Sustainable Housing Program Manager, California Housing Partnership Steven Weissman, Lecturer, Goldman School of Public Policy, and Founder and Former Director of the Energy Program at Berkeley Law Moderator Seva Rodnyansky, Postdoctoral Scholar at the Berkeley Institute for the Future of Young Americans