Innovating Democracy: Key Issues for the 2020 Election and Beyond

Panel Discussion | October 19 | 10-11:30 a.m. | 145 Dwinelle Hall

 Goldman School of Public Policy


Aimee Allison is the founder of She the People, a national network elevating the political voice and power of women of color. By bringing together the most promising women candidates of color, strategists, and movement leaders, Allison was one of the primary architects of the electoral successes that made 2018 the “year of women of color in politics.” She is also the president of Democracy in Color, an organization dedicated to empowering the multiracial progressive electorate through media, public conversations, research, and analysis.

Steven F. Hayward is a visiting professor at Goldman School and was previously a resident scholar at Berkeley’s Institute of Governmental Studies, a lecturer at Berkeley Law, the Ronald Reagan Distinguished Visiting Professor at Pepperdine University’s Graduate School of Public Policy, and a visiting scholar in conservative thought and policy at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He was also a Fellow in Law & Economics at the American Enterprise Institute and has been senior fellow at the Pacific Research Institute since 1991.

Bertrall Ross is Chancellor’s Professor of Law and teaches legislation, election law, and constitutional law. In the area of legislation, his current research seeks to address how courts should reconcile legislative supremacy with the vexing problem of interpreting statutes in contexts not foreseen by the enacting legislature. In election law, he is examining the constitutional dimensions and the structural sources of the marginalization of the poor in the American political process.

Steve M. Silberstein (B.A. ’64, M.L.S. ’77) is a UC Berkeley Foundation Trustee and Goldman School Advisory Board Member. He co-founded Innovative Interfaces in 1978, a company that develops automated systems for libraries and now includes as its customers more than 1500 library systems around the world, including most of the campuses of the University of California and the California State University System as well as large and small public city and county library systems.

Dan Lindheim: Moderator; Professor of Practice, Goldman School of Public Policy and Faculty Director of the Center on Civility & Democratic Engagement

Sponsored by: The Goldman School of Public Policy's Center on Civility & Democratic Engagement, Founded by the Cal Class of ’68