Friday, October 27, 2017
Lecture | October 27 | 12-1 p.m. | 140 The Law Building
Mohammad Ghaffarian, United4Iran
Human Rights Center, Middle Eastern Students Association
Ghaffarian will discuss how technology can be used to enhance, or violate, human rights. As United4Iran's Irancubator ProjectCoordinator, he develops Android apps to
enhance civic engagement and government
transparency, including tools that relate to domestic
violence, voter and election information, and
reproductive health, and a censor-evading pirate
radio podcast app.
The Far Away Brothers: Two Young Migrants and the Making of an American Life: Book Talk with Lauren Markham
Lecture | October 27 | 12 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
Through a combination of readings and discussion, this event will offer insight into the current socio-political situation in Central America's Northern Triangle, its impact on migration to the United States, and the challenges that these young migrants face as they build tenuous lives in the U.S.
The Search for a Sustainable Source of Federal and State Transportation Revenue: Gas taxes or mileage fees?
Lecture | October 27 | 4 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Asha Weinstein Agrawal, San Jose State University
This talk will examine the relative benefits of raising the gas tax versus adopting a new "mileage fee." After presenting a policy evaluation framework specific to transportation revenue sources, Professor Agrawal will present a quick sketch analysis of gas taxes and mileage fees.