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Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Baxter Liberty Initiative: Power and the Politics of Education Reform: Learning from Katrina

Lecture | April 9 | 4:15 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium


Terry M. Moe, William Bennett Munro Professor of Political Science Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Bruce Fuller, Professor, Graduate School of Education, UC Berkeley

Department of Political Science, College of Letters & Science


Hurricane Katrina physically destroyed New Orleans' school buildings; in the process, it also lifted constraints of power. Decision makers turned into revolutionaries, creating the most innovative school system in the country.

Professor Terry Moe will share insights from his book and shed light on the city's path from failure to revolution, discussing the role of power shown through this...   More >


LSEvents@berkeley.edu. Register online.

Friday, April 12, 2019

22nd Annual Travers Conference: Is America Breaking Apart?

Conference/Symposium | April 12 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Bancroft Hotel, Great Hall


2680 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

Institute of Governmental Studies, Commonwealth Club


The 2019 Travers Conference will bring together experts from around the country to assess the question of whether America is breaking apart politically. There is a sense among some that Americans are more divided than at any time since the Civil War. The conference will consider the nature of these divisions, how deep and genuine they really are, and how they are affecting governance. It will...   More >


Register online.