California Treasurer to Speak at UCR April 19

John Chiang is part of April lineup of policy influencers in School of Public Policy lecture series

SPP wordmarkRIVERSIDE, California – State Treasurer John Chiang will discuss why California should embrace its role as the nation’s cradle of economic innovation, social progress, and trailblazing ideas in a public lecture at the UC Riverside School of Public Policy on Wednesday, April 19.

Chiang is one of four policy experts who will address issues of significance to California in lectures presented by the School of Public Policy (SPP) and its research centers in April. All of the lectures are free and open to the public.

Speakers include:

Susan Mazur-Stommen

April 18 – Susan Mazur-Stommen, a cultural anthropologist who will discuss “Behavior, Energy, and Climate Change: Ethnographies of Energy as Policy Tools” at 12:30 p.m. in Interdisciplinary 1109. Mazur-Stommen will make the case for using ethnographic tools to help policymakers effect behavioral changes that impact energy and environmental policy by better understanding what people are doing at the level of individuals, families, households, and neighborhoods. Mazur-Stommen, who earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in cultural anthropology from UC Riverside, is the founder of Indicia Consulting LLC, whose primary goal is increasing sustainability and improvement in the natural environment by engaging behavior. RSVP for this SPP Seminar Series event online. Purchase parking permits at Lot 24 via a parking permit dispenser.

John ChiangApril 19 – John Chiang, state treasurer, who will discuss “Why Resist When We Can Lead” at 4:30 p.m. in Interdisciplinary 1128. A reception will follow at 5:30 p.m. Parking will be free for this event in Lot 24. Chiang will discuss why Californians should ignore the impulse to resist the Trump administration agenda and continue to lead the nation instead. “Resistance implies a reactive agenda and the abandonment of progress in order to hold one’s ground. It cedes too much to Washington’s dysfunction and only serves to embolden its disruptive tactics,” he said. “We should play our game, not the Beltway’s.” Chiang was elected as California’s treasurer on Nov. 4, 2014. He oversees trillions of dollars in annual transactions, manages a $75 billion investment portfolio, and is the nation’s largest issuer of municipal bonds. He previously served as state controller from 2007 through 2014, and on the state Board of Equalization from 1998 through 2006, including three years as chair. He began his career as a tax law specialist with the Internal Revenue Service and served as an attorney in the State Controller’s Office. RSVP for this SPP Seminar Series event online.

Mike Van DaeleApril 19 – Mike Van Daele, founder of Van Daele Homes, who will discuss “Building California’s Future” at 5:30 p.m. in a Randall Lewis Seminar presented by the SPP’s Center for Sustainable Suburban Development. The seminar will be held at the College of Engineering-Center for Environmental Research and Technology (CE-CERT), 1084 Columbia Ave., Riverside. Parking is free. Reservations are requested as seating is limited and may be made online or by calling (951) 827-7830. Van Daele will discuss California’s housing shortage   and affordability concerns, and how to meet the state’s future needs. He began his career at Concordia Development Corp. and in 1987 launched Van Daele Homes. In 2011, the Building Industry Association named his company the Southern California Builder of the Year. Van Daele has served as chairman of the Inland Empire Economic Partnership and on the City of Riverside Redevelopment Agency Advisory Board.

Angelov FarooqApril 25 – I. Angelov Farooq, a member of the Riverside Unified School   District Board of Education, who will address “Cross Sector Leadership in New Era of Public Policy” at 12:30 p.m. in Interdisciplinary 1109. Purchase parking permits at Lot 24 via a parking permit dispenser. Farooq will discuss four public benefit projects with which he has provided a leadership role: Riverside ExCITE, a technology incubator that is a collaboration between business leaders, local government, and UC Riverside; a collaboration between Coalition for Restorative Schools, NAACP, and Children’s Defense Fund that met with Obama administration officials to address the school-to-prison pipeline; a neighborhood revitalization project that was the subject of a regional PBS documentary titled “SOS: Sustaining Our Society”; and the UCR Center for Economic Development and Innovation, which he founded to attract jobs and investment to Inland Southern California. Farooq was appointed by Gov. Brown to the California Workforce Development Board; is a partner at The Omnius Group, a Southern California-based sustainable development firm; and a lecturer in the UCR School of Business. Reservations for this SPP Seminar Series event, which is co-hosted by SPP’s Blum Initiative for Global and Regional Poverty, may be made online.

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