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  • PUBLIC SERVICE AS A CAREER —  WITH BERKELEY CITY COUNCILMEMBER RIGEL ROBINSON

     

    Rigel is a recent UC Berkeley graduate, and the youngest person on Berkeley City Council. Rigel will talk about his own path into public service, and the different opportunities available to college students and graduates. He’ll also be happy to talk more broadly about public policy issues he has been involved in, such as his proposal to eliminate the Berkeley police’s role in traffic enforcement, and ending exclusionary zoning (both of which have made national headlines).

     

    Come join us Monday, September 27, at 5 PM.  The event is on Zoom and open to the entire Berkeley undergrad community. 

     

    This will be a good occasion to learn about the PPL Minor for any interested students.

     

    Zoom address:
    https://berkeley.zoom.us/j/2814764756?pwd=dUphdDJiV1F5RW40V0QrdXVtUVo5UT09

     

     

  • The Politics, Philosophy & Law (PPL) Minor is excited to host Berkeley City Councilmember Rigel Robinson for an informal discussion on public service as a career, on Monday, Sept. 27th, at 5pm.  – –

Fall 2021 Events

The Politics, Philosophy & Law (PPL) Minor is excited to host Berkeley City Councilmember Rigel Robinson for an informal discussion on public service as a career, on Monday, Sept. 27th, at 5pm.  Rigel is a recent UC Berkeley graduate, and the youngest person on Berkeley City Council....

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Discussion of film: The Trial of the Chicago 7

Please watch the film on Netflix and and meet to discuss on Thursday, April 15th, at 12:30pm for a lunchtime discussion.  The Zoom link for the discussion is : https://berkeley.zoom.us/j/92582593483?pwd=R3J0S2lSRTEwRkhDYWFsa0hIK3NuZz0

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PPL Minor Featured in the Daily Cal

UC BERKELEY LAUNCHES POLITICS, PHILOSOPHY AND LAW MINOR | The Daily Cal, 02/23/21 | BY EMMA TAILA | STAFF | UC Berkeley launched the politics, philosophy and law, or PPL, minor program, which aims to provide students with close academic support...

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The Minor

The Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Studies program is offering an interdepartmental undergraduate minor in Politics, Philosophy and Law (PPL), starting Fall 2020. PPL’s ambition is to gather together a cohort of highly motivated students who are interested in the foundations of democratic governance and public affairs, and to provide them with a coherent yet interdisciplinary program of study in politics, moral and political philosophy, and legal studies, with intensive training in both analytical writing and in presentation of their work. We welcome students from all Colleges and majors, who would like to strengthen these schools while reflecting on the most difficult and most important problems facing our communities, country, and globe. At other universities, such as Duke, Princeton, USC, and Yale, both majors and minors with these characteristics have proved to give students an excellent base for a wide range of graduate opportunities and careers. PPL will enable undergraduates to take advantage of one of the world’s greatest collections of scholars focusing on moral, legal, and political philosophy.
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Laura Spautz

Student academic advisor

The Student Academic Advisor’s job is to guide students and faculty as they navigate University, College, and Major Program policies. Laura is an experienced advisor who is available to serve as a sounding board for ideas and concerns as they arise. Office hours and contact information are

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Christopher Kutz

FACULTY advisor and director FOR 2020-2021

The Faculty Director’s job is to provide academic guidance within the Minor.  A (virtual) meeting with Professor Kutz is the first step in applying for the program; you will discuss your interest in the Minor and possible themes you would like to pursue.

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Administrative Office

265 Evans Hall (currently remote)
Laura Spautz
lspautz@berkeley.edu

UGIS Office

231 Evans Hall (currently remote)