Fall 2021 Events

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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. 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

PPL Minor Featured in the Daily Cal

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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 and foster a community dedicated to thinking about questions of justice. The program, which is offered through undergraduate and interdisciplinary studies in the College of Letters and Science, will connect students with attentive mentoring. These resources are often hard to find at a large university, according to Christopher Kutz, campus C. William Maxeiner distinguished professor of law, who created the minor. Kutz started developing PPL last year when he realized that many of the undergraduates he taught were passionate about political philosophy but did not have a degree program to support them or adequate training to express their ideas through writing. “If I can help a student shape what they […]