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Public Policy Institute

Public Policy Institute 

Overview:  Public Policy Institute (PPI) is a two-week, residence-based course that happens 2 weeks before the beginning of fall quarter. PPI provides students with exposure to major public policy issues that directly affect ethnic and racial groups in the United States. Though many students learn about policy issues relating to race and ethnicity though their coursework,  PPI offers a more focused investigation of public policy at the state and national levels while fostering an intellectual and social community among the participants.

The objectives of PPI are: to provide students with information and perspectives on important public policy issues that relate to matters of race and ethnicity in American society, past and present; to expose students to faculty and other professionals working on public policy-related issues; and to provide insight into the legislative process of public policy making at the state and local levels.PPI will introduce participants to several Bay Area and California state leaders who have experience dealing with policy issues in a variety of areas.

Application Timeline:  

April: Applications are open

May: Application deadline & participants are selected

July/August: Information is sent to students about housing & class times

September: Public Policy Institute  (2 weeks) 

Application:  Coming Soon. Check out the application from last year to view requirements and dates.

2019 Public Policy Institute Application