Public Policy

Sheffrin Lecture 2012: Doug Massey

Doug Massey, the Henry G. Bryant Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, delivered the 2012 Sheffrin Lecture, "The Paradoxical Origins of America's War on Immigrants."


Sheffrin Lecture 2014: Sendhil Mullainathan

Sendhil Mullainathan, an economist at Harvard University, delivered the 2014 Sheffrin Lecture "Scarcity: A Talk for People Too Busy to Attend Talks.”


Mullainathan's recent book, Scarcity: Why Having Too Little Means So Much, draws on cutting-edge research from behavioral science and economics to show that scarcity creates a similar psychology for everyone struggling to manage with less than they need. 

Sheffrin Lecture: Political Theorist Explores Corporate Rights

November 15, 2015
Should corporations, churches and voluntary associations be assigned rights under our laws in the same way as individual human beings? That's the question that philosopher and political theorist Philip Pettit explored Oct. 29, 2017, in a talk at UC Davis.