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Skewing the Vote

June 25, 2020

…the stakes for American democracy are high and growing higher by the year. New research from the University of California San Diego provides evidence that voter ID laws disproportionately reduce voter turnout in more racially diverse areas. As a result, the voices of racial minorities become more muted and the…

Endowed UC San Diego Scholarship Honors Professor Bud Mehan, Helps Local Underserved Students

June 12, 2012

…our future,” said Mehan. “Democracy as a form of government is fragile and in order to survive, we need a well-educated citizenry. The more educated students, particularly in low income areas, the more democracy can flourish.” Mehan continued: “It is also an economic imperative, as San Diego County needs a…

Partisan Gap on Trust in U.S. Elections Has Grown Even Wider, Survey Finds

December 15, 2022

According to a national UC San Diego Yankelovich Center Survey after the 2022 midterms: Democrats and independents report greater confidence in our election system, but Republicans do not. Real-world remedies hold promise for restoring trust in U.S. elections.

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright to Serve as UC San Diego Commencement Speaker

February 14, 2019

…America’s alliances, advocated for democracy and human rights, and promoted American trade, business, labor and environmental standards abroad. As the 64th secretary of state, she is among the highest-ranking women in the history of the U.S. government. “We are pleased to have Secretary Albright, a distinguished leader in international diplomacy,…

UC San Diego Professor Barbara F. Walter Elected to the National Academy of Sciences

May 5, 2023

Barbara F. Walter, professor of political science at the University of California San Diego’s School of Global Policy and Strategy, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences.

Daniel Yankelovich, Public Opinion Expert and UC San Diego Supporter, Has Died

September 22, 2017

Nationally renowned public opinion expert Daniel Yankelovich spent more than six decades monitoring social change and public opinion. He also left a legacy of supporting research at the University of California San Diego, aimed at improving how people live. Yankelovich died on September 22 at home in La Jolla. He…

Students for a Democratic Society Founder Tom Hayden to Speak on Activism at UC San Diego

October 31, 2012

Tom Hayden – activist, founder of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) and former Calif. state Senator and Assemblyman – will deliver a talk titled “Student Movements: Then and Now” at 6 p.m., Nov. 5 at the Robinson Auditorium on the campus of the University of California, San Diego. The…

Will Paris Succeed? Research Assesses if Governments Will Make Pledges a Reality

September 1, 2022

Much of the world’s efforts to mitigate the effects of climate change hinge on the success of the landmark 2015 Paris Agreement. A new Nature Climate Change study is the first to provide scientific evidence assessing how effective governments will be at implementing their commitments.

How to Double Voter Turnout and Increase Representation during Local Elections

August 20, 2021

Low and uneven turnout is a serious problem for local democracy. However, simply moving off-cycle, local elections to be held on the same day as statewide and national contests doubles voter turnout and leads to an electorate that is considerably more representative.

New Center to Address Immigration Policy Debates in Real Time

April 4, 2019

…is “making sure our democracy works in an increasingly diverse America.” Photo by iStock_AAraujo Highlights of research currently posted on the center’s website include the following. When local law enforcement officials work with ICE on immigration enforcement, undocumented immigrants are: 60.8 percent less likely to report crimes they witness to…

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