Institute for Social Transformation

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Rooted in the Social Sciences Division at UC Santa Cruz, the institute supports innovative scholarship that changes the world.

The institute is a critical intellectual and social hub, connecting scholars across UC Santa Cruz and partners beyond the University, developing research-based solutions to urgent problems in the world.

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Francis Diebold

Francis Diebold, Professor of Social Sciences Professor of Economics, Finance, and Statistics University of Pennsylvania Real-Time Real Economic Activity:...

1/29 9am
University Forum

As we approach 12 months of living with a global pandemic, the stress, anxiety, and for some, the isolation is taking its toll. Join Psychology Professor...

2/4 5:30pm
Rhiana Gunn-Wright

Join us to discuss meaningful climate policy and environmental justice reform. In this conversation, Rhiana Gunn-Wright, Director of Climate Policy at the...

2/10 5:30pm
CAFIN and UC Investments Speaker Series Financial Risks, Innovation and Inclusion in a Post-COVID World

Barry Sydney Ludvigson, Silver Professor of Economics, New York University, and Co-director, NBER Program on Asset Pricing What Explains the COVID-19 Stock...

3/5 9am

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