Media Advisory | A wave or a ripple? Top UC experts to talk midterm elections

NOTE: Reporters planning to attend must R.S.V.P. to Will Kane by Monday, Oct. 29.

WHAT: A panel discussion about next week’s midterm elections with three of the Bay Area’s top political minds: UC Berkeley professors Robert Reich and Henry Brady and UC President and Goldman School professor of public policy Janet Napolitano. Reich and Brady will be available for brief one-on-one media interviews following the event.

WHEN: 4:00 p.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30. Members of the media should arrive by 3:30 p.m.

WHERE: Room 250 at UC Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy, 2607 Hearst Ave., Berkeley. (Map) Enter from the corner of Hearst and LeRoy avenues and come up the stairs to the courtyard. Room 250 is in the west building, through the blue doors. The event also will be livestreamed on Berkeley’s Facebook page.


  • Janet Napolitano, former governor of Arizona, secretary of homeland security to President Barack Obama and current president of the UC system
  • Robert Reich, former secretary of labor to President Bill Clinton and the Carmel P. Friesen Professor of Public Policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy
  • Henry Brady, dean of the Goldman School of Public Policy and author of Unequal and Unrepresented: Political Inequality and the People’s Voice in the New Gilded Age


  • Each speaker will present a short statement on what to look for in the coming election. They will then answer questions from an audience of students and faculty and from people watching the Facebook livestream.
  • Reich and Brady will be available for brief one-and-one interviews following the event.
  • A mult box will be available for broadcast media.