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Shalini Vajjhala, PhD – Executive Director, San Diego Regional Policy & Innovation Center
October 7, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
The San Diego Foundation in partnership with The Brookings Institution announced a new 501(c)3 organization called The San Diego Regional Policy & Innovation Center (PIC) . PIC will develop, test, and implement world -class research and policy-driven solutions to address San Diego’s most pressing challenges. The Executive Director of the new Center, Shalini Vajjhala, will tell us why this is different from anything currently in San Diego.
As a 501(c)3 organization of The San Diego Foundation, the PIC benefits from The Foundation’s community knowledge; strong relationships with all sectors of the San Diego economy, including community-based, grassroots organizations; mission and vision of just, equitable, and resilient communities; and its support systems and resources.
Through PIC, regional leaders, municipalities, and other stakeholders will have opportunities to engage with scholars of the world’s leading think tank, Brookings Institution, to gather insight into federal policy programs and co-develop new regional policy solutions for the region’s biggest problems.
Their core focus is on multi-jurisdictional collaboration to solve problems that extend beyond the reach of any single agency or department.