Animated Explainer Video Series
Our animated explainer videos break down some of the key principles that guide our work at the Haas Institute. Follow the links below to view the videos, read transcripts of the audio, and learn more about each idea.
Bridging & Breaking
Bridging and breaking are two possible responses to the rapid changes we are facing: in demographics, technology, the environment, and globalization. A "breaking" response sees these changes as a threat to our societies and cultures while a "bridging" one sees the changes as an opportunity to enhance who we are.
Circle of Human Concern
This video provides an overview of the traditional ways we look at space in the public and private spheres, and then offers an alternative we call the circle of human concern. Through the framework of belonging, the video explains how the spaces are divided, who has access to those spaces, and what we can do to change the dynamics so that all people—and not corporations—are at the center of the circle of human concern.
Targeted Universalism means setting universal goals that can be achieved through targeted approaches. This approach targets the varying needs of each group while reminding us that we are all part of the same social fabric. This video explains the difference between targeted universalism and more traditional policy approaches.