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Young voters, inequality, and identity

In a new essay out this week Haas Institute researcher Sonam Kotadia writes about mainstream civic engagement and political outreach efforts that continue to marginalize young voters. Kotadia discusses new survey research commissioned by the Institute related to young people's attitudes towards economic policy, immigration, and political participation. Read the piece.
Haas Institute scholar Ian Haney López penned a New York Times op-ed, "How to Beat Trump at His Own Game." Based on his new book called Merge Left, he argues that to fight back against the president’s racist policies, we have to talk about race together with class. Lopez was also featured in a Salon article on the same themes.

Bridging focus at Berkeley

Our director john a. powell will be part of a major new plan by UC Berkeley to create a more inclusive campus climate, thanks to a gift from the Haas Jr. Fund. john will help design experiments to create transformative experiences that teach students about practices designed around bridging, with the goal of fostering a more cohesive campus environment. Learn more.

Sudanese leader in Berkeley to talk about revolution in Sudan

Mohamed Nagy Alassam, a spokesperson for the Sudanese Professionals Association and the Forces of Freedom and Change, spoke with the Haas Institute's Elsadig Elsheikh at a recent event on political developments in Sudan, including the toppling of longtime dictator Omar al-Bashir and the establishment of a civilian-led government. Watch a recording of the talk.

In the News

Research finding that the rich are paying a lower tax rate than the middle class from faculty cluster members Emmanuel Saez was covered widely in the media last week, most prominently in a New York Times op-ed piece, "The Rich Really Do Pay Lower Taxes Than You." The research cited comes from Saez' new book, co-authored with Berkeley colleague Gabriel Zucman, entitled The Triumph of Injustice.

Affiliated faculty member Irene Bloemraad was featured in a Daily Cal article, "UC Berkeley, city efforts target hard-to-count populations in 2020 census," about her views on how immigrants may react and respond to the upcoming census.
Haas Institute research was cited in an LA Times article about how California will limit rent increases under bill signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom.
A new article in NextCity features findings from our new report, Roots, Race & Place, a detailed examination the long history of racialized San Francisco Bay Area housing policy. Institute researchers Nicole Montojo and Eli Moore, co-authors of the report, were interviewed for the piece.
Affiliated faculty member G. Cristina Mora was interviewed by University of California News in an article entitled, "What’s in a name? How the concepts of Hispanic and Latino identity emerged."
Director john a. powell was interviewed for a long-form segment of "On the Media" from WNYC Studios which focused on free speech and harm related to hate speech.
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The debut book of affiliated faculty Beth Piatote was featured by as one of "October's must-reads." "Beth Piatote’s marvelous debut short story collection explores crossroads in the lives of unforgettable Indigenous characters," the author writes. Read more here

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