Karen Nakamura on Disability Studies and Race
Provocations are critical to scholarship because they assert, challenge, and move us beyond what is convenient, conventional, and comfortable towards new ways of thinking. Karen Nakamura, UC Berkeley professor, began her February 16 talk in the...
Mary Pattillo & Jordan Conwell on 'Race, College Quality, and Intergenerational Mobility'
Mary Pattillo of Northwestern University and Jordan Conwell of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, present their research at UC Berkeley at this Feb. 9 event titled 'Race, College Quality, and Intergenerational Mobility.'This talk was part of the...
Gordon Whitman of PICO in conversation with john a. powell
Gordon Whitman, the deputy director of the PICO National Network, soon to be called "Faith in Action," visits UC Berkeley for a chat with Haas Institute Director john a. powell on February 8.The event, which discussed Whitman's new book, titled Stand...
Victor Rios on 'the Mis-Education and Criminalization of Black and Latino Boys'
Victor Rios, Sociology Professor at UC Santa Barbara, visited UC Berkeley on February 2 to discuss the criminalization of Black and Latino boys, and his nearly 20 years of research examining the perspective of youth experiencing punitive social...
Richard Reeves on opportunity hoarders: It's not just the 1%
There's too much emphasis on the top 1 percent of wage earners when looking at who controls wealth and power in the US, Richard Reeves of the Brookings Institute argues at this January 26, 2018 talk at UC Berkeley, co-sponsored by the Haas Institute...
Elizabeth Alexander on 'Total Life is What We Need: Self-determination and Black Arts Collectives'
Elizabeth Alexander, the Wun Tsun Tam Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University, spoke at UC Berkeley Friday, December 8, 2017, in a Research to Impact series talk titled "Total Life is What We Need: Self-determination and Black Arts Collectives."
Paul Frymer on how the federal govt crafted a white America
Paul Frymer, Professor of Politics at Princeton University, provided a visual narrative of the mass displacement enacted through the 19th Century as a result of the federal government's use of land policy to control territory and establish states...
Jamaican lottery scamming no substitute for reparations
Jovan Lewis, an assistant professor of Geography and African American Studies at UC Berkeley, gave a talk on November 17 titled "Reparations, Deferral, and the Promissory of Poverty" as part of the Haas Institute's Research to Impact speaker series...
Victor Pineda on 'Radical Inclusion: Cities, Technology and the Power of Inclusive Thinking'
Haas Institute Senior Fellow Victor Pineda, who heads the organization World Enabled, gives a keynote at the Bioneers Conference on "Radical Inclusion: Cities, Technology and the Power of Inclusive Thinking" on October 20, 2017.
john a. powell on how bridging creates conditions to solve problems
In this short video, our director john powell talks about the concept of bridging—engaging with people outside of our own familiar group, including with those who hold opposing political views.
Video: john a. powell brings Belonging to Bioneers
john powell in his keynote at Bioneers, Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017. (Photo: Nikki Ritcher. Courtesy of Bioneers)Carrying his message of belonging to the 28th Bioneers Conference in San Rafael, California, Haas Institute Director john a. powell urged an...
Erin Kerrison looks at the failings of drug treatment in prisons
In an Oct. 20 talk as part of the Haas Institute's Research to Impact series, Erin Kerrison from UC Berkeley's School of Social Welfare, presented on “The Costs and Benefits of an addiction Diagnosis: A Critical Look at Racial Disparities in Prison-Based Drug Treatment Rhetoric Buy-in.”
'Screw consent': Joseph Fischel reexamines how sex and pleasure are governed
In his October 19, 2017 presentation titled “Screw Consent: Horses & Corpses, Kink & Cannibals,” Joseph Fischel, an associate professor of Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies at Yale University, discussed the current investment in the juridical...
Video: New Bay Area mural humanizes housing crisis
(Photo credit: Vanessa Yang)A powerful new mural informing renters of their rights was unveiled this month on the facade of a building in Richmond, CA, as part of a Haas Institute-affiliated program.The "Know-Your-Rights" mural, located on 23rd St...
Video: A European Crisis, or a humanity crisis?
Elsadig Elsheikh, the head of the Global Justice Program at the Haas Institute, presented, on Oct. 10, on his recent report on the global refugee crisis, titled "Moving Targets: An Analysis of Global Forced Migration." The talk, hosted by the Center...

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