SEPTEMBER 17, 2015
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Meet Our Affiliated Faculty

Our ongoing Faculty Profile Series profiles the breadth, depth, and innovation of the research that our 90+ affiliated faculty are engaged in to advance a more inclusive society.

Emmanuel Saez on InequalityEmmanuel Saez photo
"Extreme inequality undermines meritocracy which is a core value of modern societies, particularly in the United States," said Emmanuel Saez in our interview with him this month. "Secondly, it can undermine democracy. The wealthy have a strong interest in maintaining the status-quo and hence will use their resources to influence political outcomes." Read full interview here.

Saba Mahmood on Religion in the Modern Era

Saba Mahmood photoProfessor Mahmood’s work is known for its interrogation of liberal assumptions about the boundary between ethics and politics, freedom and unfreedom, the religious and the secular, and agency and submission. "We tend to think that secularism is a solution to the problem of religious strife, but my work shows that the modern secular state has in fact exacerbated existing religious differences, polarized religious identity, and heightened religious inequalities," said Mahmood. In this interview, Mahmood talks about her forthcoming book Religious Difference in a Secular Age: A Minority Report, and her scholarly research. Read the interview.  

Jonathan Simon on Mass Incarceration

Jonathan Simon HeadshotIn this in-depth interview with Berkeley Law's Jonathan Simon, he discusses his scholarship on the role of crime and criminal justice in governing modern societies. His book Mass Incarceration on Trial: A Remarkable Court Decision and the Future of Prisons in America offers a critique of mass incarceration in California and explores current efforts to challenge this system. Simon believes Othering and mass incarceration are intimately linked. Read the interview.

Othering & Belonging Post-Conference Report

In April, the Haas Institute organized the first Othering & Belonging Conference and our full post-conference report is now live. Featuring written recaps, attendee testimonials, and all our conference videos and photos, the report highlights the best of the conference and offers inspiration for the future of belonging. You can also watch a video recap of the conference here. 

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Semi Annual Newsletter Cover

Semi Annual Newsletter

The latest edition of the Haas Institute newsletter showcases our research, events, publications, and features on the intersection between mind science and social justice, the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, a perspective on BlackLivesMatter, and much more. This issue covers activities from the Haas Institute and our 90+ affiliated faculty from June 2014 to June 2015.  Click here to read the newsletter onlineIf you'd like a hard copy of the newsletter, please email Ebonye in our Communications Department.

Realizing the Possibilities of a Connected Economy

Connected Economy CoverThis “hopeful and speculative” essay by Leap Forward project director Mark Gomez argues that Americans are poised to enter a new era of enduring prosperity led by African Americans and immigrants, those who previously have been held back. This essay is part of the Haas Institute's ongoing work analyzing and addressing economic and social inequality. Download the essay.
Upcoming workshops from the Government Alliance for Race and Equity provide an introduction to the role, responsibilities, and opportunities for government to advance racial equity with a focus on national best practices. 

Sep. 30, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Webinar—The National Equity Atlas: Data to Build All-In Cities

Oct. 1, 9:00 am4:30 pm
Advancing Racial Equity: The Role of Government
Boston, MA

Oct. 26, 9:00 am4:30 pm
Los Angeles, CA

9:00 am – 11:30 am 
Looking in / Looking Out: Exploring Workplace Diversity at Cal

OCT. 15–17
Time Again to Gather: 30th California Indian Conference
UC Berkeley

OCT. 17–18
The Queerness and Gaming Conference
UC Berkeley

OCT. 27–29
Policylink’s #Equity15 — National Conference
Join thousands of attendees to craft and fortify the next wave of strategies and actions to achieve just and fair inclusion at PolicyLink’s Equity Summit in downtown Los Angeles, California. Register today.

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