Rights

Matrix Lecture

Recap

Published January 28, 2020

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor: Race for Profit

In a Matrix Distinguished Lecture, Princeton professor Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor explained how banks and the real estate industry have undermined black homeownership.

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Interview

Published December 18, 2019

Q&A with David Harding: “On the Outside: Prisoner Reentry and Reintegration”

An interview with David Harding, Professor of Sociology at UC Berkeley and co-author of the book On the Outside: Prisoner Reentry and Reintegration, which examines the lives of 22 people as they pass out of the prison gates and back into the world.

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Grants and Opportunities

Published July 30, 2019

Recipients of 2019-2020 Matrix-Sciences Po Collaboration Grants Announced

Teams of scholars from UC Berkeley and Sciences Po, in Paris will receive funding and administrative support for cross-institutional research partnerships.

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Other Events

Recap

Published April 16, 2019

American Opinion on Immigration: Implications for Policy

Recorded on March 19, 2019, this panel discussion features a group of distinguished political scientists discussing the implications of immigration (and Americans' opinion about immigration) on policy.

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Matrix Lecture

Recap

Published March 22, 2019

The Rise of Illiberal Governance: Comparing Viktor Orban and Donald Trump

Recorded on March 4, 2019, this video presents the Social Science Matrix Distinguished Lecture, "The Rise of Illiberal Governance: Comparing Viktor Orban and Donald Trump," by John Shattuck.

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Other Events

Recap

Published May 17, 2018

Radical Markets

On May 11, 2018, Matrix hosted a panel discussion featuring E. Glen Weyl and his book, Radical Markets (co-authored with Eric Posner), which introduces provocative ideas on how to use markets to tame monopoly, lessen inequality, and enhance inclusiveness. This event was presented as part of the Social Science Matrix Solidarity Series.

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Matrix Lecture

Recap

Published April 9, 2018

Human Rights in the Neoliberal Maelstrom

On March 15, 2018, Social Science Matrix was honored to host Samuel Moyn, Professor of Law and History at Yale University, for a lecture entitled "Human Rights in the Neoliberal Maelstrom," drawing from his recently published book Not Enough: Human Rights in an Unequal World.

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Solidarity

Published March 22, 2018

Threatened Scholars

Recorded on February 27, 2018, panelists discuss the various types of threats facing scholars around the world, as well as as solutions that have been developed by governments, academic institutions, and non-governmental organizations, including Scholars at Risk, which works to protect threatened scholars and promote academic freedom around the world.

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Workshop/Symposium

Recap

Published October 10, 2017

2017 Peder Sather Symposium

Matrix was honored to host the 2017 Peder Sather Symposium, which focused on the theme, "Freedom of Speech Under Pressure in the World’s Liberal Democracies." Featured speakers include Azita Raji, Former US Ambassador to Sweden, and Dr. Knut Olav Åmås, Executive Director, Fritt Ord Foundation.

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Gender

Article

Published June 13, 2017

Dr. Charis Thompson: Critique in the Era of Trump

Dr. Charis Thompson analyzes our political moment and discusses working at the intersections of science, gender, and society.

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Inequality

Article

Published February 20, 2017

Racism and Heart Health

UC Berkeley postdoctoral researcher Jordan B. Leitner investigates the connections between health disparities and levels of racial bias within communities.

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Interview

Article

Published December 16, 2016

Envisioning Inclusive Geography

Promoting spaces for diverse scholarship in the geography discipline is vital, say UC Berkeley Geography PhD candidates Camilla Hawthorne and Brittany Meché.

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