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Event Date: October 7th, 2021

How Black Lives Matter Influenced the 2020 Presidential Election

The 2021 Citrin Award honors the scholarship of Diana Mutz, Samuel A. Stouffer Professor of Political Science and Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, and Director of the Institute for the Study of Citizens and Politics, whose wide-ranging work using both surveys and experiments has enhanced knowledge in communication and persuasion in politics with a much-needed focus on the bases of civility and mutual understanding in American democracy.

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Matrix On Point

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Event Date: October 29th, 2021

Matrix on Point: The Rights and Lives of Non-Citizens

Join us on October 29 for a "Matrix on Point" panel discussion on forms of non-citizenship and marginalization around the world, with a focus on refugees, stateless people, and undocumented migrants. Co-sponsored by the Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative (BIMI), panelists include Noora Lori, Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University; Itamar Mann, University of Haifa, Faculty of Law; Cecilia Menjívar, UCLA; and Serena Parekh, Northeastern University. Moderated by Irene Bloemraad, UC Berkeley.

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Matrix On Point

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Published May 21, 2021

Matrix on Point: America’s Pursuit of Racial Justice

A "Matrix on Point" panel on the long (and continuing) struggle for racial justice in America led to a thought-provoking conversation among Professors Monica Bell, from Yale Law School; Leigh Raiford, from UC Berkeley; and Brandon M. Terry, from Harvard University. Moderated by UC Berkeley's Christopher Muller.

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Solidarity and Strife

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Published April 13, 2021

Beyond Competition: Alternative Discovery Procedures & The Postcapitalist Public Sphere

On March 19, 2021, Matrix presented a lecture by Evgeny Morozov, author of The Net Delusion: The Dark Side of Internet Freedom. Presented as part of the SSRC-sponsored research initiative, "Solidarity and Strife: Democracies in a Time of Pandemic.”

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Solidarity and Strife

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Published February 28, 2021

The True Costs of Misinformation: Producing Moral and Technical Order in a Time of Pandemonium

Recorded on February 19, 2021, this video features a lecture by Joan Donovan, Research Director for the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard University.

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Matrix On Point

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Published October 13, 2020

Matrix on Point: The Struggle for Hong Kong

On October 1, 2021, Social Science Matrix hosted a "Matrix on Point," co-sponsored by the Center for Chinese Studies, that considered both the history and future of Hong Kong’s democracy movement. Panelists included Ching Kwan Lee, Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Los Angeles; Alex Chow, a doctoral student in the UC Berkeley Department of Geography; and Jeffrey Wasserstrom, Chancellor's Professor of History at UC Irvine. Thomas Gold, Professor in the Graduate School at UC Berkeley, moderated the panel.

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Podcast

Interview

Published September 30, 2020

Matrix Podcast: Interview with Leigh Raiford

In this episode, Michael Watts interviews Leigh Raiford, Associate Professor of African American Studies at UC Berkeley and author of "Imprisoned in a Luminous Glare: Photography and the African American Freedom Struggle," finalist for the 2011 Berkshire Conference of Women Historians First Book Prize.

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COVID-19

Article and News

Published March 27, 2020

COVID-19: UC Berkeley Social Sciences Portal

A portal for insights about the COVID-19 pandemic from the UC Berkeley social science community

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Matrix On Point

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Published November 27, 2019

On IPCC, Climate Crisis

A "Matrix On Point" panel examined the climate crisis from diverse disciplinary perspectives.

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Other Events

Recap

Published May 23, 2019

How Do Communities Heal After an Incident of Sexual Violence?

Recorded on May 13, 2019, this video features a panel discussion addressing the question: How Do Communities Heal After an Incident of Sexual Violence?

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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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Interview

Article

Published September 6, 2016

Karen Barkey: “Shared Sacred Sites”

Dr. Karen Barkey, a sociologist joining UC Berkeley in Fall 2016, directs the Shared Sacred Sites initiative, which uses digital humanities methods to present fieldwork on sacred sites shared by different religious communities.

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