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As home to the most progressive tax system in the world, the United States now has a highly regressive tax system in which the richest Americans pay the lowest tax rate. What might increased taxes on the richest Americans look like? What would be the impacts of the different tax policies the Democratic presidential candidates are proposing? Join us for a talk about tax policy with Emmanuel Saez, Professor of Economics at UC Berkeley and co-author of The Triumph of Injustice; and Danny Yagan, Assistant Professor of Economics at UC Berkeley. RSVP HERE
Join us for a discussion about the book, Immigration and the American Ethos, featuring the authors, Morris Levy, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Southern California and Matthew Wright, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of British Columbia. Nicholas Valentino, Professor of Political Science, University of Michigan will serve as discussant, and Irene Bloemraad, Professor of Political Science and Director of Canadian Studies, University of California, Berkeley will be chair.
This Matrix On-Point, scheduled on Super Tuesday, will consider a wide range of issues related to the security and fairness of our elections. The panel will include Sarah Anzia, Michelle J. Schwartz Associate Professor of Public Policy & Associate Professor of Political Science; Bertrall Ross, Chancellor's Professor of Law; and Eric Schickler, Professor, Jeffrey & Ashley McDermott Endowed Chair of Political Science. Co-sponsored by the Institute of Governmental Studies. RSVP HERE
Presented by the Jack Citrin Center for Public Opinion Research, this discussion about the upcoming "Super Tuesday" primaries will feature four distinguished panelists: John Perez, Chair, UC Board of Regents, Speaker Emeritus California State Assembly; Mark Di Camillo, Director, IGS Survey; David Lauter, Washington Bureau Chief, Los Angeles Times; and David Carillo (Chair), Executive Director, California Constitution Center, Berkeley Law
Please join us on February 27, 2020 at 12pm for an “Authors Meet Critics” discussion of Eros Ideologies: Writings on Art, Spirituality, and the Decolonial (Duke University Press), by Professor Laura Eliza Pérez, Professor of Ethnic Studies and and Chair of the Latinx Research Center. Professor Pérez will be joined by Natalia Brizuela, Associate Professor of Modern and Contemporary Latin American Literature & Culture, UC Berkeley; and Julia Bryan-Wilson, Professor, Modern and Contemporary Art, Department of Art History, UC Berkeley. This talk is presented as part of the Social Science Matrix “Authors Meet Critics” book talk series.
Social Science Matrix, UC Berkeley’s flagship institute for cross-disciplinary social science research, is pleased to offer a Dissertation Proposal Development Workshop, led by Interim Director Michael Watts, Emeritus "Class of 1963" Professor of Geography and Development Studies at UC Berkeley. The workshop will be held on February 19, 2020 from 2-5 PM. The workshop is open only to post-MA students who are ideally in the process of working on a dissertation proposal or who are intending to meet upcoming funding deadlines (from the Social Science Research Council, the NSF, and other research foundations and organizations). Participation is limited; applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. SIGN UP HERE