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This panel discussion will feature E. Glen Weyl, principal researcher at Microsoft and visiting senior research scholar in economics and law at Yale University, who together with Eric Posner co-authored the book, Radical Markets, which introduces evolutionary ideas on how to use markets to bring about fairness and prosperity for all.
Faculty, students, and staff from across the UC Berkeley community are cordially invited to a combined Social Sciences Fest/Matrix Open House! Social Science Fest celebrates the accomplishments of the Social Sciences Division and its faculty. Please join us to enjoy food and drink and learn more about what has been happening in the social sciences at UC Berkeley.
Graduate students from UC Berkeley's Social Science Departments are invited to participate in the first-ever Social Science Matrix GRAD SLAM, which is modeled after the UC Grad Slam and Three-Minute Thesis competitions organized by universities around the world. Join us for this fun event, learn about each other's work, and forge connections across fields in a relaxed atmosphere.
March 16, 2018 to March 17, 20189:00 AM to 5:00 PM PDT
Please join us on March 15 for a presentation by Samuel Moyn, Professor of Law and History at Yale University, entitled "Human Rights in the Neoliberal Maelstrom." Marianne Constable, Professor of Rhetoric at UC Berkeley, will be the discussant.
Evan Reade, former U.S. Consul General to Strasbourg, will deliver a presentation called "Foreign Policy Formation: The Role of the National Security Council and the 'Interagency Process,'" followed by a round of Q&A.
Scholars working around the world often come under threat of persecution or harassment, whether from oppressive governments or other sources. They may also be displaced by forces beyond their control, such as war or natural disasters. This panel discussion will focus on how universities and other institutions can support scholars who are persecuted or harassed because of their ideas and actions, or who are forced to leave their homes for other reasons. Participants will 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.