Welcome from the Executive Director
The Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society at UC Berkeley brings together researchers, stakeholders, policymakers, and communicators to identify and challenge the barriers to an inclusive, just, and sustainable society and to create transformative change. The Institute will serve as a national hub of a vibrant network of researchers and community partners and will take a leadership role in translating, communicating, and facilitating research, policy, and strategic engagement. The Haas Institute advances research and policy related to marginalized people while essentially touching all who benefit from a truly diverse, fair, and inclusive society.
Chancellor Robert Birgeneau first launched the expansive research effort in 2006, calling it the Berkeley Diversity Research Initiative (BDRI). Four years later, the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund supported an unprecedented five faculty chairs as part of the UC Berkeley Initiative for Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity to further establish Berkeley's commitment and leadership in these areas. BDRI was subsequently re-named the Haas Diversity Research Center, which is now called the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society.
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A collection of essays by john a. powell concerning our nation's conceptions of self and other to build an inclusive society
john powell at a recent convening