POSITION CLOSED: Research Assistant - Economic Policy

Position: Research Assistant - Economic Policy
The Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society is seeking a graduate level research assistant to conduct data analysis of industries, wages, and regional economic structures in California.  The position will require 8-20 hours of work per week during Summer 2015.  Hourly wage is based on education/experience

The Future of SNAP? Workshop + Call for Graduate Student Posters, May 29, 2015

The Future of SNAP?

Improving Nutrition Policy to Ensure Health and Food Equity

Berkeley Food Institute, Haas Institute, and Goldman School of Public Policy

Request for Submissions for Graduate Student Poster Session (Applications Due May 15)

On May 29, 2015, Professor Hilary Hoynes (Economics, Public Policy) is hosting a day-long workshop on “The Future of SNAP? Improving Nutrition Policy to Ensure Health and Food Equity.”

Panel on Health Disparities: April 17, 2015

Panel on Health Disparities: Discussion on national efforts to eliminate health disparities and advance health equity

Friday, April 17, 2015
1:00pm – 2:00pm
121 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, D.C.

This panel features speakers from leading organizations who will discuss how minority communities remain more likely to be uninsured than their white counterparts and face disproportionately negative health care outcomes as a result of their race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and geographic location.

Equity and Inclusion Working Group Student Fellows (3 positions): Berkeley Food Institute

Equity and Inclusion Working Group Student Fellows (3 positions) Appointment: August 20, 2015 – May 13, 2016, 40 hours total spread out over 9 months. Applicants must be able to commit to the full length of the project. Compensation: $16/hour x 40 hours = $640, paid as two stipends in August 2015 and May 2016. Application Deadline: Monday, May 4, 2015, midnight PST Applicants must be a matriculated undergraduate or graduate student at UC Berkeley.

john a powell discusses the intersection of mindfulness and empathy at Wisdom 2.0


by Haas Institute Communications Fellow Sara Grossman


Speaking to an audience of more than 2,000 in San Francisco, Haas Institute Director john a. powell underscored the importance of fostering a society that places greater value on mindfulness and empathy, as well the necessity of widening our “circle of concern” to one in which all humans belong.

After all, he said, diversity and respect benefits us all.