Join us for a presentation featuring John Douglass, Senior Researcher Fellow with CSHE and Author of "The New Flagship University," which explores pathways for universities to re-shape their missions and academic cultures, and to pursue organizational features intended to expand their relevancy in the societies that give them life and purpose. In this quest, international standards of excellence focused largely on research productivity are not ignored, but are framed as only one goal towards supporting a university's productivity and larger social purpose—not as an end unto itself.
On February 18, 2016, the UC Berkeley Human Rights Program—in partnership with Social Science Matrix, the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology, and the Center for Technology, Society & Policy at the UC Berkeley School of Information—will present a panel discussion on corporate transparency and accountability around Internet surveillance and censorship. The panel will be moderated by Leslie Harris, President of the Harris Strategy Group, Lecturer at the UC Berkeley School of Information, and a founder of the Global Network Initiative. Participants on the panel include: Rebecca MacKinnon, Project Director of Ranking Digital Rights at New America; Bennett Freeman, Chair of the Advisory Board of Global Witness and former Deputy Assistant of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor; Bill Marczak, Computer Science PhD student at UC Berkeley; Research Fellow at Citizen Lab (University of Toronto); Nicole Ozer, Technology & Civil Liberties Policy Director at the ACLU of California; and Jim Dempsey, Executive Director of the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology at Berkeley Law.
In the past year, Social Science Matrix supported an effort to launch a new Global Studies program at UC Berkeley. On February 8, Dr. Arjun Appadura, New York University Social-Cultural Anthropology Professor and globalization theorist, will come to UC Berkeley to discuss strategies for building a model for a global literacy curriculum for today’s students.
Join us on Monday, February 8, 4:30-6:30pm for the second event in The [in]Justice System series, entitled "Incarceration, Education, and Reentry: Reversing the School-to-Prison Pipeline," a panel focused on higher education programs in prison and after release, and their effects on people’s experiences and opportunities during reentry. This event will feature Violeta Alvarez, Board Member, Underground Scholars Initiative and Instructor, Teach in Prison DeCal; Ronald Moss, Executive Director for the Gamble Institute and Street Scholars Peer-Mentoring Program; Danny Murillo, Program Analyst, Vera Institute of Justice and NJ-STEP Mountainview Program; and Simon Woodard, Program Coordinator, Prison University Project. With special guests from the Anti-Recidivism Coalition, Asian Prisoner Support Committee, and Root & Rebound. This panel will be moderated by Professor Patricia Hilden, from the Ethnic Studies Department, UC Berkeley.
You are cordially invited to a two-day symposium on the study of women, gender, and sexuality at UC Berkeley. The symposium is free and open to the entire UC Berkeley community. This event will be held in Social Science Matrix, on the 8th floor of Barrows Hall, on Friday, December 11, from 9am-5pm and Saturday, December 12th, from 9am-4:30pm.
In affiliation with the Social Science Matrix seminar on "Hacking Measurement," the BIDS Collaborative connects graduate and undergraduates students to solve challenging social and scientific data-science problems for real-world clients. On December 8, participants in this initiative will present the projects they worked on this semester, ranging from understanding issues of diversity at UC Berkeley to analyzing air pollution.
2015 has been an exciting year for Social Science Matrix. Since moving into our new space last January, we have hosted dozens of interdisciplinary conferences, seminars, and events, all focused on bringing together diverse perspectives to tackle important research questions.
Social Science Matrix and the Center for Studies in Higher Education (CSHE) are proud to present a discussion of William B. Dabars’ new book, Designing the New American University, coauthored with Arizona State University president Michael M. Crow. Nicholas B. Dirks, UC Berkeley Chancellor, states in an article published in the Chronicle of Higher Education: "Crow and Dabars may not have reinvented the master plan, but they have made an important intervention in the debate about which models work best, for which purposes and constituencies, and how we can support those models at the scale they require, all while maintaining academic rigor and autonomy.”
Pamela Brown, Vice President of Institutional Research and Academic Planning (IRAP) at UC Office of the President, will demonstrate how UCOP is using institutional data to respond to performance outcome and accountability efforts while telling the UC story.
Social Science Matrix and the Human Rights Program at UC Berkeley are honored to welcome Bennett Freeman, Chair of the Advisory Board of Global Witness and Former Deputy Assistant of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, will deliver a lecture “Righting the Balance for Human Rights: State and Non-State Actors Since 1995,” focusing on three major events from 1995 and the progress that has made since.