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Celebrating Troy Duster - Conference Video Now Available

On Friday, August 15, ISSI along with the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, the UC Berkeley Department of Sociology, Berkeley Law School's Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice, the Center for Genetics and Society, and Berkeley Law School's Center for the Study of Law and Society co-sponsored a conference celebrating the life and work of Troy Duster - his scholarship, public engagement, and commitment to social justice.  Professor Duster is a UC Berkeley Chancellor's Professor and Founding Director of ISSC (now ISSI). This event featured talks and reflections from many of Troy's colleagues as they discuss his scholarly influence, contributions, and the significance of his work for current and future challenges.  Video of the conference may now be viewed here.  UC News coverage of the event is available here.  A complete agenda and more information about the conference may be viewed here.


ISSI Welcomes Program Assistant Yuri Hobart

ISSI is pleased to welcome Yuri Hobart, our new Program Assistant.  Yuri is a graduate of UCLA, where she received her B.A. in Communication Studies. Upon graduation she joined AmeriCorps and moved to the Bay Area to work for the literacy non-profit Reading Partners.  Before assuming her position at ISSI she worked as a Faculty Assistant at Haas School of Business. Yuri will assist with planning events and programs sponsored by ISSI and its constituent Centers.  She will also assist with building the content of our websites and developing new ways to share news about the work of ISSI and its affiliated scholars with the Berkeley campus and beyond. Welcome Yuri!