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john powell, director, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society

john powell

Professor of Law john a. powell is director, at UC Berkeley, of the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society and holds the Robert D. Haas Chancellor’s Chair in Equity and Inclusion.

powell is an internationally recognized authority in the areas of civil rights and civil liberties and the intersection of race with a wide range of issues including housing, education, poverty, democracy and identity. Previously, he founded and directed the Institute on Race and Poverty at the U of Minnesota, directed Legal Services of Greater Miami, and was national legal director of the ACLU, where he was instrumental in developing educational adequacy theory.

Professor powell has worked and lived in Africa, South America and Europe. He is the author of Racing to Justice: Transforming Our Conceptions of Self and Other to Build an Inclusive Society (Indiana University Press, 2012) and coauthor of In Pursuit of a Dream Deferred and The Rights of Racial Minorities: The Basic ACLU Guide to Racial Minority Rights.

Posts by john powell

5-2-14Business & EconomicsOther Subjects: What's on your mind?Inequality In the Twenty-First Century
1-17-14Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?King’s evolving Dream
12-18-13Politics & Law: What's on your mind?Mandela’s work is our own
8-12-13Politics & Law: What's on your mind?Trayvon Martin: A fair trial in the face of segregation?
6-25-13Politics & Law: What's on your mind?Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin
2-26-13Politics & Law: What's on your mind?U.S. Supreme Court to review the 1965 Voting Rights Act
1-30-13Politics & Law: What's on your mind?The new Southern strategy
11-19-12Politics & Law: What's on your mind?An open letter to African-Americans
10-18-12Politics & Law: What's on your mind?Civil rights today: The landmark fair-housing case Adkins v. Morgan Stanley
10-17-12Politics & Law: What's on your mind?The many faces of affirmative action