Berkeley Talks: john powell on targeted universalism


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john powell is the director of the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society and a professor of law and African American studies at UC Berkeley. (UC Berkeley photo by Brittany Hosea-Small)

In this episode of Who Belongs, a podcast produced by the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, we hear from john powell, director of the Haas Institute and a professor of law and African American studies at UC Berkeley.

In this interview, powell discusses a brand new primer the Haas Institute just published on the targeted universalism policy approach, a model conceptualized by professor powell. The primer was co-written by professor powell, along with assistant director Stephen Menendian and Wendy Ake, the director of the Just Public Finance program.

Targeted universalism is a platform to put into practice social programs that move all groups toward a universal policy goal. It supports the needs of the most marginalized groups, as well as those who are more politically powerful, while reminding everyone that we are all part of the same social fabric.

Download a copy of “Targeted Universalism: Policy & Practice.”

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