Professor Joachim Savelsberg Invited to the White House

Professor Savelsberg at the White House

Joachim Savelsberg (Professor of Sociology and Law & Arsham and Charlotte Ohanessian Chair) was invited to a White House workshop, themed “Advancing Understanding of Hate and Bias-Related Incidents,” and organized by the Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President. 

The event took place at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building. It covered four broad areas related to understanding hate and bias-related incidents. Two sessions on May 29th were dedicated to social and behavioral barriers to identifying, conveying, and understanding hate experiences and to state and federal data infrastructure challenges and opportunities; those on May 30th to building an information base beyond law enforcement-based data and emerging themes in bias, prejudice, and discrimination. Professorv Savelsberg was charged to chair and discuss the first panel. His discussion included a reflection on lessons researchers of individual hate experiences can learn from work on collective experiences, such as crimes against humanity and genocide, and collective responses to them. The in-person audience for the event consisted of some 50 people, including policymakers, experts, and non-profit representatives.


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