- International Affairs
SOPA students met the award-winning documentary filmmaker Robin Hauser and Dr. Steven James to discuss Robin's film on the topic of "unconscious bias and racial profiling".
The 55-minute documentary "Bias" is about prejudices that rule our lives - in our private life, at the workplace, in the administration of justice, in journalism, in the police and in the military.
Robin Hauser and Dr Steven James from Washington State University, who was instrumental in developing a simulation test that plays a role in the film, came to Berlin at the invitation of the U.S. Embassy.
Before the discussion with both of them, the students watched the 55-minute documentary film "Bias". The more than one-hour exchange with the guests afterwards was extremely exciting and intensive. Furthermore, the deputy cultural attaché Nathan Cooper addressed the students with an inspiring message.
The event was organised by Prof. Rolf Teigler from the Film and Television programme, who was also the host and moderator of the event, and Prof. Dr. Michael Beuthner from the Media Management bachelor programme. Our great thanks go to Kerstin Reichert from the U.S. Embassy Berlin, Cultural Programme Coordinator of the Public Diplomacy Section. Prof. Teigler and Prof. Dr. Beuthner will continue their cooperation with Ms. Reichert in the future to invite interesting guests from the American media sector to the SRH - soon at our new campus location in Neuköllln.
Many thanks to all participating students, especially Robin Hauser, Dr. Steven James, Nathan Cooper and Kerstin Reichert.