Race and Mass Incarceration in the US

Professor Reshmaan Hussam

will lead the case discussion:

Race and Mass Incarceration in the US

This event will create the experience of an HBS classroom and you may choose to be an active participant or an observer.

Professor Reshmaan Hussam

Holly Fetter

Alexis Jackson

Date: Thursday, Oct 22, 2020


Time: 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. ET


Location: Online Webinar


This event is complimentary and open to the general public.


Registration is required.


Active Participant

Active participants are expected to prepare in advance to engage in the conversation led by Professor Reshma Hussam.  Everything you need to successfully participate in this event is contained in the case, link above. You will be visible during the live session and may be cold called. There is a maximum capacity of 50 active participants. Please note that choosing Active Participant does not guarantee selection for the discussion.


Observers will not be visible during the event or able to submit questions.

About the Authors

Professor Reshmaan Hussam is a development economist in the Business, Government, and International Economy unit at HBS and teaches the MBA class of the same name. Her current research focuses on the processes and consequences of dehumanization and policies to counter its effects. She works in the Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh exploring the consequences of genocide and the challenges that refugees and migrants face in integration, employment, and psychosocial impacts from the loss of home. Her explorations of race in the United States emerge from this global and historical lens around dehumanization. Dr. Hussam completed her PhD in Economics from MIT and post-doctoral work at Yale prior to joining Harvard Business School.


Holly Fetter is an Assistant Vice President on the Asset Stewardship Team at State Street Global Advisors, where she and her colleagues lead the firm’s engagement and voting efforts on ESG issues. She joined State Street after graduating with an MBA from Harvard Business School in 2020. Before HBS, she worked at the Ford Foundation, the National Domestic Workers Alliance, and on the MTV Social Impact Team. Ms. Fetter serves on the Board of Directors for North Star Fund, Class Action, and Resource Generation, three social justice nonprofits.


Alexis Jackson is a current 2nd year student at HBS. At HBS, she serves as one of the AASU co-presidents, was a participant on the Dean's anti-racism task force and serves as the community values rep for my section. Prior to HBS, she worked as an engineer with an oil and gas company for five (5) years in Baton Rouge, LA. Post HBS, Ms. Jackson will join the Bain NY office as a consultant.


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