Dr. Jennifer Eberhardt CLE Course on Implicit Bias
WHAT: Dr. Jennifer Eberhardt, professor of psychology at Stanford University, will present a 2-hour CLE course on the topic of implicit bias, as explored in her new book, Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think and Do.
WHEN: Wednesday, June 19 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm at The University Center on the University of Memphis campus (499 University, Memphis, Tennessee 38152) in the Memphis Room (Room 340)
ABOUT THE SPEAKER/AUTHOR AND EVENT: Dr. Jennifer Eberhardt is widely considered one of the world’s leading experts on racial bias. She earned her Ph.D. from Harvard and is currently a professor of psychology at Stanford University. Her research on implicit bias has been applied to law enforcement. In fact, President Obama’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing quoted her testimony in its call for implicit bias training at all levels of law enforcement. In addition, Dr. Eberhardt is the recipient of the 2014 MacArthur “genius” award; was elected to the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; and was named one of Foreign Policy’s 100 Leading Global Thinkers. She is also the co-founder and co-director of SPARQ, a Stanford Center that brings together researchers and practitioners to address significant social problems.
At this public event, she will talk about the topic of implicit bias, as explored in her new book, Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think and Do. In the book, she addresses how racial bias is not the fault of or restricted to a few “bad apples,” but is present at all levels of society in media, education, and business. Eberhardt reminds us that racial bias is a human problem—one that all people can play a role in solving.
REGISTRATION: This event is open to the public and free thanks to generous support from The Center for Excellence in Decision Making and the University of Memphis’ Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law. Registration is not required, but individuals who plan on coming may indicate their interest on the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/482289902596081/.
PARKING: Attendees may park in the Zach Curlin garage.
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