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April 4, 2008
3:00pm, Jacobs Center Room G40
more in the article ‘Science’
of diversity a Kellogg goal in new center, speaker series.
Wisdom of Crowds and the (Im) Possibility of Rankings: Some
Implications of a Logic of Diversity"
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Scott E. Page '93 | Homepage
of Michigan: Distinguished Professor of Complex Systems,
Political Science, and Economics and Kellogg Alum
New York Times January 8, 2008:
“Scott Page uses mathematical modeling and case studies
to show how variety in staffing produces organizational
strength. Rather than ponder moral questions like, “Why
can’t we all get along?” Dr. Page asks practical
ones like, “How can we all be more productive together?”
The answer, he suggests, is in messy, creative organizations
and environments with individuals from vastly different
backgrounds and life experiences.
by Scott E. Page:
Difference: How the Power of Diversity Creates Better
Groups, Firms, Schools, and Societies, Princeton University
Adaptive Systems: An Introduction to Computational Models
of Social Life,
Princeton University Press, 2007. (with John Miller)
Models of Political Economy,
(Editor) MIT Press, 2002. (with Ken Kollman and John Miller).
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April 28, 2008
4:00-5:00pm, Jacobs Center Room G40
more in the article "Diversity
speaker examines an ‘old virus’"
Among the Well-Intentioned: Subtle Bias In Outcomes and
Dovidio | Homepage
University: Distinguished Professor of Psychology
Dovidio's award-winning distinguished body of work —
including nearly 100 journal publications — centers
around issues of social power and social relations between
groups and between individuals. He explores both conscious
(explicit) and unconscious (implicit) influences on how
people think about, feel about, and behave toward others
based on group membership.
most famous work continues to focus on a concept termed
aversive racism, a contemporary subtle form of prejudice,
and on techniques for reducing conscious and unconscious
distance makes the heart grow fonder: Improving implicit
racial attitudes and interracial interactions through
impact of counterstereotypic training and related correction
processes on the application of stereotypes
and white: The role of color bias in implicit race bias
and addressing contemporary racism: From aversive racism
to the common ingroup identity model
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May 15, 2008
Allen Center - Tribune Auditorium
more in the article "Medici
Effect author Johansson brings insights to Kellogg diversity
Frans Johansson | Homepage
Johansson was a founder and CEO of Inka.net, a Boston-based
enterprise software company, and VP of Business Development
of Dola Health Systems, a health-care company operating
in Baltimore and Sweden. He has written on a diverse range
of topics ranging from business management to fishing and
fantasy-gaming adventures. Frans earned his M.B.A. at Harvard
Business School and his Sc.B. in environmental science at
Brown University. He was born and raised in Sweden and currently
resides in New York City, where he is a consultant who also
writes and speaks about intersections of all types.
Medici Effect refers to the exponential increase of
unique idea combinations created by a diverse team or an
individual with a diverse background. It refers to the remarkable
burst of creativity enabled by the Medici banking family
in Renaissance Italy.
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June 2, 2008
Jacobs Center Room 1246
more in the article "Pushing
back on trends that push women out of the workforce"
Women Opt Out or Are They Pushed Out? Sociological, Psychological,
Legal and Business Perspectives on Women and Work"
Joan C. Williams | Homepage
of California Hastings College of the Law
Distinguished Professor of Law, 1066 Foundation Chair and
Director of the Center for WorkLife Law
is a prize-winning author and expert on work/family issues,
and is the author of Unbending Gender: Why Family and
Work Conflict and What To Do About It (Oxford University
Press, 2000), which won the 2000 Gustavus Myers Outstanding
has authored or co-authored four books and over fifty law
review articles; her work is reprinted in casebooks on six
different subjects; she has given over two hundred speeches
and presentations in North and Latin America. She is founding
director of WorkLife Law (WLL), she is also Co-Director
of the Project on Attorney Retention. She has played a leading
role in documenting workplace bias against mothers. Her
"Beyond the Maternal Wall: Relief for Family Caregivers
Who Are Discriminated Against on the Job," 26 Harvard
Women's Law Review 77 (2003), (co-authored with Nancy
Segal), was prominently cited in Back v. Hastings on Hudson
Union Free School District, 2004 U.S. App. Lexis 6684 (2d
Cir. April 7, 2004). She also has played a central role
in organizing social scientists to document maternal wall
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