Aug 30, 2021

Dear Campus community,

Renowned scholar Mahzarin Banaji will provide the keynote address at this year’s Institute for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion on September 9. The Institute will be held virtually at 10 a.m.-12 p.m. and 12:45 p.m.-2 p.m., and all sessions are open to UCI members and the public.

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Mahzarin Banaji is the Richard Clarke Cabot Professor of Social Ethics in the Harvard University Department of Psychology and her research with Anthony Greenwald, discussed in the best-seller Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People, coined the term “implicit bias” and pioneered a new area of empirical study about human decision making. She joins us at UCI for a deep dive on the topic and live Q&A to help improve decision making in a variety of circumstances.

In addition to Professor Banaji’s involvement, the Institute also will feature a conversation with UCI experts discussing resiliency and moving forward for inclusion at UCI amid COVID-19. Panelists include: Assistant Vice Chancellor Edgar Dormitorio (Student Affairs), UCI Staff Assembly Chair Amanda Garcia-Hall (Public Health), and Academic Senate Chair Joanna Ho (Paul Merage School of Business).

I look forward to seeing you and please review the event schedule for details at:


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Douglas M. Haynes, Ph.D. (Pronouns: he/him/his)
Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Chief Diversity Officer
Director, ADVANCE Program
Professor of History