The End of Bias: A Beginning, with author Jessica Nordell

Wednesday, September 28, 2022 at 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Virtual Event

When it comes to bias and discrimination, what actually changes people? How do we become less discriminatory and more just? How do we begin to behave in a way that aligns with our values? 

Jessica Nordell, author of The End of Bias: A Beginningwill present extensive, cutting-edge research (as well as personal experiences from her time as an undergrad at both MIT and Harvard) about how unexamined bias works and how it changes, as well as insights about approaches that have been shown to measurably alter behavior to become more humane and life-affirming. 

Jessica Nordell is an award-winning author and science writer known for blending rigorous science with compassionate humanity. Her first book, The End of Bias: A Beginning, was shortlisted for the 2022 Columbia Journalism/Lukas Prize for Excellence in Nonfiction, the 2022 NYPL Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism, and the 2021 Royal Society Science Book Prize. The work is the culmination of fifteen years of reporting and writing on the subject of bias and discrimination and how to solve it, for publications including the New York Times, The Atlantic, and New Republic. The End of Bias was named a Best Book of the Year by the World Economic Forum, Greater Good, AARP, and Inc.

First 50 attendees will receive a free copy of the book! 

Reception and book signing to follow. 

Co-sponsored by Media Lab Human Resources and the Program in Women’s and Gender Studies. Hosted by Prof. Tod Machover, Academic Head of Media Arts & Sciences.

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Conferences/Seminars/Lectures, Meetings/Gatherings, Community Event

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