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National Summit on Diversity in the Economics Profession


Conference Program

Media contact: Joe Pavel, 202-452-2955

October 30, 2014

8:15 a.m.

Arrival, continental breakfast, and introductions

Janice Shack-Marquez, Deputy Director of the Division of Research and Statistics and the Division of Monetary Affairs at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

9:00 a.m.

Welcome and Charge

Sheila Clark, Program Director, Office of Diversity and Inclusion at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
Introduction of the Chair

Janet Yellen, Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

9:30 a.m.

Diversity in the Economics Profession: Mapping Out a Plan of Action

Amanda Bayer, Professor of Economics at Swarthmore College and Editor of Diversifying Economic Quality

10:15 a.m.


10:30 a.m.

Fallacy of Fairness: Implicit Bias in Academia

Jo Handelsman, Associate Director for Science at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (on leave as Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor and Frederick Phineas Rose Professor in the Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology at Yale University)

11:15 a.m.

Panel on Initiatives in Higher Education

Mark Hugo Lopez, Director of Hispanic Research for the Pew Research Center
Panel Chair

Kaye Husbands Fealing, Chair of the School of Public Policy at the Georgia Institute of Technology
The Science of Broadening Participation in STEM Fields

Gertrude Fraser, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Principal Investigator U.Va. Charge, and Special Advisor to the Provost at the University of Virginia The UVA Search Committee Training Program

12:15 p.m.


12:45 p.m.

Wise Intervention: Using Social Psychology to Understand and Reduce Intergroup Disparities

Geoffrey L. Cohen, James T. March Professor in Organizational Studies in Education and Business and Professor of Psychology at Stanford University

1:45 p.m.

Break and group discussions

2:15 p.m.

We Have Met the Enemy and He/She Is Us

Cecilia A. Conrad, Vice President of the MacArthur Fellows Program of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and board member of the AEA Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession

3:00 p.m.

Panel on Current AEA Initiatives

Gregory N. Price, Dean of the School of Business at Langston University
Panel Chair

Charles M. Becker, Associate Chair and Research Professor in the Department of Economics at Duke University
The AEA Summer Training Program

Marie T. Mora, Professor of Economics and Vice Provost Fellow for Faculty Affairs at The University of Texas -- Pan American and Director of the AEA Mentoring Program
The AEA Mentoring Program

Donna K. Ginther, Professor of Economics and the Director of the Center for Science Technology & Economic Policy at the University of Kansas
The CSWEP Mentoring Program (CeMENT)

4:00 p.m.

Break and group discussions

4:30 p.m.

Pulling It All Together: What Have We Learned Today and What Should We Do Next?

Cecilia E. Rouse, Dean of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and co-chair of the AEA Committee on the Status of Minority Groups in the Economics Profession

5:15 p.m.

Reception (until 7:00 p.m.)

Last update: March 16, 2017