This Friday, April 15, the University of Oregon’s ADR Center and Division of Equity and Inclusion will be co-hosting a symposium called: Out of the Shadows: Implicit Bias, Institutional Responses(link here). The symposium will include basic and advanced implicit bias trainings as well as sessions on effective interventions for the self and for institutions. Our evening lecture will feature Michael Z. Green (Texas A&M) on “negotiating while black” and on Michael’s new research on conversations about race happening on campuses today. Michael’s talk and at least part of the day’s sessions will be live-streamed; details coming soon.

UPDATE 4/14: Here are the details. We will be livestreaming the following portions of the symposium (all times Pacific):

9:00-10:00 Introduction to implicit bias (Erik Girvan). Professor Girvan (Oregon) researches implicit bias and its interaction with the law, including its impact of jury selection, sentencing, and other discretionary trial decisions.

10:00-11:00 Policy implications and limits of implicit bias (Brian Nosek). Brian Nosek is the internationally renowned co-founder of Project Implicit, which examines the impact of implicit cognition on our thoughts and actions.

11:00-12:00 Implicit bias in institutions (Eugene Borgida).Professor Borgida (Minnesota) researches social cognition, attitudes, and persuasion in psychology and law.

5:00-6:00 “Negotiating While Black” (Michael Z. Green). In this lecture, Professor Green (Texas A&M) will talk about the intricacies and tactics of negotiating as a person of color. He will also discuss his recent research on the racial dialogues happening between student activists and universities across the nation.

Livestream Details
The livestream happens at our YouTube page — both live and posted to our YouTube page after the fact, so people can tune in during the presentation or when they have time available. Please note that this program is run through Google Hangouts and (in all irony) appears to have issues working with Chrome. We recommend running Firefox.

Additionally, we will be using the platform Slido to solicit questions from our in-person and virtual audiences. Live audiences can log in with code #7390 and type in questions, either anonymously or named. Our moderator will field the questions and it will help facilitate the Q&A sessions.

Jennifer Reynolds is an Assistant Professor at the University of Oregon Law and the Faculty Director of the ADR Center. Teaching civil procedure, conflicts of law, negotiation, and mediation, her research interests include dispute systems design, problem-solving in multiparty scenarios, judicial attitudes toward ADR, and cultural influences and implications of alternative processes. She is also a contributor to ADR Prof Blog.