Special Initiatives

2021 Oct 21

Interpersonal Consequences of Ableism: What Happens When People with Disabilities Confront Patronizing Help?

12:00pm

Location: 

Virtual Event (Registration Required)

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People with disabilities routinely face a dilemma in dealing with patronizing help: While accepting unsolicited assistance may be harmful for its recipients, confronting the helper can lead to negative interpersonal repercussions. Across four survey experiments using hypothetical vignettes depicting interactions...

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Bias in AI

The Elephant in AI

April 19, 2021
AI and Bias Policy Lab at Penn Law
 
Over the last three months, guided by industry leaders, the Policy Lab on AI and Bias at Penn Law taught by WAPPP Leader in Practice, Rangita de Silva de Alwis has incubated new ideas, detected a new generation of biases in recruitment platforms and created a blueprint for policy directives to mitigate those biases. Through surveys and stories the lab produced an important new toolbox to be shared with industry leaders and policymakers.... Read more about The Elephant in AI
2021 Feb 10

Where Do We Go from Here? Making Progress Toward Racial Equity

6:00pm

Location: 

Hosted Online
In his inaugural address, President Biden denounced the rise of political extremism and white supremacy, stating: “A cry for racial justice some 400 years in the making moves us. A cry that can’t be any more desperate or any more clear. And now a rise of political extremism, white supremacy, domestic terrorism that we must confront and we will defeat.”
 
In recognition of Black History Month, Harvard Kennedy School Academic Dean Iris Bohnet will moderate a conversation with Dr. Robert Livingston regarding the most effective path for addressing systemic racism. The interview will draw from Professor Livingston’s newly published book The Conversation: How Seeking and Speaking the Truth about Racism Can Radically Transform Individuals and Organizations. The book is neither thesis nor testimonial, but rather a tool in which he lays out concrete steps for making profound and sustainable progress toward greater racial equity.... Read more about Where Do We Go from Here? Making Progress Toward Racial Equity