Institute Diversity Summit January 27

January 18, 2012


On Friday, January 27th, the Committee on Race and DIversity and the Council on Staff Diversity and Inclusion are co-sponsoring the Institute Diversity Summit 2012. This will be a unique opportunity for you to join fellow students, faculty, and staff as we share experiences, perspectives and ideas on diversity and excellence at MIT.

Make sure to attend to add your voice, gain insight on topics such as implicit bias and the impostor syndrome, and hear the varied viewpoints of your peers, your professors, and the diverse people who work at MIT. You can register online through Friday, January 20th, or you can register at the event on January 27th. Registration and details are on the Institute Diversity Summit 2012 website.

Program Highlights:

Keynote speaker: Dr. Evelynn Hammonds, Dean of Harvard College
Dr. Hammonds comes to us with a deep MIT perspective. She earned her master’s in physics from the Institute in 1980, held a faculty post at MIT in Science, Technology and Society from 1992 to 2002, and served as an outside reviewer on the Report of the Initiative on Faculty Race and Diversity.

Panel discussion on Diversity and Excellence, facilitated by Prof. Emma Teng, with Prof. Lotte Bailyn, Prof. Edmund Bertschinger, Chancellor Eric Grimson and Associate Provost Wesley Harris.

Break-out sessions on Implicit Bias; Effective Intercultural Communication at Work; MIT Dorm Directors Panel; Imposter Syndrome; and Transgender 101.

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