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Thursday, May. 17, 2012

Register for the June 14 "Implicit Racial Bias Across the Law" Conference

Despite cultural progress in reducing overt acts of racism, stark racial disparities continue to define American life. Attend Harvard Law School's "Implicit Racial Bias Across the Law: A Book Conference," on Thursday, June 14,  and consider what emerging social science can contribute to the discussion of race in American law, policy and society. The conference will also explore how scientific evidence on the human mind might help to explain why racial equality is so elusive.

The conference will bring together scholars, judges, practitioners and community leaders to explore the issues surrounding implicit racial bias in law and policy. Beginning with a compelling overview of the social science, leaders in the areas of criminal justice, housing law and policy, education and health care will also present overviews of the impact of implicit bias in their fields. Attendees will hear federal judges' and leading scholars' perspective on implicit bias claims in the courtroom and hear experts' assessment of the future of implicit bias in the law. A lively afternoon session will include simultaneous break-out sessions and roundtable discussions of specific implicit bias related topics. Audience participation will be welcomed and encouraged.

Click here to register.

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