January symposium to focus on implicit bias

October 13, 2016
UF News

The University of Florida will host a symposium in January focusing on implicit bias and understanding the unconscious roots of thoughts and feelings.

Hosted by UF’s Office of the Provost and the Bob Graham Center for Public Service, the 2017 Provost Symposium is scheduled for Jan. 26-27 at Emerson Alumni Hall.

Kate Ratliff, an assistant professor in UF’s department of psychology and executive director of Harvard University’s Project Implicit, will open the two-day conference with a presentation on hidden biases and will present data collected from an “automatic associations” assessment to be administered in advance of the symposium.

New York Times op-ed columnist Charles Blow will offer a keynote address on Day Two of the conference. Blow’s columns focus on politics, public opinion and social justice.

More information will be posted at: bobgrahamcenter.ufl.edu.

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