Jessica Nordell Shares the Science and Practice of Overcoming Bias

Prominent science journalist Jessica Nordell will speak with the George School community at assembly on February 18, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. about the science and practice of overcoming the aggregate effects of bias, both individually and structurally.

Her presentation, based on her newest book, The End of Bias: A Beginning, blends stories with research to reveal how minds, hearts, and behavior change. She scrutinizes diversity training and its inconsistent results, confronts her own biases, shares how working on the book changed her, explores which anti-bias efforts work and why, and arms listeners with what they need to confront bias and create more equitable communities.

Jessica will stay for a Question & Answer session beginning at 11:50 a.m. that will be moderated by Curious George student editors Arshi Nagra ’22 and Celeste Huang-Menders ’22.

The End of Bias: A Beginning was shortlisted for the Royal Society Science Book Prize and named a Best Book of the Year by World Economic Forum, AARP, Greater Good, and INC. Magazine.

This thought-provoking event is sponsored through a partnership of Curious George, the Dodd teaching chair, and the director of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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