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An Investor’s Case for Diversity in Governance

Santa Clara University Leavey School of Business, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, United States

Michelle Edkins, managing director at BlackRock, will speak about diversity and corporate governance, followed by a conversation with David Yosifon, SCU corporate law professor. This session is part of the Workplace Diversity Dialogues: Exploring Systemic Change at Markkula Center for Applied Ethics. Diversity is often framed as a matter of social justice. The investment case also resonates. How does director diversity, visible and invisible, contribute to better and more resilient decision-making, the key responsibility of a board? Michelle Edkins, managing director and global head of Inves...

Online Rumors, Conspiracy Theories, and Disinformation: Informat

Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, United States     Causes

Kate Starbird, assistant professor in the Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering at the University of Washington, discusses what alternative narratives of crisis events reveal about “fake news,” political propaganda, and disinformation online. * * * Recent public debate around “fake news” has highlighted the growing challenge of determining information veracity online. This is a complex and dynamic problem at the intersection of technology, human cognition, and human behavior. Our strategies and heuristics for making sense of information may make us vulnerable, within o...

Author Chemerinsky Speaks on Campus Free Speech

De Saisset Museum, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, United States     Causes

Erwin Chemerinsky, co-author of "Free Speech on Campus" (Yale University Press, 2017) presents a lecture about free speech controversies based on concepts in his book, followed by Q/A, book sales, signing, and book raffle. Co-sponsored by Santa Clara University Library Reception at 6:30, program begins at 7 p.m. *Book raffle at end of event, all preregistrants entered to win About the Book: Free Speech on Campus Hardly a week goes by without another controversy over free speech on college campuses. On one side, there are increased demands to censor hateful, disrespectful, and bullying ex...

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