HarvardWIT - February meeting


Tuesday, February 6, 2018, 3:30pm to 5:00pm


Harvard Law School, WCC 2036 Milstein East C

Please join us on Tuesday, Feb. 6th at 3:30pm at Harvard Law School to hear a talk by Frank Dobbin, Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology, Harvard University and author of "Training Programs and Reporting Systems Won’t End Sexual Harassment – Promoting More Women Will.

Please note, the change in date.

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Title: What Makes Diversity Programs Work?: Evidence from 800 U.S. Corporations

Bio: Frank Dobbin is professor of sociology at Harvard.  He holds a B.A. from Oberlin College and a Ph.D. from Stanford University.  His Inventing Equal Opportunity (Princeton University Press, 2009), which won the Max Weber and Distinguished Scholarly Book Awards from the American Sociological Association, charts how corporate human resources professionals defined discrimination under the Civil Rights Act.  With Alexandra Kalev, he is developing an evidence-based approach to diversity management, studying both the effects of corporate hiring, promotion diversity, and work-life policies on actual workforce diversity, and the effects of workforce diversity on corporate performance. In related work, he is exploring how university hiring, promotion, diversity, harassment, and work-life programs can promote faculty diversity. Dobbin has held fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Russell Sage Foundation, the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, and the Safra Center for Ethics.