Center for Women in Law

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Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People

April 11, 2013 The Four Seasons Austin, TX

April 11, 2013 | 2:30 – 4:00 pm + Q&A

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Professor Mahzarin R. Banaji, the foremost leader on the science behind unconscious thinking and feeling as they unfold in social context, will lead a sophisticated discussion on the research behind her new book, Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People.

Using the revolutionary test she has co-developed (the Implicit Association Test), Professor Banaji will demonstrate how subtle biases influence how we perceive our clients and witnesses, interact with other attorneys and judges and attempt to persuade juries. On a day-to-day basis, they even affect how we make decisions on hiring, work distribution, evaluations, promotions, and layoffs.

Participants can look forward to an unforgettable examination of their own minds that will shape their interactions with others for years to come.

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General Admission: $70
UT students, faculty, and staff: No charge
Mahzarin R. Banaji is speaking as part of the 2013 Women’s Power Summit on Law & Leadership. If you are already registered for the Women’s Power Summit, you do not need to buy a ticket to this keynote as it is included with your registration.
Tickets to this event include Mahzarin R. Banaji’s presentation only and do not include other Women’s Power Summit events.
For more information, contact Melissa Galusky at or call 512-232-1911.