Promoting Fairness in Dispute Resolution: Addressing Implicit Bias, Identity Anxiety, and Stereotype Threat.

  • Thursday, December 05, 2019
  • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  • John Jay College: 899 Tenth Avenue, Room 630, Manhattan


  • The event is free and open to anyone interested in the topic. Please register in order to attend.

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ACR-GNY CUNY Dispute Resolution Center at John Jay College present:


Addressing Implicit Bias, Identity Anxiety, and Stereotype Threat.


Impartiality and objectivity are understood as the hallmarks of fairness in both traditional judicial proceedings and in the sphere of alternative dispute resolution.  Yet insights from the mind sciences make clear that social identities - race, ethnicity, gender, religion age - can result in obstacles to fairness.  This presentation will address those obstacles - implicit biases, identity anxieties, and stereotype threats - and share strategies to promote  fairness in alternative dispute resolution.

Rachel D. Godsil is a Professor at Rutgers Law School and a Chancellor's Social Justice Scholar. She also is the Director of Research and Co-Founder of Perception Institute. She collaborates with social scientists on empirical research and regularly conducts workshops on the role of implicit bias, racial anxiety, and stereotype threat in key fields, such as education, criminal justice, and healthcare.

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