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Scott Page, PhD
Moderated by Tyrone Porter, PhD
Diverse teams, made up of both cognitive and identity diverse people, can improve problem solving, predictions, and creative thinking. The bonuses that accrue from diversity rest on logical, mechanistic principles but achieving them requires understanding people, and how to create inclusive spaces that encourage frank considerations of ideas. Not easy, given how our thoughts are often tied up with our identities. In this webinar, Scott Page will take on some of the whys and hows of being an effective diverse organization.
About the Speaker
Scott E. Page’s research focuses on the function of diversity in complex social systems, the potential for collective intelligence, and the design of institutions for meeting the challenges of a complex world.
A recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and a fellowship at the Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford, Page was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2011, and in 2019, he was awarded a Distinguished University Professorship from the University of Michigan, the university’s highest academic honor.
He is the author of more than one hundred research papers and five books covering a variety of fields including game theory, economics, political theory, formal political science, sociology, psychology, philosophy, physics, public health, geography, computer science, and management. Along with five other scholars, he has recently created a new academic journal of collective intelligence.
If you can’t get into the Zoom webinar, you can also watch live on our Facebook page.
Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at 1:00pm to 2:30pmVirtual Event