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Past Events

Gender, Race and Entrepreneurship

Date: August 24, 2021

Mike Ewens will be presenting an online lecture for WEFI (Workshop on Entrepreneurial Finance and Innovation ) on “Gender, Race and Entrepreneurship”.

Here is a short summary of the lecture:

“This lecture will review of the economics of discrimination with a focus on the unique ways it manifests itself in firm formation and financing decisions. The presentation will cover the recent advances in testing alternative explanations for differential treatment by gender/race and propose a framework for future research in the area.”

Find out more information about WEFI and the lecture series here: WEFI Lecture Series

More Effective Teacher, More Productive Researcher

Date: August 17, 2021

The panel aims to provide tips on effective teaching, especially for junior faculty members at research-oriented schools, with an emphasis on the common and connected skills to make both teaching and research more productive.  Topics to be discussed include:  How do we demonstrate our competence without evoking backlash? How do we establish our authority without compromising our authenticity? How do we switch from preparing more to preparing more effectively? The expert-led panel will focus on these and other challenges related to faculty identities (e.g., gender, race, age, nationality, caregiver status) in a situational setting. Drawing on scientific insights and personal experiences, the panel will offer practical strategies that faculty can adapt in the classroom and the broader profession.

Panel Leader

Alexandra Sedlovskaya, Associate Director, C. Roland Christensen Center for Teaching and Learning, Harvard Business School


Jacelly Cespedes, Assistant Professor, Carlson School of Management

Emily Williams, Assistant Professor, Harvard Business School

Irene Yi, Assistant Professor, Rotman School of Management

Wei Jiang (Moderator), Arthur F. Burns Professor of Free and Competitive Enterprise, Columbia Business School

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