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The Discoveries of the Discrimination Research Group

  • The American Bar Foundation, in conjunction with the Center for Advanced Study for the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University,  convened a conference to present the latest empirical research findings on employment discrimination and the law on November 7 & 8, 2008 at Stanford Law School.  The conference highlighted research undertaken by the Discrimination Research Group and featured a press conference on November 7  that presented selected findings and their implications.

  • The Discrimination Research Group is a Special Project funded jointly by the American Bar Foundation, the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, and the Ford Foundation, which has been meeting at the Center since 2004.   The conference is designed to bring together researchers, policy analysts and journalists to provide wide access to critically important and compelling new social science research on the changing dynamics of employment discrimination and consider what they mean in the real worlds of the workplace and the courts.

  • The keynote address on November 7 was given by economist Glen Loury, the Merton P. Stoltz Professor of Social Sciences, Brown University, and long recognized thought leader on issues of inequality and opportunity in American society.

  • Watch Glenn Loury interviewed on Bill Moyers'  Journal   
  •  Download the conference program here 

  • Find update to conference schedule here

  • Read the DRG press summaries here
  • Listen to Glenn Loury's keynote  and the DRG press summaries:

  • keynote speaker Glenn Loury (below right),  and conference participants (below)

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