2023–2024 IDS Seminars

IDS seminars will be held in person on the UW-Madison campus unless otherwise noted.


April 26, 2024

10:30–11:45 am, Grainger Hall, Wisconsin School of Business, Room 2510

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Chris Rider

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Chris Rider, Thomas C. Kinnear Professor and Associate Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies, University of Michigan Ross School of Business

Equity Analytics: A Framework for Identifying and Addressing Disparity-Generating Mechanisms

This talk elaborates on the “Equity Challenge” of organizational leadership: how to achieve a widely valued objective (i.e., equity) that is rooted in individual notions of fairness that vary widely across people and within people over time. For example, many people believe that equity means uniform treatment while many others believe that equity means treating people differently to ensure equal opportunity. In light of such different views, how can organizations become more equitable or evaluate their progress towards that goal? read more


Additional seminars will be added as they are scheduled


Past Seminars

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

12:00–1:30 pm, Memorial Union, Multicultural Greek Council Room, 4th floor.

This seminar features two short talks followed by discussion and refreshments.

Jacob Thebault-Spieker and Aziza Jones


Jacob Thebault-Spieker, Assistant Professor, Information School, UW–Madison

Aziza Jones, Assistant Professor, Marketing Department, UW–Madison

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November 7, 2023

This seminar featured two short talks followed by discussion.

Lillie Williamson: Medical Mistrust and Racial Discrimination: Beyond the Clinical Encounter.

Erika Marín-Spiotta: Identifying Barriers to Retention in STEM: An Example from the Geosciences

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Lillie Williamson Assistant Professor, Department of Communication Arts, UW–Madison

Erika Marín-Spiotta, Co-Director, WISELI and Professor of Geography, UW–Madison

October 12, 2023

Phillip Atiba Solomon




Phillip Atiba Solomon is Chair and Carl I. Hovland Professor of African American Studies and Professor of Psychology at Yale University

Towards a Psychological Science of Racism: From Prejudice to Structures

Social science has long provided the popular language we use to make sense of racism. Stereotypes, prejudice, discrimination, biases, and the like are all defined, measured, and tested in the social sciences. That is, racism is made real through these disciplines. And this is particularly true of social psychology. For instance, in the aftermath of the Amadou Diallo shooting in 1999, social psychology appeared perfectly poised to address one of the most pressing issues of racism in the United States—how police could misidentify a wallet for a gun, and with deadly consequences. The social cognitive revolution that coincided with the turn of century had already spent a decade cataloging exactly these types of errors and how to combat them… read more