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December 5 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
5:30 – 6:00pm – Reception
6:00 – 7:00pm – Panel Discussion
Room 290, Stanford Law School
Parking: Wilbur Field Garage, any visitor parking spot.
The issue of viewpoint diversity at corporations and academic institutions has taken center stage in recent months, driven in part by a Google employee’s memo on the company’s “ideological echo chamber,” the termination of high level executives for conduct or expression outside of the workplace, and debates over conservative speakers on college campuses. The increasing politicization of corporate America within a highly polarized society means that companies and universities are frequently identified as “left-leaning” or “right-leaning.” What does this mean for employees, students, and faculty who hold different views? Panelists will discuss the pros and cons of viewpoint diversity at corporations and suggest policies and practices that can encourage viewpoint diversity without detracting from the corporate message. Panelists will also consider when employee expression crosses the line and whether employees should be terminated for expressing dissenting views.
Diversity & Inclusion Communications Strategist, Dropbox
To view Jennifer Clark’s full bio, click here.
Chief Diversity Officer, The Clorox Company
To view Erby Foster’s full bio, click here.
Partner (Employment), Orrick
To view Lynne Hermle‘s full bio, click here.
|Robert J. MacCoun
James and Patricial Kowal Professor of Law and Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford Law School; Member of the Heterodox Academy
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|Deborah L. Rhode
Ernest W. McFarland Professor of Law; Director of the Center on the Legal Profession; Director of the Program in Law and Social Entrepreneurship, Stanford Law School
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