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Having a workforce that is exclusively one race, one religion, or one gender can put off potential clients and suppliers and scare away talented potential employees. A lack of diversity in a workforce can also narrow the skill set that workforce has and fail to spark innovation and creativity. So diversifying a workforce can attract potential clients, suppliers, and employees and improve the ability of the workforce to dream up new opportunities and solutions. How are such considerations to be balanced against other considerations relevant to filling an empty post? This meet-up will be chance to explore these issues in depth.
We will be using Zoom for the meet up. Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email. Please scroll to the bottom of the email to the ‘Additional Information’ section to see instructions for joining the webinar
6:45 – 6:55pm: Arrive and join us for a virtual drink
6:55 – 7:00pm: Welcome and introduction of speaker
7:00 – 7:20pm: Presentation of topic
7:20 – 7:40pm: Discussion in breakout rooms with feedback
7:40 – 7:50pm: Report back by break out groups and further discussions
7:50 – 8:00pm: Wrap-up and mentions of relevant upcoming events etc
About the speaker: Professor Bradford Hooker
Brad Hooker has an undergraduate degree in Philosophy from Princeton and a doctorate in Philosophy from Oxford. He worked at Virginia Commonwealth University before moving to University of Reading in 1993. His book Ideal Code, Real World: a Rule-consequentialist Theory of Morality was published by Oxford University Press in 2000.
Brad has published 80 articles and edited or co-edited 7 collections of new essays. He was the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Utilitas from 2011-2016, and has been an associate editor of various other journals. He was on the Executive Committee of the Mind Association 1998-2005 and the Executive Committee of the British Philosophical Association 2003-2009. His recent research has been on fairness and on financial regulation.
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