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Cape Town
22 - 24 July 2022

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Past Conferences - EDI 2021 Bern


  EDI2021 Bern Keynotes Speakers


Jana Freundt is a behavioral scientist at the University of Fribourg and the Center for Social Norms and Behavioral Dynamics at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. She received her PhD in behavioral economics at the University of Hamburg in 2018. Jana uses experiments and surveys to study economic and political behavior with a focus on how people perceive their economic and social environment. Her current research investigates people’s perceptions of inequality in their society and their fairness views from an interdisciplinary perspective. She also works on understanding how people perceive and value their autonomy, and how democratic institutions and social norms can affect individual behavior.


Eddy Ng is the Smith Professor of Equity & Inclusion in Business at Queen’s University. He was previously the James & Elizabeth Freeman Professor of Management and DEI Faculty Fellow at Bucknell University, and the F.C. Manning Chair in Economics and Business at Dalhousie University.

His research focuses on managing diversity for organizational competitiveness, the future of work, and managing across generations. His work has been funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada grants. He has edited and published 6 books and more than 90 peer-reviewed journal articles and monographs. According to a recent Stanford study, he is identified in top 2% of scientists in Economics & Business.

He has been featured in popular media outlets in Canada and the U.S. such as the CBC, CTV, Global News, the Globe and Mail, the Financial Post, ABC News, CBS News, Vox, and NPR. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and an Associate Editor of Personnel Review. He is currently the Program Chair for the Gender and Diversity in Organizations division of the Academy of Management.






EDI2021 Bern Panel

Faculty of Color and Navigating the Choppy Waters of a Professor's Life

Panelists: Richard Greggory Johnson III, Victoria  Showunmi, and Mark Gooden; Moderator: Oscar Holmes IV