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Harvard Ed Webinar – How Writing and Teaching a Difficult, Emotionally Charged Case Made Me a Better Educator
May 26, 2021 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
How Writing and Teaching a Difficult, Emotionally Charged Case Made Me a Better Educator
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. EDT, May 26, 2021
(This event is not directly sponsored by the AOE, so please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know you attended)
As educators in a time of turmoil and transformation, we must be willing to tackle difficult topics and cases in our classes. To lead an effective and engaging discussion, it’s essential that we understand both the underlying issues and our own biases. In this webinar, Harvard Business School Professor Mihir Desai talks with Harvard Business Review Editor Amy Bernstein about his new case, “The Tulsa Massacre and the Call for Reparations.” Mihir will share the full story behind the case—how and why it came to be, what it means to teach it, and how his personal experience engaging with this material changed his own views—insights that will surely instill confidence in other educators who may be daunted at the prospect of tackling this timely and vitally important case.
This webinar, just days before the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Massacre, will explore:
- The process of researching and writing this case
- The unique challenges in teaching this case
- How students respond to the case
- What responsibility educators have to confront issues of historical and social injustice in class
- How writing and teaching this case changed Mihir as an educator
Free access to the multimedia case The Tulsa Massacre and the Call for Reparations.
Mihir A. Desai
Professor of Law, Mizuho Financial Group
Professor of Finance
Harvard Business School
Mihir A. Desai is the Mizuho Financial Group Professor of Finance at Harvard Business School, and Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. Professor Desai’s areas of expertise include finance and tax policy. His research has been published in leading academic journals and cited in the popular press and has served as the foundation to his several testimonies to the Senate Finance Committee and House Ways and Means Committee.
Professor Desai has taught extensively as an award-winning teacher at HBS and at Harvard University. Professor Desai has also created an online finance course through the HBX platform titled Leading with Finance and is co-host of the After Hours podcast on the HBR network. His books include the Wisdom of Finance: Discovering Humanity in the World of Risk and Return (longlisted for the 2017 FT/McKinsey Best Business Book of the Year) and How Finance Works: The HBR Guide to Thinking Smart about the Numbers.
Editor of Harvard Business Review and
Vice President and Executive Editorial Director for
Harvard Business Publishing
Amy Bernstein is the Editor of Harvard Business Review and Vice President and Executive Editorial Director for Harvard Business Publishing, where she leads the company’s Educational and Learning Content unit. Prior to joining HBR in 2011, she had been VP, Global Thought Leadership, at ManpowerGroup. She has also held senior editorial positions at strategy+business, Business 2.0, The Industry Standard, Brill’s Content, and U.S. News & World Report.