Stern School of Business Professor Will Discuss Latest Work, "A More Just Future: Psychological Tools for Reckoning with Our Past and Driving Social Change"
NYU Stern School of Business Professor Dolly Chugh will deliver “Home of the Brave”—a Spring 2023 College of Arts and Science Bentson Dean’s Lecture—on Wed., March 8 at 5:30 p.m. (Jurow Lecture Hall, Silver Center for Arts & Science, 31 Washington Place [at Washington Square East]).
Chugh, award-winning psychologist, will discuss the emotional relationship Americans have with their country and its complicated past, spotlighting actionable stories and science from her latest book, A More Just Future: Psychological Tools for Reckoning with Our Past and Driving Social Change (Atria Books, 2022).
Chugh, who has also authored The Person You Mean to Be: How Good People Fight Bias (HarperCollins, 2018), is a social psychologist and management professor at the Stern School of Business, where she teaches MBA courses in leadership and management.
Her research focuses on “bounded ethicality,” which she describes as the “psychology of good people.” Chugh’s work has been published in both managerial and academic publications, including the Harvard Business Review, Psychological Science, Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Research in Organizational Behavior, and the American Economic Review. She has been named a Society for Personality and Social Psychology Fellow, received the Academy of Management Journal’s “Best Paper” award, and been named one of the top 100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics by Ethisphere Magazine, among other research honors.
Prior to her academic career, Chugh worked in both professional services and line manager roles at Morgan Stanley, Sibson & Company, Time Inc., Scholastic Inc., and Merrill Lynch. She has a bachelor’s degree in psychology and economics from Cornell University and an MBA and Ph.D. from Harvard University.
Free and open to the public, the NYU College of Arts and Science Bentson Dean’s Lectures have, for nearly 10 years, showcased current and visiting faculty and other guests. Funded by the Bentson Family Foundation, recent Bentson Lecturers have included, most recently, University of Minnesota Professor Michael Osterholm on “COVID 2023: Do We Know Where We’re Going?”; NYU Professor Kwame Anthony Appiah, the New York Times “Ethicist” columnist, on “The Ethics of Work”; NYU Anthropology Professor Rayna Rapp on “The Implications of the Growing role of Genetic Testing”; “Karen Adolph, professor of psychology and neuroscience at NYU, on early childhood development in her lecture “Learning to Move and Moving to Learn”; and Brooke Kroeger, an NYU journalism professor emeritus, on “What We Can Learn about Allyship Today from ‘Suffragents’.”