On October 4, 2018, the ISS Mass Incarceration Project hosted Professor James Forman, Jr., Yale Law School and Pulitzer Prize-winning author, for the project’s capstone lecture. Forman’s lecture, “Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America,” examined the social and economic roots of mass incarceration and how society can stop their spread. This event also kicked off a legacy of the project: an annual lecture on the causes and consequences of mass incarceration, co-sponsored by Cornell’s Center for the Study of Inequality. On February 11, 2019, the ISS brought Mahzarin Banaji, Richard Clark Cabot Professor of Social Ethics and Chair in the Department of Psychology, Harvard University, to speak on the topic of implicit bias. Banaji’s talk served as both the 3rd annual ISS Distinguished Lecture in the Social Sciences and the Robert L. Harris Jr. ADVANCEments in Science Lecture, supported by the Office of Faculty Development and Diversity. The Department of Psychology Colloquium and the Center for Bright Beams also sponsored the event. A standing-room only crowd from all corners of the university attended Banaji’s lecture titled “Blindspot: The Hidden Biases of Good People,” which explored the disparities between conscious expressions of values, attitudes, and beliefs, and less conscious, implicit representations of mental content. Banaji’s work emphasizes the possibility that values and aspirations can be inconsistent with behavior. It is difficult, but people’s attitudes can change when they purposefully think new thoughts that oppose an existing association. In its third year, the Postdoctoral Social Scientists’ Working Group has grown to 22 members. This group is co-sponsored by the ISS, Cornell Population Center, Center for the Study of Inequality, and the Bronfenbrenner Center of Translational Research. It fosters the development of work in progress and research collaborations through weekly writing sessions and monthly lunch meetings. Participating postdoctoral associates represent many disciplinary-diverse units across campus, including the co- sponsoring units, as well as Anthropology, the Atkinson Center of a Sustainable Future, Communication, Government, Jewish Studies, Law, Policy Analysis and Management, Psychology, the SC Johnson Graduate School of Management, Science and Technology Studies, and Sociology. 10 BRIDGES BUILDING The ISS hosts lectures, workshops, and other public events aimed at building intellectual bridges across the social sciences, while reaching out to a broader public audience. POSTDOCTORAL SOCIAL SCIENTISTS’ WORKING GROUP