Scholars' Library: Maureen Dunne on 'The Neurodiversity Edge' - Online

For our June event, in conversation with another Scholar, Maureen Dunne (Illinois & New College 1999) will discuss her newest book The Neurodiveristy Edge. Amongst other topics, Maureen will discuss her journey writing the book, the challenges of authentic neuroinclusion and the role it stands to play in the age of artificial intelligence. She will also discuss ways in which to build a universal empathy network where the broadest possible range of cognitive diversity is celebrated as an asset.

The Neurodiversity Edge introduces a transformative framework for addressing the most important human resources opportunity of the 21st century.

​From renowned Oxford-trained cognitive scientist, neurodiversity expert, and neurodivergent business leader, Dr. Maureen Dunne, this trailblazing guide presents a groundbreaking new approach for bridging the staggering divide between organizations starved for motivated workers and the enormous untapped talent pool defined by cognitive differences―the 15-20% of the global population comprised of the autistic, ADHDers, the dyslexic, synesthetes, the dyspraxic, and others with neurological differences. The book was recenlty selected as a top new release by Porchlight Book Company.

Part of the Lifelong Fellowship portfolio, The Scholars’ Library is a monthly book talk series, where Rhodes alumni can come together to present, discover and debate their literary works. If you’re interested in getting involved, please reach out to Georgie Thurston at

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