A topic worthy of a special lecture, and with no obvious other place to go, is **ways we as mathematicians can make our field more diverse, equitable, and inclusive**. As we know, women and minorities are underrepresented in math. This has less to do with differences in talent and more to do with structural inequality in society, different access to mathematics as students, and perceptions from individuals in underrepresented groups that the mathematical community is not welcoming to them. A special lecture at ICM, drawing attention to these issues and including concrete suggestions for improving the situation, might go a long way towards making math more diverse in the future.

In addition to being the ethically correct thing to do (as being a mathematician is generally among the top jobs in terms of life satisfaction, and hence should be open to all), making math more diverse would also lead to better mathematics, as a diversity of thought and background will lead to new approaches to problems we care about. For example, lack of diversity has contributed to bad and biased algorithms, e.g., in mathematics related to criminal justice. There is already a large literature about concrete strategies to make math more diverse, including work of Uri Treisman, the book Whistling Vivaldi, the book Successful STEM Mentoring Initiatives for Underrepresented Students, and the Harvard implicit bias research. Sadly, many mathematicians are unaware of this body of research, and it doesn't neatly "fit" within our existing silos.

A great speaker for such a special lecture would be Francis Su, who has served in the leadership of both the AMS and MAA, who has worked on these issues for years, and who recently published *Mathematics for Human Flourishing*, a book which describes itself as "An inclusive vision of mathematicsâ€”its beauty, its humanity, and its power to build virtues that help us all flourish." Another great speaker would be Dave Kung.

In the same vein, one could imagine a special lecture on how to use mathematics for social good. Several texts and resources have recently appeared on this topic, including this book, this compendium, and these curricular guides. Mathematicians might appreciate a survey of work in this direction, including pointers on how to pivot their research and/or teaching in a direction of social justice.

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