POWER OF DIVERSITY LECTURE SERIES

All events are free and open to the public

The Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity sponsors the Power of Diversity lecture series to inspire campus dialogue, community engagement and civic education and learning about the national narrative on diversity and inclusion. The annual series includes two distinguished guest speakers from the national or international scene and four scholars from our own faculty.

 

The speakers include scholars, thought leaders and diversity professionals whose research, scholarship, leadership and advocacy enhance the university's efforts to present diverse ideas, perspectives and viewpoints to inspire greater understanding and appreciation for inclusive excellence.

 

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SPRING SERIES 2016

All events are free and open to the public.

To RSVP for any of these events, email diversity-rsvp@case.edu.
For more information email janetta.hammock@case.edu.

February 29, 2016
Marc Lamont Hill, PhD,
CNN Political Contributor &
Professor of African American Studies

Hill is a political contributor for CNN and professor of African American Studies at Morehouse College (GA). He is an author and one of the country’s leading hip hop generation intellectuals. Hill is host of HuffPost Live and BET News and the former host of the nationally syndicated television show, Our World With Black Enterprise.

 

4:30 p.m. Tinkham Veale University Center, Ballroom A
11038 Bellflower Road, 44106, CWRU campus.


March 22, 2016
Lisa Nielson, PhD,

Anisfield-Wolf SAGES Fellow Lecturer,
Department of Music, College of Arts and Sciences

“Concubines, Courtesans, Poets and Slaves: Music and Politics in the Medieval Islamic Courts”
3 p.m., Senior Classroom, Tinkham Veale University Center

 

April 7, 2016
Melvin L. Smith, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Organizational Behavior
& Faculty Director of Executive Education at the
Weatherhead School of Management

“Managing Diverse Relationships via Emotional Intelligence”
3 p.m., Senior Classroom, Tinkham Veale University Center

 

PREVIOUS SPEAKER VIDEOS

2014

LEE MUN WAH

Internationally renowned documentary filmmaker, author and diversity trainer.

"The World is All Around Us"

WATCH THE VIDEO


2013

JOHNNETTA B. COLE

Director of the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of African Art

"Innovation and Diversity: What Does Success Look Like?"

WATCH THE VIDEO

 

2011

LUKE VISCONTI

Partner and co-founder of DiversityInc Media LLC

The Case for Diversity and Inclusion in American Higher Education

WATCH THE VIDEO

 

2010

CHARLES J. OGLETREE JR., J.D.

Charles Ogletree

"Why Diversity Matters in the Obama Era"

Charles Ogletree is the Harvard Law School Jesse Climenko Professor of Law and Director of the Criminal Justice Institute.

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