PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Brown University will host a National Diversity Summit Friday, March 6, through Sunday, March 8, 2015, that will bring together thought leaders and innovators in higher education to discuss research and scholarship that have been instrumental in advancing diversity and inclusion work in the academy.
Titled “The Scholarship of Diversity and Inclusion in the Academy: Lessons Learned and the Work Ahead for Universities in the 21st Century,” the Summit will highlight the impact that many in the Brown community have made in the scholarship of diversity and inclusion and how this research informs current policies and practices in order to sustain and advance an inclusive community of scholars.
Events include several keynote addresses, viewings of the exhibitions “Black Experiences at Brown” and “Racial Microaggressions + Microaffirmations,” and a re-enactment of the history of Brown’s student activists of color.
More information, including a full conference schedule, can be found on the Summit website.
Presentations by plenary speakers will be live-streamed, including:
- Richard Tapia, Rice University
“Crisis in Higher Education: The Need for New Leadership”
- Susan Sturm, Columbia University
“Climate and Intergroup Relations: The Architecture of Inclusion”
- Tricia Rose, director of the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America, Brown University
Jennifer Richeson, Northwestern University
Rachel Godsil, Seton Hall School of Law
“Diversity, Inclusion and the Research on the Implicit Bias: A Conversation”
- Vicki Colvin, provost of Brown University, will deliver closing remarks.
National Diversity Summit on “The Scholarship of Diversity and Inclusion in the Academy: Lessons Learned and the Work Ahead for Universities in the 21st Century”
Friday, March 6, through Sunday, March 8, 2015
March 6 registration and welcome dinner
Stephen Robert ’62 Campus Center, Kasper Multipurpose Room
March 7 and 8 sessions
Pembroke Hall, Room 305