2014 Diversity Conference
Crossroads: An Opportunity for Progress
March 28, 2014
Keynote address: Lee Bollinger, President, Columbia University
Lee C. Bollinger is the President of Columbia University. A prominent advocate of affirmative action, he played a leading role in the twin Supreme Court cases—Grutter v Bollinger and Gratz v Bollinger—that upheld and clarified the importance of diversity as a compelling justification for affirmative action in higher education. A leading First Amendment scholar, he is widely published on freedom of speech and press, and currently serves on the faculty of Columbia Law School. Read official bio here.
After a year of milestone Supreme Court cases, University communities and the nation at large are at a critical crossroads for defining how diversity impacts college admissions, individual rights and freedoms, political systems, and larger social and cultural implications. This year's conference "Crossroads: An Opportunity for Progress" will explore where we are as a University and community, in regards to race, power, and redefining diversity. As in previous conferences, we seek to promote respectful dialogue, open-mindedness, the acceptance of others, and the celebration of diversity and inclusiveness.
Registration for the conference will open February 19, 2014
Format of the Day: (Subject to change)
am ||Coffee and Program Pick-Up (Interfaith Chapel)|
|8:45-10:15 am||Welcome and Keynote (Interfaith Chapel)|
|10:30-11:30 am||Concurrent Workshops – Session A|
|12:30-1:30 pm||Concurrent Workshops – Session B|
|1:30-1:45 pm||Coffee break|
|1:45 - 2:45 pm||Concurrent Workshops – Session C|
|3:00-4:00 pm||Leadership Panel|
|4:00-5:00 pm||Poster Session and Reception|