2014 Diversity Conference
Crossroads: An Opportunity for Progress
March 28, 2014
Keynote address: Lee C. 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.
The call for poster proposals is now open. To learn more about the process, please visit our poster proposal webpage.
Format of the Day: (Subject to change)
|9:00am ||Coffee and Program Pick-Up (Interfaith Chapel)|
|9:15-10:45 am||Keynote Address (Interfaith Chapel)|
|11:00-12:00 pm||Concurrent Workshops – Session A (Schlegel Hall)|
|1:00-2:00 pm||Concurrent Workshops – Session B (Schlegel Hall)|
|2:00-2:15 pm||Coffee break|
|2:15 - 3:15 pm||Concurrent Workshops – Session C (Schlegel Hall)|
|3:30-5:00 pm||Poster Session and Reception|
Also happening on March 28th:
"An Evening of Diversity and Empowerment" with Sheryl Lee Ralph. More information here