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 2015

All events are free. RSVP at diversity-rsvp@case.edu

Lee Mun Wah<Monday, February 2, 2015
6 p.m. Tinkham Veale University Center Ballroom, 2nd floor, CWRU campus
Town Hall of Cleveland at Case Western Reserve University presents:

Sarah Lewis
“The Rise: Creativity, the Gift of Failure,
and the Search for Mastery”

Sarah Lewis is a bestselling author and art historian. She has served on President Barack Obama’s Arts Policy Committee and is a faculty member at Yale University, School of Art in the Master of Fine Arts program.

This lecture is presented in partnership with the Power of Diversity Lecture Series.

 

CWRU Faculty Lectures

Anna Maria Santiago

Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 3 p.m.,
Senior Classroom, Tinkham Veale University Center

 

Blanton S. Tolbert, PhD

“Molecules of HIV: The Importance of Diverse Perspectives”

Blanton Tolber is a CWRU Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry

 

 

 

Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 3 p.m.,
Senior Classroom, Tinkham Veale University Center

Jessie Hill, JD

“Reproductive Rights or Reproductive Justice?”


Jessie Hill is a CWRU Associate Dean of Faculty Development and Research, Professor of Law & Laura Chisolm Distinguished Research Scholar, School of Law

 

PREVIOUS SPEAKER VIDEOS

2014

LEE MUN WAH

Internationally renowned documentary filmmaker, author and diversity trainer.

"The World is All Around Us"

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2013

JOHNNETTA B. COLE

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

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

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2011

LUKE VISCONTI

Partner and co-founder of DiversityInc Media LLC

The Case for Diversity and Inclusion in American Higher Education

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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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