Power of Diversity Lecture Series

Power of diversity

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.

All events are free and open to the public.
For more information email janetta.hammock@case.edu.

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Fall 2019

Wednesday, November 6, 2019
3 P.M., Senior Classroom, Tinkham Veale University Center

Susan Freimark, MA, LPC

Susan Freimark, MA., LPC
Senior Associate Director, Women Faculty Leadership Development Institute, Flora Stone Mather Center for Women

“Challenges for Women Moving Up the Academic Career Ladder”

Susan Freimark brings a great deal of faculty development experience to this position. As an executive coach, she has worked with faculty at CWRU via the NSF-ACES program since 2003 She is also a CWRU IDEAL coach with Kent State University, assisting a team of faculty on creating a transformative change project on campus. Susan addresses a wide range of issues with faculty both on an individual basis and in workshops.  Those issues include negotiation, conflict management, finding comfort with self-promotion, recognizing and dealing with campus politics, and professional and leadership development.  She has created programming that brings together women faculty from all schools on campus to address common interests and challenges and to serve as promotion and support for one another.


Spring 2020

Tuesday, February 25, 2020
4:30 P.M.,  Ballroom A, Tinkham Veale University Center

Eric Liu
CEO of Citizen University, author and civic evangelist

"Become America: How to Revive Our Belief in Democracy”

Eric Liu, CEO Citizen University

Citizen University is a nonprofit that works to foster a culture of powerful, responsible citizenship.

In his lectures and presentations, Liu often tackles such questions as how do we as individuals, organizations, communities and corporations reinvigorate the meaning and spirit of citizenship in America. He also discusses such topics as citizen power, civic health, the future of democracy and American identity.

Liu, son of Chinese immigrants, also directs the Aspen Institute’s Citizenship & American Identity Program and is a correspondent at The Atlantic. His is an author and has written eight books, including You’re More Powerful Than You Think: A Citizen’s Guide to Making Change Happen, the national best-seller The Gardens of Democracy and True Patriot and his first publication, The Accidental Asian, Notes of a Native Speaker.

Liu is a graduate of Yale College and Harvard Law School. 

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