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Challenging Conversations

This series sponsors lectures that engage timely, difficult, and complex issues of the day.

  • May 13, 2019: "We Gon' Be Alright" Race and Resegregation in Today's America with Jeff Chang. 
  • February 15, 2019: UniverCities: How Higher Education is Transforming Urban America with Professor Davarian Baldwin.
  • February 7, 2019: Race and Gentrification featuring the Art Exhibit "Reclaim! Remain! Rebuild! Posters on Affordable Housing, Gentrification & Resistance" with Professor Eric Avila, Georgette Gomez, Rizzhel Javier, Carolina Martinez
  • November 14, 2018: Beyond the Wall: The Aftermath of Deportation in Mexico with Otros Dreams en Accion.
  • April 17, 2018: "Fake News?: Post-Truth & the Politics of Authenticity since the Cold War" Listen to it here.
  • January 24, 2018: "North Korea in the Age of Trump" with Martin Hart-Landsberg and Hyun Lee.
  • November 6, 2017: "Against the Deportation Terror" with Rachel Buff.
  • October 5, 2017: "The Crisis of Commemoration: First Contacts in the Americas" with Ray Ashley, Frank Salazar and Kevin Terraciano.
  • May 18, 2017: "Challenging Conversations: City of Inmates: Conquest, Rebellion, and Rise of Human Caging" with Kelly Lytle Hernandez.
  • March 14, 2017: "The End of 'The End of History': Lessons of East European Totalitarianism for the Postmodern World" with Amelia Glaser, Patrick Hyder Patterson, Steven Seegel, Marci Shore, and Tim Snyder.
  • February 21, 2017: "From Japanese Internment to the Muslim Ban: History Forgotten and Remembered" with Wael Al-Delaimy, Simeon Man, Wendy Matsumura, and Michael Provence.
  • October 18, 2016: "Race & State Violence" with Jordan Camp and Gaye Johnson.