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Past Events

​​​​Fall 2016

Teaching Orlando: Homophobia and Islamophobia in Post-Orlando America with Dr. Sa’ed Atshan, Visiting Assistant Professor of Peace & Conflict Studies, Swarthmore College

Trigger Warnings, Microaggressions, Free Speech, and Academic Freedom​ with Greg Lukianoff​, President of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE). Moderated by Anthony Rodriguez, assistant professor of Elementary and Special Education.​

Engaging One Another Well (part of the Difficult Dialogues Initiative)​

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Spring 2016

​Understanding the Impact of Loneliness and Belonging at Work with Deirdre Snyder, Ph.D., assistant professor of management, Providence College​

Fall 2015

Community Conversation on Strategic Diversity Initiatives with Rev. Brian J. Shanley O.P.' 80 and Rafael A. Zapata

The Vision and Practice of Inclusive Excellence in Higher Education with Shirley Collado, Ph.D., executive vice chancellor and chief operating officer, Rutgers University

The American Dream, Income Inequality, and Pope Francis: A Community Conversation (part of the Difficult Dialogues Initiative)

Civil Society in Latin America with Guillermo Correa, the founding executive director of the national platform of NGOs in Argentina and the Argentine Ne​twork for International Cooperation (RACI)

Understanding Implicit Stereotypes and their Impact on Inclusion with Saaid Mendoza, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology, Providence College

Wrestling with America’s Racial Heritage: A Community Conversation (part of the Difficult Dialogues Initiative)​

​​Spring 2015 

Beyond the Abortion Wars: A Way Forward for a New Generation (part of the Difficult Dialogues Initiative) with Charles Camosy, associate professor of Christian Ethics, Fordham University

Building Community Across Differences (part of the Difficult Dialogues Initiative)

From Selma to Ferguson: The Black Freedom Struggle & the Redemption of US Democracy, lecture with Q&A with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Taylor Branch