The Institute for Research in African-American Studies (IRAAS) continues its rich tradition of hosting a series of “CONVERSATIONS”. Initiated in 1993, The Institute sponsors these free “conversation” with the goal of bringing together members of the Harlem community and the Columbia University community for critical exchange with leading scholars who explore a wide range of issues that have shaped and continue to define the black experience. Through this lecture series we will address the historical and contemporary social, political and economic conditions and experiences of blacks in the U.S. as well as the larger African Diaspora. We invite you to join us as we help shape the future direction of Black Studies.
**All Conversations lectures are held at 4:00pm in Room 758 Schermerhorn Extension on the Columbia University Morningside Campus unless otherwise noted.
**EVENTS ARE FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC**
This Spring at IRAAS !
- Friday, February 1, 2013
Author of "OUR BLACK YEAR", and the Founder and CEO of The Empowerment Experiment (EE) and the Empowerment Experiment Foundation, INC. (EEF).
Topic: ‘Our Black Year - My Year of Buying Black in America's Racially Divided Economy"
- Friday, February 22, 2013
Associate Professor of Art History and Archaeology
IRAAS Research Fellow
Topic: "Now Dig This! Art and Black Los Angeles, 1960-1980"
- Friday, March 08, 2013
Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Africana Studies
University of Pennslyvania
Topic: "Shuckin' and Jiving: God and Racism in the Republican Party from the 2008 election to the 2012 election cycle"
- Friday, April 05, 2013
Monica L. Miller
Associate Professor of English
IRAAS Term Fellow
Topic: "Howard/Harvard: 'Our Kind of People' and Black Ivy Style"
- Friday, April 26, 2013
Associate Professor of Political Science and Co-Director of the Urban Studies Program
IRAAS Term Fellow
Topic: "Suburban Dream or American Banlieu? The Political Economy of Black Suburbs"
- Friday, May 03, 2013
Eddie S. Glaude, Jr.
William S. Todd Professor of Religion and African-American Studies, Princeton University
Visting Scholar, Institute for Research in African-American Studies, Columbia University
Topic: "An Uncommon Faith: W.E.B. DuBois and 'Of the Passing of the First-Born'"
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