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IRAAS 20th Anniversary Symposium
Friday, November 1, 2013 - 10:00am - 6:00pm
Columbia University Faculty House
Free & Open to the Public
IRAAS welcomes your attendance at our 20th Anniversary Symposium. Speakers include Columbia and Barnard faculty; administrators and scholars in African American Studies. The day's discussions allow some of the country's top scholars to reflect on their current work within the context of African American Studies, past, present and future.
The poet-scholar Elizabeth Alexander, whose work enhanced President Barack Obama's first inauguration ceremony, and who most recently served as chair of African American Studies at Yale, will deliver the keynote address.
As we spend the day highlighting the centrality of African American Studies to the important conversations of the academy, we take the opportunity to think about how African American Studies at Columbia has helped to shape the field more generally.
Welcome Remarks 10:00am -10:15am
Lunch Break 12:00pm -2:00pm
Panel 2 - "Imagined Futures" 2:00pm-4:00pm
Closing Remarks 5:30pm