Conference on Race and Justice in the Age of Obama

Conference on Race and Justice in the Age of Obama

Wednesday, October 12 - Thursday, October 13, 2016
Harvard Kennedy School, various locations

The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the Harvard Kennedy School, along with the Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy; Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy; and Hutchins Center for African & African American Research are proud to host a symposium on Race and Justice in the Age of Obama on October 12th and 13th.  This conference will offer an important opportunity for scholars, journalists, and public officials to debate President Obama’s impact on race relations in the United States during his eight years in office. For a more detailed agenda, panel topics, and speaker information, please visit the Ash Center website.  

Wednesday, October 12

Join us for a keynote discussion in the evening to open the conference in the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum (registration is not required).

Thursday, October 13

You are invited to the Nye Conference Center, Taubman Building, 5th Floor, 79 JFK Street, for a number of panels featuring:

  • Khalil Muhammad, Professor of History, Race and Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
  • Leah Wright Rigueur, Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
  • Mary Frances Berry, Geraldine R. Segal Professor of American Social Thought, History, and Africana Studies; University of Pennsylvania
  • Doug Blackmon, Host and Executive Producer of American Forum; Miller Center, University of Virginia
  • Keith Boykin, Assistant Adjunct Professor of Political Science, Columbia University
  • Matt Guterl, Professor of Africana Studies and American Studies, Chair of American Studies, Brown University
  • Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Assistant Professor, Department of African American Studies, Princeton University
  • Glenn Loury, Merton P. Stoltz Professor of the Social Sciences. Department of Economics. Brown University
  • Alex Wagner, Senior Editor, The Atlantic
  • Joshua Dubois, Founder, Values Partnerships and Former Head of White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships
  • Megan Ming Francis, Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Washington
  • Heather Ann Thompson, Professor; Afroamerican and African Studies, History; University of Michigan
  • Ronald Sullivan, Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Criminal Justice Institute, Harvard Law School
  • Callie Crossley, Host, Under the Radar with Callie Crossley, WGBH

Both days are free and open to the public.  Due to space limitations, registration is required to attend any of the October 13th panels.