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Dean’s Diversity Lecture Series

Sustainability efforts must address social inequalities first, environmental justice scholar says

Oct. 7, 2019—Robert Bullard, an award-winning author and distinguished professor of urban planning and environmental policy at Texas Southern University, described the economic and racial disparities inherent in environmental issues before a packed audience in Wyatt Rotunda Oct. 1.

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Arun Gandhi discusses planting ‘seeds of peace’ in the world with VU community

Sep. 20, 2019—Arun Gandhi, a world-renowned sociopolitical activist, journalist, author and the grandson of Mohandas “Mahatma” Gandhi, shared the ways he works to foster peace in the world and lessons he learned from his grandfather during the Dean’s Diversity Lecture at Peabody College of education and human development Sept. 16.

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Robert Bullard, ‘father of environmental justice,’ to give keynote lecture Oct. 1

Sep. 18, 2019—Robert Bullard, an award-winning author and Distinguished Professor of Urban Planning and Environmental Policy at Texas Southern University, will give a lecture to the Vanderbilt community on Tuesday, Oct. 1.

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Grandson of Mahatma Gandhi to speak at Vanderbilt Sept. 16

Aug. 29, 2019—Cultivating seeds of peace will be the focus of the Sept. 16 Dean’s Diversity Lecture at Peabody College featuring Arun Manilal Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi.

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‘The Partisan Brain’ topic of Peabody Dean’s Diversity Lecture March 21

Feb. 28, 2019—Jay Van Bavel, associate professor of psychology and director of the Social Perception and Evaluation Lab at New York University, will discuss why and how partisanship can drive people apart by changing how their brains process information. The talk is scheduled for March 21 at the Wyatt Center Rotunda.

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Islamophobia and partisanship tackled in Peabody diversity lecture series

Dec. 6, 2018—Pressing social issues of the day will be the focus of upcoming installments of the Dean’s Diversity Lecture Series at Vanderbilt’s Peabody College of education and human development.

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UCSB’s Jeffrey F. Milem to speak at Vanderbilt on race relations and education

Feb. 23, 2018—The Peabody Dean's Diversity Lecture Series, featuring Jeffrey F. Milem of the University of California–Santa Barbara, is April 2.

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February events at Vanderbilt celebrate, explore African American experience

Feb. 4, 2018—Events in February at Vanderbilt University are taking a look at the central role African Americans played in American history and their experiences today through art, discussion, lectures and portrayals in film.

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Monique Morris to speak at Vanderbilt on criminalization of black girls

Jan. 15, 2018—Monique W. Morris, an award-winning author and social justice scholar, is the featured speaker for the next installment of the Dean’s Diversity Lecture Series at Vanderbilt's Peabody College.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Phil Yu to speak at Vanderbilt March 30

Mar. 15, 2017—Phil Yu, who writes about race and culture in his blog Angry Asian Man, will give a talk March 30.

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Peabody College announces 2016-17 Dean’s Diversity Lecture series lineup

Aug. 23, 2016—A performance about being black and gay in the Deep South; a workshop on college preparation and success for marginalized groups; and a conversation with the self-proclaimed “Angry Asian Man” are just a few of the highlights of the 2016-17 series.

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