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Minority Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program

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20th Anniversary Celebration




10:30 - 12:00 p.m.

Panel I

"What is the Purpose of a Minority Postdoctoral Program in 2016?"

Moderated by TC Professor of Education MICHELLE KNIGHT-MANUEL

Panelists will include Postdoctoral Fellows

2:30-3:30 p.m.

Keynote Presentation

"Power Gap: An Historian’s Take on Leadership Challenges in Post‐Obama America"

Presented by DR. KHALIL GIBRAN MUHAMMAD Director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

In a nation where nearly every institution values diversity and inclusion and most every individual believes in opportunity for all, people of color are vastly under-represented in senior leadership positions across all sectors of American society. What explains this enduring maldistribution of power and influence among people of color? And what should we do about it? Is it even enough to focus on racial representation as the measure of progress?  To generate ideas for transforming the future, this talk will ask fellows to think about the limits of power in their various institutions and what barriers prevent change? 

3:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Panel II

Response to Keynote Presentation

Moderated by TC Macy Professor of Education ERNEST MORRELL

Panelists will include Postdoctoral Fellows

Concluding reading by Pulitzer Prize-winning Poet, GREGORY PARDLO