Past Events


Events: Upcoming @ RDI


"Slavery and the University:

Histories and Legacies"


The impact of the African slave trade and the enslavement of people of African decent in institutions of higher education in the Atlantic World has been largely unexamined until recently. With an increasing sense of urgency, scholars, students, staff and community partners have begun to explore these complex histories both within and outside the walls of academe. Such efforts have sought to reconcile a more accurate understanding of the past with current goals for institutional and community diversity and equity. This conference - the first of its kind - brings together scholars. community partners, staff, administrators, and students for the purpose of sharing research, teaching and learning across the hierarchies of academic life and beyond. The conference starts on February 3 and goes until February 6. The conference will be held at the Emory University Conference Hotel. For more information on the conference, click here. For more information on the President of Brown University's, Ruth Simmon, keynote address for the conference on Thursday, Feb 3, at 7:30pm in Glenn Auditorium, see flyer.



Eduardo Bonilla-Silva



Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, Professor of Sociology at Duke University will speak about the current nature of racial discourse in the United States. Thursday, Feburary 10. Join us at 1390 Oxford Road, Presentation Room, Level 2,
from 4 to 6pm. This event is open to the public. (For more information see flyer).




"African Americans Through Military and Diplomatic Lens"


A panel discussion with



Christopher Parker (Department of Political Science, University of Washington), author of "Fighting for Democracy: Black Veterans and the Struggle Against White supremacy in the Postwar South" (Princeton
University Press, 2009)


Dan Reiter (Chair, Department of Political Science, Emory University), author of "How Wars End" (Princeton University Press, 2009)


Carol Anderson (Department of African American Studies, Emory University), author of "Eyes off the Prize: The United Nations and African American Struggle for Human Rights" (Cambridge University Press, 2003)


And moderated by Dorothy Brown (School of Law, Emory University), author of "Critical Race Theory: Cases, Materials and Problems" (Thomson West 2003; Second edition 2007)


Thursday, February 3, 2011

4:15 to 5:30pm

Emory Law School, Room 1D


This event is co-sponsored by the Department of African American Studies and Political Science (for more information see flyer).




Michelle Alexander



Michelle Alexander, Professor of Law at Ohio State University will speak about race and the criminal justice system. Wednesday, November 3. Join us in Center for Ethics, Room 102, (1531 Dickey Drive) from 7-9pm.

(for more information see flyer)




Barbara Ransby



Barbara Ransby, Professor of Gender & Women Studies, African American Studies, and History at the University of Illinois at Chicago will speak about race and the legacy of the civil rights movement. Thursday, September 30. Join us in Tull Auditorium, Gambrell Hall, (3rd floor of the Law School) from 4-6pm. (for more information see flyer)



Emory Meets Emory Series


President Obama & the Midterm Elections, Emory faculty roundtable discussion moderated by Dorothy Brown (School of Law)Thursday, October 28, 2010. Join us in Tull Auditorium (3rd floor of Law School) from 4-6pm.

(for more information see flyer)




Current Programs

New Frontiers in Race and Difference Lecture Series

Emory Meets Emory Series

Graduate Student Network

Race and Difference Biennial National Symposium

City-wide Study Group on Race and Difference