February 2, 2011

Advance Notice

Upcoming lectures explore race and difference

Emory's Race and Difference Initiative (RDI) is sponsoring two events this month that will generate further discussion into specific topics of interest to Emory scholars.

A panel discussion on "African Americans Through Military & Diplomatic Lens," will take place from 4:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3, at Emory Law School in room 1D.

Co-sponsors RDI and the Department of Political Science hope that the discussion will stimulate new research into the topic. 

"We hope to highlight the important role that African Americans have played, are playing, can play and will play into the future in the American military, the formation of American foreign policy, and management of issues of global concern," says panelist Dan Reiter, professor and chair of the Department of Political Science.

On Thursday, Feb. 10, "The Invisible Weight of Whiteness: Racial Grammar of America," is part of RDI's continuing "New Frontiers in Race and Difference Lecture Series," which brings noted scholars to campus.

Duke University Professor of Sociology Eduardo Bonilla-Silva will be speaking at the event, which will take place from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Oxford Road Building presentation room.

In addition to the lecture, RDI has organized a seminar with Bonilla-Silva for Emory graduate students and faculty. The seminar will take place from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11, in the Jones Room of Woodruff Library. For reservations, contact Betsey Patterson.

These events support RDI's effort to advance the understanding and generate new knowledge about human difference, including race, class, gender, religion and sexuality.

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