Addressing systemic racism in our country, communities, and institutions is complicated and difficult. It is something that Duke, like many other institutions of higher learning, has often struggled with. To contribute to the university's ongoing efforts to grapple with these issues, The Graduate School holds a series of conversations on race and bias throughout the academic year. These discussions and talks are aimed at helping the Graduate School community better understand the many facets of systemic racism and bias, and keeping these issues at the forefront of our consciousness as we work together to make Duke a more inclusive and supportive environment. These conversations also highlight the important work that members of our community are doing on issues of race and bias, be it research, advocacy, support, or policy-making.
Help Us Plan Future Conversations
Events will be added to the list below as they are confirmed. We welcome suggestions from members of the Duke Graduate School community for future conversation topics in this series. We also welcome volunteers who may want to share their relevant work or lead a discussion at a future session. Please send us your ideas, and we will follow up if we decide to pursue a suggestion.
Click on each event to learn more and register. You can also view recordings of past events.
- Thursday, October 28, 20213:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Race and Bias Conversations: Structural Racism and Health: A New Theory-Driven Empirical Approach, with Tyson H. Brown
The Graduate School's 2021-2022 Race and Bias Conversations series will kick off with a discussion on anti-racism on October 28 at 3:00 p.m. Tyson H. Brown, Associate Professor of Sociology, will lead the conversation. Brown directs the Center on Health & Society and was recently named Duke’s inaugural Presidential Fellow. His research examines the who, when, and how of ethnoracial inequalities in health and wealth.
- October 13, 2020: Desegregating Private Higher Ed in the South
- November 5, 2020: Researching the Police
- January 28, 2021: Maintaining the Momentum Towards a More Diverse, Equitable and Inclusive Duke
- February 15, 2021: Discussing Structural Inequality and Systemic Racism Closer to Home
- March 9, 2021: Senior Leaders in Higher Education Address Racism and Bias: A Conversation with Distinguished Duke Alumni
- March 24, 2021: Position, Power, and Property: Racial Economic Inequality in the United States