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MSU Dialogues: Crossing Racial & Other Social Divides

March 29 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT

The Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives invites you to the kickoff event for “MSU Dialogues,” featuring Dr. Patricia Gurin.

About the Speaker:

Patricia Gurin is the Nancy Cantor Distinguished University Professor and the Arthur Thurnau Professor Emerita at the University of Michigan. Her research interests include the role of social identities in individual and collective behavior, political mobilization of groups traditionally underrepresented in U.S. politics and the educational and social implications of diversity in both higher education and the broader society. She is the author of nine books and monographs, and numerous articles and chapters. Her most recent book, written with Ratnesh Nadga and Ximena Zúñiga, is “Dialogue Across Difference: Practice, Theory and Research on Intergroup Dialogue” (2013). A multiply honored teacher at the University of Michigan, she continues to teach and directs research in the Program on Intergroup Relations, a program that developed the intergroup dialogue curricular method now being applied at over 100 universities. She was the University of Michigan expert witness on the educational value of diversity in its affirmative action cases, Grutter v. Bollinger and Gratz v. Bollinger, heard by the Supreme Court in 2003.

This MSU event is co-sponsored by: Academic Achievement Network, Associate Provost of Undergraduate Education, Center for Service Learning and Civic Engagement, the Graduate School, James Madison College, Department of Psychology, College of Social Science, Student Affairs and Services and the Department of Teacher Education.