Presidential Panel: Liberal Arts Education Amid Political Climate Change

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A panel of prominent national scholars discusses the future of a liberal arts education in the new political climate.

Friday, March 24, 2017
2 p.m.
George C.S. Benson Auditorium

Moderated by President Melvin L. Oliver

Lawrence D. Bobo
W.E.B. Du Bois Professor of the Social Sciences
Chair of the Department of African and African American Studies
Harvard University

Cheryl I. Harris
Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Professor of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
UCLA School of Law

John R. Kroger
Reed College
Former Attorney General, State of Oregon

Manuel Pastor
Professor of Sociology and American Studies & Ethnicity
Director, Program for Environmental and Regional Equity
Director, Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration
University of Southern California


Suggested readings by the panelists

Lawrence Bobo:
Bobo, Lawrence D. “Empowering ‘The Other.’” Du Bois Review: Social Science Research on Race 13:1 (2016): 1-4.
Bobo, Lawrence D. 2015. “A Troublesome Recurrence: Racialized Realities and Racist Reasoning Today.” Du Bois Review 12:1 (2015): 1-4.

Cheryl Harris:
Harris, Cheryl. “Equal Treatment and the Reproduction of Inequality.” Fordham Law Review 69 (2001): 1753-83.
Harris, Cheryl. “Whiteness as Property.” Harvard Law Review 106 (1993): 1709-91.

John Kroger:
Kroger, John R.. “The Prosecution of Environmental Crimes in Oregon: An Interview with Attorney General John Kroger.” Journal of Environmental Law and Litigation 26 (2011): 493.

Manuel Pastor:
Pastor, Manuel, Jennifer Ito, and Madeline Wander. Changing States: A Framework for Progressive Governance. Los Angeles: USC Program for Environmental and Regional Equality, 2016.
Pastor, Manuel and Laura Pulido. “Where in the World is Juan – and What Color is He? The Geography of Latino Racial Subjectivity in Southern California.” American Quarterly 65:2 (2013): 309-341.



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