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Critical Conversations

Institutions of higher education are uniquely positioned to engage in difficult dialogue and everyone at Case Western Reserve University should feel safe to discuss complex issues, while feeling heard and respected.

Members of the university community are invited to join Provost Ben Vinson III for two events this month as panels of experts unearth the complexities of race and racism and conflicts in the Middle East during the next two Critical Conversations events. Both events will take place in the Tinkham Veale University Center, Ballroom A. Light refreshments will be provided.

“Race and Racism”

Friday, Jan. 27

1 to 2 p.m.

The panelists in this talk will be:

  • Ayesha Bell Hardaway, co-director of the Social Justice Institute, associate professor of law and director of the Social Justice Law Center at the School of Law.
  • Jonathan Sadowsky, chair of the Department of History and the Theodore J. Castele Professor; and
  • Robert Solomon, vice president of the Office for Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity.

Register to attend the “Race and Racism” Critical Conversations event.

“Conflicts in the Middle East”

Tuesday, Jan. 31

1 to 2 p.m.

The panelists in this talk will be:

  • Avidan Cover, professor of law, associate dean for academic affairs and director of the Institute for Global Security Law and Policy in the Frederick K. Cox International Law Center at the School of Law;
  • Maysan Haydar, assistant professor of history; and
  • Paul Tiyambe Zeleza, associate provost and visiting professor in the Siegal Lifelong Learning Program and Cleveland College.

Register to attend the “Conflicts in the Middle East” Critical Conversations event.