Committee on the Slavery/Justice Research and Teaching Initiative Charge & Members
In its response to the report of the University Steering Committee on Slavery and Justice, the University committed itself to “a major research and teaching initiative on slavery and justice” and indicated that a “committee of experts will be appointed to explore how best to carry out such an initiative, the shape, cost, and scope of which is to Corporation, and the relevant standing committees of the faculty. Whether this results in a new center or the significant enlargement of an existing and coordinated set of programs should be determined through this process.” The focus is to be on the history of slavery and its legacy.
In order to implement this aspect of the University's plan, I have appointed a committee with the following charge:
Once the committee has developed its recommendations (ideally by the end of first semester, 2007-8), a panel of external scholars will be convened by the Provost to meet with the committee, to review its recommendations, and to offer its own views to the President and Provost of the proposed initiative. Following that visit, the President and Provost will formulate their recommendations. Any recommendations that require Faculty approval will be sent to the relevant Faculty committees for their consideration.
This committee will be chaired by Glenn Loury , Merton P. Stoltz Professor of the Social Sciences and Professor of Economics, and will include:
Omer Bartov (History)
James Campbell (American Civilization and Africana Studies)
Evelyn Hu-DeHart (History and the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity)
Sharon Krause (Political Science)
Charles Larmore (Philosophy)
Tricia Rose (Africana Studies)
Vincent Tompkins ( Provost 's Office)
John Edgar Wideman (English and Africana Studies)
Ted Widmer (John Carter Brown Library)