Institutional Diversity


 The K.B. Anderson Lecture

Davíd Carrasco, Ph.D.
Harvard Divinity School 


Latino Springtime and the New Democracy: Deep Heritage,
Disruptions, and Choices
of Hope

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
6:30 to 8 p.m.
Smith-Buonanno 106
Brown University
Professor Carrasco is a Mexican-American historian of religions, with particular interest in Mesoamerican cities as symbols and the Mexican-American borderlands. To learn more, click here.



This lecture, made possible by the K. Brooke Anderson Memorial Fund, is alternately hosted by the Office of the Chaplains and Religious Life and the Religious Studies Department at Brown and focuses on areas of interfaith relations and world peace.

As We Are:  Asian Americans of the Academy
(A Symposium on Asian Americans in Higher Education)
Friday, March 7, 2014 * Brown University Faculty Club *

On March 7, 2014, as Brown University kicks off its 250th Anniversary Celebration, we gather at this historic moment to consider the significant impact and contributions and the current challenges faced by Asian Americans in higher education today.  Grounded in the work of young scholars, sessions will provide opportunities for critical analyses, discussions and reflections on the current issues that affect the lived experiences of Asian American college students. 

Re"model"ing Asian America: The Case for Plurality and Diversity in Asian American Representation

  • Richie Leng ‘14 and Yen Tran’14

Moderator:  Daniel Kim, Associate Professor of English

When and Where I Enter:  Student Agency and Community

  • Sarah Day Dayon ’15 and Jenny Li ‘14

Moderator:  Mary Grace Almandrez, Assistant Dean of the College and Director of the Third World Center

(Un)Healthy Environments: The Classroom and the Clinic for Asian Americans at Brown University

  • Haruko Hashimoto ’14 and Edward Cleofe ‘15

Moderator:  Don Operario, Associate Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences in Public Health and Associate Dean of the Graduate School

Identity and Political Socialization:  Asian American Empowerment and Social Networks

  • Carol Kim ’15 and Paul Tran ‘14

Moderator:  Maitrayee Bhattacharyya, Associate Dean of the College for Diversity Programs

Roundtable with Taylor Branch: Martin Luther King, Jr. in Berlin Andre Willis, Visiting Professor, Religious Studies Tricia Rose, Director, Center for the Study of Race + Ethnicity in America (CSREA) Taylor Branch, Pulitzer prize-winning Author Michael Steinberg, Director, Cogut Center for the Humanities Andre Willis, Visiting Professor, Religious Studies

Taylor Branch, Thursday January 30, 2014 at  Salomon Center for Teaching, De Ciccio Family Auditorium.