Lectures, Discussions + Conferences

Police Profiling: Causes and Consequences

Metcalf Research Laboratory, Room 101, Friedman Auditorium

This panel discussion will feature experts on police policies that have fueled extensive racial and other profiling, the expansion of mass incarceration and the effects of these policies and practices.

Presented in collaboration with the Taubman Center for Public Policy and the Watson Institute for International Studies. 

Chris Burbank
Chief of Police, Salt Lake City Police Department

Student Seminar with Dr. Laurence Ralph, Harvard: "Ethnography in Urban Spaces"

Stephen Robert '62 Campus Center, Petteruti Lounge

Dr. Laurence Ralph will engage in an open dialogue with students and faculty about urban ethnography, methodology, and crafting a research project. He will discuss some of the challenges of engineering a research project and techniques for writing about emotionally charged social issues.

Lunchtime Conversation with Prof. Paula T. Hammond

CSREA Conference Room, Hillel 303

The Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America (CSREA) will host a small, informal lunchtime conversation with Prof. Paula Hammond, Professor of Chemical Engineering, M.I.T., who will share her experiences as an African-American professor and researcher in STEM. What kinds of obstacles do underrepresented minorities face in STEM fields? What kind of strategies helped clear pathways? Prof. Hammond will answer these and other questions you have for her.

Scandal(ous) Realities: Black and Brown Images in TV and Hollywood Today

Salomon 101

In today's expansive and powerful media, the extremely limited array of images representing Black and Latina/o people perpetuate stereotypes that lead to racism and discrimination throughout society. Exceptions exist, but why are problematic images so prevalent and pleasurable? What harm do they cause, and what can we do to change them?

Join us for a lively discussion among scholars and activists featuring new data, analysis, and strategies for changing how Black and brown folks are represented in the media today.

Lunchtime Conversation with Prof. John Johnson

CSREA Conference Room, Hillel 303, 80 Brown Street

CSREA invites you to a small, informal lunch conversation with Prof. John Johnson, Professor of Astronomy at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, on his experiences in STEM and his advice for other students of color in STEM fields. What kinds of obstacles do underrepresented minorities face in STEM fields? What kinds of strategies helped clear pathways?