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The Campus Conversations series brings together faculty, staff, and students to engage in conversation as an academic community. Highlighting the research and expertise of our faculty, these events explore important topics facing our DePaul community and our world. The annual forums are hosted by the Office of Academic Affairs.
The President's Lecture Series keynote event is the first of two events during the week of April 26, focused on the future for DePaul. The end goal of both events is to drive ongoing conversations about what the future of DePaul may look like.
On April 26, DePaul will host a President's Lecture Series event, "Building our Capacity for Transformation". Cecily Sommers, a futurist, will deliver a keynote address for the April 26, event. Sommers is a renowned speaker and helps guide organizations from what is known into what is next.
These events are for DePaul faculty and staff.
Registration is required.
Building Capacity for Transformation
Monday, April 26, 2021
Campus Conversations: Strategic Visioning
Thursday, April 29, 2021
4:00 - 5:30 pm
Hate crimes against Asian Americans increased nearly 150% in 2020. Unfair blame for COVID-19 helps to explain the spike in violence, but AAPI/APIDA people have been subject to discrimination since passage of the Chinese Exclusion Act in 1882. The resurgence of white supremacy has also fueled animosity against all marginalized groups.
As a community of students, staff and faculty, DePaul is committed to the safety and well being of all its members. A panel of faculty, saff and students will offer their perspective on the problem and address questions and concerns from the audience.
Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science
Associate Professor, Department of Psychology
Associate Professor, Colllege of Law
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science
Professor and Wicklander Fellow in Business Ethics, Department of Marketing
Professor, Department of Political Science
Associate Professor, Communication Studies
In anticipation of the January 1, 2020 legalization of cannabis in Illinois, this Campus Conversation panel discussion explored the issue focusing on the research and expertise on this matter by DePaul faculty. Topics included the phrmacology of cannabis; medical cannabis; and business, legal, policy and historical perspectives of cannabis.
Senior Journalist in Residence, College of Communication
Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Health Sciences
Assistant Professor, Master of Public Health Program
Professor of Law and Associate Dean, College of Law
J. Steven Kelly
Associate Professor, Department of Marketing
Professor and Interim Dean, Department of Biological Sciences
Associate Professor and Interim Dean, School of Continuing and Professional Studies