Program

Tuesday, December 3
Room K354, CGIS Knafel Building
1737 Cambridge Street, Cambridge


8:30 a.m. Coffee, pastries, fruit

9 am - 9:10 am Opening remarks, Diana L. Eck, Professor of Comparative Religion and Indian Studies, Frederic Wertham Professor of Law and Psychiatry, and Founder and Director of the Pluralism Project, Harvard University 

9:15 am - 11 am First Session: (Re)conciliation and Indigenous North Americans

Chair: Elke Winter, William Lyon Mackenzie King Visiting Professor of Canadian Studies, Harvard University, and Professor of Sociology, University of Ottawa

Presenters: 

The Role of Journalism after Truth and Reconciliation
Karyn Pugliese, Ryerson University

11:10 am - 1 pm Second Session: African Americans and Racial Incorporation

Chair: Earl Lewis, University of Michigan

Presenters:

African Americans and Racial Incorporation: Preindustrial Urban Roots
Joe Trotter, Carnegie Mellon University

“He Couldn’t Have A Life:” State Violence as Slow Violence in the Post-Civil-Rights Era
Adriane Lentz-Smith, Duke University

Black Women, Internationalism, and Afro-Asian Solidarity in the 1930s
Keisha N. Blain, University of Pittsburgh1 pm Lunch

1 pm - 2 pm Lunch

2:15 pm - 3:20 pm

Keynote Lecture: Earl Lewis, Professor of History and Director of the Center for Social Solutions, University of Michigan, and  Former President of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

3:30 pm - 5:15 pm Third Session: Immigration and Nation Building

Presenters:

From Pluralism to the Clash of Civilizations: Re-racializing Global Disorder and Reframing Immigration at the End of the Cold War
Penny Von Eschen, University of Virginia

Language, Race, and Nation: Haitian Immigration and Quebec in the 1970s
Sean Mills, University of Toronto

Closing Remarks
See also: 2019