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


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


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


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