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Annual ATHENA Roundtable & Philip Merrill Award Gala

DIVERSITY DONE RIGHT: How can colleges become places where diversity of thought, politics, religious heritage, and life experience are campus priorities?
  • Date

    October 21, 2022

  • Time

    9:00 AM - 9:30 PM

  • Location

    Ronald Reagan Building

    1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20004
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ATHENA Roundtable Conference

DIVERSITY DONE RIGHT: How can colleges become places where diversity of thought, politics, religious heritage, and life experience are campus priorities?

9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
A continental breakfast and catered lunch will be served.
Ronald Regan Building, The Rotunda, North Tower, 8th Floor 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington DC 20004

Moderator: Jonathan Rauch
Panelists: Glenn Loury, Dorian Abbot, and John Chisolm, among others.

Join higher education leaders, scholars, policy experts, and concerned trustees, alumni, and students for Diversity Done Right, a conference discussing the impact of diversity, equity, and inclusion policies on higher education. Too many of our nation’s universities have drifted from their core purpose – the pursuit of truth and the dissemination of knowledge. This trend had had an outsized influence on the courses universities teach, the professors they hire, and as a result, the shared understanding of our nation’s history.

HERO OF INTELLECTUAL FREEDOM AWARD

Following lunch, we will present ACTA’s 2022 Hero of Intellectual Freedom Award.


Philip Merrill Award Gala

6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Cocktail Reception – 6:30 p.m.; Gala Dinner – 7:15 p.m.
Ronald Regan Building, The Pavilion, 2nd Floor, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington DC 20004

ACTA will present our 17th annual Philip Merrill Award for Outstanding Contributions to Liberal Arts Education to Columbia University Professor John H. McWhorter. As a scholar, teacher, editorialist, and social critic, he is one of the most important voices in contemporary American Life. His incisive writings have powerfully increased in the public’s understanding of language, race relations, and liberal arts education. Tributes to Dr. McWhorter will be given to Glenn Loury, Merton P. Stoltz Professor of the Social Sciences at Brown University; Steven Pinker, Johnstone Family Professor of Psychology at Harvard University; and Roosevelt Montás, Senior Lecturer in American Studies and English at Columbia University and director of the Center for the Core Curriculum at Columbia College from 2008 to 2018.

For questions regarding the events or ticketing, please contact Jordan Thomas at jthomas@goacta.org or (202) 467-6787.

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