A Tale of Two Letters: Toward an Understanding of Retrenchment, Immigration, and Citizenship
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
5:00pm to 6:30pm, with reception to follow
N. D. B. Connolly
Director, Program in Racism, Immigration, and Citizenship, JHU
Herbert Baxter Adams Associate Professor of History, JHU
Informed by the civic and scholarly mission of JHU’s Program in Racism, Immigration, and Citizenship, Prof. Connolly will discuss the expectations and responsibilities taken up by and placed upon scholars, both historically and in contemporary times. What utility does and has critical race studies served in debates over so-called “common sense” solutions and “real world” problems? Where do concerns over political polarization preempt fights against white supremacy and inequality? What is institutional anti-racism, and is such a thing even possible in American universities? After Prof. Connolly’s remarks on these and related questions, we will host a town-hall-style public discussion on the role universities and their researchers play in the furtherance of ethical policy and informed public debate. A reception of light refreshments will follow.
Download the poster: A Tale of Two Letters