Black History Month at Johns Hopkins SAIS 2016

"Celebrating Pioneers in Foreign Policy"

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Black History Month Kick-off Happy Hour: “Celebrating Africa and Her Diaspora”
Friday, February 5, 2016
5:30-8:30 p.m., Kenney Auditorium
-- Featuring a live performance by Howard University African Dance Team Temps d’Afrique.

Black History Month Themed Student Trivia Night with Washington, DC Graduate Schools
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
7:00-9:00 p.m., BOB 500
(By invitation only)

Second Annual “Blackonomics” (Black-economics) Discussion
Friday, February 12, 2016
4:30-5:30 p.m., Nitze 508
-- A discussion about economic inequalities among minority groups, including in regard to education, employment, voting rights, and more.

Higher Achievement Delegation
Monday, February 15, 2016
11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Nitze 507
-- A group of sixth to eighth grade students from the “Higher Achievement” program will visit campus for a series of lectures and panels, as well as a foreign policy simulation.
(By invitation only)

Lani Guinier on Race, Class & Community: Democratizing Higher Education in America
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
4:30-5:30 p.m., Kenney Auditorium
-- Lani Guinier, Bennett Boskey Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, was the first woman of color appointed to a tenured professorship at the Harvard Law School. Her writings address issues of race, gender, and democratic decision-making, and seek new ways of approaching questions like affirmative action while calling for candid public discourse on these topics. Registration details forthcoming. Click here to RSVP.

“Diversity in Diplomacy: Challenges and Opportunities in International Affairs”
Wednesday, February 17, 12:00-2:00 p.m.
-- Join members of the US Department of State for a roundtable discussion on challenges and opportunities in international affairs, featuring Kedenard Raymond, Zakiya Carr Johnson, and Naomi Mattos.
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Breakfast with Hon. Clifton Wharton (Class of 1948) in Celebration of his New Book: Privilege and Prejudice: The Life of a Black Pioneer (MSU Press: 2015)
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
8:00-9:30 a.m., Rome 812
-- Enjoy breakfast and lively discussion with Hon. Clifton Wharton ’48, the first African American to graduate from Johns Hopkins SAIS, for a discussion of his life and recent book release. Click here to RSVP.

Dean Lecture Series: National Museum of African American History and Culture - A Place to Remember, Commemorate, and Celebrate
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
12:30-2:00 p.m., BOB 500
-- Dr. Jacquelyn Serwer, Chief Curator, Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
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Pioneers in Foreign Policy Panel with Black Professionals in International Affairs
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
5:00-7:00 p.m., BOB 500
-- A robust panel of pioneers will discuss opportunities and challenges facing the black community in international affairs. The panel will include Ambassador Perkins, US Ambassador to South Africa during the apartheid. Click here to RSVP.

Discussion with JHU Provost Robert Lieberman
Monday, February 29, 2016
12:30-2:00 p.m., Kenney Auditorium
-- Provost Lieberman is a well-known scholar on issues of race and politics in America, social welfare policy, and the welfare state. Click here to RSVP.