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Our Compelling Interests: A Panel on Diversity and Democracy

Event Date(s): 
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos Forum
476 Fifth Avenue (42nd St and Fifth Ave)
New York, NY 10018

Compelling interest

The New York Public Library and Andrew W. Mellon Foundation present: Our Compelling Interests: A Panel on Diversity and Democracy. At a time when American society is swiftly transforming, the new book series Our Compelling Interests sheds light on how our differences will only become more critical to our shared success.

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WELCOMING REMARKS

Earl Lewis, Series Co-Editor and President of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

POETRY READING

Kevin Young, Incoming Director of the Schomburg Center

PANEL DISCUSSION

Nancy Cantor, Series Co-Editor and Chancellor, Rutgers University-Newark
Maria Contreras-Sweet, Administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
Nicole Gelinas, Senior Fellow, The Manhattan Institute & Contributing Editor, City Journal
Sherrilyn Ifill, President and Director-Counsel, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund
Anthony W. Marx, President of The New York Public Library
Moderated by Brian Lehrer, Host of WNYC's The Brian Lehrer Show.

This free event is co-presented by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and Princeton University Press.

Program is free, but advance registration is recommended.