Ibram X. Kendi is one of America’s foremost historians and leading antiracist scholars. In 2020, Time Magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world. He is a National Book Award-winning and #1 New York Times-bestselling author of seven books. Dr. Kendi is the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities and the Founding Director of the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research. He is also the 2020-2021 Frances B. Cashin Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for the Advanced Study at Harvard University. Dr. Kendi is a contributing writer at The Atlantic and a CBS News Racial Justice Contributor. He is the host of Be Antiracist with Ibram X. Kendi, a new podcast he launched in 2021.
This event will feature a conversation between Dr. Kendi and Chancellor Gary S. May followed by an audience Q&A.
Chancellor Gary S. May is a highly engaged leader with a passion for helping others succeed. He believes success is best judged by how we enhance the lives of others. Throughout his career, he’s championed diversity, equity and inclusion in both higher education and the workplace, and has developed nationally recognized programs that attract, mentor and retain underrepresented groups in the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering and math. In 2015, President Obama honored him with the Presidential Award for Excellence in STEM Mentoring, and in 2021, he was awarded a Lifetime Mentor Award from the American Association for the Advancement of Science.