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LP2 Fall 2022 Speaker Series
The Office of Academic Initiatives and Strategic Innovation at the Graduate Center - CUNY is pleased to present fall Public Programming sponsored by the Lifelong Peer Learning Program (LP2).

The Public Programs offered by LP2 is sponsored by two committees: Fridays@1 and Unmasking Bias. Both committees are dedicated to expanding the Graduate Center's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion by education goal.

Join us this fall as we welcome the following speakers:

Kelly Lytle Hernández - November 18, 2022, at 1:00 PM (Sponsored by Fridays@1)
Navina Najat Haidar - December 2, 2022, at 1:00 PM (Sponsored by Fridays@1)
Paul Butterfield - December 7, 2022, at 4:00 PM (Sponsored by Unmasking Bias)

Kelly Lytle Hernández is a professor of History, African American Studies, and Urban Planning at UCLA.

Navina Najat Haidar is the Curator in charge of the Department of Islamic Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Paul Butterfield is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Alfred University. His research focuses on ethics and speech, and, in particular, when humorous speech can count as an example of bigotry.

Please select one or all the dates below to register for the free live webinar.
You can choose to attend one or more of the following webinars.

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Speakers

Kelly Lytle Hernández
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Join Us on Nov 18 as we welcome Kelly Lytle Hernández, professor of History, African American Studies, and Urban Planning at UCLA where she holds The Thomas E. Lifka Endowed Chair in History and is the director of the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies. One of the nation’s leading experts on race, immigration, and mass incarceration, Professor Lytle Hernandez will discuss her latest book, Bad Mexicans: Race, Empire, and Revolution in the Borderlands. published in May 2022, described by reviewers as a "beautifully crafted, impressively inclusive history of the Mexican Revolution".
Navina Haidar
Speaker
Join us on Dec 2 as we welcome Navina Najat Haidar, Curator in charge of the Department of Islamic Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She was the coordinating curator of the New Islamic Galleries project, which came to fruition with the 2011 opening of an extraordinary sequence of galleries dedicated to the Art of the Arab Lands; Turkey, Iran, Central Asia, and South Asia. It includes the reinstallation of more than 1000 objects, as well as the Patti Cadby Birch Moroccan Court, constructed on-site at the Met by a team of craftsmen from Fez.
Paul Butterfield
Speaker
Join us on Dec 7 as we welcome Paul Butterfield, a Ph.D. candidate at The Graduate Center, CUNY. His research focuses on ethics and speech, and, in particular, when humorous speech can count as an example of bigotry. Sometimes you might tell a joke, and members of your audience find it offensive. At other times, you might object to someone else’s joke, even though they themselves see nothing wrong with it. How are we to adjudicate these disagreements? Under what circumstances is “I’m only joking” a legitimate moral excuse? In this presentation, I explore the factors at play in determining what we should, and should not, be permitted to say in jest.