“A Deeper Diversity: Why Living through Human Difference Matters” with Adam Green
In the inaugural lecture for the new annual RISE Faculty Lecture on Diversity and Excellence, Adam Green makes the case for understanding diversity—the premise that our civil society should be founded on pluralism, respect, and access—as a transformative creed derived from traditions of struggle and an intentioned sense of equity. Drawing on personal experience as well as scholarship, Green examines the ways that diversity has been understood in the past and how it is regarded today—a time of unprecedented correspondence as well as deeply disconcerting disparity and inequalities. Adam Green is Associate Professor in History and the College, and Master of the Social Sciences Collegiate Division at the University of Chicago. The event took place on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at Mandel Hall.