Wednesday, January 23, 2008

'Race in the New Global World' Explored at Washington College

Chestertown, MD — Two leading sociologists will come together for a panel discussion on "Race in the New Global World" at Washington College's Hynson Lounge on Thursday, February 7, at 7:30 p.m.

The appearance by Tukufu Zuberi, Professor of Sociology and Director of the Center for Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, and Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, Professor of Sociology at Duke University, is being presented by the Goldstein Program in Public Affairs.

Dr. Zuberi has made important contributions to the study of interracial contact, population studies and Africana studies. He is the author of several books, including Swing Low, Sweet Chariot: The Mortality Cost of Colonizing Liberia in the 19th Century and Thicker Than Blood: An Essay on How Racial Statistics Lie.

Dr. Zuberi is co-host of the Public Broadcasting Service's "History Detectives," a nationally syndicated TV series that seeks to uncover the mysteries of America's past; he also is currently working on a PBS documentary on African independence.

Eduardo Bonilla-Silva is a major scholar of race, ethnicity and their connection to stratification and political economy. His work focuses not just on the black-white divide, but has increasingly focused on the Latin Americanization of racism in the United States and other countries.

Dr. Bonilla-Silva's many published works include Racism Without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in the United States and White Supremacy and Racism in the Post-Civil Rights Era.

In addition to being co-presenters of the February 7 panel discussion at Washington College, Drs. Zuberi and Bonilla-Silva are soon to be co-authors as well; their book White Logic, White Methods: Race, Epistemology, and the Social Sciences is slated for publication this summer by Rowman & Littlefield.

The Louis L. Goldstein Program in Public Affairs was established in 1990 to encourage students to enter public service by introducing them to exemplary leaders, both in and out of government. The Goldstein Program has hosted journalists, political activists, foreign policy analysts, diplomats, military commanders and government officials of both national and international stature.

The Goldstein Program sponsors lectures, symposia, visiting fellows, student participation in models and conferences, and other projects that bring students and faculty together with leaders experienced in developing public policy.

Hynson Lounge is located in Hodson Hall. Admission to "Race in the New Global World" is free and open to the public.

January 23, 2008

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