Political Scientist and Race Expert Cathy Cohen to Speak at Convocation
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Political Scientist and Race Expert Cathy Cohen to Speak at Convocation


Cathy Cohen

What/Who: Cathy Cohen, Professor in Political Science and Director of the University of Chicago’s Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture, will deliver the University of Chicago’s Spring 2005 convocation address on the topic “Race, Politics and the Costs of Compromise,” in which she will discuss the legacy of the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision and the racial and political challenges the U.S. still faces today. Cohen is one of the nation’s leading scholars of race, politics and gender, and the author of The Boundaries of Blackness: AIDS and the Breakdown of Black Politics.


  • Session One — Friday, June 10, at 9 a.m.
    The Law School, the Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy and the School of Social Service Administration
  • Session Two — Friday, June 10, at 3:30 p.m.
    The William B. and Catherine V. Graham School of General Studies, the Division of the Biological Sciences and the Pritzker School of Medicine, the Division of Humanities, the Division of Physical Sciences, the Division of Social Sciences and the Divinity School.
  • Session Three — Saturday, June 11, at 10 a.m.
    All undergraduate collegiate divisions.

Where: Harper Quadrangle, directly north of Harper Memorial Library, 1116 E. 59th St.

Background: The University’s 478th convocation will take place rain or shine. For further information, please visit the convocation Web site at http://www.uchicago.edu/convocation.


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