2014 - 2015

Diversity Dialogues Archives, 2014-2015

The theme for the 2014-2015 Dialogues is Cultural Competency in the Workplace. In this fourth year of our series, we will provide a forum for discussion focused on cultural intelligence, religious diversity, and the crucial value of diverse teams. The Diversity Dialogues are offered in partnership with the FAS Dean's Office.

Race and the Media
Callie Crossley, host of Under the Radar on WGBH-FM and Basic Black on WGBH-TV 
Carole Bell, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Communications Studies, Northwestern University 
Michael Jeffries, Ph.D., Associate Professor of American Studies, Wellesley College
Rupa Shenoy, M.S., Reporter, WGBH News 
Thursday, August 27, 2015, 1:30pm-3:00pm, Thompson Room, Barker Center, 12 Quincy Street

A panel of experts explored with us how media portrayals of recent events in Ferguson, New York, Baltimore, and other cities help to frame our perspectives and opinions about race. View printable poster here.

Closing Remarks by Chris Ciotti, Associate Dean for Human Resources, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University

Click here to read the Harvard Gazette story covering the event.
 

Lessons Learned from the Chilean Mine Rescue
Amy C. Edmondson, Ph.D.
, Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management, Harvard Business School
Thursday, April 30, 2015, 10am-12:30pm, Harvard Hillel, 52 Mount Auburn Street

This interactive, case-based discussion focused on the real-life leadership and team collaboration lessons learned from the 2010 Chilean Mine Rescue. View printable poster here.

Series Closing Remarks by Rakesh Khurana, Ph.D., Dean of Harvard College, Marvin Bower Professor of Leadership Development, Professor of Sociology and Co-Master of Cabot House, Harvard University

Click here to read the Harvard Gazette story covering the event.

Religious Diversity in the Workplace: Fostering Inclusivity and Engagement
Rev. Mark E. Fowler, Managing Director of Programs, Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding
Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 10am-12:30pm, Thompson Room, Barker Center

This engaging workshop proactively addressed issues of religious diversity and inclusion, and provided tools for creating a more religiously inclusive work environment. View printable poster here.

Introductory Remarks by Chris Ciotti, Associate Dean for Human Resources, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University

Visit the Harvard University Pluralism Project to learn about religious diversity through research, outreach, and the active dissemination of resources. For more information please contact staff@pluralism.org.

Click here to read the Harvard Gazette story covering the event.

Cultural Intelliegnce: Why Higher Ed Needs It
David Livermore, Ph.D., President of the Cultural Intelligence Center (CQC), Researcher and Author
Thursday, October 30, 2014, 10am-12:30pm,Thompson Room, Barker Center

This interactive lecture provided practical guidance for developing and applying cultural intelligence in your role as a Harvard community member.

Series Opening Remarks by Rakesh Khurana, Ph.D., Dean of Harvard College, Marvin Bower Professor of Leadership Development, Professor of Sociology and Co-Master of Cabot House, Harvard University

Click here to read the Harvard Gazette story covering the event.