Excellence Through Diversity Series Live Stream (Archived)
As a service to the public, the University of Virginia School of Engineering and Applied Science is offering a live stream archive of our speakers.
The Excellence Through Diversity Distinguished Learning Series is organized by the Office of Diversity and Engagement in the UVA School of Engineering and Applied Science.
The Distinguished Learning Series affirms UVA Engineering's core value of excellence through diversity with a year-long speaker series from September 2017 through March 2018 .
Angela Davis' work as an educator – both at the university level and in the larger public sphere – has always emphasized the importance of building communities of struggle for economic, racial, and gender justice. She has authored 9 books and has lectured throughout the United States as well as in Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, and South America. She draws upon her own experiences in the early seventies as a person who spent eighteen months in jail and on trial, after being placed on the FBI’s “Ten Most Wanted List.”
The Angela Davis event was supported by the University of Virginia Bicentennial with funding provided by the Alumni Board of Trustees, and by many UVA partners.
Ronald Sullivan is the faculty director of the Harvard Criminal Justice Institute and the Harvard Trial Advocacy Workshop. Professor Sullivan also serves as Faculty Dean of Winthrop House at Harvard College. He is the first African American ever appointed Faculty Dean in Harvard's history. He is a founding member and Senior Fellow of the Jamestown Project. Professor Sullivan is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Morehouse College and the Harvard Law School, where he served as President of the Harvard Black Law Students Association and as General Editor of the Harvard BlackLetter Law Journal.