Intergroup Relations

IGR Public Statement Regarding the Middle Eastern/North African Identity Category

IGR Public Statement Regarding the Middle Eastern/North African Identity Category

Ann Arbor, Michigan, December 7, 2017. We, the staff and faculty of The Program on Intergroup Relations (IGR) at the University of Michigan (U-M), support the student-led drive to implement the Middle Eastern/North African (ME/NA) identity category on all official university documents that collect demographic information. This initiative is in line with IGR’s mission for building dialogue across social group identity.

The Program on Intergroup Relations Announces a New Working Paper Series

IGR Working Paper Series

IGR’s Working Paper Series seeks to connect scholarship in social justice and dialogue-based education programs. The papers emphasize leading research and practice innovations conducted by leaders in the field of intergroup dialogue. All papers in the Series are subject to rigorous peer review by IGR faculty and staff.

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IGR Outstanding Alumni Award (OAA)

In celebration of the outstanding work in social justice done by the Program on Intergroup Relations (IGR) alumni around the globe, we are excited to honor one exceptional alumnus of the program each April with the Outstanding Alumni Award (OAA)!

IGR's Alumni Spotlight: Karriem Watson, DHSc, MPH, MS

Dr. Karriem Watson remembers his IGR days like it was yesterday. Gaining an in-depth knowledge and understanding about social justice and dialogue from IGR has made a profound impact on his life personally and professionally. He grew up in Muskegon Heights, Michigan and is a 1997 Graduate of U-M where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology. After receiving a Masters of Science in Basic Medical Research from Wayne State University, he moved to Chicago to work in the clinical research industry. He completed a doctorate in Health Sciences with a focus on Global Health from Nova Southeastern. In his dual role at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), he serves as the Director of the Community Engaged Research and Implementation Science for the Cancer Center and Community Engagement Research for Mile Square Health Center (MSHC), a group of federally qualified health centers. We are excited to share more about Dr. Karriem Watson.