Intergroup Relations

We invite and encourage all members of the IGR community to consider attending this event. IGR and The National Center for Institutional Diversity (NCID) will be this years' site hosts. IGR will also be presenting two sessions at the conference.



October 24-25, 2016 | University of Michigan, Ann Arbor



Changing Climates, Divided Landscapes:  Strategies for Engaging Difficult Dialogues in Higher Education

Featuring Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum, President Emerita, Spelman College

A 2013 recipient of the Carnegie Academic Leadership Award, Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum served as president of Spelman College from 2002-2015.  Her tenure as president was marked by a period of great innovation and growth, including significant increases in student scholarship support, opportunities for global travel and undergraduate research, campus expansion and a dramatic rise in alumnae support.   Dr. Tatum is the author of Can We Talk About Race? And Other Conversations in an Era of School Resegregation (2007), “Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?” and Other Conversations about Race (1997), and Assimilation Blues: Black Families in a White Community (1987).  In 2005 she was awarded the prestigious Brock International Prize in Education for her innovative leadership in the field.   A Fellow of the American Psychological Association, she was the 2014 recipient of the APA Award for Outstanding Lifetime Contributions to Psychology.  She is a member of the national Teach for America board.  She holds a B.A. degree in psychology from Wesleyan University, and M.A. and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from University of Michigan as well as an M.A. in Religious Studies from Hartford Seminary.  


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