Intergroup Relations

Staff Spotlight: Charles Behling

Charles Behling is an Emeritus Faculty Member of the University of Michigan. He recently retired from the psychology faculty at U-M. A clinical psychologist, he served for 15 years as Co-Director of IGR.

Charles Behling is pictured with Monita Thompson and Kelly Maxwell

What Alumni Are Saying About IGR - Part 2

In last month's newsletter, we highlighted comments we received from our alumni about their IGR experiences and the impacts these had on their lives after college (click here to view). This month, we thought we'd take a moment to share additional messages we've received:

Alumni sitting at tables during event


2013 Summer Youth Dialogues on Race and Ethnicity

In the nation's most segregated metropolitan area, young people are open to discussion of race and ethnicity, but have few opportunities to communicate with people who are different from themselves. Youth Dialogues on Race and Ethnicity (informally known as SYD within IGR) in Metropolitan Detroit brings together high school age youth from different racial and ethnic backgrounds and from different neighborhoods and suburbs for intergroup dialogues during the summer.

Kids painting a mural

Alumni Spotlight: Kartik Sidhar

Kartik Sidhar graduated with a degree in Sociology and General Biology in 2012. He is currently a student in the U-M School of Medicine. As an undergraduate student, Kartik was involved in several IGR classes, including being a dialogue participant and facilitating two dialogue classes (one on religion and the other on able-ism). 

Karthik Sidhar and Dr. Patricia Gurin

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