Advancing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Higher Education
About the speaker: Dr. Bennett is an associate professor of medicine at Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine. Prior to joining Northwestern, he served as associate dean of the Graduate School, associate dean for diversity in the Division of Biology and Medicine, and clinical assistant professor of medicine at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Before his appointment at Brown, he served on the faculty at Harvard Medical School and directed the Office for Multicultural Faculty Careers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, one of Harvard Medical School’s teaching affiliates. Dr. Bennett received his BS in biology and minor in Spanish from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical (A&T) State University, and his PhD in biomedical sciences from Meharry Medical College (Nashville).
Dr. Jabbar Bennett, Associate Provost and Chief Diversity Officer at Northwestern University, will speak on the topic,Advancing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Higher Education. Advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in higher education is a top priority for many colleges and universities. Acknowledging the evolution of our nation’s demographics, as well as those of student, faculty and staff populations is critical. Ensuring that everyone is treated fairly and has access to the same resources and opportunities is imperative and often requires crucial conversations and difficult decisions to be made. Preparing institutions to openly welcome, embrace and respect diverse individuals, their backgrounds, beliefs, expectations and practices continues to challenge traditional structures and systems within higher education.
Musical guest: Mikhail Antoshin of The Internationals and his daughter, Chanel, on the flute.