Chancellor's Diversity Lecture Series to feature three notable speakers

  • Oct. 5, 2016


INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Chancellor's Diversity Lecture Series will feature three notable speakers: a school expert; a combat veteran, business leader and former special assistant to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice; and a young woman determined to become the first hijabi journalist on commercial television.

Pedro Noguera, a Distinguished Professor of Education at the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA, will be the first, speaking at 6 p.m. Oct. 11 in Rooms 450 A and B in the IUPUI Campus Center, 420 University Blvd.

Noguera's research focuses on the ways in which schools are influenced by social and economic conditions as well as by demographic trends in local, regional and global contexts. Prior to joining the faculty at UCLA, he served as a tenured professor and holder of endowed chairs at New York University; Harvard University; and the University of California, Berkeley. He also served as a trustee for the State University of New York as an appointee of Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Wes Moore -- a youth advocate, an Army combat veteran, a promising business leader and an author -- will speak at 6 p.m. Nov. 10 in the Hine Hall ballroom on the IUPUI campus. A White House Fellow from 2006-07, Moore served as a special assistant to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Following his time at the White House, he became an investment professional in New York at Citigroup, focusing on global technology and alternative investments. In 2009 he was selected as an Asia Society Fellow. Moore was named one of Ebony magazine's "Top 30 Leaders Under 30" for 2007 and to the 2009 "40 Under 40 Rising Stars" list in Crain's New York Business.

Noor Tagouri will speak at 6 p.m. Feb. 16 in Room 450 C in the Campus Center. Since launching the viral #letnoorshine campaign in 2012, Tagouri has gained international attention as one of the most talked-about young adults in the country. Determined to become the first hijabi journalist on commercial television in the United States, Tagouri has embarked on a unique journey to achieve her dream, breaking down significant barriers in the process. She has since become an associate journalist for CBS Radio in Washington, D.C.; graduated from one of the top journalism schools at the age of 20; become a local news reporter in the D.C. metro area for CTV News; and has traveled all over the world as a motivational speaker.

Pedro Noguera

Pedro Noguera

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