Chancellor Dorothy Leland is proud to announce the Chancellor's Dialogue on Diversity and Interdisciplinarity lecture series, which brings leading scholars to campus to discuss pressing issues confronting higher education today, explicitly linking our core values through a series of conversations and public lectures.
The guest speaker is Jerry Kang, vice chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at UCLA. He is also professor of law at the UCLA School of Law, professor of Asian American Studies (by courtesy), and the inaugural Korea Times — Hankook Ilbo Chair in Korean American Studies and Law.
Kang’s teaching and research interests include civil procedure, race and communications. On race, he has focused on the nexus between implicit bias and the law, with the goal of advancing a “behavioral realism” that imports new scientific findings from the mind sciences into legal discourse and policymaking. He is also an expert on Asian American communities, and has written about hate crimes, affirmative action, and the Japanese American internment and its lessons for the “War on Terror.” He is a co-author of “Race, Rights and Reparation: The Law and the Japanese American Internment.”
A reception will follow the lecture in Classroom and Office Building 2, Room 290.