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Political scientist Adolph Reed, Jr. discusses the "Challenges of Academic Diversity," December 8 at Reed College

Founder of the Labor Party and frequent contributor to "The Nation," "The Village Voice," and "The Progressive," Reed is the author of "The (Un)Changing Face of the Ivy League."



A political science professor at the University of Pennsylvania, Adolph Reed, Jr., an expert in racial and economic inequality, American politics, and American political thought, will address the challenges of racial diversity at colleges and universities. Afterwards, he will answer questions from the audience.


7 p.m., Thursday, December 8


Vollum Lecture Hall, Reed College, 3203 SE Woodstock Blvd., Portland. Use Reed’s east parking lot off of SE Woodstock Blvd.


Free and open to the public.


For more information, the public is asked to visit Reed's Public Policy Lecture Series website at or call the Reed events line at 503/777-7755.

Adolph Reed, Jr.
An expert on racial and economic inequality, American politics, and American political thought, Adolph Reed, Jr. has taught at Yale, Northwestern, and the New School for Social Research. He is currently professor of political science at the University of Pennsylvania. His books include The Jesse Jackson Phenomenon (1985) and W.E.B. DuBois and American Political Thought (Oxford, 1997). Reed has written regular columns of political and social analysis for The Village Voice, The Progressive, and The Nation; many of these are collected in his Stirrings in the Jug: Black Politics in the Post-Segregation Era (1999). Reed is a founder and organizer of the Labor Party. He is also the author of The (Un)Changing Face of the Ivy League, an influential report prepared for GESO, the graduate teachers and researchers union at Yale.


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