2016, Embedding Diversity in the Mission, Vision, and Values of the Academy
Joseph A. Johnson III, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor of Science and Engineering, Professor of Physics
Florida A&M University
Julio Frenk, Ph.D.
President, University of Miami
2015, Opening a Discourse around Equity: What Role Should Institutions of Higher Education Play?
Meg Urry, Ph.D.
Israel Munson Professor of Physics & Astronomy, Director of the Yale Center for Astronomy & Astrophysics
2014, Looking Toward the Future: Transforming the Landscape of Higher Education
Peter Salovey, Marta Moret
President and First Lady of Yale University
2013, Then and Now: Historicizing the Contemporary State of Diversity in Higher Education
President, University of Texas at Brownsville
2012, Determining the Future of Diversity Discussions
Richard Blumenthal, '73 J.D.
United States Senator for Connecticut, Yale Law School, J.D., 1973
2011, The Future of the Academy: Maintaining and Strengthening Academic Diversity in the Midst of the Current Economic and Political Climate
John Ruffin, Ph.D.
Director, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities
Sidney Altman, Ph.D.
Sterling Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, Professor of Chemistry, Yale University
2010, Demystifying Diversity: Uncovering and Exploring the Benefits of a Truly Diverse and Inclusive Higher Education
Jon Butler, Ph.D.
Dean, Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Howard R. Lamar Professor of American Studies, History, and Religious Studies
2009, Embracing Diversity: A Pathway to a Truly Inclusive Democracy and Global Society
Shirley A. Jackson, Ph.D.
President, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Theoretical Physicist, Chair, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
2008, Public Intellectuals and Scholar Activists: Negotiating the Boundaries of Academia, Identity, and Civic Responsibility
Kurt Schmoke, '71 B.A., J.D.
Dean, Howard University School of Law
2007, Creating an Inclusive Community of Scholars: Identity, Choice, and Empowerment in the Academy
James P. Comer, M.D.
Maurice Falk Professor of Child Psychiatry, Associate Dean, Yale University School of Medicine
2006, Working Towards a New Vision for the 21st Century University: Promoting Diversity and Excellence in Research,Teaching and Learning Within the Academy
John Hope Franklin, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of History, Duke University
Marion Wright Edelman, '63 J.D.
Founder and President of “The Children's Defense Fund”
2005, “A View from the Disciplines: Diversity and Inclusion in Curricula, Pedagogy and Research within the Academy”
John Pepper, Jr., '60 B.A.
CEO of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Vice President of Finance and Administration, Yale University
2004, “Nurturing a Diverse Community of Scholars”
Curtis L. Patton, PhD.
Professor Emeritus, Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases, Yale University
Orlando Taylor , Ph.D.
Vice Provost for Research, Dean of the Graduate School, Professor of Communications, Howard University