Open conversation with Dr Benjamin Reese Jr.

Staff are invited to attend a public discussion with Dr Benjamin Reese Jr.

When: 12.30pm-2.30pm, Tuesday 23 July
Where: John Britten Conference Foyer

Hosted by Professor Steven Ratuva and Professor Philippa Martin,  the conversation will pick up on themes related to equity and diversity, race relations and lessons to be learned in the aftermath of 15 March. It will take the format of a discussion between the three, and will include opportunities for questions from the audience.

The event is open to any staff who would like to attend. There’s no need to RSVP, but seating will be limited. Feel free to drop in for just part of the session if your available time is limited.

Dr Reese is a Clinical Psychologist and Vice President for Institutional Equity at Duke University and Head of Duke Hospital System. He is the former president of the US National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE) and represented both the International Council of Psychologists and the World Federation for Mental Health at the United Nations.

In 2016, the North Carolina Business Journal awarded Dr Reese their Lifetime Diversity Achievement Award in recognition of almost 50 years of leadership of issues of race relations and diversity. He specialises in implicit bias, race relations, diversity/inclusion training, and conflict resolution.

He is a highly sought after national and international speaker, workshop facilitator and consultant to higher education, not-for-profit organisations, and the corporate environment.

Dr Reese will also be delivering a public lecture on Thursday 25 July entitled “Dilemmas of our time: Unconscious (implicit) bias and race relations.” More information about that event can be found here>