Auburn, AL (EETV)-In their continued effort to encourage conversation around diversity, inclusion, and free speech in higher education. Auburn has announced the continuation of its Critical Conversations Speaker Series.   

The first event of the semester is set to take place at 7 p.m. January 21 at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center, featuring Eddie Glaude Jr. Glaude is not only the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor but also the chair of the Department of African American Studies at Princeton University. Through his work, Glaude seeks “to prod and to provoke, to insist and to incite, to encourage and to embolden fellow citizens to rise to the profound challenges of our day.” He has sought to do this through his authorship of several books with the latest being “In a Shade of Blue: Pragmatism and the Politics of Black America.”


“We are thrilled to continue this series, which explores how our shared values of free speech and civil discourse are being both critically discussed and thoughtfully applied at Auburn University,” said Taffye Benson Clayton, associate provost and vice president for Inclusion and Diversity.