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These Upcoming Events Take on Today's Most Pressing Issues

While campus remains closed to visitors, there are some exciting opportunities to join the Vassar community over Zoom as we delve into some of the most urgent topics of the day. The following events feature noted experts, including Vassar faculty and one very prominent alumna!

Votes for Women: Vassar and the Politics of Voting Rights Past, Present, and Future

September 26, 2:00pm EDT

Sherrilyn Ifill '84

In recognition of the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, Vassar is eager to uncover and discover voices missing from conversations about voting rights and racial equality. This symposium will feature keynote speaker Sherrilyn Ifill ’84, President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund; Taneisha Means, Assistant Professor of Political Science on the Class of 1951 Chair; and Miriam Cohenthe Evalyn Clark Professor of History. President Elizabeth H. Bradley will introduce the speakers. The program will conclude with a Q&A moderated by Wesley Dixon. Register now.


Higher Education in the Era of Pandemic

October 10, 11:30am EDT

President Elizabeth Bradley

President Elizabeth H. Bradley will moderate a 90-minute panel discussion about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on higher education globally, and prospects for future innovation and sustaining of this sector. Audience members will be able to submit questions as panelists engage in a lively debate about the future of higher education, as the pandemic asks us to rethink and reinvent our approaches to work, life, and everything in between. Panelists: President G. Gabrielle Starr, Pomona College; Dr. Archie P. Cubarrubia, Deputy Director, Institutional Transformation, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; and Dr. Pramath Sinha, Founding Dean and a member of the Executive Board of the Indian School of Business, and Founder & Trustee of Ashoka University. Watch your inboxes for an invite.

More information on upcoming virtual events can be found on this calendar!