Comparing Diversities Conference

Redefining Diversity for the Global Citizen

Diversity, in the many forms in which presents itself – racial, ethnic, religious, gendered, sexual, linguistic etc. just to name a few ways in which we see and experience it – is a characteristic feature of contemporary societies. It is a crucial phenomenon in the context of an always more globalized and interconnected world that is perceived as problematic. The peaceful and meaningful coexistence among diverse human beings requires a new set of skills and sensibility for approaching ‘otherness’ and for better making sense of our place within our always more diversified communities in which we live and work. Understanding diversity, and consequently managing it in the light of a growing equity and inclusion is a strategic activity that involves educators, administrators, and more in general the entire university community. 

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Conference Schedule

Monday, October 14 - Wednesday, October 16, 2019

The conference aims at bringing together different disciplines, point of views, professionals, and experiences with the ultimate goal of fostering diversity sensitivity, understanding the cultural implications of diversity and promoting intercultural dialogue.

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Workshop Presenters

Sessions will consist of a presenter with a designated topic and forty minutes for each presentation. A discussant will provide insights into the presenter's topics touched and will facilitate the interaction with attendees to stimulate questions and debate among conference participants. Each panel will last 90 minutes.

A list of the workshop presenters will be published in the near future. Please check back soon!

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Conference Partners

The Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) and the Office of Global Education will cohost the 2019 Comparing Diversities Conference. Learn more about both areas with the link provided below.

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Conference Logistical Information

View campus directions, maps, parking information and/or contact conference organizers. 

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Hotel and Accommodations

Kent State University has reserved a block of rooms for the 2019 Comparing Diversities Conference at the Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center.  

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