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Building Equity for a Post-Pandemic World

March 18, 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm

Frame Your Future Event Series – Building Equity for a Post-Pandemic World


As the year unfolded, “2020” became shorthand for loss, disruption, collective trauma, turbulence, and unpredictability as a global pandemic and a deeply contentious election dominated American life. It was also a landmark year in the journey toward a more equitable society, with sustained protest and demands for social and racial justice nationwide. Now, we must move forward. In this conversation, thought leaders, faculty, and practitioners consider specific steps that individuals and institutions can take to heal a nation scarred by bitter division, and discuss tools that can be developed and deployed to facilitate difficult, but critical conversations in communities, workplaces, and over kitchen tables across the nation.


Elias Alcantara, Vice President, Macquarie Group; Former White House Senior Associate Director of Intergovernmental Affairs

Erwin de Leon, Ph.D., Lecturer in Discipline of Nonprofit Management, M.S. in Nonprofit Management, School of Professional Studies; Research Fellow, Knology

Frank Oswald, Lecturer, M.P.S. in Wealth Management, M.S. in Strategic Communication, School of Professional Studies; Communications Consultant and Writer, Frank J. Oswald, LLC

Amy Sereday, Lecturer, M.S. in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution, School of Professional Studies

Moderated by:

La Neice Collins, Global Communications Manager, United Nations

Frame Your Future Event Series

This March, Columbia University School of Professional Studies hosts a series of multi-disciplinary conversations where faculty, practitioners, and alumni in their respective fields of study and professional practice probe some pivotal questions shaping business and commerce, science and technology, governance, culture, and society today. Current faculty, alumni, and guest speakers share current experiences from the field and insights from deep academic inquiry, offering audience members a window on theory and practice in key professional and employment arenas. These conversations are essential for anyone wishing to advance or change the course of their careers. The series culminates with a school-wide Open House designed for attendees and prospective students to learn more about course content and application procedures for M.S. and M.P.S. programs, as well as summer offerings, certificates, postbaccalaureate studies, and more academic options offered by the School of Professional Studies.

For full details and information, please visit the Frame Your Future Event Series website: https://sps.columbia.edu/frame-your-future-event-series

For questions, please contact sps-events@columbia.edu.

For additional information about program offerings at Columbia University’s School of Professional Studies, please contact an Admissions Counselor at 212-854-9666 or inquire@sps.columbia.edu.

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March 18
6:00 pm - 6:45 pm
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