SPEAKERS ADDRESS DIVERSITY AND HUMAN RIGHTS

            MARQUETTE, Mich.—Northern Michigan University’s political science and public administration department will host presentations next week on diversity and human rights. Both are free and open to the public.

“Emphasizing Diversity: Stability in an Uncertain Economy” is scheduled from 3-5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22, in Mead Auditorium in the West Science Building. Brian Cloyd, vice president and chief diversity officer for Steelcase Inc. in Grand Rapids, will be the featured speaker. He is a national expert on corporate and not-for-profit diversity programs and issues. Cloyd is also a member of related national and state organizations and boards. He serves on the NMU Board of Trustees.

            “After Evil: Politics and Human Rights” will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24, in Reynolds Recital Hall. Robert Meister, University of California-Santa Cruz professor and author of Political Identity: Thinking through Marx, will discuss the rise of human rights talk and its deployment in societies with a past of injustice or atrocity. Meister’s speech will be followed by a presentation, “Truth Commissions and Human Rights,” by NMU professor Jonathan Allen.



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