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Diversity Matters: The CSDD Podcast

The ‘Diversity Matters Podcast’ is a project of the Center for the Study of Diversity and Democracy, currently a unit of the Department of Political Science and Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences at Northwestern University. Each episode is hosted by CSDD Director Dr. Alvin Tillery. Launched in 2017, the Center’s mission is to stimulate research, dialogue, and civic engagement about the relationship between diversity and democratic politics. The ‘Diversity Matters’ podcast is way for us to amplify this mission by sharing our public events, interviews with our faculty affiliates, and discussions of the Center’s research, and conversations about current events related to the politics of diversity. Episodes will be posted monthly on both the CSDD’s website and our page on SoundCloud. You can support our work by donating to Northwestern University’s “We Will Campaign” and designating your gift to the Center for the Study of Diversity and Democracy.
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Faculty Research Spotlight: Dr. Chloe Thurston

Dr. Thurston discusses her research and her new book At the Boundries of Home Ownership: Credit, Discrimination, and the American State which documents an indirect but “substantial social policy system” in the United States when it comes to U.S. homeownership.

Moderator: 

Dr. Alvin Tillery, Director of the CSDD

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CSDD Launch Event, Part 2: Q&A

"Courageous Leadership, Racial Reconciliation, and the Future of American Democracy" 

Panelists: 

Leon Ford, Jr.: #BlackLivesMatter Activist and Venture Capitalist
Paula Pretlow: Former Senior Vice President of The Capital Group and Trustee of Northwestern University
Dr. Dan Roller: Anti-Racism Activist and Managing Director of the Acris Project

Moderators: 

Dr. Traci Burch, Executive Committee for the CSDD
Dr. Alvin Tillery, Director of the CSDD

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CSDD Launch Event, Part 1: Introductions

"Courageous Leadership, Racial Reconciliation, and the Future of American Democracy" 

Panelists: 

Leon Ford, Jr.: #BlackLivesMatter Activist and Venture Capitalist
Paula Pretlow: Former Senior Vice President of The Capital Group and Trustee of Northwestern University
Dr. Dan Roller: Anti-Racism Activist and Managing Director of the Acris Project

Moderators: 

Dr. Traci Burch, Executive Committee for the CSDD
Dr. Alvin Tillery, Director of the CSDD

Transcript
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