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"The Future of Diversity: A Conversation on Education, Business, and Difference"

Panel Discussion & Luncheon


Presented by the Darden School of Business


Date:January 24, 2012
Location: Abbott Center Dining Room

1:30 p.m.

Please join the Darden School of Business for a conversation on diversity in honor of the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. This discussion will explore the challenges and opportunities for fostering diverse and inclusive communities in educational institutions, businesses and larger society. Conversationalists and audience members will address the ways in which we can build on our accomplishments as well as overcome our obstacles as we work towards creating energizing, generative, and just communities.  The point of departure for the conversation will be Darden professor Martin Davidson’s provocative new book, The End of Diversity as We Know It: Why Diversity Efforts Fail and How Leveraging Difference Can Succeed.

*An RSVP is required.  Please e-mail Kellie Sauls at to indicate your participation.

A morning workshop aimed at University leaders will address the themes of Darden professor Martin Davison's new book entitled, “The End of Diversity as We Know It: Why Diversity Efforts Fail and How Leveraging Difference Can Succeed."


Conversation Participants:




Martin N. Davidson

Associate Professor of Business Administration, Associate Dean and Chief Diversity Officer, Darden School of Business, University of Virginia






Paul T. Harper, Ph.D.

Director of Darden’s LEAD Summer Business Institute (SBI) and Instructor of Religious Studies, University of Virginia






Rosemary E. Kilkenny, Esq.

Vice President for Institutional Diversity and Equity, Georgetown University






Marcus L. Martin, M.D.

Vice President and Chief Officer for Diversity and Equity, University of Virginia







Karen L. Proudford, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Management, Earl Graves School of Business, Morgan State University







Terri Harris Reed, Ph. D.

Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion, The George Washington University