Dr. Manning Marable to Replace Juan Williams in the Public Conversation

Dr. Manning Marable, one of the nation’s most influential voices on African American studies and ethnic studies, will replace Juan Williams in the Public Conversation. Mr. Williams cancelled unexpectedly last week when his employer, FOX News, scheduled an election special on that same day.

Dr. Marable is a journalist, human rights activist, historian, author, educator, and political theorist. He has earned these diverse designations through a lifetime of leadership, activism, and scholarship.

He is Professor of Public Affairs, Political Science, History, and African American Studies at Columbia University, where he founded the prestigious Institute for Research in African-American Studies. In 2003, he also established the Center for Contemporary Black History, an advanced research and publications center that examines black leadership and politics, culture, and society.

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Dr. Marable will appear in the 11th annual Public Conversation with award-winning author Sr. Joan Chittister and Hoosier film writer and producer Angelo Pizzo on Sunday, November 5, 4 p.m., Clowes Memorial Hall. For free tickets, visit the Clowes box office, Butler University, 4602 Sunset Avenue. Group tickets can be reserved by calling Spirit & Place at (317) 278-3623.

Dr. Marable will also present Navigating Diversity in American Society: Making Multiculturalism Work on Monday, November 6, 10 a.m., University Place Conference Center and Hotel.

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