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Provost Lecture Series


Supporting Inquiry and Collaboration

The Provost Lecture Series offers students, faculty, staff, and the public the opportunity to interact with groundbreaking scholars who deliver graduate lectures, public lectures, and attend intimate receptions for Emory's academic community.

This effort supports inquiry and collaboration on the Emory campuses and beyond.

Addressing Bias in Technology

February 7, 2019

Joy Buolamwini, founder of the Algorithmic Justice League and graduate researcher in the MIT Media Lab, examines harmful bias in code and artificial intelligence in her talk, "Dangers of the Coded Gaze."

Examining Power, Complex Human Experience, and Social Inclusion through Art

April 8, 2019

Carrie Mae Weems, an award-winning artist working in media including photography and video installation, examines the complex and contradictory legacy of African American identity, class, and culture in the United States in her talk, "A History of Violence–Heave."

Race and Tragedy of American Democracy

October 25, 2018

Eddie S. Glaude Jr., who serves as the William S. Tod Professor of Religion and African American Studies and chairs the Department of African American Studies at Princeton University, delivered an address, "The Magician's Serpent: Race and the Tragedy of American Democracy."