New York University Skip to Content Skip to Search Skip to Navigation Skip to Sub Navigation

MLK Week 2012

7 issues, 7 Leaders, 7 Minutes

What is the Future of Diversity in the Media, Arts, Education, Cities, Economy, Immigration and Activism?  Find out at the university-wide event during MLK Week at NYU, featuring 7 leaders from various areas speaking for 7 minutes on 7 topic areas surrounding this year’s theme, The Future of Diversity: Here & Now. Confirmed speakers include Dr. Cornel West, Princeton University Professor, philosopher and influential intellectual, who will address the issue of activism; and Dr. Mitchell L. Moss, Director of the Rudin Center for Transportation and Henry Hart Rice Professor of Urban Policy and Planning at NYU’s Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, who will speak about the issue of cities.

We will also be presenting the NYU MLK Jr. Humanitarian Award to Associate Professor Jack Tchen who is the Founding Director of NYU’s Asian/Pacific/American Institute and co-founder of the Museum of Chinese in America.

Jack is an alumnus of the NYU Graduate School of Arts and Science, '90, '92.

Cornel West

Cornel West

Cornel West is a prominent and provocative democratic intellectual.  He is the Class of 1943 University Professor at Princeton University.  He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard in three years and obtained his M.A. and Ph.D. in Philosophy at Princeton.  He has taught at Union Theological Seminary, Yale, Harvard and the University of Paris. He has written 19 books and edited 13 books. He is best known for his classic Race Matters, Democracy Matters, and his new memoir, Brother West: Living and Loving Out Loud.

Read More

Aziza Barnes

Undergraduate, Tisch School of the Arts; Member of the 2012 NYU Slam Team

  • brown girl
  • A United States Birth Certificate Speaks to an Immigrant Family
NYU Footer