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Buckeye Diversity Dialogue Series

The Council of Graduate Students' Buckeye Diversity Dialogue Series provides opportunities for Ohio State graduate students, faculty, staff, and community leaders to have intentional conversations about relevant issues of equity, diversity, inclusion, social justice, and much more. 

These conversations are designed to be an informal gathering, over lunch, to allow participants to learn from and educate one another. Although each event has a theme, the goal is to encourage participants to determine where the conversation goes. The Buckeye Diversity Dialogue Series is meant to be a catalyst for discussion on difficult topics, as it relates to diversity and social justice. 

Due to the nature of the conversations, each event will be limited to 10-15 graduate students, registration is on a first come first serve basis. 

All sessions will be held from 12:00-1:00pm.

Lunch will be provided for each participant.

Please contact DaVonti' Haynes ( for additional information.

2019-2020 Academic Year Schedule

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11/6 Don Pope-Davis, PhD Dean College of Education and Human Ecology Diversifying the Professoriate
11/18 Janine Oman Deputy Director of Athletics The Ohio State University Athletic Department Women in Sports and Sports Administration
12/5 Lori Patton Davis, PhD Chair Department of Educational Studies Being a Woman in Academia
12/5 Shannon Hardin President Columbus City Council Intersectionality of Being a Minority and Gay in Politics


Lanla Conteh, MD, MPH Assistant Professor

Director of Quality and Patient Experience and Director of GHN Hepatobiliary Tumor Program
College of Medicine

Wexner Medical Center

Diversity in Medicine: What Does It Mean, What Does It Look Like & How Do We Achieve It

Marium Husain, MD Clinical Assistant Professor College of Medicine
1/28 Sean Decatur, PhD President Kenyon College Leading as a Minority
1/28 Talisa Dixon, PhD Superintendent/ CEO Columbus City Schools Being an African American in a High Position of Leadership
2/12 Rustin Moore, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVS Dean & Professor College of Veterinary Medicine Appalachian in 2020: Who We Are, What It Means, and Where We're Going
2/12 Laura Justice, PhD Executive Director and Professor College of Education and Human Ecology Dealing with Biases Against the 'Soft Sciences'
2/13 Beth Hume, PhD Vice Provost Student Academic Success Supporting and Promoting a Linguistically Diverse Population
2/24 Mary Rodriguez, PhD Assistant Professor College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Being a Woman in a Male Dominated Field of Study
3/4 Treva Lindsey, PhD Associate Professor College of Arts and Sciences Feminism in 2020
3/18 Kimberly Spears-McNatt Chief of Police Ohio State University Police Community Policing with Diverse Populations
3/23 Mo-Yee Lee, PhD, MSW Professor and Doctoral Program Director College of Social Work Being An International Scholar in America's Academia
3/31 Kris Devine Vice President and Deputy Chief Financial Officer Ohio State Office of Business & Finance Leadership and Disability in the Workplace
3/31 Nicole Nieto, PhD Assistant Vice Provost Outreach and Engagement Food Identities: Migrant and Immigrant Communities
4/6 Elizabeth C. Brown President Pro Tempore
Executive Director
Columbus City Council
Ohio Women's Public Policy Network
Being a Woman in Politics

This event is co-sponsored by University Dining Services