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Baruch College Hosts Lecture on Race in America

The Lillie and Nathan Ackerman Lecture Series

sheryll cashin at baruch college

Sheryll Cashin

NEW YORK, NY - November 25, 2014 - Baruch College’s School of Public Affairs welcomes Sheryll Cashin as the guest speaker of the Lillie and Nathan Ackerman Lecture Series on Tuesday, December 2. Cashin will lead the discussion titled Place Not Race: A New Vision of Opportunity in America.

During the lecture, Cashin will touch upon segregation, affirmative action in higher education, and multiracial coalitions for investment in K-16 education.

Sheryll Cashin, Professor of Law at the Georgetown University, teaches Administrative Law, Constitutional Law, and Race and American Law among other subjects. She writes about race relations, government and inequality in America.

Her new book, Place Not Race: A New Vision of Opportunity in America (forthcoming Beacon Press, 2014), argues that affirmative action as currently practiced does little to help disadvantaged people and offers a new framework for true inclusion. Her book, The Failures of Integration (Public Affairs, 2004) was an Editors' Choice in The New York Times Book Review.

The Ackerman Lecture series invites leading intellectuals and public figures to address major questions of equality and social justice.


WHAT:  Ackerman Lecture Fall 2014 “Place not Race: A New Vision of Opportunity in America”

WHEN:   Tuesday, December 2, 2014

               5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Baruch College - Newman Vertical Campus

               55 Lexington Ave

               Room 14-220




About Baruch College:

Baruch College is a senior college in the City University of New York (CUNY) with a total enrollment of more than 17,000 students, who represent 160 countries and speak more than 100 languages. Ranked among the top 15% of U.S. colleges and the No. 4 public regional university, Baruch College is regularly recognized as among the most ethnically diverse colleges in the country. As a public institution with a tradition of academic excellence, Baruch College offers accessibility and opportunity for students from every corner of New York City and from around the world. For more about Baruch College, go to



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