Tanner Talks: Ibram X. Kendi


Feb. 18, 3 p.m. (book signing at 2 p.m.)
Alumni House
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Ibram X. Kendi

Author Ibram X. Kendi  will kick off the Tanner Humanities Center’s new Tanner Talks series. A New York Times bestselling author, Kendi is the founding director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University. He is a professor of history and international relations, an acclaimed public speaker and a columnist at The Atlantic. His books include “Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America,” which won the National Book Award for Nonfiction, “The Black Campus Movement,” which won the W.E.B. Du Bois Book Prize and the recent “How to be an Antiracist.” The talk will be preceded by a book signing.

Tanner Talks aim to inspire and to inform constructive public conversations creating greater appreciation of common humanity and the world. Talks will enable a cross section of different communities to exchange ideas about issues of contemporary concern. With seed funding from the OC Tanner Company, the series brings together leading humanities scholars and public figures for open, unscripted conversations of interest to the community. Talks are free and open to the public, but seating must be reserved in advance.