Diversity, Civility, and the Liberal Arts Institute
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About the Institute

DCLA program logoThis Institute is intended to address major issues that drive unrest on today’s campus, including protests directed at public policy, social inequity, bias, and identity that sometimes become disruptive or even violent. While many institutions have responded with new institutional policies or an emphasis on calming students’ emotional responses, the Institute offers a very different approach: deepening students’ cognitive understanding of the issues by engaging with the best work of scholars in the humanities and social sciences. The Diversity, Civility, and the Liberal Arts Institute draws on the most precious resources that independent colleges and universities have to understand human behavior: teaching, learning, and research in the liberal arts.

The Institute is directed by Beverly Daniel Tatum, President Emerita of Spelman College, and generously supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

2019 Institute

​The 2019 Diversity, Civility, and the Liberal Arts Institute will take place June 2–5, 2019, in Atlanta, GA. The application deadline is November 14, 2018.

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