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Mina Rees Conversation Series | Benjamin Saunders
July 30, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pmFree
Benjamin Saunders (Long Island University) will be in conversation with Kate Angell (Adjunct Reference Librarian) and Elvis Bakaitis (Interim Head of Reference) about his work on the topic of right-wing authoritarianism and public perceptions of the “Stop, Question, & Frisk” policy of the New York City Police Department. Saunders’ work in the field of Psychology addresses topics such as “religiosity and the stress of everyday racism” as motivators for volunteerism/political activism among African-American men, as well as the psychological impacts of street harassment.
The Mina Rees Conversation Series is a lively showcase of ideas, research and active scholarship, from across the CUNY system and beyond. The series is titled in recognition of Mina Spiegel Rees – a renowned mathematician who served both as CUNY’s first Dean of Graduate Studies (1961–67) and was named as the Graduate Center’s first President in 1971.