News & Announcements Archive

Professor Vesla Weaver featured in the HUB

The Hub article describes the pioneering research and scholarship of Professor Vesla Weaver, who arrived at JHU in the fall as a Bloomberg Professor and is jointly appointed to the Department of Political Science and Department of Sociology.

Teju Cole to speak as part of President’s Reading Series

The President’s Reading Series and the Writing Seminars present Teju Cole. Where and When: November 7th, 2017 at 6: 00 PM in the Mudd Hall Auditorium. Cole was born in the U.S. in 1975 and raised in Nigeria. He is the author of two works of fiction: Every Day Is for the Thief, which was named […]

MSE Symposium on November 2 with Joy Ann Reid

The Milton S. Eisenhower Symposium will host Joy Ann Reid, political analyst and host of MSNBC’s AM Joy. Reid will give a talk titled “Journalism in the age of fake news.” Formerly the managing editor of, Reid is also the author of Fracture: Barack Obama, the Clintons and the Racial Divide and a columnist […]

November 8: Winona LaDuke to speak at Forum on Race in America

Native American activist and advocate for environmental, women’s, and children’s rights discusses environmental racism. Date: Wednesday, November 8 Time: 6pm reception, followed by talk at 7 pm. Location: Auditorium, Mason Hall, Homewood Campus. Winona LaDuke, a Native American activist and advocate for environmental, women’s, and children’s rights will speak at the next JHU Forums on Race in […]

Associate Professor of Philosophy Chris Lebron discusses his new book

Thank you to Associate Professor of Philosophy Chris Lebron for the fascinating and memorable conversation about the conception and analysis of his new book, The Making of Black Lives Matter: The History of an Idea. Professor Lester Spence moderated a highly interactive and fluid discussion. Center faculty and board members Jeanne-Marie Jackson, Mike Degani and […]

Student Speaker Contest, Deadline October 25

This year, TEDxJHU is hosting a contest to select speakers for their fall event. Juniors, seniors and graduate students are encouraged to apply. For more information, please visit: Interested students can also reach out to with any questions. The deadline to submit is October 25 at 11:59pm.

The Fragility of Solidarity

Dr. Jessica Marie Johnson, professor in the Department of History and board member of the Center for Africana Studies, discusses the “The Fragility Of Solidarity: Family History And Political Identity” in an article on bitchmedia.

Congratulations to Professor Lawrence Jackson!

Congratulations to Professor Lawrence Jackson! His 2016 essay, originally published in Harper’s Magazine and entitled, “The City that Bleeds: Freddie Gray and the makings of an American uprising,” appears in the 2017 edition of the Best American Essays.