Plenary Sessions

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

1:00-1:15 p.m. 
Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg will welcome attendees to the University of Pittsburgh for the National Academy of Public Administration's 13th Annual Social Equity Leadership Conference. 

1:15-2:45 p.m. 
Opening Plenary

What Role Cities, Universities, and Media Play in Achieving Social Equity: Reflections from Pittsburgh 

Moderator:  Daria Crawley, Associate Professor of Management, Robert Morris University
  • John Keeler, Dean, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh 
  • Bill Peduto, Mayor, City of Pittsburgh 
  • Dan Simpson, Associate Editor of Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and former U.S. Ambassador
3:00-4:30 p.m.
Plenary Session

Racism in the Age of Obama: Are Things Better or Worse?
Co-sponsored by University of Pittsburgh School of Law

Moderator:  Darryl Ford Williams, Vice President of Content at WQED Multimedia 
  • Eric A. Montgomery, The Montgomery Law Firm and former Assistant General Counsel for Bank of America 
  • Seth K. Goldman, Honors Assistant Professor of Communication, Department of Communication, University of Massachusetts Amherst 
  • William M. Carter Jr., Dean, University of Pittsburgh School of Law 
  • Jasmine Gonzales Rose, Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Law
4:30-6:00 p.m.
Welcome Reception

Connelly Ballroom, Alumni Hall
Local Entertainment in Recognition of Pittsburgh's Rich Jazz History: Howie Alexander III, Pianist and Instructor, Afro-American Music Institute

Thursday, May 29, 2014

12:30-2:00 p.m.

Roscoe Robinson, Jr. Memorial Lecture Series
Presented by the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs

Greetings: Susan T. Gooden, Incoming President of ASPA

Keynote address: Ethel Hill Williams, President of NASPAA and Reynolds Professor of Public Affairs and Director, School of Public Administration, University of Nebraska Omaha

“Have Ethical Values over the Last 50 Years Significantly Changed Such That the Meaning of Social Equity Needs to be Reframed to Accommodate those Value Changes?”

3:45-5:00 p.m.
Wherrett Lecture

Presented by the Center for Metropolitan Studies

Address: E.J. Dionne Jr., Journalist, Political Commentator, long-time Op-Ed Columnist for The Washington Post, and Senior Fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution

"Is our Political System Making Inequality Worse?"

5:00-6:00 p.m.
Post-lecture Reception

Co-sponsored by the Johnson Institute for Responsible Leadership and the Center for Metropolitan Studies
Music provided by Jett Christensen, Director, East End Song Studio 

Friday, May 30, 2014

12:30-2:00 p.m.
Closing and Awards Luncheon

Closing address: Lia Epperson, Associate Professor of Law and Director of the Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD) Program at American University Washington College of Law

“Advancing Educational Equity in the US: An Imperative in a Global Society” 

Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
3601 Wesley W. Posvar Hall, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15260