New York Times Talk Lunches

Join the conversation by attending a Campus Conversation or a New York Times Talk. Students, faculty, and staff are welcome. These discussions are a way to get students more engaged with local, regional, national, and/or international occurrences. 


New York Times Talks

The New York Times Talks series brings students, faculty and staff together in meaningful conversations about some of the latest topics in the local, national, and international news. Attendees are encouraged to be active participants in the conversation, as well as have an open mind and be respectful of other’s thoughts, opinions, and ideas. Pizza and beverages are provided at each of the Talks. 

Upcoming New York Times Talk:

Environmental Racism: What Does it Look Like adn Where is it Happening?
Monday, October 22, 2018
12 - 1:30 p.m.,  University Union 314-315

As part of Campus Sustainability Month, join us for our third New York Times talk of the semester! Kevin Barahona, Graduate Assistant with the Center for Student Diversity, will facilitate a conversation about the issue of environmental racism, or the disproportionate impact of environmental hazards on people of color. What does it look like, and where is it happening?

Recommended Articles:

A Question on Environmental Racism in Flint




Campus Conversations

Campus Conversations provide students, faculty, and staff an opportunity to become politically engaged; learn about and from differing perspectives; and better understand what and who informs our own political ideologies and affiliations.

Upcoming Campus Conversation:

"The Power of One Vote"
feat. Nykidra Robinson, Founder and CEO of Black Girls Vote
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
6:30 p.m., West Village Commons

One vote can change the world. Join the Center for Student Diversity and the Office of Civic Engagement and Social Responsibility for a conversation with Black Girls Vote Founder Nykidra "Nyki" Robinson. Learn about her story and how she is mobilizing disenfranchised voters in Baltimore and beyond.

Networking reception to follow.


Interested in Hosting a New York Times Talk or Campus Conversation?

The Office of Civic Engagement & Social Responsibility is looking for faculty and staff members who are interested in engaging the campus community in a discussion about a topic they are passionate about.  If you are interested in facilitating a New York Times Talk or Campus Conversation, or have any questions about facilitating any of these, please contact .  Past topics have ranged from health care reform to gay marriage, immigration to climate change.