Trinity Washington University to Host Mellon Symposium on Global Perspectives on Race and Racism

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Nicole Breland Aandahl, senior vice president for people and culture at the Center for Strategic and International StudiesNicole Breland Aandahl, senior vice president for people and culture at the Center for Strategic and International StudiesOn March 16 and 17, Trinity Washington University will host a two-day symposium on campus and via Zoom exploring race and racism in the U.S. and globally. The event is free and open to the public.

National and international speakers, including Trinity alumnae, will join faculty and students in the program.

The keynote address will be delivered by Nicole Breland Aandahl, senior vice president for people and culture at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a nonprofit and bipartisan policy research organization. Aandahl will discuss her foreign service work and how the lack of diversity in U.S. foreign affairs is harmful to the country's approach to the world.

Trinity's Global Affairs faculty organized the symposium with grant support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, a private foundation that focuses on supporting the arts and humanities in U.S. higher education.