FI Thursday Dialogues

FI Thursday Dialogues - Brownbag discussions open to the public. Thursdays, 12-2PM, Room TBA

Join the Futures Initiative during the 2017-2018 academic year for Thursday Dialogues, a brownbag series exploring current topics in academia. Dates for Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 are below. Check this page for updates and more details about scheduled events.

Next Dialogue:

Thursday, September 28 12:00pm-2:00pm The Graduate Center, CUNY Room 9204
Mentors to Leaders, a Roundtable Discussion

Mike Rifino, Co-Director of the Undergraduate Leadership Program
Lauren Melendez, Director of the Undergraduate Leadership Program
Kashema Hutchinson, Student Leadership Specialist for the Undergraduate Leadership Program
Cherishe Cumma, Leadership Liaison at New York City College of Technology
Jenny Perez Bruno, Leadership Liaison at City College of New York

This roundtable discussion, the second of the Thursday Dialogues series organized by the Futures Initiative, seeks to reflectively explore the unfolding dynamics of the Futures Initiative Undergraduate Leadership Program from its first implementation to the present. This panel discussion will bring together directors and current Leadership fellows in a self-reflective discussion on their experiences gained from taking part in this program, including lessons learned and challenges. How does the program conceptualize leadership? What seems to be working? What hasn’t worked? What can be improved? What were their expectations when they initiated this program and how has that changed now? What are some of the intersections between NYPL and CUNY and this program? Questions that our fellows will address include: how has the program helped them accomplish their goals? How has their outlook on being a CUNY student changed based on participating in this program? Based on their CUNY student experiences, what can be improved or emphasized in the program?  

These and more questions will be under discussion for the day and we encourage you to add your thoughts and insights to the dialogue by joining us for this informal brownbag lunch. No RSVP necessary.

Upcoming Dialogues:

October 12: Understanding the IRB, Part I
October 19: From Dissertation to First Book
December 7: Landing An Industry Job by Leveraging your Academic Experience

Save the Dates for Spring 2018: 2/8, 3/1, 3/15, 4/19, 5/3, topics to be announced.

Past Dialogue Recaps:

September 7, 2017: Pedagogies of Dissent for Asian American Studies