04-24-2017  2:24 am      •     
The Wake of Vanport
Dr. Neal Lester

The University of Portland’s Bauccio Lectures Series presents Dr. Neal Lester on “Beyond ‘Political Correctness’: Success and Everyday Leadership” at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 2 at Bauccio Commons, University of Portland, 5000 N Willamette Blvd. The lecture is free and open to the public. Dr. Lester is currently a Foundation Professor of English with specializations in African American Literature and cultural studies and is also the Founding Director of Project Humanities for Arizona State University.

His work as director of Project Humanities spans from research on the idea of hair in race and gender politics to teaching students and the community about the N-word, all while making time to present his knowledge in a connecting and honest way that brings people of all races, genders and economic situations together.

Dr. Neal Lester on “Beyond ‘Political Correctness’: Success and Everyday Leadership”

Bauccio Commons, University of Portland, 5000 N Willamette Blvd., Portland

Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017 , 5:30 p.m.

Free and open to the public

Dr. Neal Lester is currently a Foundation Professor of English with specializations in African American Literature and cultural studies and is also the Founding Director of Project Humanities for Arizona State University. 

He speaks nationally and internationally on issues concerning inclusion, diversity, and race. He has published many scholarly works and has been recognized for his work by the Dali Lama.

You can find more information about Dr. Lester at https://humanities.asu.edu/about-dr-neal-lester.

The University of Portland is an independently governed Catholic university guided by the Congregation of Holy Cross. U.S. News & World Report ranks the institution as one of the top ten regional universities in the American West. It is the only school in Oregon to offer a College of Arts & Sciences, a graduate school, and nationally accredited programs in the schools of business, education, engineering and nursing.

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