What Happened to Post-Racial Societies?

Thursday, February 20, 2020 10:10 AM

USFSP Student Center
USFSP University Student Center
200 6th Ave S.
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Topic Panelists

Bruce Eberle
Under Bruce's leadership, Eberle Associates has received numerous regional, national, and international awards for excellence in direct mail fund raising. But more important by far, Eberle Associates has become the most efficient and effective direct mail fund raising agency in the nation. Bruce is a past member of the Board of Directors of the Direct Marketing Association of Washington and currently serves as a member of the Executive Committee of the Free Speech Foundation, an association that champions the rights of nonprofit organizations through legislative and legal action. In addition to his professional responsibilities, Bruce serves as a Trustee of Joe Gibbs' Youth For Tomorrow New Life Foundation, as a board member of the CHARIS Institute and as Vice President of Time of Grace ministry. He also served four terms on the Board of Regents of Wisconsin Lutheran College. He has previously served as President of God's Word to the Nations Bible Society. Bruce gave the 1994 commencement address at Wisconsin Lutheran College and was given the 1994 Pro Gloria Dei Award at the commencement ceremony. In 2000 he received the Nehemiah award from Youth for Tomorrow. A graduate of the University of Missouri and a veteran, Bruce and his wife, Kathi, have two children, Elizabeth and Matthew.
Alexander Harris
Dr. Alex Harris is an academician, humanitarian, singer/songwriter and a Cross the Line Music/SONY-Orchard recording artist. Beyond his billboard hits, 4 # 1 singles, and traveling the world Dr. Harris is co-founder of the Arts Conservatory for Teens (ACT). ACT utilizes the performing visual arts and creative critical thinking to educate, empower and enrich the lives of youth and teens, especially disadvantaged and 'high- risk’ youth and teens. Dr. Harris earned his Bachelor of Arts in Human Services and Psychology at LaGrange University, his Master’s in both and Social Work from Boston University, extended graduate study in Adolescent Counseling at Harvard University, and his doctoral degree in Organizational Leadership and Curriculum Development at Nova Southeastern University. He did extended graduate study in Adolescent Counseling at Harvard University. Dr. Harris firmly believes in an artist’s social responsibility and it is his ACT institution that provides the platform for that social responsibility. He has made it his duty to empower the youth of socioeconomically challenged communities worldwide. Dr. Harris has traveled around the world performing, consulting, and speaking in places like South Korea, Iceland, Jamaica, and Bermuda. His speaking work has focused on the power of the arts, as it relates to its ability to transcend cultures, age, and racial boundaries into a place of inclusivity for all people, regardless of race, age, faith/creed, orientation or socioeconomic status.
Allison Quatrini
Allison Quatrini is an Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Relations and Global Affairs at Eckerd College. She holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Her research interests focus on China, specifically its authoritarian state, and the politics of festivals and holidays. She is also interested in interpretive research methodology and the role of field-work in Political Science. Allison's research has been funded by the David I. Boren Fellowship, the Sigur Center for Asian Studies at GWU, and the Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies at GWU.
François Savatier
François Savatier is a science journalist. A former researcher in physics, he focuses today on the sciences of the past, including archaeology, prehistory, paleoanthropology and geology, as an editor at Pour la Science, the French edition of Scientific America.
Stephan Schindler
Dr. Stephan K. Schindler is Professor of German Studies at the University of South Florida, Tampa. He studied at the Heinrich-Heine-Universität in Düsseldorf, Germany, and received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Irvine. His research areas include 18th- and 21st-century German cultural history; German Cinema; Holocaust Studies; critical theory, psychoanalysis, and soccer. He is the author of Eingebildete Körper: Phantasierte Sexualität in der Goethezeit (Imagined Bodies: Fantasized Sexuality in the Age of Goethe, 2001) and Das Subjekt als Kind. Die Erfindung der Kindheit im Roman des 18. Jahrhunderts (The Subject as Child: The Invention of Childhood in the 18th-Century Novel, 1994). He co-edited The Cosmopolitan Screen: German Cinema and the Global Imaginary, 1945 to the Present (2007), Gegenwartsliteratur: Ein germanistisches Jahrbuch (Contemporary Literature: A German Studies Yearbook, 2002-2010), and Knowledge, Science, and Literature in Early Modern Germany (1996). He has published articles on 18thcentury pornography, literature and terrorism, Weimar cinema, postmodern poetics, gender constructions in literature and film, Holocaust film, German soccer, German Hip Hop, and Luther. Prior to joining the faculty at USF, he taught at Princeton University, at the Eberhard Karls Universität in Tübingen, Germany, and for 20 years at Washington University in St. Louis. In 1997, he received the Best Article Award from the German Studies Association/German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). He is currently working on a monograph analyzing the German concept of “Heimat” (home, homeland) in the 21st century.