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Critical Race Theory: What Is All The Controversy About?
Critical race theory is an approach to issues of race, social structure, and history that has caused intense disagreement among analysts and activists of various political schools. This talk describes the doctrine, analyzes the sources of disagreement about it, and suggests ways of resolving the conflict. This talk will be presented by Dr. Richard E. Rubenstein, University Professor of Conflict Resolution and Public Affairs in the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University.
This lecture is made possible in part by George Mason University’s Mason Speakers program, “Connecting the University with the Community.” For information on how to book a speaker visit Mason Speakers
About Dr. Rubenstein
Richard Rubenstein was educated at Harvard College, Oxford University (Rhodes Scholar) and Harvard Law School. Before coming to teach at George Mason University in 1987, he was a practicing lawyer in Washington DC, a political science professor at Roosevelt University in Chicago, and a law professor at Antioch School of Law in Washington DC. At George Mason he joined the faculty of the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution and served as its director from 1988-1991. He retired from full-time teaching in 2023 and is now University Professor Emeritus at the Institute's successor, the Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution. For a full list of Dr. Rubenstein's books and other work, visit is George Mason University profile.