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Doyle Events

The Doyle Program hosts dialogues, lectures, films, and other events to bring together students, faculty, and staff for critical conversations on diversity and difference. Past events have brought prominent guests to campus, including Carrie Hessler-Radelet, director of the Peace Corps; Rev. Jim Wallis, founder of Sojourners; and distinguished alumni working in the private and public sectors.

The Doyle Program also sponsors a wide variety of events focused on diversity and difference that are open to all members of the Georgetown University community. Program events, such as a conversation series on anti-racism in higher education, spark critical conversations on pedagogy at Georgetown. The program also hosts film screenings and creative performances to explore the connection between culture, identity, and diversity.

Each year, the Doyle Symposium brings together students, faculty, and staff across campus for conversation on engaging difference and promoting diversity at Georgetown. Past panelists include students and alumni working on issues related to diversity, faculty teaching in the Doyle Program, and outside experts.

The Doyle Engaging Difference Program hosts the Doyle Conversations about Anti-Racism in Higher Education series as a space to discuss and design a more anti-racist campus at Georgetown University. Conversations bring together faculty, staff, and students, who share insights from their experiences doing anti-racist work with colleagues and classmates at the university.

Each year, as part of the MLK: Let Freedom Ring! Initiative, Georgetown University hosts Teach the Speech as a space for students, faculty, and staff to reflect on a speech by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Teach the Speech is co-hosted by the Doyle Engaging Difference Program and other university partners.

Doyle Symposia


Front gates of Georgetown University

August 25, 2021

Doyle Conversations about Anti-Racism in Higher Education

This event summary highlights contributions to the "Doyle Conversations about Anti-Racism in Higher Education" event series, held during the spring 2021 semester, and identifies opportunities for further engagement in anti-racist work at and beyond Georgetown.

Panelists listen as Teddy Washington describes his experiences

December 4, 2019

Journalists Discuss Racial Justice Before Ferguson, Beyond Ferguson

The Berkley Center welcomed Pulitzer Center grantee Richard Weiss and Teddy Washington, a Washington University student who was targeted in a racially charged incident in St. Louis, for a conversation on racial justice supported by the Doyle Engaging Difference Program.