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Scholars Forums

forum audience members The Bowie State University Scholars Forums are a series of panel discussions on issues of contemporary interest and enduring importance. Each forum offers students, faculty, staff, community members, activists, politicians, and other professionals a venue in which to engage in a scholarly conversation about today’s pressing issues. Our goal is to employ the heart of the university, the College of Arts & Sciences, to create a safe space for intellectual inquiry that broadens our cultural horizons, whets our appetite for research, and contributes to our quest for a peaceful and just world.

The BSU Scholars Forums are organized by Dean George Acquaah, Dr. Horacio Sierra, and Dr. Nicholas Creary.

Upcoming Forums

  • Watch this space for upcoming forums

Previous Forums

  • Wednesday, October 26 - United We Stand: Minorities and the 2016 Election
    Zainab Chaudry – Council on American-Islamic Relations
    Kendra Brown - Congressional Black Caucus
    Victor Ramirez – Maryland State Senator
    Forum Program
  • April 13, 2016 - Islam 101: An Information and Discussion Session
    Shazia Farook - International Institute for Islamic Thought
    Alejandro Beutel - Institute for Social Policy and Understanding
    Daayiee Abdullah -  Masjid el-Tawhid An-Nur Al-Isslah
    Forum Program
  • March 9, 2016 - Ain't I a Woman? Gender, Race, and Politics
    NOW President Terry O’Neill
    Maryland House Delegate Joseline Peña-Melnyk
    Forum Program

  • February 11, 2016 - African Americans and the Legal System: Is Justice Possible?
    Baltimore City State Attorney Marilyn Mosby
    Forum Program

  • November 2015 - Are There Limits to Religious Freedom?
    Forum Program

  • October 2015 - Do Black Lives Matter?
    Forum Program


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