Topical Talks in RCGD

Matt Gutman and Ethan Kross Ross Event

Ethan Kross

ABC News Chief National Correspondent Matt Gutman and RCGD’s Ethan Ross join the Michigan Ross Leadership Dialogues Series, April 8, 2024 to share how to manage emotions in challenging times. Registration is open for this free, in-person event.

April 8, 2024: Michigan Ross Leadership Dialogues Series


Lou Penner Insights Series

Lou Penner

Why anti-Black racism may be damaging to America’s overall health

Feb. 15, 2024 ISR Insights Series. Learn more and find the recording of this event here.

Lisa WexlerLisa Wexler

The Alaska Native Collaborative Hub for Research on Resilience (ANCHRR) and the Alaska Native Resilience Study: Doing Research ‘in the Right Way’

Feb. 22, 2024 JPR Presentation


James S. Jackson sitting at a table.James S. Jackson Symposium

The University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research (ISR) honored the life, career, and memory of James S. Jackson with a 2023 research symposium. ISR also renamed its atrium in Jackson’s honor, paying tribute to his long career as a pioneering researcher in the social sciences. Jackson was director of ISR and RCGD; he founded the Program for Research on Black Americans in 1976.

Dec. 1, 2023: Find more, including video of the event: “ISR Remembers and Honors James S. Jackson.” 

Karen LincolnKaren Lincoln
Associate Professor
Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work, University of Southern California

March 3rd, 2022 Presentation: “If They Build It, They Will Come: Engaging African Americans in Research and Health Education”

Marc BermanMarc Berman

Associate Professor; Associate Chair,
Department of Psychology, University of Chicago

May 6th, 2022 Presentation: “Nature Neighborhoods, Networks, and Neurons: the Relationships Between Brain Functioning and the Environment”