Fordham Conversations
Tapping into the Fordham University community to discuss and uncover issues that impact our world locally and beyond.

There's an ongoing wave of anti-Asian violence and harassment spreading across the U.S. There have been incidents where Asians in America, especially women and the elderly, are being spat on, knocked down, robbed, slashed across the face and worse. This is causing fear in these communities, economic challenges for the businesses, And confusion and anger over why these incidents aren't getting coverage from mainstream news outlets.

This is Fordham Conversations "We The People." Where we delve into the intricate issues surrounding racial and ethnic minorities including the injustices, challenges and progresses being made in these communities.

I'm Robin Shannon. Today i'm joined by Tiffany Yip. The Professor of Psychology and Department Chairperson at Fordham University.

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Coming off a bitterly divided impeachment process and acquittal of former President Trump, Fordham Philosophy Professor John Davenport rejoins Fordham Conversations host Emmanuel Berbari to react to the historic trial and discuss potential reforms that would preserve the integrity of the process.

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Fordham Conversation host Robin Shannon talks diversity with Rafael Zapata. He is Chief Diversity Officer, Special Assistant to the President for Diversity, and Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs. They discuss Fordham University's plan to foster diversity, equity, inclusion, and academic excellence.

Then we hear from Michelle Silverthorn who is a diversity and inclusion trainer. She is also the author of the bestselling book "Authentic Diversity: How to Change the Workplace for Good." They discuss the best practices a business should follow when creating a diversity plan.

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After a turbulent several months, the Constitution reaffirmed the initial outcome of the general election, certifying President Joe Biden's victory. However, that did come without President Trump's claims of fraud, massive distrust from Republican voters, over 60 GOP lawsuit losses and a mob inside the United States Capitol. To prevent further chaos and lower the temperature in the country, the vast majority of American citizens must trust election results and operate on the same set of facts. That's what Fordham Philosophy professor John Davenport discusses with Emmanuel Berbari on this week's edition of Fordham Conversations — potential reforms for the 117th Congress to consider, potential issues with coming elections and much more.

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Fordham Press has been publishing boundary-breaking books for over a century . On this week's episode of Fordham Conversations, host Robin Shannon talks with
two members of the oldest Catholic university press in the United States, Director Fred Nachbaur and Associate Director of Marketing and Sales Kate O'Brien-Nicholson, about their must read books for 2021.

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