All New Virtual Events Series

Courageous Conversations is a brand-new virtual series produced by the Walter Kaitz Foundation. These virtual webcasts feature timely and informative discussions with experts and thought leaders in media and entertainment.

Attendance is offered on a complimentary basis.  Each attendee must register individually in order to attend and will receive a unique registration confirmation.

Virtual Backstage Passes will be offered to select sponsors for an exclusive, post-event meet-and-greet with panelists.

Episode 1 – “To be Young, Gifted & Black: Inclusivity in STEM” 

The first episode featured Dr. Rahsaan Harris, CEO of Citizens Committee for New York City and Nicholas Johnson, Ph.D. Candidate in Operations Research at MIT and the first black Valedictorian at Princeton University.

Opening remarks were provided by Dr. David M. Porter, Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley.  Panelists spoke about their experiences in navigating STEM, highlight the many lessons learned and provide key takeaways for interns and young professionals alike.

Speaker Bios:

Dr. David M. Porter

Dr. Rahsaan Harris

Nicholas Johnson