Lipman Dialogues: Howard French

Event is Co-sponsored by the Columbia Journalism School’s African Student Association 

Thursday, Jan. 27

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Location: Online Webinar

Founded in 2017, the Ira A. Lipman Center at Columbia University supports, funds and produces journalism focused on civil and human rights. Our objective is to further journalism’s capacity to diminish human inequality by shedding light upon the ways in which it is perpetuated. The Lipman Dialogues are part of that mission. They are succinct, timely discussions with people at the center of issues relating to civil and human rights. Each dialogue focuses upon a single issue and a single journalist, activist, political figure or changemaker connected to it. We hope that by presenting these dialogues we will equip our viewers not only with an understanding of the urgent issues confronting us but also what can be done to address them.

On January 27, Prof. Jelani Cobb will be in conversation with Prof. Howard French about his new book, “Born in Blackness: Africa, Africans, and the Making of the Modern World, 1471 to the Second World War”: an examination of how the contributions of African countries and culture to the modern world have been overlooked in history.Register here:

Questions? Please contact Dolores Barclay,