"Embracing the Essence of our Strength," Dr. Philip Ojo

Tuesday, February 12, 2019
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Campbell Hall C-Frannie Graves Auditorium (Rm 128)
Event Type
Campus Featured Event
Jennifer Duncan
Mortar Board

In this “Last Lecture,” Professor Ojo examines an aspect of Agnes Scott College’s mission: “educate students to engage the intellectual and social challenges of their times.”  He opines that diversity and inclusion constitute a major challenge in today’s society; however, every individual is endowed with character strengths that can make our community more inclusive, and thus better and stronger.  Professor Ojo argues that the future of the global community lies in embracing the essence of our strength: diversity and inclusion, by skillfully applying our character strengths.

Dr. Ojo's Bio: Dr. Philip Ojo, Professor of French, joined Agnes Scott College in 2003.  His research and teaching focus on Francophone literature with a concentration on Africa and the Caribbean.  He is also interested in global issues, particularly migrant experience, race relations, as well as expressions of identities and social conditions.  He has published on the articulation of these issues in fiction, music, cartooning, cinema, and drama.  He has co-led several faculty-led trips, including a global connections trip to Benin (2006), two global awareness trip to France (2013 and 2016), and four Global Journeys trips to Martinique (2016, 2018, 2019) and Morocco (2017).  In recognition of his teaching, Professor Ojo received the Vulcan Materials Company Teaching Excellent Award in 2017. 


Event is free and open to public. Complimentary parking available in West Parking Facility. For campus map and directions go to https://www.agnesscott.edu/maps-directions.html

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