Jacksonville State University: “Critical Thinking for Critical Times”

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Tocqueville Lecture Series: “Critical Thinking for Critical Times”


The Tocqueville Lecture Series at Jacksonville State University, a JMC partner program, will be holding a virtual presentation and Q&A with Brandon Fleming:

Mr. Fleming’s presentation tells the story of his journey from being an at-risk youth and college dropout to becoming an award-winning Harvard educator, while unpacking the nuances of virtual learning and cultural engagement.

A Q&A session will follow the lecture.

This is a hybrid event. You can attend through both physical or digital mediums.

Thursday, October 21, 2021 • 5:30 PM CDT
A hybrid virtual/in-person event

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Brandon Fleming is a nationally acclaimed Harvard educator and author of MISEDUCATED: A Memoir.  An at-risk youth and college dropout turned award-winning educator, Fleming is Assistant Debate Coach at Harvard University and Founder/CEO of the Harvard Diversity Project. Fleming leads an executive staff and board that has raised over a million dollars to enroll over 100 students of color into Harvard’s international summer debate residency on full scholarship. Fleming recruits underserved youth with no prior debate experience who he then trains to compete against hundreds of elite debaters from over 25 different countries around the world. For four consecutive years, since the program’s inception in 2017, every cohort trained by Fleming has won the international competition. At the age of 29, Forbes Magazine named Fleming to the Forbes 30 under 30 list.  In 2020, The Root Magazine named Fleming one of the top 100 most influential African-Americans in the United States.  And in May 2021, North Carolina Wesleyan College bestowed upon Fleming the honorary Doctor of Humanities degree.

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The Tocqueville Lecture Series at Jacksonville State University invites scholars, professionals, and civic leaders to present on the ideas of liberty and equality, as they relate to other concepts important in the founding and continuation of American government.

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