“What I Saw at the Diversity Revolution”

A Black History Month Celebration



Tuesday, February 8, 2022


Noon - 1:00 p.m. Pacific
(3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Eastern)


To celebrate Black History Month, Pardee RAND is excited to host Law and Business Professor Adrienne Davis. Professor Davis will share thoughts and lessons learned from her experience leading university-wide diversity initiatives at Washington University in St. Louis over the last decade. Malcolm Williams, Pardee RAND’s Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, will introduce the event and moderate the discussion with Dean and Vice President Nancy Staudt.


Adrienne Davis

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Adrienne Davis is the William M. Van Cleve Professor at Washington University’s School of Law and Professor of Organizational Behavior in the Business School. From 2011 until 2021 she served as Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement and Diversity and also founded and directed the University’s Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity & Equity. Davis is a graduate of Yale College and Yale Law School where she served on the executive committee of the Yale Law Journal.

Malcolm V. Williams

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Malcolm V. Williams is the Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and a Professor of Policy Analysis at Pardee RAND. At RAND he holds the positions of Senior Policy Researcher and Associate Research Department Director, Behavioral and Policy Sciences Department. His background is in health services research including access to care, disparities in health and health care, and community-based research methods.

Nancy Staudt

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Nancy Staudt is the Frank and Marcia Carlucci Dean, Pardee RAND Graduate School and Vice President of Innovation, RAND Corporation. She previously served as the dean and Howard and Caroline Cayne Distinguished Professor at Washington University School of Law and, in 2017, coedited The Crisis of Race in Higher Education, a collection of writings devoted to the issue of access, bias, and opportunity in university settings. She also helped launch a task force on racial justice in Missouri.