Event (5/3/23): First Generation Scholars: Challenges and Opportunities

This is a hybrid roundtable event to discuss some of the challenges and opportunities of being a Ist-generation professional scholar.

Wednesday, May 3, 2023 • 4:30 PM

The CUNY Graduate Center
Political Science Department Thesis Room – 5200.07
(Hybrid: In Person and Online)


  • Dr. Adashima Oyo (Executive Director of the Futures Initiative and Adiunct Professor at Brooklyn College and NYU)
  • Dr. Dan Mullinson (Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Administration at Penn State Harrisburg)
  • Dr. Michael Anthony Lewis (Professor at the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College and the CUNY Graduate Center)
  • Dr. Clarence Lusane (Interim Chair of the Political Science Department, and Director of the Int’l Affairs program at Howard University)

Opening remarks. Dr. Enrique Desmond Arias Chair of the DEl Task Force, Professor of Political Science, CUNY Graduate Center and Baruch College.

Moderator: Dr. Michael Sharpe Professor of Political Science, CUNY Graduate Center and York College; Professor of International Migration Studies, CUNY Graduate Center.