campus Conversations

The Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity hosts a quarterly brown bag lunch series, Campus Conversations. The purpose of the Campus Conversations series is to provide the campus community with opportunities to engagein dialogues about contemporary topics related to equal opportunity and diversity.

The events take place at the Cross-Cultural Center, unless otherwise noted, and are free and open to the community. If you have questions or need further information, please contact Raid Faraj at 949-824-5594 or oeod@uci.edu.

Some conversations have been recorded and are available through OpenCourseWare. We encourage you to view the recorded videos if you did not have a chance to attend the event, or if you did attend and want to review the information shared.

  • May 24, 2016 - Joe L. Graham, Ph.D., Director of UCI's American Indian Resource Program
    [ Printable Flyer]


  • March 1, 2016 - Jan Serrantino-Cox, Director of the Disability Services Center [ Printable Flyer]

  • October 20, 2015 - Vicki L. Ruiz, Professor of History and Chicano/Latino Studies, National Humanities Medal Recipient [ Printable Flyer]

  • May 26, 2015 - Tri Ta, Mayor, City of Westminster [ Printable Flyer]

  • March 4, 2015 - Joe Reiss, Lieutenant, UCI Police Department; Mandy Mount, Counseling Psychologist, Director of UCI CARE Office; Theresa Truman, Assisant Director/Deputy Title IX Officer, Office of Equal Opportunity & Diversity (OEOD) [ Printable Flyer ]

  • December 2, 2014 - Jeanne Scheper, Assistant Professor,
    Gender & Sexuality Studies Department [ Printable Flyer ]


  • April 16, 2014 - Howard Gillman, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor [ Printable Flyer, Remarks ]

  • February 26, 2014 - Nicole Hisatomi, President, Associated Students of UCI [ Printable Flyer ]

  • December 4, 2013 - John Daly, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Human Resources
    and United States Air Force Veteran [ Printable Flyer ]


  • May 16, 2013 - Mary Gilly, Chair, Academic Senate (Irvine Division)
    and Professor of Marketing, UCI The Paul Merage School of Business [ Printable Flyer, Video]


  • March 14, 2013 - Gregory Washington, Dean, UCI The Henry Samueli School of Engineering [ Printable Flyer, Video ]

  • May 3, 2012 - Imam Jihad Turk, Islamic Center of Southern California [ Printable Flyer ]

  • February 29, 2012 - Scott Bollens, Professor of Urban Planning [ Printable Flyer, Video]

  • November 30, 2011 - Thomas Parham, Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs [ Printable Flyer ]

  • April 26, 2011 - Sylvia Mendez, 2010 Medal of Freedom Recipient [ Printable Flyer ]

  • February 10, 2011 - Chancellor Michael V. Drake, M.D. [ Printable Flyer ]

  • November 18, 2010 - Mario Barnes, Professor of Law, UCI School of Law [ Printable Flyer ]

  • April 21, 2010 - Sandra Hutchens, Orange County Sheriff-Coroner [ Printable Flyer ]

  • February 11, 2010 - Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean, UCI School of Law [ Printable Flyer, Video ]

  • November 23, 2009 - Reuven Firestone, Center for Muslim-Jewish Engagement [ Printable Flyer]

  • May 12, 2009 - Sukhee Kang, Irvine Mayor [ Announcement, Printable Flyer]