AARS Urgency of Now Event: What Can History Tell Us About This Moment?

The AARS hosted a special conversation with Eric Foner, Randall Kennedy, and moderator Camille Borders on Sunday, October 11 at 5pm ET. The conversation was held via ZOOM and was open only to members of the Association of American Rhodes Scholars.

Eric Foner Eric Foner is the DeWitt Clinton Professor Emeritus of History at Columbia University. He is also a 1965 graduate of Oriel College and a former Harmsworth Professor at Oxford. He is a Pulitzer Prize winner and author of many books, the latest of which is The Second Founding: How the Civil War and Reconstruction Remade the Constitution (2019).
Randall Kennedy Randall Kennedy is the Michael R. Klein Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. He studied at Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar (Maryland/DC and Balliol 1977). Among his many books are The Persistence of the Color Line: Racial Politics and the Obama Presidency (2011) and For Discrimination: Race, Affirmative Action, and the Law (2013).
Camille Borders Camille Borders was a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow at Washington University before going to Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar (Ohio and Magdalen 2018), where she completed her MPhil in History and was co-leader of the Race and Resistance Network. She is currently studying for her PhD in History at Princeton University.

On behalf of:

The AARS Urgency of Now Task Force
James Basker* (Oregon and Christ Church ’76)
Donald "Field" Brown (Mississippi and Christ Church 2014)
Hazim Hardeman (Pennsylvania and St John's 2018)
George Keys (Maryland/DC and Balliol ’70)
Nnenna Lynch*, Chair (New York and St John’s ‘93)
Anea Moore (Pennsylvania and Green Templeton 2019)
Ashley Orr* (Ohio and St John's 2016)
Emmy Probasco* (Maryland/DC and Wolfson 2002)
Jessica Wamala (New Hampshire and Balliol 2014)

*AARS Board members