Expanding the Circle Opening Keynote with Sean Cahill
Expanding the Circle continues into its fifth year after two successful national conferences in 2010 and 2011 and two summer institutes in 2012 and 2013.
This opening keynote will serve as an introduction of what Expanding the Circle Summer Institute aims for.
"In order to advance pluralism, acknowledge a scholarly area of investigation, and deepen learning in higher education, as educational professionals we need to expand our circle of inclusion and broaden our definition of diversity by increasing Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Studies" ETC, 2014
Sean Cahill, Ph.D., is Director of Health Policy Research at the Fenway Institute. He is Adjunct Assistant Professor of Public Administration at New York University, where he teaches courses on LGBT public policy, and serves on the Massachusetts Commission on LGBT Youth. Cahill is coauthor of LGBT Youth in America's Schools (2012, University of Michigan Press) as well as two other books and many articles and chapters on LGBT and HIV issues. His most recent publication is "Growing older with HIV: New public health challenges," in the American Journal of Public Health (January 2013). Cahill led policy research at the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Policy Institute from 1999 to 2007, and led policy research and prevention efforts at Gay Men's Health Crisis from 2007 to 2011.
This course is also available for one unit of academic credit to CIIS students.