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Inaugural Bucksbaum Lectureship in Business

Heather McGhee

Drake University’s Inaugural Bucksbaum Lectureship in Business to feature New York Times best-selling author and a champion of equality in America, Heather McGhee.

Date: November 1, 2023 at 7:00 p.m.
Location: Sheslow Auditorium, Drake University
Livestream: live.drake.edu 
Registration: The event is free and open to the public, but attendees will need to register ahead of time.

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About the Speaker

Heather McGheeHeather McGee, the New York Times best-selling author and a champion of equality in America, will be giving the Inaugural Bucksbaum Lectureship in Business on Nov. 1 in Sheslow Auditorium on Drake’s campus. McGee’s lecture will begin at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, but attendees will need to register ahead of time at drake.edu/bucksbaum. The lecture will also be live-streamed at live.drake.edu.

Throughout her career in public policy, McGhee has crafted legislation, testified before Congress, and helped shape presidential campaign platforms. Her book The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Us and How We Can Prosper Together, spent 10 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list and was longlisted for the National Book Award and Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction. She has most recently adapted her book for young readers with companion materials for classrooms. Her 2020 TED talk, Racism Has a Cost for Everyone,” has been viewed more than 2.5 million times.

For more information, please visit www.heathermcghee.com or follow Heather on Twitter: @hmcghee and Instagram and Facebook: @HeatherCMcGhee

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The Martin Bucksbaum Lectureship Series is made possible by a gift from the late Melva and Martin Bucksbaum. The Martin Bucksbaum Lectureship Committee includes Neil Hamilton (chair), Julian Archer, James Autry, Pamela Bass-Bookey, Michael Gartner, Janis Ruan, Mary Bucksbaum Scanlon, Marcia Wanamaker, and Eleanor Zeff. Thanks to a recent additional gift from the Bucksbaums, the well-established lecture series now includes two lectureship tracks—the Bucksbaum Lectureship in Business, launched in Fall 2023, and the original Bucksbaum Distinguished Lectureship. 

Questions? For more information, contact Erica Hartschen, at 515-271-4990 or erica.hartschen@drake.edu.

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