The author of Brown White Black: An American Family at the Intersection of Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Religion, Nishta Mehra will speak on “Brown White Black: Living Authentically” at a virtual Society of Skeptics on September 22, beginning at 7 p.m. History department chair Jason Beck will email a private webinar link to Blair community members on the morning of the presentation, and Blair will post a recording publicly on its website the following day.
Past Society of Skeptics Speakers
This sampling of past Society of Skeptics speakers gives visitors an idea of the wide range of industries and perspectives represented by the weekly lecturers who have visited campus in recent years. This program is funded in part by The Class of 1968 Society of Skeptics Endowment Fund.
The Society of Skeptics is one of Blair’s most storied programs, a fact that can undoubtedly be attributed to the vision and deep commitment of former history teacher Martin Miller, PhD, who helmed the program from the 1980s until he retired last June. Upon Dr. Miller’s retirement, history department chair Jason Beck took the reins after years of working closely with Dr. Miller and supporting the development and execution of the program.
Having fled war-torn South Sudan with his family in 1990, Luol Deng ’03 entered Blair Academy nine years later as a freshman from the United Kingdom and went on to a storied basketball career that took him to the highest echelons of the sport. Today, the former two-time NBA All-Star is a global philanthropist and leader of the Luol Deng Foundation, a nonprofit he founded in 2005 that uses basketball and education as tools to give hope to all South Sudanese in Africa and around the world.