Speaker Series

For over 15 years, the Center on Race and Social Problems has provided monthly in-person lectures on topics of Race and Social Problems from outstanding scholars in the field of social science and other disciplines.

Although our in-person audience is limited by space, with Zoom lectures currently the norm, we can accommodate a larger and more geographically diverse audience. 

Additionally, our Summer Institutes are offered each summer for continuing education credits for social science, education, medical, criminal justice and law enforcement professionals. Some of the headline lectures for these institutes are available in our archive.

With a focus on, but not limited to, the Pittsburgh region, the Center on Race and Social Problems serves the informational needs of the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. It provides the community with both data and technical assistance, conducts special studies on current issues, and disseminates research findings. Interested citizens can also use the Center’s seminars, lectures, and conferences to gather information or engage in dialogue on race-related issues. The center also uses its Web site, newsletters, papers, books, and workshops to disseminate current knowledge.

Upcoming Events

The CRSP Speaker Series talks provide an opportunity for faculty, students, and community members to engage in race-related discussions of mutual interest.

Past Events

View archived lecture videos.

Summer Institutes

Each year the Center on Race and Social Problems hosts continuing education Summer Institutes on topics related to race and social problems. These continuing education seminars provide a forum for academic, community, and practice members to network and learn. Since 2006, we have hosted 29 institutes.