Speaker will offer strategies for improving campus inclusion

Ahmed to present to campus, public Nov. 18 at student center
​Jerry Poling | November 8, 2019

An organizational strategist who specializes in intercultural development will give a presentation at University of Wisconsin-Stout.

Amer Ahmed is scheduled to speak from 2:30 to 4 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 18, in Ballroom C of the Memorial Student Center. The title of his presentation is “Healing, Justice and Inclusion: Skills for Campus Inclusion in Tumultuous Times.”

Amer AhmedThe event, sponsored by UW-Stout’s Dean of Students Office, Provost’s Office and Nakatani Teaching and Learning Center, is free and open to the public, although attendees are encouraged to register.

Ahmed also is scheduled to speak Tuesday, Nov. 19, at UW-Eau Claire and Wednesday, Nov. 20, at UW-River Falls.

Ahmed, who includes current events, storytelling, art and music as he presents his strategies, is the son of Muslim immigrants and grew up in Ohio. See a video interview here.

In addition to speaking across the country, Ahmed has been featured in the documentary “Cracking the Codes” on racism and was a guest on the MSNBC show “Melissa Harris-Perry.”

Prior to founding AFA Diversity Consulting in 2017, Ahmed was director of Intercultural Teaching and Faculty Development at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. From 2007 to 2014, he was associate director of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs at the University of Michigan.

His degrees include a doctorate in education in adult and higher education from the University of South Dakota; and a master’s in Afro-American and African Diaspora Studies from Indiana University.



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