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Keohane Visiting Professor Sherry Magill: “Persistent Poverty and Persistent Racism”

Sherry Magill, former president/executive director of the Jessie Ball duPont Fund, will spend the fall 2019 semester at UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke University focusing on the issue of philanthropy and the academy.

On Sept. 12 at 4 p.m., Magill will join Bill Bynum, Karl Stauber and Carolyn Barnes in a public panel in the University Room of Hyde Hall. The panel will explore “Persistent Poverty and Persistent Racism.”

Magill, the Nannerl Keohane Distinguished Visiting Professor, will lead a variety of public events on both campuses with the theme: “Southern Summit on Philanthropy and the Academy.”

“Philanthropy and the Academy” is part of Southern Futures at UNC, a pan-University initiative to bring together unrivaled southern expertise and resources for transformative impact on campus, in the state and across the South.

The Keohane Visiting Professorship recognizes the contributions of former Duke President Nannerl Keohane and her collaboration with former UNC Chancellor James Moeser. September events, open to the public, will be on the UNC campus. Visit the “Southern Summit on Philanthropy and the Academy” for more details on September events and information on November programming, which will be on the Duke campus.

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