Past Guest Experts

Barv Hero 2021

Guest Experts for 2020-21


Archbishop Wilton Gregory
Archdiocese of Washington

Nikole Hannah-Jones
The New York Times Magazine

James Goodwin
Editor, The Oklahoma Eagle

Dalia Mogahed
Director of Research, Institute for Social Policy and Understanding

Mehrsa Baradaran
University of California Irvine and author, The Color of Money

Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha
Director, Michigan State University and Hurley Children’s Hospital
Pediatric Public Health Initiative and author, What the Eyes Don't See

Erika Doss
University of Notre Dame

Richard Rothstein
Distinguished Fellow, Economic Policy Institute and author, The Color of Law

Austin Channing Brown
Author, I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness

Dr. Rhea Boyd
Director of Strategy and Equity, California Children's Trust

The Honorable Eric H. Holder, Jr.
82nd Attorney General of the United States (2009-2015), Partner, Covington & Burling LLP

Rachel Lee
Center for Antiracist Research

Fr. Bryan Massingale
James and Nancy Buckman Chair in Applied Christian Ethics, Fordham University and author, Racial Justice and the Catholic Church

Wesley Lowery
Journalist for CBS News and author, They Can't Kill Us All: Ferguson, Baltimore, and a New

Frank Leon Roberts
Faculty, New York University and author of the groundbreaking "Black Lives Matter: Race, Resistance, and Populist Protest" course

Damon Berry
Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, St. Lawrence University and author, Blood and Faith: Christianity in American White Nationalism

Dolly Chugh
Associate Professor, New York University and author, The Person You Mean to Be: How Good People Fight Bias

Sunny Hostin
Senior Legal Correspondent & Analyst for ABC News and author, I Am These Truths: A Memoir of Identity, Justice, and Living Between Worlds

Jeanne Theoharis
Distinguished Professor of Political Science, Brooklyn College and author, A More Beautiful and Terrible History: The Uses and Misuses of Civil Rights History

Amy Spitalnick
Executive Director, Integrity First for America

Jessica Phillips
Partner, Paul Weiss

Michael Bloch
Counsel, Kaplan Heckler & Fink LLP

Jonathan Metzl
Director of the Department of Medicine, Health, and Society, Vanderbilt University and author, Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment is Killing America’s Heartland

Christina Wolbrecht
Professor of Political Science and Director, Rooney Center for the Study of American Democracy, University of Notre Dame

DeRay Mckesson
Civil rights activist and author, On the Other Side of Freedom: The Case for Hope

Student-Alumni Roundtable:
Matthew Aubourg ‘21, Miranda Cuozzo ‘23, Frankie Tran ‘21, Mikayla Vaughn ‘21, Malik Zaire, ‘17