Panel: “Transcending and Thriving: Civil Rights in Black America”

On February 13, Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution will host its annual Black History Month program to discuss issues affecting the civil and human liberties of Black Americans in the US, including: education, criminal justice, health, technology, housing, employment, and beyond. IHJE’s Dr. Keon L. Gilbert will join a panel of leading scholars and advocates to confront various concerns and opportunities for Black people in 21st century America.

Moderator: Camille Busette | Interim Vice President & Director, Governance Studies


  • Dr. Keon L. Gilbert | David M. Rubenstein Fellow, Governance Studies
  • Nicol Turner Lee | Senior Fellow, Governance Studies
  • Yvette Badu-Nimako | Vice President of Policy, National Urban League
  • Nicole Austin-Hillery | President & CEO, Congressional Black Caucus Foundation
  • Rashad Robinson | President, Color of Change

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