Trotter Multicultural Center

As a national leader in promoting an inclusive campus climate, the Trotter Multicultural Center serves as a campus facilitator, convener, and coordinator of cultural awareness and inclusive leadership education initiatives for students. The Trotter Distinguished Leadership Series is designed to increase healthy discourse and learning throughout the University of Michigan by inviting speakers from the political and public service sectors of national and international note. Our goal is to bring together bright minds with talks that are idea-focused on a wide range of subjects to foster learning, inspiration, and wonder – and provoke conversations that matter to students at the University of Michigan.

The discussions usually total 75 minutes in length including a 45 minute moderated discussion with 30-minute audience Q&A. A 30-60 minute reception are generally held after the event.

For more information on TDLS events or if you would like to speak at an upcoming event, please contact us at

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  • 2019-2020 Academic Year events will be announced shortly.

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