The Community Revitalization Research Program is committed to engaging with and supporting local community leaders and community researchers. We host events for scholars, students, and the broader community to convene and share ideas and interview local leaders who are building community.


The CRRP hosts events, panels, and seminars to share ideas and knowledge about community to diverse audiences.

The video below is a live recording of a research seminar and panel event we hosted in February 2021.

Building Diverse Communities: A Research Seminar and Panel Discussion


The Community Revitalization Research Program hosted a research seminar and panel discussion on building diverse communities on Thursday, February 4th, 2021.

The research seminar, led by Oriane Georgeac (Yale) and Aneeta Rattan (London Business School), explored “What you say matters: How organizational diversity rhetoric can undermine progress.”

The panel discussion examined what top business schools around the world are doing to build diverse communities. The speakers included Brenda Brouwer (Smith School of Business), Tina Dacin (Smith School of Business), Oriane Georgeac (Yale), Aneeta Rattan (London Business School) and Sarah Soule (Stanford Business School).