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Stanford history event was ‘too white and too male,’ organizer admits

By Maya Salam,

The faces of 30 white men, all speakers at an applied history conference this month at Stanford University, certainly grabbed attention as the images circulated widely this week.

And that’s how the main organizer, the conservative British historian Niall Ferguson, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, found himself on the defensive two weeks after the conference had ended.

Propelling the blowup was a tweet about the “all-male history conference” posted on Wednesday by Ana Lucia Araujo, a history professor at Howard University in Washington.


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