Episode 203

Lifelong Learning with Monroe France


January 2nd, 2024

50 mins 43 secs

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About this Episode

New Year Greetings Glocal Citizens!

Thank you to all that land here with us weekly to #listenandlearn about #DynamicDiasporans living, working and playing worldwide. I look forward to a new year of conversations that will include taking deeper dives into the whys and ways of reimagining global impact economics alongside continuing to travel far and wide with our guests. Stay tuned!
This week, I’m joined by Monroe France the inaugural Vice Provost for Institutional Inclusive Excellence Tufts University and a professor of practice at the Jonathan Tisch College of Civic Life. Previously, Monroe served as the Senior Associate Vice President for Global Engagement and Inclusive Leadership in the Office of Global Inclusion, Diversity, and Strategic Innovation at New York University (NYU). Monroe’s career at NYU spanned nearly 20 years and he has 25 years of progressive experience in higher education, non-profits, corporate sectors, arts and creative industries, as well as social responsibility, humanitarian, and philanthropy initiatives as an educator, professor, professional trainer, consultant, strategist, and keynote presenter.
Monroe has provided DEI, leadership and strategic consulting for executive managers across the globe at organizations such as the American Eagle Outfitter (AEO) and Unilever Global, the executive team for American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, and the management team at the Center for Responsible Lending (CRL) in Washington DC. He works regularly with UN Women and has served as a consultant to a number of United Nations affiliates globally. Monroe has written articles and given lectures across the globe on the future of higher education and work. When he was at NYU, he founded and was the primary principal for the Global Inclusive Leadership and Management Institute and NYU’s Environmental and Justice Institute.
Monroe’s background spans higher education, non-profits, corporate sectors, arts and creative industries, as well as social responsibility, humanitarian, and philanthropy initiatives. Monroe currently serves on the board for Global Black Pride and the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy where he serves as lead strategist for DEI. Monroe is a member of Future Talent Council where he serves on their DEI Task Force, Talent Acquisition and Employer Branding, and Future Skills think tanks. Monroe is also a professor at NYU Abu Dhabi J-term and a visiting thought leader for Woxsen University in India. He was most recently a visiting scholar for the University of Southern Maine’s school of business. Often described as a change maker, innovator, global thought leader, strategist, visionary, and a life-long learner I think you’ll agree once you have a listen.

Where to find Monroe?
On LinkedIn
On Instagram
On Facebook

What’s Monroe watching?
Investigation Discovery TV

Other topics of interest:
NYU Accra Labone Dialogues
University of Free State, South Africa
About the 2003 Northeast Blackout
About Occupy Wall Street
Lambda Legal
Posse Foundation