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Terri is the author of the books Radical Empathy: Finding a Path to Bridging Racial Divides, The Roots of Racism: The Politics of White Supremacy in the US and Europe,  and the textbook Immigration in the 21st Century. She is a regular contributor to online journals and magazines.

Terri is a highly regarded speaker on a variety of topics from her research on immigration and the radical right to leadership and diversity in higher education.

Terri is a highly sought after consultant and has worked on projects from diversity and inclusion in hiring, particularly in her field of political science, to leadership and strategic planning in higher education and the future of higher ed.

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Radical Empathy

With structural racism impacting the lives of African Americans in the United States since before the country’s founding, political scientist Terri Givens calls for ‘radical empathy’ – moving beyond an understanding of others’ lives and pain to understand the origins of our biases.

A powerful topic, Dr. Terri Givens has also created the Radical Empathy course, powered by Cahoot Learning, to bring about real change within organizations and workplaces.

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Intro to Radical Empathy Mini-Course

Intro to Radical Empathy is a ground-breaking course based on the work of a leading anti-racism expert and internationally recognized scholar Dr. Terri E. Givens. The course takes learners on a powerful journey uncovering a landscape of discrimination, racism, and injustice largely delivered via Terri’s story and inspired by her latest book “Radical Empathy: Finding a Path to Bridging Racial Divides.

Start Date: May 15tth

Price: $150

Platform: Cahoot Learning

Register before April 15th for 20% off with promo code – RadicalEmpathyMay

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What Experts Say

Some kind words from respected leaders

Danielle Harlan

“For anyone looking to better understand inequality and create positive change, this is an unparalleled and once-in-a-lifetime resource.”

Danielle Harlan, Ph.D., Founder, and CEO of the Center for Advancing Leadership  and Human Potential


“Radical empathy, integrating, actually requiring empathy for self along with others, and prioritization action, is exactly what our culture needs most to get closer to living our ideals.”

Elisa Camahort Page, Independent Consultant

Vincent L. Hutchings

“Givens uses her fascinating biography and her expertise to provide concrete steps on how to achieve ‘radical empathy’: adopting the perspective of others but also taking action to combat injustice.”

Vincent L. Hutchings, University of Michigan

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