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Crown Distinguished Lecture in Ethics: Equity and Inclusion on Sesame Street
Named for benefactor Lester Crown, the lecture was established to bring speakers to Duke to discuss ethical concerns in the arts, sciences, medicine,
business, and other fields. It was conceived of as a centerpiece in the Sanford School's efforts to focus student, faculty, and public opinion on the critical
importance of ethical decision-making in the professions and public life. This year, we welcome Dr. Jeanette Betancourt, Senior Vice President for U.S. Social Impact at Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit organization behind Sesame Street where we will talk about Equity and Inclusion on Sesame Street.

Jan 18, 2022 05:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Jeanette Betancourt, Ed. D.
Senior Vice President for U.S. Social Impact @Sesame Workshop
Dr. Betancourt directs the development and implementation of community and family engagement initiatives making a difference in the lives of vulnerable children and their families. These research-based initiatives are designed to impact children’s early learning, health and well-being, and provide strategies and resources to counteract the effects of trauma while fostering the critical connections that adults have on children’s lives. Prior to joining Sesame Workshop, Dr. Betancourt created programs in adult learning and early childhood education at Teachers College, Columbia University. She is a licensed bilingual speech and language pathologist and educational therapist. She participates on several national and local boards and has contributed to the start of charter schools. Dr. Betancourt has a BA and MA in Speech and Language Pathology; an MS in Bilingual Reading/Special Education, and an Ed.D. in Special Education.