Skip to main content

Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow to Talk American Identity

HomeAcademic NewsWoodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow to Talk American Identity

For the second year in a row, the Council of Independent Colleges has matched Fontbonne University with a Woodrow Wilson visiting fellow. Dr. Sayu Bhojwani will participate in a number of events, class visits and other activities from Oct. 2 – 4 as part of the annual Dedicated Semester. This year’s Dedicated Semester examines the topic of “Identity: Me, Myself and Why?”

Dr. Bhojwani is the founder and president of the New American Leaders Project, which empowers immigrants to contribute to a vibrant democracy.  She holds a Ph.D. in politics and education as well as an M.Ed. in comparative education.  She has held a number of leadership positions that help to build an inclusive common good and will help us explore the theme of Identity in our Dedicated Semester.

Bhojwani will deliver her keynote address, “Three Lies and a Truth: A New American Reality,” on Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. in the Lewis Room of the Jack C. Taylor Library. The talk will address three key myths about American identity that get in the way of building an inclusive democracy for all. Focusing on how to transform institutions for today’s America, Dr. Bhojwani will challenge the audience with some calls to action so the Fontbonne community can build a common good together. This event is free and open to the public.

The Council of Independent College’s Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellowship Program brings “prominent artists, diplomats, journalists, business leaders, and other nonacademic professionals to campuses across the United States for substantive dialogue with students and faculty members.”

Learn more about the Dedicated Semester at Fontbonne.


We are using cookies to give you the best experience. You can find out more about which cookies we are using or switch them off in privacy settings.
AcceptPrivacy Settings


  • GDPR Privacy Policy
  • Google Analytics

GDPR Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Overall Policy

Thank you for visiting our website. We’re pleased to share our policy regarding the use of information received here. Privacy is a matter of concern to us. We are committed to protecting your privacy and the security of the information that you may provide to us.

Personal Information

We do not track individual users. Your email address or other personal information is not collected unless you provide it on a form, survey or application. We will not sell or otherwise make available any personally identifiable information to any organization not directly affiliated with us. We will comply with legitimate government or legal requests as necessary to protect our organization or to comply with laws.

Traffic Analysis

We analyze traffic to this site. We collect statistical data on an aggregated basis through Google Analytics. For example, we collect information about the domain names of servers that bring visitors to our site. We count the number of visitors and keep track of where they go on our site. Such information allows us to find out what areas users visit most frequently and what services they access the most, which enables us to create a better overall user experience. To gather such data, we use cookie technology, which collects data in aggregate form, not by individual user.


As referenced above, we use cookie technology for traffic analysis. Cookies are small pieces of information stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive. The cookies placed by our server do not gather personal information about you, do not provide any way for us to contact you and do not gather information about your computer. The cookies simply allow us to enhance our site by letting us know what sections are visited most often. The use of cookies is common on the Internet, and our use of them is similar to that of other reputable online organizations.

Links To Other Sites

Our site contains links to other sites and Internet resources. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these third-party websites and Internet resources.

Updates To Privacy Policy

We may update the privacy policy periodically, and we encourage visitors to review them on a regular basis.

Last revised: June 2015

Google Analytics