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Interview with Dr. Carlos E. Cortés

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Rachel Borsch

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On this episode I will host Dr. Cortés  for a conversation about his experiences with religious diversity in U.S. history.

Dr. Cortés is Professor Emeritus of History at the University of California, Riverside. He has served on the faculty of the Harvard Institutes for Higher Education, the Summer Institute for Intercultural Communication, and the Federal Executive Institute.

His newest book is his autobiography, Rose Hill: An Intermarriage before Its Time.

Cortés currently serves as Scholar-in-Residence with Univision Communications and Creative/Cultural Advisor for Nickelodeon's Peabody-award-winning children's television series, "Dora the Explorer," and its sequel, "Go, Diego, Go!" He travels the nation performing his one-person, autobiographical play, A Conversation with Alana: One Boy's Multicultural Rite of Passage

Cortés’ recent honors include the NAACP Image Award, the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators' Outstanding Contribution to Higher Education Award, the California Association for Bilingual Education's Inspiration Award, and the University of California, Riverside's Emeritus Professor of the Year Award. 

A consultant to many government agencies, school systems, universities, mass media, private businesses, and other organizations, Cortés has lectured widely throughout the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and Australia on the implications of diversity for education, government, and private business.