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Keynote Speakers

Bryan Greene, George Lipsitz

We are very excited to welcome Bryan Greene from the National Association of REALTORS® and George Lipsitz, Ph.D, from University of California, Santa Barbara to our line up of expert speakers!

Bryan Greene, Vice President, Policy Advocacy, at the National Association of REALTORS®

Bryan Greene is Vice President of Policy Advocacy at the National Association of REALTORS® where he oversees all legislative and regulatory advocacy on behalf of the association’s 1.4 million members. Bryan joined NAR in November 2019, and spent his first year at NAR raising the association’s profile in Washington and nationwide on all fair-housing-related policy matters as NAR’s first Director of Fair Housing Policy.

Before joining NAR, Bryan served for ten years as the highest-ranking career official in HUD’s Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO), where he oversaw the policy direction and operational management of the 600-person office enforcing the nation’s housing anti-discrimination laws.

Bryan was the 2007 recipient of the Presidential Rank Award, the highest federal honor bestowed upon federal senior executives for outstanding service.

Bryan earned his degree in Government from Harvard University.


George Lipsitz, Ph.D, Professor at University of California, Santa Barbara

George Lipsitz is Research Professor Emeritus of Black Studies and Sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His thirteen single and co-authored books include The Possessive Investment in Whiteness (2018) and How Racism Takes Place (2011). Lipsitz is also the author of the chapter “Living Downstream: Fair Housing at Fifty” in the book The Fight for Fair Housing (2018) edited by Gregory Squires. He is a past board member of the Fair Housing Council of San Diego and of the National Fair Housing Alliance. Lipsitz was awarded the American Studies Association’s Angela Y. Davis Prize for Public Scholarship in 2013 and its Bode-Pearson Prize for Career Distinction in 2016. 

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