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The Social Sciences Forum presents topics and perspectives of vital interest to the social sciences community and beyond. Lectures are free and open to the public and will last approximately one hour, followed by a question and answer period.


  • Mental Health Inequalities in the US

    From a Sociological Perspective
    Friday, October 9, 2015 at 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    Michael Hughes, Professor of Sociology, Virginia Tech Marta Elliott, Professor of Sociology, University of Nevada – Reno Dawne Mouzon, Assistant Professor, Rutgers University – New Brunswick...
    Posted: August 26, 2015 11:04 AM
  • Educating for Insurgency

    Youth Organizing and the Baltimore Algebra Project
    Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    Jay Gillen, Teacher, Baltimore City Public Schools    Jay Gillen and young people of The Baltimore Algebra Project will lead a discussion on ways students and adults in schools of poverty can...
    Posted: August 26, 2015 11:23 AM
  • The Science of Happiness

    When and Why Subjective Well-Being Matters
    Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Erik Angner, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Economics, and Public Policy, George Mason University The so-called science of happiness — the systematic empirical study of happiness, understood...
    Posted: August 26, 2015 11:29 AM