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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.


  • Men Are From Earth, Women Are From Earth

    Science vs. the Media on Psychological Gender Differences
    Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Janet Shibley Hyde, Evjue-Bascom Professor & Helen Thompson Woolley Professor of Psychology and Gender & Women's Studies and Director at the Center for Research on Gender & Women at...
    Posted: January 26, 2015 11:25 AM
  • The Middle East in Flames

    Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    Daniel Byman, Senior Fellow and Director of Research at the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution and Professor in the Security Studies Program in the Edmund A. Walsh...
    Posted: January 26, 2015 11:31 AM
  • Ecological Encounters on the Upper Missouri

    The Making of Mandan Indian History
    Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Elizabeth Fenn, Professor of History at the University of Colorado, Boulder Elizabeth Fenn's lecture tells the story of North Dakota's Mandan Indians, widely known for hosting Lewis and Clark...
    Posted: January 26, 2015 11:38 AM
  • India, Pakistan, and Nuclear Weapons

    Deterrence Stability in South Asia
    Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Devin T. Hagerty, Professor of Political Science and Director of Global Studies Program at UMBC Recent events suggest that South Asia may be trending toward yet another nuclear-tinged...
    Posted: January 26, 2015 11:45 AM