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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.


  • Reassessing Racial Differences

    The Perception of Racial Equality in the Obama Era
    Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM
    *PLEASE NOTE UPDATED LECTURE DATE, TIME AND LOCATION* Melvin Thomas, Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, North Carolina State University, and Hayward Derrick Horton, Associate...
    Posted: August 24, 2016 4:01 PM
  • Post-Election Forum

    Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Donald Norris, Director and Professor, School of Public Policy, UMBC, Tom Schaller, Professor and Chair, Department of Political Science, UMBC, and John Fritze, writer, The Baltimore Sun An...
    Posted: August 24, 2016 4:16 PM
  • From Black Lives Matter to the 2016 Elections

    The Future of Black Politics
    Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Cathy J. Cohen, the David and Mary Winton Green Professor of Political Science and chair of the Department of Political Science at the University of Chicago ***PLEASE NOTE LOCATION CHANGE: THIS...
    Posted: August 24, 2016 4:37 PM
  • How Did We Get Here?

    Women and the 2016 Election
    Monday, November 14, 2016 at 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Rebecca Traister, author of the New York Times bestseller, All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of An Independent Nation and New York Times notable book of 2010, Big Girls Don’t...
    Posted: August 24, 2016 4:43 PM