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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.

 

  • Black Ethnic Identity and Immigration

    Pursuit of the American Dream
    Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    Christina Greer, Associate Professor, Political Science, Fordham University There has been significant voluntary immigration of black populations from Africa and the Caribbean over the past few...
    Posted: January 15, 2016 1:32 PM
  • The Long Shadow

    Poverty, Privilege & Education in Baltimore
    Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    Dr. Karl Alexander, Research Professor of Sociology at Johns Hopkins University The Long Shadow: Family Background, Disadvantaged Urban Youth and the Transition to Adulthood tells the story of...
    Posted: January 29, 2016 10:41 AM
  • Psychology and Policy in Contexts of Scarcity

    Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Eldar Shafir, William Steward Tod Professor of Psychology and Public Affairs, Princeton University The psychology that emerges when people do not have enough (money, time, etc.) will be...
    Posted: January 14, 2016 9:24 AM
  • Natural and Unnatural Disasters

    3/11, Asbestos, and the Unmaking of Japan’s Modern World
    Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Brett L. Walker, Edwin O. Reischauer Visiting Professor of Japanese Studies, Department of History and Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, Harvard University In this lecture, Brett Walker...
    Posted: January 12, 2016 8:54 AM
  • 'Everybody is So Hysterical and Panic Stricken...'

    Grasping Black Power in the 20th Century
    Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Dr. Rhonda Y. Williams is an associate professor and the first black person ever tenured in the History Department at Case Western Reserve University. She is the founder and director of the Social...
    Posted: February 2, 2016 10:07 AM