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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.

 

  • Surnames and Social Mobility

    Why So Much Persistence of Status Across Generations?
    Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Gregory Clark, Professor of Economics, University of California - Davis       How much of our fate is tied to the status of our parents and grandparents? Using a novel technique--tracking...
    Posted: August 26, 2015 10:22 AM
  • Constitution & Citizenship Day Lecture: Counter-Stories

    Protecting Civil Rights and Civil Liberties in Wartime
    Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    Mark Graber, Jacob A. France Professor of Constitutionalism, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law Mark Graber examines the problems of how and why the U.S. has often enacted...
    Posted: August 26, 2015 10:38 AM
  • We Are Subjects of History: Indigenous Communities'

    Fight for Autonomy and Human Rights in Chiapas and Beyond
    Thursday, September 24, 2015 at 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    We Are Subjects of History: Indigenous Communities' Fight for Autonomy and Human Rights in Chiapas, Mexico and Beyond                 Guadalupe Moshan Álvarez, Principal Attorney, Fray...
    Posted: August 26, 2015 10:51 AM
  • 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, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Nevada – Reno Dawne Mouzon, Assistant Professor, Rutgers University – New...
    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
  • 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