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2001-2002

Spring 2002

The Stakes in Our Steaks

Warren Belasco, Professor of American Studies, UMBC

Sponsored by the Humanities and Social Sciences Forums

The Politics of Education in Baltimore

Marion Orr, Associate Professor of Political Science, Brown University

Co-sponsored by the Public Affairs Scholars Program

Meeting the Challenges of Medicare’s Future

Marilyn Moon, Senior Fellow, Urban Institute

Can Democracy Survive the War Between Jihad and McWorld?

Benjamin Barber, Gershon & Carol Kekst Professor of Civil Society, University System of Maryland Wilson H. Elkins Professor

Co-sponsored by the Office of the Provost

Reverse Discrimination

Fred Pincus, Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, UMBC

Do Social Scientists Need to Tell Time? Long-wave Perspectives in Economic Development and Political Science

Brian Berry, Professor of Political Economy, University of Texas at Dallas

Co-sponsored by the Department of Geography and Environmental Systems

Fall 2001

Laughter: Science, Book Publishing and the Popular Media

Robert Provine, Professor of Psychology, UMBC

Sponsored by the Humanities and Social Sciences Forum

Comprehensive School Reform and Title I Reauthorization

Mark Berends, Senior Social Scientist, RAND Corporation

Sponsored by the Policy Sciences Graduate Program and the Social Sciences Forum

Reviving the Economy: What Can Policies Do?

Alice Rivlin, Senior Fellow of Economic Studies, Brookings Institution, and former Vice Chair of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors

6th Annual Jack Mullen Lecture, Sponsored by the Department of Economics

Why John Henry Newman Entered the Roman Catholic Church: Can We Trust the Apologia?

Frank Turner, John Hay Whitney Professor of History, Yale University

The Webb Lecture, Sponsored by the Department of History

The Talented Tenth One Century Later

Samuel F. Yette, Journalist, Author and Public Servant; Former Head of the Peace Corps and Author of Choice: The Issue of Black Survival in America

The W.E.B. DuBois Lecture, Sponsored by the Department of Africana Studies

Welfare Reform: What Do We Know and Where Do We Go From Here?

Wendell Primus, Director of Income Security, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Sponsored by the Policy Sciences Graduate Program and the Social Sciences Forum

School Finance Equalization

Sheila Murray, Economist, RAND Corporation

Sponsored by the Policy Sciences Graduate Program and the Social Sciences Forum