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2007-2008

Spring 2008

No Child Left Behind and Beyond: Educational Policy Issues for the Next President

Jeff Simering, Council of Great City Schools; Dylan Conger, Assistant Professor, Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration at George Washington University; Kevin Maxwell, Superintendent of Anne Arundel County Public Schools

Social Entrepreneurship

Keith Taylor, Founder of Modest Needs

Sponsored by the Alex Brown Center for Entrepreneurship

Climate Change and Energy Policy

Chris Flavin, President of the Worldwatch Institute

Sponsored by UMBC’s Public Policy Graduate Student Association

Health Care Policy Issues for the Next President

Julie Rovner, Health Policy Correspondent for National Public Radio

Sponsored by the Hilltop Institute and UMBC’s Public Policy Graduate Student Assocation

Making a Difference? Evaluating the Complicated Process of Behavior Change

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Carlo DiClemente, Lipitz Professor of the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, UMBC Professor of Psychology

The Lipitz Lecture

Confederate Emancipation

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Bruce Levine, James G. Randall Professor of History at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

The Low Lecture, Sponsored by the Department of History

Fall 2007

Women, Men, and the Iraq War: What A Feminist Curiosity Reveals

Cynthia Enloe, Professor of International Development, Community and Environment (IDCE) and Women’s Studies, Clark University

Sponsored by the Department of Gender & Women’s Studies

Immigration Policy and the Economic Impact of Immigration

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George Borjas, Robert W. Scrivener Professor of Economics and Social Policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

The Mullen Lecture, Sponsored by the Department of Economics

Ideologies of Empires: The British Case and its American Echoes

Dane Kennedy, Elmer Louis Kayser Professor of History and International Affairs, George Washington University

The Webb Lecture, Sponsored by the Department of History

Fiscal Wake Up Tour

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David M. Walker, Comptroller General of the United States and head of the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) and panel

Sponsored by the Concord Coalition, UMBC Departments of Economics, Political Science and Public Policy, Sondheim Public Affairs Scholars Program, and the Erickson School of Aging

Media Convergence, Media Democracy

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Jason Loviglio, Professor of American Studies and Media and Communication Studies, UMBC

Sponsored by the Dresher Center for the Humanities

Black Leadership in America and the African Diaspora: Its Promises and Problems

Ronald Walters, Director of the African American Leadership Institute and Professor of Government and Politics, University of Maryland

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

Mental Illness and the Campus Community

Interdisciplinary Studies Mosaic Roundtable

Sponsored by the Interdisciplinary Studies Program