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Spring 2001

Can the President of the United States Control the Bureaucracy: Networking in the Shadow of Hierarchy

Robert Durant, Henry A. Rosenberg Professor of Government, University of Baltimore

A National Study of African Americans in the Diversifying America of the 21st Century

James Jackson, Professor of Psychology, University of Michigan

Sponsored by the UMBC Graduate School

Privacy: A Communitarian Perspective

Amitai Etzoni, Professor of Sociology, George Washington University

Integrating Primary Care and Substance Abuse Treatment: Lessons from Scotland

Laurence Gruer, Public Health Medicine Consultant, Greater Glasgow Health Board; Chris Spry, Chief Executive, Greater Glasgow Health Board, and Chair, Greater Glasgow Drug Action Team

Sponsored by the Departments of Psychology and Sociology and Anthropology

The Future of Medicare

Bruce C. Vladeck, Senior Vice President of Policy, Mount Sinai NYU Health, and Former Administrator, Health Care Financing Administration

Sponsored by the Center for Health Program Development and Management

Fall 2000

The Economics of Global Culture

Tyler Cowen, Professor Department of Economics, George Mason University

How Syntax Made Us Human

Derek Bickerton, Emeritus Professor of Linguistics, UMBC

Passing and Enforcing Hate Crime Laws

Kirsten Kingdon, Executive Director of PFLAG (Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays)

Moral Challenges of a Democratic Society for the 21st Century

Vincent Harding, Professor of Religion and Social Transformation, Iliff of Theology, Denver, CO

W.E.B. DuBois Lecture

The Evolution of Social Institutions

Peyton Young, The Scott and Barbara Black Professor of Economics at Johns Hopkins University and Director, Center on Social and Economic Dynamics at the Brookings Institution