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Spring 2003

Going for Gold: The Olympics and Global Cities

John Short, Professor and Chair, UMBC Department of Geography and Environmental Systems

Localizing the Global: The Cultural Politics of Mayan Social Movements

John Stolle-McAllister, Assistant Professor, UMBC Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics

Sponsored by the Humanities Forum

The Public Health Infrastructure: Rebuild or Redesign?

Nicole Lurie, Senior Natural Scientist and Paul O’Neill Alcoa Professor of Health Policy; RAND Corporation

Welfare Reform Experiments–Past, Present, and Future

Howard Rolston, Director of Planning Research and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

From “Past Imperfect” to “Future Positive?”: International Cooperation in the 21st Century

Michael A. Edwards, Director for Governance and Civil Society, Ford Foundation

The Battle for God

Karen Armstrong, Leo Baeck College for the Study of Judaism

Sponsored by the Humanities Forum

Air Quality and Human Health in Baltimore

Interdisciplinary Studies Mosaic Roundtable with Royce Hanson, UMBC Center for Urban Environmental Research and Education; Ray Hoff, UMBC Joint Center for Earth Systems Technology; Elissa Levine, NASA Goddard; and Virginia McConnell, UMBC Department of Economics

The CareFirst Conversion

Steven B. Larsen, Maryland Insurance Commissioner

Sponsored by the Center for Health Program Development and Management

Social Equity as a Third Pillar of Public Administration – Some Challenges for Policy Sciences

Philip Rutledge, Professor Emeritus, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University

Fall 2002

Islam and Modernity: Radical versus Reformist Islam

Barbara Stowasser, Professor of Arabic and Director, Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, Georgetown University

Sponsored by the Center for the Humanities, co-sponsored by the Friends of Albin O. Kuhn Library and Gallery

Evaluating Gun Policy

Phil Cook, ITT/Terry Sanford Distinguished Professor of Public Policy Studies and Professor of Economics and Sociology, Duke University

Co-sponsored by the Departments of Economics and Sociology, the Public Affairs Scholars Program, and the Policy Sciences Graduate Program

Quality of Care in Assisted Living: Notes from Denmark

Lis Wagner, Associate Professor, University Hospital’s Centre for Nursing and Care Research, National Hospital of Denmark

Co-sponsored by the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, and the Center for Health Program Development and Management

An Historian’s Adventures with the Law: Liberating Tapes, Papers and Sources

Stanley Kutler, Emeritus Professor of Law and E. Gordon Fox Professor of American Institutions, University of Wisconsin, Madison

This lecture is being given in honor of Hugh Davis Graham, former Professor of History and Policy Sciences, Dean of the Division of Social Sciences and Dean of Graduate Studies and Research. Co-sponsored by the Departments of History and Political Science and the Policy Sciences Graduate Program

Public Office Should Not Be Private Property

Andy Jacobs, Jr., former Member of Congress; Lawyer; Professor of Political Science, Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis

Sponsored by the Public Affairs Scholars Program

How Do Intellectual Historians Study Political Thought?

Reba Soffer, Professor of History Emeritus, California State University, Northridge

Sponsored by the Department of History

The W.E.B. DuBois Lecture

Robin D.G. Kelly, Professor of History and Africana Studies, and Chair, Department of History, New York University

Sponsored by the Department of Africana Studies

Economics Education and Economic Policy: From the Classroom to the White House

Gregory Mankiw, Professor of Economics, Harvard University

Mullen Lecture, Sponsored by the Department of Economics

The Invisible Heart: Economics and the Crisis of Corporate Government

Nancy Folbre, Professor of Economics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Sponsored by Women in Learning and Leadership