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Spring 2005

High-Stakes Education Testing and the “Lost Curriculum”

Panel Discussion

Neuroeconomics: Brain Imaging and Economic Decision-Making

Kevin McCabe, Professor of Economics and Law, George Mason University

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The Crisis in America’s Prisons and Why You Should Care

Alan Elsner, National Correspondent for Reuters

A Crisis in Confidence? Ethics and Accountability in the Nonprofit Sector

Peter Berns, Maryland Association of Nonprofit Organizations

Cuba after Castro: Predicting the Unpredictable

Tom Gjelten, National Security Correspondent for National Public Radio

Maryland’s Project RESTART: A New Direction in Corrections

Mary Ann Saar, Maryland’s Secretary of Public Safety and Correctional Services

Promoting Employment for Persons With Disabilities: Are the New Incentives Sufficient?

David Salkever, Professor of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins University, Professor of Public Policy, UMBC

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Fall 2004

On a Mission from God? The Story of American Peoplehood Today

Rogers Smith, Professor of Political Science, University of Pennsylvania

Race and Education Reform in Post-Apartheid South Africa

Helen Ladd, Associate Director, Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy; Professor of Public Policy Studies and Economics, Duke University

Our Democracy, Our Airwaves

Meredith McGehee, Executive Director, Alliance for Better Campaigns

Bias and the Media

Interdisciplinary Studies Mosaic Roundtable, featuring UMBC faculty Tom Schaller (Political Science), Chris Corbett (English), Jason Loviglio (American Studies), Moderator Susan Dwyer (Philosophy), and Terry Eastland, publisher of The Weekly Standard

Sponsored by the Interdisciplinary Studies Program

Community Building by Design: Affordable Housing and Neighborhood Revitalization in the Baltimore-Washington Area

Panel Discussion

Sponsored by the Center for Art and Visual Culture, the Department of Geography and Environmental Systems, and the Neighborhood Design Center of Baltimore

Reading Lolita in Teheran

Azar Nafisi, Author and Visiting Fellow, Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies

Sponsored by the Center for the Humanities, the Sondheim Public Affairs Scholars Program, the Women’s Studies Program, and the Department of English

W.E.B. DuBois Lecture

Sheryll Cashin, Professor of Law, Georgetown University, and author of The Failures of Integration: How Race and Class Are Undermining The American Dream

Sponsored by the Department of Africana Studies

Independent Entrepreneurs and Giant Enterprises: The David-Goliath Partnership

William Baumol, Professor of Economics, New York University and Emeritus Professor of Economics, Princeton University

Mullen Lecture, Sponsored by the Department of Economics

Sarge: The Life and Times of Sargent Shriver

Scott Stossel, Senior Editor at The Atlantic Monthly

Sponsored by the Shriver Peaceworker Program

The Ethnicity of patients and Their Doctors: Implications for Access to and Quality of Care

Ron Andersen, Professor of Health Services and Sociology, UCLA School of Public Health

Co-sponsored by the Department of Public Policy and the Maryland Institute for Policy Analysis and Research