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Fall 2016

  • How Did We Get Here?

    Women and the 2016 Election
    Monday, November 21, 2016 at 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    ***PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGE. THE NEW LECTURE DATE IS 11/21*** Rebecca Traister, author of the New York Times bestseller, All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of An Independent...
    Posted: August 24, 2016 4:43 PM
  • From Black Lives Matter to the 2016 Elections

    The Future of Black Politics
    Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Cathy J. Cohen, the David and Mary Winton Green Professor of Political Science and chair of the Department of Political Science at the University of Chicago ***PLEASE NOTE LOCATION CHANGE: THIS...
    Posted: August 24, 2016 4:37 PM
  • Post-Election Forum

    Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Donald Norris, Director and Professor, School of Public Policy, UMBC, Tom Schaller, Professor and Chair, Department of Political Science, UMBC, and John Fritze, writer, The Baltimore Sun An...
    Posted: August 24, 2016 4:16 PM
  • Reassessing Racial Differences

    The Perception of Racial Equality in the Obama Era
    Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM
    *PLEASE NOTE UPDATED LECTURE DATE, TIME AND LOCATION* Melvin Thomas, Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, North Carolina State University, and Hayward Derrick Horton, Associate...
    Posted: August 24, 2016 4:01 PM
  • Black Woman Narrative Interrupted

    Debunking Mainstream Narratives about Physical Activity
    Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    Black Woman Narrative Interrupted: Debunking Mainstream Narratives about Physical Activity and Weight Rashawn Ray, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Maryland, College Park...
    Posted: August 24, 2016 4:09 PM
  • Not in My Neighborhood

    UMBC New Student Book Experience
    Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Antero Pietila, journalist and author  In Antero Pietila’s book, Not in My Neighborhood, Baltimore is the setting for one of the most penetrating examinations of bigotry and residential...
    Posted: August 24, 2016 3:46 PM
  • Unprofessional Politicians:

    Considering the Lottocratic Alternative
    Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Alexander Guerrero, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Rutgers University  There is a general sense that electoral political systems are not working well, a theme stressed by both the Sanders...
    Posted: August 24, 2016 3:38 PM
  • Disaffection with the U.S. Constitution

    Friday, September 16, 2016 at 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    Sanford Levinson, W. St. John Garwood and W. St. John Garwood, Jr. Centennial Chair Sanford Levinson has argued the Constitution is fundamentally undemocratic and in need of revision....
    Posted: August 24, 2016 3:29 PM