Events & Lectures

Past Presentations to the Social Science Forums


SPRING 2001:

Robert Durant, Henry A. Rosenberg Professor of Government, University of Baltimore
"Can the President of the United States Control the Bureaucracy: Networking in the Shadow of Hierarchy"

James Jackson, Professor of Psychology, University of Michigan
"A National Study of African Americans in the Diversifying America of the 21st Century"
Sponsored by the UMBC Graduate School

Amitai Etzioni, Professor of Sociology, George Washington University
"Privacy: A Communitarian Perspective"

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
"Integrating Primary Care and Substance Abuse Treatment: Lessons from Scotland"
Sponsored by the Departments of Psychology and Sociology and Anthropology

Bruce C. Vladeck, Senior Vice President of Policy, Mount Sinai NYU Health,
and Former Administrator, Health Care Financing Administration
"The Future of Medicare"
Sponsored by the Center for Health Program Development and Management

Fall 2000:

Tyler Cowen, Professor Department of Economics, George Mason University
"The Economics of Global Culture"

Derek Bickerton, Emeritus Professor of Linguistics, UMBC
"How Syntax Made Us Human"

Kirsten Kingdon, Executive Director of PFLAG (Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays)
"Passing and Enforcing Hate Crimes Laws"

Vincent Harding, Professor of Religion and Social Transformation, Iliff of Theology, Denver, CO.
W.E.G. DuBois Lecture
"Moral Challenges of a Democratic Society for the 21st Century"

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
"The Evolution of Social Institutions"

Brian Berry, The Lloyd Viel Berkner Regental Professor and Professor of Political Economy,
University of Texas at Dallas.