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Past Presentations to the Social Science Forums

 

SPRING 2002:

Warren Belasco, Professor of American Studies, UMBC
"The Stakes in Our Steaks"
Sponsored by the Humanities and Social Sciences Forums


Marion Orr, Associate Professor of Political Science, Brown University
"The Politics of Education in Baltimore"
Co-sponsored by the Public Affairs Scholars Program


Marilyn Moon, Senior Fellow, Urban Institute
"Meeting the Challenges of Medicare's Future"


Benjamin Barber, Gershon & Carol Kekst Professor of Civil Society, University System of Maryland Wilson H. Elkins Professor
"Can Democracy Survive the War Between Jihad and McWorld?"
Co-sponsored by the Office of the Provost


Fred Pincus, Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, UMBC
"Reverse Discrimination"



Brian Berry, Professor of Political Economy, University of Texas at Dallas
"Do Social Scientists Need to Tell Time? Long-wave Perspectives in Economic Development and Political Science"
Co-sponsored by the Department of Geography and Environmental Systems


FALL 2001:

Robert Provine, Professor of Psychology, UMBC
"Laughter: Science, Book Publishing and the Popular Media"
Sponsored by the Humanities and Social Sciences Forums


Mark Berends, Senior Social Scientist, RAND Corporation
"Comprehensive School Reform and Title I Reauthorization"
Sponsored by the Policy Sciences Graduate Program and the Social Sciences Forum


Alice Rivlin, Senior Fellow of Economic Studies, Brookings Institution,
and Former Vice Chair of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors
"Reviving the Economy: What Can Policies Do?"
Sixth Annual Jack Mullen Lecture

Sponsored by the Department of Economics


Frank Turner, John Hay Whitney Professor of History, Yale University
"Why John Henry Newman Entered the Roman Catholic Church: Can We Trust the Apologia?"
The Webb Lecture

Sponsored by the Department of History


Samuel F. Yette, Journalist, Author and Public Servant; Former Head of the Peace Corps
and Author of Choice: The Issue of Black Survival in America
"The Talented Tenth One Century Later"
The W. E. B. DuBois Lecture

Sponsored by the Department of Africana Studies


Wendell Primus, Director of Income Security, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
"Welfare Reform: What Do We Know and Where Do We Go From Here?"
Sponsored by the Policy Sciences Graduate Program and the Social Sciences Forum


Sheila Murray, Economist, RAND Corporation
"School Finance Equalization"
Sponsored by the Policy Sciences Graduate Program and the Social Sciences Forum