Events & Lectures

Past Presentations to the Social Science Forums


SPRING 2003:

John Short, Professor and Chair, UMBC Department of Geography and Environmental Systems.
"Going for Gold: The Olympics and Global Cities."

John Stolle-McAllister, Assistant Professor, UMBC Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics.
"Localizing the Global: The Cultural Politics of Mayan Social Movements."
Sponsored by the Humanities Forum

Nicole Lurie, Senior Natural Scientist and Paul O’Neill Alcoa Professor of Health Policy, RAND Corporation.
"The Public Health Infrastructure: Rebuild or Redesign?"

Howard Rolston, Director of Planning Research and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services,
"Welfare Reform Experiments—Past, Present and Future."

Michael A. Edwards, Director for Governance and Civil Society, Ford Foundation.
"From ‘Past Imperfect’ to ‘Future Positive?’: International Cooperation in the 21st Century."

Karen Armstrong, Leo Baeck College for the Study of Judaism.
"The Battle for God."
Sponsored by the Humanities Forum

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.
"Air Quality and Human Health in Baltimore."

Steven B. Larsen, Maryland Insurance Commissioner.
"The CareFirst Conversion."
Sponsored by the Center for Health Program Development and Management.

Philip Rutledge, Professor Emeritus, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University.
"Social Equity as a Third Pillar of Public Administration - Some Challenges for Policy Sciences."

FALL 2002:

Barbara Stowasser, Professor of Arabic and Director, Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, Georgetown University
"Islam and Modernity: Radical versus Reformist Islam"
Sponsored by the Center for the Humanities; co-sponsored by the Friends of the Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery

Phil Cook, ITT/Terry Sanford Distinguished Professor of Public Policy Studies and Professor of Economics and Sociology, Duke University
"Evaluating Gun Policy"
Co-sponsored by the Departments of Economics and Sociology, the Public Affairs Scholars Program, and the Policy Sciences Graduate Program

Lis Wagner, Associate Professor, University Hospital's Centre for Nursing and Care Research, National Hospital of Denmark
"Quality of Care in Assisted Living: Notes from Denmark"
Co-sponsored by the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, and the Center for Health Program Development and Management

Stanley Kutler, Emeritus Professor of Law and E. Gordon Fox Professor of American Institutions, University of Wisconsin, Madison
"An Historian's Adventures with the Law:
Liberating Tapes, Papers and Sources"

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

Andy Jacobs, Jr., former Member of Congress; Lawyer; Professor of Political Science, Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis
"Public Office Should Not Be Private Property"
Sponsored by the Public Affairs Scholars Program

Reba Soffer, Professor of History Emeritus, California State University, Northridge
"How Do Intellectual Historians Study Political Thought?"
Webb Lecture
Sponsored by the Department of History

Robin D.G. Kelly, Professor of History and Africana Studies, and Chair, Department of History, New York University
The W.E.B. DuBois Lecture
Sponsored by the Department of Africana Studies

Gregory Mankiw, Professor of Economics, Harvard University
"Economics Education and Economic Policy: From the Classroom to the White House"
Mullen Lecture
Sponsored by the Department of Economics

Nancy Folbre, Professor of Economics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
"The Invisible Heart: Economics and the Crisis of Corporate Governance"
Sponsored by Women in Learning and Leadership