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Past Presentations to the Social Science Forums

 

SPRING 2004:

Richard A. Settersten, Jr., Associate Professor of Sociology and Co-Director of the Schubert Center for Child Development, Case Western Reserve University.
“Linking the Two Ends of Life: What Gerontology Can Learn from Childhood Studies”
Sponsored by the Gerontology Ph.D. Program

U.S. Senator Paul S. Sarbanes, Maryland.
“Accountability and Ethics in Government and Public Policy”
Sponsored by the Sondheim Public Affairs Scholars Program and the Department of Political Science

Panel discussion in honor of Women’s History Month
facilitated by Kriste Lindenmeyer, Associate Professor, UMBC Department of History.
“Is There Such a Thing as Women’s Issues in Politics–or Is This Idea Out of Date?”
Sponsored by the Women’s Studies Program

David W. Berson, Vice President and Chief Economist, Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae).
“Is There a Housing Bubble?”
Sponsored by the Department of Economics


Daniel W. Sutherland, Officer for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, Department of Homeland Security.
“Civil Liberties: Homeland Security Tradeoffs”
Sponsored by the Departments of Political Science and
Public Policy


Charles E. Metcalf, President, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.
“The Role of Think Tanks in Policymaking”
Sponsored by the Department of Public Policy


Freeman A. Hrabowski, III, President, UMBC.
“Fifty Years after Brown v. Board of Education”
Low Lecture. Sponsored by the Department of History


FALL 2003:

Ann Swanson, Executive Director, Chesapeake Bay Commission
"What Will it Take to Improve the Chesapeake?"
Co-sponsored by the Public Affairs Scholars Program


Ka-che Yip, Department of History, UMBC
"From Malaria to SARS: Disease, Society and the State in the People’s Republic of China"
Hugh Graham Lecture
Co-sponsored by the Departments of History and Public Policy


Clifford Johnson, Director, Institute for Youth, Education, and Families, National League of Cities
"Child and Family Policy: Roles for Mayors and Other Municipal Leaders"
Co-sponsored by the Public Affairs Scholars Program

Robert Boruch, Trustee Professor of Education and Statistics, University of Pennsylvania
"The Role of the Campbell Collaboration in Improving the Link Between Research and Policy"
Co-sponsored by the Department of Public Policy

Interdisciplinary Studies Mosaic Roundtable, featuring four UMBC faculty
"Immigration and America’s Future"
Sponsored by the Interdisiplinary Studies Program

Daniel Hamermesh, Centennial Professor of Economics, University of Texas at Austin
"Time Use, Time Crunch and Work Time in America"
Eighth Annual Jack Mullen Lecture
Sponsored by the Department of Economics

Beverly Daniel Tatum, President of Spelman College
"Talking About Race, Learning About Racism: A Conversation for the 21st Century"
The W.E.B. DuBois Lecture
Sponsored by the Department of Africana Studies

Peter Beilenson, Commissioner of Health, Baltimore City Health Department
"Substance Abuse Treatment and Policy: Contributions of Research"
Co-sponsored by the Department of Psychology