Events & Lectures

Past Presentations to the Social Science Forums

Spring 2008:
Jeff Simering, Council of Great City Schools; Dylan Conger, Assistant Professor, Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration at George Washington University; Kevin Maxwell, Superintendent of Anne Arundel County Public Schools
"No Child Left Behind and Beyond: 
Educational Policy Issues for the Next President"
Keith Taylor, Founder of Modest Needs
Sponsored by the Alex. Brown Center for Entrepreneurship

"Social Entrepreneurship"
Chris Flavin, President of The Worldwatch Institute
Sponsored by UMBC's Public Policy Graduate Student Association
"Climate Change and Energy Policy"
Julie Rovner, Health Policy Correspondent for National Public Radio
Sponsored by the Hilltop Institute and UMBC's Public Policy Graduate Student Association

"Health Care Policy Issues for the Next President"
Carlo DiClemente, Lipitz Professor of the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, UMBC Professor of Psychology
The Lipitz Lecture
"Making a Difference?  Evaluating the Complicated Process of Behavior Change"

Bruce Levine, James G. Randall Professor of History at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
The Low Lecture, sponsored by the Department of History

"Confederate Emancipation"
Fall 2007:
Cynthia Enloe, Professor of International Development, Community and Environment (IDCE) and Women's Studies, Clark University
Sponsored by the Department of Gender and Women's Studies

"Women, Men and the Iraq War:  What a Feminist Curiosity Reveals"
George Borjas, Robert W. Scrivener Professor of Economics and Social Policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University .
The Mullen Lecture, sponsored by the Department of Economics
“Immigration Policy and the Economic Impact of Immigration”

Dane Kennedy, Elmer Louis Kayser Professor of History and International Affairs, George Washington University
The Webb Lecture, sponsored by the Department of History
"Ideologies of Empires: The British Case and its American Echoes"

David M. Walker, Comptroller General of the United States and head of the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) and panel
Sponsored by the Concord Coalition, UMBC Departments of Economics, Political Science and Public Policy, Sondheim Public Affairs Scholars Program and the Erickson School of Aging
"Fiscal Wake Up Tour"


Jason Loviglio, Professor of American Studies and Media and Communication Studies, UMBC
Sponsored by the Dresher Center for the Humanities

"Media Convergence, Media Democracy"


Ronald Walters, Director of the African American Leadership Institute and Professor of Government and Politics, University of Maryland
The W.E.B. DuBois Lecture, sponsored by the Department of Africana Studies
"Black Leadership in America and the African Diaspora: Its Promises and Problems"


Interdisciplinary Studies Mosaic Roundtable
Sponsored by the Interdisciplinary Studies Program

"Mental Illness and the Campus Community"