Events & Lectures

Past Presentations to the Social Science Forums

Spring 2009:
"Planet in Peril: Policy Responses to Climate Change"
Donald Boesch, Professor of Marine Science and President of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) and Chairman the Maryland Governor's Climate Change Commission
Wayne Gilchrest, former Congressman representing Maryland's 1 st District and co-chair of the Climate Change Caucus
Sarah Zaleski, Coordinator of the Baltimore City Office of Sustainability
Ray Hoff (Moderator), UMBC Professor of Physics and Director of the collaborative NASA-UMBC research centers Joint Center for Earth Systems Technology (JCET) and Goddard Earth Sciences & Technology Center (GEST)

Sponsored by The Friends of the Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery
Will Baker, President, Chesapeake Bay Foundation
The Petrovich Lecture, sponsored by the Interdisciplinary Studies Program
"Saving Chesapeake Bay: The Greatest Fight for Clean Water this Nation Has Ever Seen"
Kenneth L. Marcus, Lillie and Nathan Ackerman Visiting Professor of Equality and Justice in America, School of Public Affairs, Baruch College/The City University of New York
"Civil Rights in the Obama Administration"

Thomas A. LaVeist, William C. & Nancy F. Richardson Professor in Health Policy and Director, Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
"Disentangling Race and Socioeconomic Status: Advancing Understanding of Race Disparities in Health"

Paul Root Wolpe, Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Bioethics and Director, Center for Ethics, Emory University; bioethics advisor to NASA
The Ethics Lecture Series, sponsored by the Bioethics Student Association, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
"Bioethics in Space: Thorny Ethical Issues at NASA"
G. Derek Musgrove, Professor of History, University of the District of Columbia
The Low Lecture, sponsored by the Department of History
"Discovering 'The Harassment of Black Elected Officials' in the Post-Watergate Period"
Ms. Kyung-wha Kang, United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights
Sponsored by the Humanities Forum and the Social Sciences Forum in celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the UN's Declaration of Human Rights
"The Role of the United Nations in Defining and Defending Human Rights"
Fall 2008:
Norma Kriger, independent scholar and former consultant to the Africa Division of Human Rights Watch
Co-sponsored with the Humanities Forum
"Gender and Human Rights in Contemporary Africa"
Ruth Faden, Executive Director, Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics; Philip Franklin Wagley Professor in Biomedical Ethics
Co-sponsored with the Humanities Forum, The Health and Public Policy Program, The Hilltop Institute and Bioethics Student Association
"Social Justice, Health and Human Rights"
Jeffrey Davis, Professor of Political Science, UMBC
“Justice Across Borders: The Struggle for Human Rights in U.S. Courts”
James Cockcroft, Internet Professor, State University of New York and Fellow at the International Institute for Research and Education
Co-sponsored with the Humanities Forum and Department for Modern Languages and Linguistics

“Indigenous and Human Rights in Latin America”
A. Charles Catania, Professor of Psychology, UMBC
Phi Beta Kappa Lecture

“Green/Red, Black/White, Pink/Blue, and Other Discriminations”
Seth Koven, Professor of History, Rutgers University
The Webb Lecture, sponsored by the Department of History

"Mrs. Henry Hobhouse Goes to War: Conscience and Christian Radicalism in WWI Britain"
Edward Glaeser, Fred and Eleanor Glimp Professor of Economics, Harvard University
The Mullen Lecture, sponsored by the Department of Economics

"Economics of Cities"