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Past Presentations to the Social Science Forums

 
 
Fall 2010:
 

Urban Poverty and Children's Life Chances

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Jens Ludwig, McCormick Foundation Professor of Social Service Administration, Law, and Public Policy in the School of Social Service Administration and the Harris School, University of Chicago and Director of the University of Chicago Crime Lab

Co-sponsor: Department of Public Policy

 
 

Post-Election Forum

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Stuart Rothenberg, editor and publisher of The Rothenberg Political Report,
Julie Bykowicz, political reporter for The Baltimore Sun, UMBC professors
Thomas Schaller,
Political Science, and
Donald Norris
, Chair of the Department of Public Policy and Director of the Maryland Institute for Policy Analysis and Research

Co-sponsors: Department of Public Policy, Department of Political Science, and the Maryland Institute for Policy Analysis and Research (MIPAR)

 
 

Practical Idealists: Bringing the World to Baltimore
Baltimore social change leaders who are Returned Peace Corps Volunteers

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Vu Dang, Chief Service Officer - Baltimore City
Jody Olson,Visiting Professor - University of Maryland School of Social Work and Former Deputy Director of the Peace Corps
Ed Orser, Professor of American Studies, UMBC
Sally Scott, Senior Program Officer - Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers (ABAG)
Ashley Milburn, Director of The Culture Works Project
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Sponsored by the Shriver Peaceworker Fellows Program

 
 
Politics and Policy in the 21st Century: Does Race Still Matter?
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Mary Frances Berry, Geraldine R. Segal Professor of American Social Thought and Professor of History, University of Pennsylvania

W.E.B DuBois Lecture
Sponsors: Department of Africana Studies and the Dresher Center for the Humanities
 
 

Higher Education? Some Pertinent and Impertinent Questions about the Value Students and Families Receive for their College Investment

Andrew Hacker, Contributor to the New York Review of Books and Department of Political Science, Queens College (CUNY) and
Claudia Dreifus,
New York Times columnist and School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

Co-Sponsors: Office of the President and the Dresher Center for the Humanities

 
 
Spring 2011 :
 

Reading and Discussion of Not In My Neighborhood: How Bigotry Shaped a Great American City
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Antero Pietila, Author and Former Reporter for The Baltimore Sun
Co-sponsored by the Department of English, the Department of American Studies and The Retriever Weekly

 
 

Baltimore School Desegregation and the Challenges of Understanding Race
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Howell Baum, Professor, School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation, University of Maryland, College Park

 
 

The Rise and Fall of the Dollar and the Future of the International Monetary System
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Barry Eichengreen, George C. Pardee and Helen N. Pardee Professor of Economics and Political Science, University of California, Berkeley


Mullen Lecture
Sponsored by the Department of Economics

 
 
Negotiating Contaminated Identities: Gender, Water, and Development in Altered Waterscapes

Farhana Sultana,
Professor of Geography, Syracuse University; Chair and Organizer of the 'The Right to Water' conference

Korenman Lecture
Co-sponsored by the Gender and Women's Studies Program
 
 

Being Face-to-Face But Not Seeing Eye-to-Eye: Divergent Goals and Experiences During Interracial Interactions
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J. Nicole Shelton, Professor of Psychology, Princeton University

Second Annual Distinguished Lecture in Psychology
Sponsored by the Department of Psychology

 
 
Sing Out! Pete Seeger and American Reform
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Allan M. Winkler, Distinguished Professor of History, Miami University in Ohio

Low Lecture
Co-sponsored by the Department of History