Social Sciences

Virtual Forum: Social Science Faculty Respond to COVID-19

The Center for Social Science Scholarship is convening an “Ask the Expert” virtual forum on social science responses to COVID-19, featuring faculty panelists: Nicholas Bonneau, lecturer, Department of History; a historian of science and medicine and a public historian; also currently teaching HIST 200, “Global History of Pandemics”  Dana Bradley, dean, Erickson School of Aging; …

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Trees as Climate Solutions: A Roundtable Debate

A recent New York Times opinion claims that “Focusing on trees as the big solution to climate change is a dangerous diversion.” True? False? Somewhere in between? Roundtable panelists will debate the relative utility and disutility of tree planting, forest restoration, and forest conservation as solutions to global climate change. Further, panelists will discuss the contributions of individual and …

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Moving from Health Disparities to Health Equity: Intersectional Lenses on Social Media and Artificial Intelligence

Social Sciences Forum “Moving from Health Disparities to Health Equity: Intersectional Lenses on Social Media and Artificial Intelligence” Fay Cobb Payton Thursday, September 27, 4 p.m. Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery Fay Cobb Payton, Professor of Information Systems and Technology and University Faculty Scholar in the Poole College of Management at North Carolina State University, and …

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ROI or RIP? Higher Education and the Future of America

Social Sciences Forum “ROI or RIP? Higher Education and the Future of America” Cecilia Elena Rouse Monday, October 8, 4 p.m. Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery, 7th Floor Many believe higher education is in crisis with increasing tuition and student debt, and few benefits to show for it. In this lecture, Cecilia Elena Rouse …

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Humanities Teaching Lab: Frederick Douglass Day

Humanities Humanities Teaching Lab: Frederick Douglass Day Wednesday, February 14, 12 – 2 p.m. Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery The Dresher Center for the Humanities invites the campus community to celebrate the 200th birthday of Frederick Douglass at a digital “Transcribe-a-thon,” with public readings and birthday cake. Although Douglass was born into bondage and …

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Anand Pandian: “‘The Wall’ and Other Walls in Contemporary American Life”

Social Sciences Forum Anand Pandian, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Johns Hopkins University “‘The Wall’ and Other Walls in Contemporary American Life” Wednesday, May 2, 5:30–6:30 p.m. Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery The idea of a southern border wall was in many ways the defining idea of Donald Trump’s victorious presidential campaign. What was so appealing about …

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Obioma Nnaemeka: “Gendered Spaces and War: Re-Imagining Biafra — Not as a Territory”

Social Sciences Forum Obioma Nnaemeka, Chancellor’s Professor, Indiana University “Gendered Spaces and War: Re-Imagining Biafra — Not as a Territory” Tuesday, May 8, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. University Center Ballroom In the context of the Nigeria-Biafra War, Obioma Nnaemeka will explore how women’s bodies became a battlefield used to settle patriarchal and ethnic quarrels; the …

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Deepa Iyer: “Becoming Bridge-Builders and Disrupters: Navigating Racial and Gender Realities in America Today”

Humanities Forum — 11th Annual Korenman Lecture Deepa Iyer, South Asian American activist, writer, and lawyer “Becoming Bridge-Builders and Disrupters: Navigating Racial and Gender Realities in America Today” Thursday, March 8, 4 p.m. Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery America is becoming a nation in which communities of color will comprise the majority population by 2040. …

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Koki Agarwal: “Learning to Address Inequalities in a Global Health Context”

Social Sciences Forum — Health and Inequality Lecture Koki Agarwal, Director, Maternal and Child Survival Program, Vice President, Jhipiego DC Operations; Senior Associate, Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health “Learning to Address Inequalities in a Global Health Context” Monday, April 9, 4:30–6 p.m. Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery Despite global efforts to …

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