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Lectures and Special Guests

Demography of Immigrants to Israel from USSR

The Center for Demography and Population health presents a talk by

Barbara Okun, Hebrew University, Jerusalem

"Early Family Formation, Final Parity and Ideal Family Size among Immigrants to Israel from
the Former Soviet Union”

Annual Charles B. Nam lecture: "China's Changing Demography Is Changing China and the World"

The Center for Demography and Population Health
The Charles B. Nam Lecture in the Sociology of Population

Dudley Poston is the United States’ leading demographic expert on China. His work in China has helped that country develop a professional core of demographic research. He also assists the U.S. in understanding the demographic realities of China and the global impacts of shifts in Chinese population and economic patterns, the topic of his Nam Lecture this year.

Politics and the Press in an Angry Digital Age

The Laird B. Anderson and Florence Ashby Lectureship in Public Policy Journalism present a talk by former CNN White House correspondent and anchor Frank Sesno, currently the director of the School of Media and Public Affairs at George Washington University.

Empowering Rural African Women to Direct Change and Take Charge

The Florida State University College of Social Sciences and Public Policy presents a lecture by Molly Melching, founder and executive director of the Senegal-based human rights organization Tostan,.

Sociology Talk Looks at Inequality and "Party Schools"

The Department of Sociology presents a talk by Elizabeth Armstrong of the University of Michigan:

Paying for the Party: How College Maintains Inequality

Panel: "Out of Order: Approaching North Korean Human Rights and Denuclearization"

The college's Ruth K. and Shepard Broad International Lecture Series, in cooperation with the Center for Global Engagement (CGE) and the Korean Economic Institute of America (KEIA), presents a panel discussion featuring:

- Roberta Cohen, Nonresident Senior Fellow in the Foreign Policy Program at the Brookings Institution
- Keith Luse, Executive Director of the National Committee on North Korea
- David Maxwell, Associate Director of the Center for Security Studies at Georgetown University

Earthquake, Tsunami, and Nuclear Meltdown: Survival and Recovery in Japan's 3/11 Event

The Ruth K. and Shepard Broad International Lecture Series presents a talk by

Daniel Aldrich, Ph.D.
Professor and co-director of the Security and Resilience Program, Northeastern University

Professor Aldrich will speak on Japan's commercial nuclear power program, one of the most advanced in the world, and the crisis in the Fukushima nuclear complex following the earthquake and tsunami of March 2011, which has dramatically altered the political and social landscape for energy in Japan.

Grandmothers at Work: Impact on Health and Well-Being

The Pepper Institute on Aging and Public Policy presents a talk by Madonna Harrington Meyer, chair and professor of sociology at Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Public Affairs. Meyer will discuss her research involving in-depth interviews with grandmothers who juggle working for pay and caring for their grandchildren.

Can the Supreme Court Appear Neutral in a Partisan Age?

The Laird B. Anderson and Florence H. Ashby Lectureship on Public Policy Journalism

Robert Barnes
Supreme Court Correspondent for the Washington Post

The “Only Democracy”? Challenges to Israel’s Democratic Future

The Ruth K. and Shepard Broad International Lecture Series presents a talk by

Naomi Paiss
VP for Public Affairs, New Israel Fund