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Lectures and Special Guests

Pepper Lecture: Socioeconomic Health Disparities

The Spring 2015 Pepper Distinguished Lecture Series presents Pamela Herd, Professor of Public Affairs and Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, speaking on "The Source of Socioeconomic Health Disparities: Education or Cognition and Psychological Resources?"

Pamela Herd's work focuses on aging, policy, health, and inequality. She has two streams of research. One stream examines how social policies such as Social Security affect gender, race, and class inequalities. The second stream focuses on the relationship between social factors and health.

Broad Lecture: “Beyond Our Means: Why America Spends While the World Saves"

Sheldon Garon, the Nissan Professor in Japanese Studies at Princeton University, will deliver the first Ruth K. and Shepard Broad International Lecture of 2015 at Florida State University. Garon’s talk, “Beyond Our Means: Why America Spends While the World Saves,” is part of the ongoing series presented by the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy.

"Biophilic Cities and Blue Urbanism: Rethinking Cities in the Urban Age"

Timothy Beatley, an expert on sustainable communities, will speak at Florida State University on “Biophilic Cities and Blue Urbanism: Rethinking Cities in the Urban Age.” The talk is sponsored by the Department of Urban and Regional Planning in the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy.

Broad lecture "Beyond Our Means: Why America Spends While the World Saves"

Sheldon Garon, the Nissan Professor in Japanese Studies at Princeton University, will deliver the first Ruth K. and Shepard Broad International Lecture of 2015 at Florida State University.

Garon’s talk, “Beyond Our Means: Why America Spends While the World Saves,” is part of the ongoing series presented by the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy.

Richard McGregor "China and America in the Asian Century"

Richard McGregor, Washington bureau chief of the Financial Times of London, will speak at Florida State University on “China and America in the Asian Century” as part of the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy’s ongoing Ruth K. and Shepard Broad International Lecture Series.

Broad Lecture: "Economic Ties between India and the United States"

Govind Mohan, Minister for Economics with the Embassy of India in Washington, DC, will speak at Florida State University on “Economic Ties between India and the United States: Opportunities and Challenges.” The talk is part of the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy’s ongoing Ruth K. and Shepard Broad International Lecture Series.

"Lessons from Booker T. Washington: The Role of Business in Civil Rights"

The DeVoe L. Moore Center presents a talk and discussion by David Jackson, professor of history at Florida A & M University, on the role of business and business leaders in advancing civil rights for African Americans during the Age of Jim Crow.

Journalism: Democracy's Operating System

An upcoming lecture at Florida State University by Joaquin Alvarado, CEO of the Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR), focuses on a subject dear to the principles of the recently deceased benefactor of the sponsoring lecture series.

Broad Lecture: "Visualize Justice: Stories from the Field"

Attorney, filmmaker, and human rights advocate Kelly Matheson shares stories about how people and organizations throughout the world are using video technology to change law and policy and to seek justice.

Cresse Lecture: "The Glory of Government: Why Has Love Turned to Hate?"

Author Martin Dyckman gives a talk on how public servants like Florida Governors LeRoy Collins and Reubin Askew believed that government is inherently a good thing and why it's corrosive for so many people today to regard government as inherently an enemy.

Mr. Dyckman has written the acclaimed books Reubin O'D Askew and the Golden Age of Florida Politics, Floridian of His Century: The Courage of Governor LeRoy Collins, and A Most Disorderly Court: Scandal and Reform in the Florida Judiciary.

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