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Lectures and Special Guests

SECURITY FROM BELOW: GRASSROOTS DEMOCRACY AND CHANGE IN WEST AFRICA

Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Reception at 4:30, panel discussion 5:00-7:00
Globe Auditorium, 110 S. Woodward St.

A Symposium co-sponsored by: The College of Social Sciences and Public Policy’s Broad Lectureship in International Affairs, The Center for Global Engagement’s Engage Your World Intercultural Dialogue Series, The Mande Studies Association

This symposium brings together scholars working on security and development issues across West Africa in agriculture, governance, health, migration, policing,, religion and their interconnections.

Policy Pub: Unpacking the 2018 Midterm Elections: What Happened and What’s Next?

Tuesday, November 13, 2018
5:30-6:30 p.m.
Backwoods Bistro
401 E. Tennessee St., Tallahassee
(corner of Gadsden St.)

Annual Cresse Lecture and Panel: President John Thrasher

LECTURE: Thursday, October 25, 2018, 3:00-4:30 p.m.
FSU College of Law Rotunda

PANEL: Thursday, October 25, 2018, 10:15-11:30 a.m.
DeVoe Moore Conference Room, 150E Bellamy

How Do Social Networks Change Amidst Decline?

Thursday, October 25, 2018, 4:00 p.m.
Broad Auditorium, Claude Pepper Center
636 West Call St.

The college is conducting a search to fill the Mildred and Claude Pepper Eminent Scholar Chair in Social Gerontology, formerly held by Professor Emerita Jill Quadagno. We currently have three scholars under consideration. Each will give a talk on campus.

The "How" of Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship: From Inspiration to Application

Wednesday, October 24, 2018
5:00-6:30 pm
Broad Auditorium
Pepper Center, 636 W. Call St.

A talk by Greg Van Kirk, principal designer of the award-winning MicroConsignment Model, a globally applied approach to social entrepreneurship. He is co-founder of ProjectX, a former Ashoka Leadership Group Member, and was the World Economic Forum's Social Entrepreneur of the Year for 2012.

Policy Pub: Is Bigger Better? Benefits and Pitfalls of Regionalizing Public Services

Tuesday, October 9, 2018
5:30-6:30 p.m.
Backwoods Bistro
401 E. Tennessee St., Tallahassee
(corner of Gadsden St.)

Consolidating public services seems like a no brainer: reduce duplication of services and labor, cut costs, increase efficiency, and get better public services. But does it work in practice?

Grandparenting Children with Disabilities

Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 3:30 p.m.
Broad Auditorium, Claude Pepper Center
636 West Call St.

The college is conducting a search to fill the Mildred and Claude Pepper Eminent Scholar Chair in Social Gerontology, formerly held by Professor Emerita Jill Quadagno. We currently have three scholars under consideration. Each will give a talk on campus.

Six Disruptive Demographics That Will Change America Forever

Friday, October 5, 2018
1:30-2:30 p.m.
Rovetta Business Building
Starry Conference Room 214

Join the Roads Scholars program for this insightful talk on the changing face of the U.S.

Global Lessons for Creating Truly Great Cities

Wednesday, October 3, 2018
6:00-7:30 pm
Bellamy Room 21

What if everything we did in our cities was great for an 8 year old and 80 year old?

Join us for an energetic keynote presentation by internationally renowned urbanist and 8 80 Cities Founder, Gil Peñalosa. Gil has inspired and advised decision makers, service providers and community leaders in more than 250 cities around the world. Join the discussion on how we can adapt global best practices to Tallahassee towards creating a happier, healthier, and more vibrant city for all.

Angles on Age: A Sociological Perspective

Tuesday, October 2, 2018, 3:30 p.m.
Broad Auditorium, Pepper Center
636 West Call St.

The college is conducting a search to fill the Mildred and Claude Pepper Eminent Scholar Chair in Social Gerontology, formerly held by Professor Emerita Jill Quadagno. We currently have three scholars under consideration. Each will give a talk on campus.

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