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Lectures and Special Guests

Security from Below: Grassroots Democracy and Change in West Africa

Tuesday, November 27, 2018, 4:30-7:00 p.m.
Globe Auditorium, 110 S. Woodward Ave.

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

Interpreting an Era of Partisan Volatility: The 2018 Elections in Context

Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 5:00 p.m.
Broad Auditorium, Pepper Center, 636 W. Call St., FSU campus

Following some of the most anticipated and contentious nationwide political races in many years, the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy presents a guest scholar and prolific author who will offer his expertise to shed light on the 2018 midterm elections.

Hacking the New World of Work

Monday, November 5, 2018, 7:00-8:30 pm
HCB Classroom Building, Room 101

The Stavros Center for Economic Education and Hillel at FSU present a talk by Assaf Luxembourg.

The world of work has changed, and the "new rules of the game" are still being written. This impacts young professionals and seniors alike, all over the world. Whether you're an employee, a freelancer or a start-up entrepreneur, in today's on-demand economy you must adapt in order to survive and thrive.

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.

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

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.

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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