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Lectures and Special Guests

Making Sense of Washington, 140 Characters at a Time

Wednesday, October 2, Noon
College of Law Rotunda
308 M. L. King Blvd. S, Tallahassee, FL
(Between Jefferson and Pensacola)

The Anderson-Ashby Lectureship in Public Policy Journalism presents a talk by Scott Horsley, Chief Economics Correspondent for National Public Radio.

Horsley will address the challenge of covering politics and economics in today’s polarized atmosphere, where there’s little agreement about objective facts and even basic government weather forecasts are subject to political manipulation.

Xi Jinping’s Third Revolution and the Future of U.S.-China Relations

Wednesday, April 10, 2019, Noon
FSU Law School Rotunda
425 W. Jefferson St.

The college's Broad International Lecture series presents a talk by a noted China scholar on the country’s direction in recent years and what it means for relations with the U.S.

Elizabeth C. Economy of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) will discuss how the current Chinese president is transforming the country at home and abroad by rejecting the liberalizing reforms of his predecessors and reasserting state control.

The Church and the Streets: Influences on Black Women's Same-Sex Desire in the Pre-Stonewall Era

April 5, 2019
2:30-3:30 pm
Broad Auditorium, Pepper Center, 636 W. Call St.

The Department of Sociology and the African-American Studies program present a colloquium featuring Mignon R. Moore, professor and chair of sociology at Barnard College./span>

The talk examines the development of community and identity around sexual desire for black sexual minority women in the 1950s and early 1960s.

The Integration of Immigrants into Multicultural Societies

Friday, March 29, 2019, 3:00 pm
Broad Auditorium, Pepper Center
636 W. Call St.

The Center for Demography and Population Health presents a talk on a topic of much contemporary discussion and debate.

Cornell University Professor Daniel T. Lichter will speak on “The Integration of Immigrants into Multicultural Societies” for the center’s annual Charles B. Nam Lecture in the Sociology of Population.

Building Just and Sustainable Communities in an Era of Climate Change

Wednesday, March 6, 2019, 7:00-9:00 pm
(Doors open at 6:00 p.m. The talk takes place from 7:00 to 8:00, followed by a book signing from 8:15 to 9:00 pm.)
Ruby Diamond Concert Hall
222 S. Copeland St.

The college, in association with Sustainable Campus, Union Productions and the FSU Office of Student Sustainability, presents a talk by Dr. Robert Bullard, known as "The Father of Environmental Justice."

Professional Work in a 'Post-Racial' Era: Black Health Care Workers in the New Economy

March 1, 2019, 2:30-3:30 pm
Broad Auditorium, Claude Pepper Center, 636 W. Call Street

The Department of Sociology and African-American Studies program present a colloquium featuring Dr. Adia Harvey Wingfield, professor of sociology at Washington University in St. Louis and president of Sociologists for Women in Society.

Wingfield will discuss her study exploring how economic and organizational changes to work specifically impact black professionals.

Confronting Inequality: How Societies Can Choose Inclusive Growth

Thursday, February 28, 2019
3:45-5:15 pm
Broad Auditorium
Claude Pepper Building
636 W. Call St.

The College of Social Science and Public Policy's Broad International Lecture Series presents noted economist and author Prakash Loungani.

Social Justice in Cities: Planning for a More Equitable Future

Tuesday, February 12, 5:00-7:00 pm
Globe Auditorium, Global and Multicultural Engagement Building
110 S Woodward Ave.

Join doctoral and faculty researchers from the Department of Urban and Regional Planning for this panel discussion:

"Social Justice in Cities: Planning for a More Equitable Future"

Doctoral and faculty researchers from the Department of Urban and Regional Planning will discuss multiple aspects of the urban planning process and how to consider and plan for greater equity in cities.

Peace Communication in South Asia

Thursday, January 31, 2019
Reception 4:30 pm, Lecture 5:00-6:30 pm
Globe Auditorium
110 S. Woodward Ave.

The College of Social Sciences and Public Policy and the Center for Global Engagement present a talk by Anup Kumar, Associate Professor at Cleveland State University.

In this lecture, Kumar will highlight the importance of cross-border, citizen-to- citizen communication as a way to bring peace between the adversarial countries of India and Pakistan.

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.