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Lectures and Special Guests

Using geographic theory and data to understand food environments

December 6, 2019
3:30 p.m.
Broad Auditorium, Pepper Center
636 West Call St.

The Department of Geography presents a talk by Michael Widener, Assistant Professor in the University of Toronto Department of Geography and Planning: "Using time geographic theory, GPS trajectories, and time-use data to understand food environments."

Saving Colombia's Fragile Peace

Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Reception 4:30 p.m., Lecture at 5:00 p.m.
Globe Auditorium
Center for Global Engagement
Global and Multicultural Engagement Building
110 S. Woodward, FSU Campus

The Broad International Lecture Series, in partnership with the Center for Global Engagement, presents a talk by Adam Isacson, Director for Defense Oversight at WOLA: Advocacy for Human Rights in the Americas.

Race and Social Equity: A Nervous Area of Government

Panel 10:15-11:30 a.m., DeVoe Moore Conference Room, Bellamy 150E
Lecture at 3:00 p.m., College of Law Rotunda

The Askew School of Public Administration presents the annual Joe Cresse Ethics in Government Lecture and Panel Discussion.

This year's featured speaker is Susan Gooden, interim dean and professor of the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs, Virginia Commonwealth University.

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.