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Lectures and Special Guests

Connecting Across Disciplines: Working Together for Fairness, Justice and Equity

Wednesday, March 6, 2019, 7:00-9:00 pm
Ruby Diamond Concert Hall
222 S. Copeland St.

The college, in association with Sustainable Campus, Union Productions et al., presents a talk by Dr. Robert Bullard.

Often described as the ‘Father of Environmental Justice,’ Dr. Bullard is the distinguished Professor of Urban Planning and Environmental Policy at Texas Southern University, the co-founder of the HBCU Climate Change Consortium, and an award winning author of 18 books in areas of race, equity, and environmental justice.

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 presented by the Center for Global Engagement's "Engage Your World" Dialogue Series.

Presenting the latest scholarship from the department on subsidized housing, green gentrification, accessibility and quality of park distributions, and Gayborhoods

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.

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.

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