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Lectures and Special Guests

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.

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.

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.

Regulatory Policy: Keeping Up with Technology, Business and Service

Wednesday, September 5, 2018
5:30 p.m.
DeVoe Moore Conference Room
150E Bellamy

What is the current and contemporary experience in the changing relationship between public policy and the private sector, especially as it is complicated by technological innovation?

Florida Rep. Halsey Beshears (member of Commerce and Appropriations committees in the Florida House of Representatives) explores this question and discusses the impact of innovative technology on regulatory policy.

"The Global Rise of Religious Violence"

Friday, April 20, 2018
3:00-5:00 p.m.
The Globe Auditorium
110 S. Woodward Ave.

Mark Juergensmeyer, Distinguished Professor in the Department of Global Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, will present a talk on whether religion is the cause of terrorist violence around the world or its victim and asks how we can respond to it.

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