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Lectures and Special Guests

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.

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.