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Lectures and Special Guests

Broad Lecture: "Economic Ties between India and the United States"

Govind Mohan, Minister for Economics with the Embassy of India in Washington, DC, will speak at Florida State University on “Economic Ties between India and the United States: Opportunities and Challenges.” The talk is part of the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy’s ongoing Ruth K. and Shepard Broad International Lecture Series.

The “Only Democracy”? Challenges to Israel’s Democratic Future

The Ruth K. and Shepard Broad International Lecture Series presents a talk by

Naomi Paiss
VP for Public Affairs, New Israel Fund

The Rise of the Homevoters: How the Growth Machine was Subverted by OPEC and Earth Day

William A. Fischel, professor of economics at Dartmouth University, discusses his conclusion that anti-development voters, fueled by the environmental movement and tax subsidies that made home ownership an investment opportunity, slowed the growth of the economy and perpetuated regional income inequalities. 

Fischel is probably best known for his work in economics on land use, property rights, and zoning. His research blends economic analysis with applied insights into the workings of the housing market and the land development process.

Richard McGregor "China and America in the Asian Century"

Richard McGregor, Washington bureau chief of the Financial Times of London, will speak at Florida State University on “China and America in the Asian Century” as part of the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy’s ongoing Ruth K. and Shepard Broad International Lecture Series.

Grandmothers at Work: Impact on Health and Well-Being

The Pepper Institute on Aging and Public Policy presents a talk by Madonna Harrington Meyer, chair and professor of sociology at Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Public Affairs. Meyer will discuss her research involving in-depth interviews with grandmothers who juggle working for pay and caring for their grandchildren.

Rethinking the Presidential Ratings Game

It's a perennial pastime to compare U.S. presidents, but according to an upcoming guest lecturer at Florida State University, our current ranking systems are flawed and even our most admired leaders are due for some new critical consideration.

Broad lecture "Beyond Our Means: Why America Spends While the World Saves"

Sheldon Garon, the Nissan Professor in Japanese Studies at Princeton University, will deliver the first Ruth K. and Shepard Broad International Lecture of 2015 at Florida State University.

Garon’s talk, “Beyond Our Means: Why America Spends While the World Saves,” is part of the ongoing series presented by the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy.

Earthquake, Tsunami, and Nuclear Meltdown: Survival and Recovery in Japan's 3/11 Event

The Ruth K. and Shepard Broad International Lecture Series presents a talk by

Daniel Aldrich, Ph.D.
Professor and co-director of the Security and Resilience Program, Northeastern University

Professor Aldrich will speak on Japan's commercial nuclear power program, one of the most advanced in the world, and the crisis in the Fukushima nuclear complex following the earthquake and tsunami of March 2011, which has dramatically altered the political and social landscape for energy in Japan.

"Foreign Assistance and Foreign Policy"

An alumnus of the Florida State University College of Social Sciences and Public Policy will deliver his viewpoint on foreign aid at a lecture on campus.

In his talk, “Foreign Assistance and Foreign Policy,” Eric Reading (BA ’92, MA ’93, International Affairs) will examine how foreign assistance investments in disaster relief, public health, food security, basic education, and economic growth support our coutnry’s national interest.

"Biophilic Cities and Blue Urbanism: Rethinking Cities in the Urban Age"

Timothy Beatley, an expert on sustainable communities, will speak at Florida State University on “Biophilic Cities and Blue Urbanism: Rethinking Cities in the Urban Age.” The talk is sponsored by the Department of Urban and Regional Planning in the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy.

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