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Lectures and Special Guests

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.

"Fair Trade? Its Prospects as a Poverty Solution"

April 9, 2018, 3:00 p.m.
DeVoe Moore Conference Room, 150E Bellamy Building

The Hilton Center and the DeVoe L. Moore Center present a talk by Dr. Victor Claar.

Fair Trade is a way of doing business that ultimately aims to keep small farmers an active part of the world marketplace and aims to empower consumers to make purchases that support their values.

"Aging in the Right Place: Listening to the Voices of Older Americans"

Friday, April 6, 2018
11:00 a.m. - Noon
Broad Auditorium, Pepper Center
536 W. Call St.

The Claude Pepper Center Foundation and the Pepper Institute on Aging and Public Policy present a talk by gerontologist and geographer Stephen M. Golant, Ph.D. - "Aging in the Right Place: Listening to the Voices of Older Americans."

Stephen M. Golant has been researching and writing on the housing, mobility, transportation, and long-term care needs of the older adult population for most of his academic career.

POSTPONED: “U.S. Foreign Policy in the 21st Century, and the Public Service Imperative"

THIS LECTURE HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas A. Shannon Jr. will bring his extensive diplomatic background and government experience to this talk, part of the college's Ruth K. & Shepard Broad International Lecture Series. 

Shannon’s presentation will not only cover the crucial topic of the United States’ role in contemporary global affairs but also the importance of public service.

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