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Lectures and Special Guests

Annual Charles B. Nam lecture: "China's Changing Demography Is Changing China and the World"

The Center for Demography and Population Health
The Charles B. Nam Lecture in the Sociology of Population

Dudley Poston is the United States’ leading demographic expert on China. His work in China has helped that country develop a professional core of demographic research. He also assists the U.S. in understanding the demographic realities of China and the global impacts of shifts in Chinese population and economic patterns, the topic of his Nam Lecture this year.

“From Intelligence to Policy to Venture Capital: How to Think About Your Career in International Affairs"

Given the uncertainty of travel around the hurricane, BJ Pittman will not be coming to campus on September 7.
We will look to reschedule him for another time this fall.

Students at Florida State University are getting a valuable opportunity to hear from someone with an impressive record of achievement in the field of international development when alumnus BJ Pittman (B.S. ’97, Economics) speaks on campus.

Nam Lecture: "Same-Sex Relationships and Well-Being"

With more than 70% of Americans living in 37 states where same-sex marriage is now legal and the U.S. Supreme Court set to rule on the constitutionality of state marriage bans, the annual Charles B. Nam Lecture at Florida State University addresses a timely subject. This year’s lecture will be delivered by an academic whose work led the American Sociological Association (ASA) to file an amicus brief with the court asserting that children raised by same-sex parents fare just as well as children raised by different-sex parents.

Demography of Immigrants to Israel from USSR

The Center for Demography and Population health presents a talk by

Barbara Okun, Hebrew University, Jerusalem

"Early Family Formation, Final Parity and Ideal Family Size among Immigrants to Israel from
the Former Soviet Union”

Nam Lecture: "Spatial Disparities in Mortality"

Friday, October 6, 2017
3:00-4:30 p.m.
Broad Auditorium, Pepper Center
636 West Call St.

The Center for Demography and Population Health (CDPH) presents its annual Charles B. Nam Lecture in the Sociology of Population as part of the center's 50th anniversary celebration.

Jeffrey Alexander: "Reactions to the Holocaust and other Modern Mass Murders"

Cultural sociologist Jeffrey Alexander, the Lillian Chavenson Saden Professor of Sociology at Yale University, will visit Florida State University April 6 and 7 as a 2014-2015 Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar.

During his visit, Alexander will deliver the lecture “Cultural Trauma, Social Solidarity and Moral Responsibility: Reactions to the Holocaust and other Modern Mass Murders.”

Eleanor Beardsley (NPR): "My World from Paris"

Eleanor Beardsley, a reporter with National Public Radio since 2004, will speak at Florida State University on her work with the network covering all aspects of French society, politics, economics, culture, and gastronomy.

"Health Care Reform and the 2016 Elections" October 27, 2016

The Pepper Institute presents University of North Carolina School of Medicine Professor Jonathan Oberlander, "Health Care Reform and the 2016 Elections: What Happens to Obamacare after Obama?"

Cresse Lecture: "The Glory of Government: Why Has Love Turned to Hate?"

Author Martin Dyckman gives a talk on how public servants like Florida Governors LeRoy Collins and Reubin Askew believed that government is inherently a good thing and why it's corrosive for so many people today to regard government as inherently an enemy.

Mr. Dyckman has written the acclaimed books Reubin O'D Askew and the Golden Age of Florida Politics, Floridian of His Century: The Courage of Governor LeRoy Collins, and A Most Disorderly Court: Scandal and Reform in the Florida Judiciary.

Broad Lecture - Erdogan's New Turkey: An Emerging Authoritarian Power

Sinan Ciddi, director of the Institute for Turkish Studies at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, will speak at Florida State University about recent changes in Turkish government and its drift to more authoritarian rule under its current leader, Recep Tayyip Erdogan.