Past Other Events

December 12, 2018 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Dr. Alexander Smith - University of California San Francisco
Location: Biomedical Research Building
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December 11, 2018 11:30 AM
Location: Houston Hall, 2nd Fl. Auditorium 3417 Spruce Street Philadelphia, PA
Description:

Each day over 100 people die on U.S. roads. With 94 percent of crashes due to driver decision errors*, there is ample room to prevent unnecessary tragedies. Texting while driving is just one example of dangerous behavior that people engage in despite well-publicized bans and educational campaigns. Smartphone apps that measure risky driving, advanced auto safety technology, and insights from behavioral economics open a new generation of possibilities for widely deployable interventions. Join us as we explore scalable technology and behavioral approaches to help end the distracted driving epidemic.

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December 6, 2018 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Location: Forum (Room 250), Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics
Description:

Siva Vaidhyanathan, University of Virginia
Ari BermanThe Nation
Moderator: Marc Meredith, University of Pennsylvania

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December 4, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Melissa Teixeira
Location: The Forum Room of the Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics, 133 S. 36th Street
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November 28, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Eve Ewing Assistant Professor - University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration
Location: 103 McNeil Building
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November 16, 2018 9:00 AM
Location: Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics, 133 South 36th Street
Description:

With the the resurgence of fascism and xenophobia in the world, scholars and pundits have declared that democracy is in crisis. However, history reveals that democracies have always existed amidst systems that thrive on inequality.
This workshop will focus on two questions:
Are certain forms of exclusion intrinsic to the practice of democracy?
How distinct is contemporary democracy’s relationship to inequality from earlier periods in history?

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November 15, 2018 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location: World Forum, Perry World House (3803 Locust Walk)
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November 15, 2018 12:00 PM
Sophia Rosenfeld Walter H. Annenberg Professor of History - University of Pennsylvania
Knowledge by the Slice | Location: Cafe 58, Irvine Auditorium, 3401 Spruce Street
Description:

Sophia Rosenfeld, Walter H. Annenberg Professor of History, will consider three key questions for our "post-truth" moment: How, historically, have democracy and truth been connected to one another?  Why is that relationship seemingly in peril now in the U.S. and in much of the world? And what, if anything, can be done?

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November 13, 2018 12:00 PM
Erica Saldivar Garcia, Ed.D
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November 12, 2018 2:30 PM
Ana Carolina Garriga Associate Professor of Political Science - Center for Research and Teaching in Economics (CIDE), Mexico
Location: Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics, 133 S. 36th Street (Room 225)
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November 7, 2018 12:00 PM
Andrew Morral
Location: 395 McNeil Building, 3718 Locust Walk
Description:

Firearms policy in the United States must balance the Constitutional right to bear arms and public interest in gun ownership with concerns about public health and safety. However, the information that policymakers need to understand the likely effects of different policies is scarce. Empirical studies of gun laws are often contested or contradicted by other studies, leaving policymakers uncertain how to effectively protect legitimate gun uses while also promoting community wellbeing. RAND is engaged in an initiative to develop policy analysis tools and research syntheses, grounded in science, aimed at clarifying the effects of current and proposed firearms policies. In this talk, Andrew Morral, the leader of RAND’s work in this area will summarize some of the initiative’s key findings, then describe preliminary results from RAND’s efforts to estimate the effects on firearms fatalities of three common state gun laws: child access prevention laws, shall-issue concealed carry laws, and stand-your-ground laws. RSVP: ciararob@sas.upenn.edu

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November 6, 2018 5:30 PM
Kehinde Andrews Associate Professor in Sociology, School of Social Sciences - Birmingham City University
Location: Africana Studies Seminar Room, 330A, 3401 Walnut St.
Description:

Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Hosted by Department of Africana Studies & Center for Africana Studies

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October 30, 2018 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Michael Hanchard
Location: University of Pennsylvania Bookstore, 3601 Walnut Street
Description:

Light refreshments will be provided. This event is free and open to the public. If you require reasonable accommodations, please provide at least 5 days notice. Register here.

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October 24, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Morgan C. Williams, Jr Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow - NYU Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service
Location: 395 McNeil Building, 3718 Locust Walk
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October 19, 2018 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: College Green
Description:

Join Penn Environmental Group and dozens of sustainable campus and city organizations for an afternoon of free music, games, and food. Come to College Green for fun activities and the opportunity to learn more about sustainability in Philadelphia.

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October 19, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:20 PM
Mark Shepard Assistant Professor and Faculty Research Fellow - Harvard Kennedy School of Government and National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
Location: Colonial Penn Center Auditorium, 3641 Locust Walk
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October 18, 2018 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Hanna Wang
Location: Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics (PCPSE) 133 South 36th Street - Room 200
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October 18, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:20 PM
Steve Beshear
LDI Health Policy Seminar | Location: Colonial Penn Center Auditorium, 3641 Locust Walk
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October 16, 2018 5:30 PM
Dr. Mary Frances Berry
Location: University of Pennsylvania Bookstore, 3601 Walnut Street
Description:

Light refreshments will be provided. This event is free and open to the public. If you require reasonable accommodations, please provide at least 5 days notice.

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October 16, 2018 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics
Description:

Join the School of Arts and Sciences as they host Zero Waste Day! Leave your waste behind and gain new knowledge on how to contribute to Philly's zero waste goal.
There will be collection drives for e-waste, eyeglasses, shoes, and towels & linens. Additionally, Nic Esposito from the City's Zero Waste and Litter Cabinet will present at 10:30am on Philadelphia's plan to be 90% zero-waste and litter free by 2035.

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