Past Other Events

September 21, 2018 12:30 PM
Pavithra Suryanarayan Assistant Professor of International Political Economy, School of Advanced International Studies - Johns Hopkins University
Location: Center for the Advanced Study of India Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science & Economics 133 South 36th Street, Suite 230 Philadelphia PA
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September 21, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Hussein Ali Agrama Associate Professor of Anthropology and Social Sciences - University of Chicago
Location: Houston Hall, Room 218 (Ben Franklin Room)
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September 20, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Michael Hanchard Chair, Department of Africana Studies - University of Pennsylvania
Knowledge by the Slice | Location: Cafe 58, Irvine Auditorium 3401 Spruce Street
Description:

As right-wing nationalism and authoritarian populism gain momentum across the world, people worry that democratic principles are under threat, but Professor Michael Hanchard, Chair of the Africana Studies Department, argues that the current rise in xenophobia and racist rhetoric is nothing new. In this lecture, Hanchard will discuss how marginalization is reinforced in modern politics, and why these contradictions need to be fully examined if the dynamics of democracy are to be truly understood.

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September 19, 2018 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Tommaso Porzio Assistant Professor of Economics - University of California, San Diego
Location: Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics (PCPSE) 133 South 36th Street - Room 200
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September 18, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Lauren Jade Martin APC Visiting Scholar; Associate Professor of Sociology and Women’s Studies Minor Program Coordinator - Penn State University (Berks campus)
Location: Alice Paul Center: 345 Fisher Bennett Hall, Conference Room
Description:

The paper is available either by email when you RSVP (see link below) or in hard-copy at the APC offices at Fisher-Bennett Hall, Suite 345. Register here.

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September 14, 2018 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Angela Simms Ph.D. Candidate - Penn Sociology
Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration | Location: 169 McNeil Building
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September 11, 2018 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: Perry World House, 3803 Locust Walk
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September 11, 2018 - October 11, 2018
Description:

LALS presents: An art exhibit

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September 7, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
David Grazian Associate Professor of Sociology and Communication - Penn Sociology
Culture, Ethnography, and Interaction | Location: 169 McNeil Building
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September 5, 2018 12:00 PM
John MacDonald Professor of Criminology and Sociology - University of Pennsylvania
60 Second Lectures | Location: Benjamin Franklin Statue in front of College Hall
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August 30, 2018 6:15 PM - 7:15 PM
Penn Data Science Group Welcome Event!
Location: Berger Auditorium, Skirkanich Hall
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August 10, 2018 8:30 AM - 5:45 PM
2018 Junior Theorists Symposium
Location: Class of ’49 Auditorium, Houston Hall (2nd Fl) 3417 Spruce Street University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA
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August 1, 2018 8:00 AM - August 3, 2018 6:00 PM
Location: Capitol Hilton, Washington, DC
Description:

The ninth North American Housing and HIV/AIDS Research Summit will be held August 1-3, 2018, in Washington, DC. The scope of Summit IX includes the full range of social drivers of HIV, including poverty, housing status, food security, employment, incarceration, race/ethnicity, behavioral health issues, stigma and intimate partner violence. What impact do these drivers have on ending the HIV epidemic? What policies and programs can influence these drivers or mitigate their negative effects?

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July 31, 2018 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Van Pelt Library, Collaborative Classroom (Room 113)
Description:

Are you wondering what you could do with a PhD? What skills you have that would be valued by a wide range of employers? What kind of post-PhD work life would make you happy? Then come to this interactive workshop led by PhD Career Advisors to help you get started in answering some of these questions using design thinking to manage your career. Whether you’re in the early, middle, or final stages of your PhD program, graduate students will benefit from this workshop by participating in interactive activities to help you get a strong sense of what your interests, skills, and work-values are, gain the confidence to tell your story and explore career paths, and come away with a career roadmap and resources to make the best use of your time in graduate school. You’ll be arranging words on colorful paper, drawing on dry-erase boards, and even playing a quick improv game or two to help you be creative, strategic, and optimistic as you learn how to leverage your PhD for your future career. All doctoral students are welcome; please RSVP on Handshake: https://upenn.joinhandshake.com/events/172719

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June 18, 2018 - June 22, 2018
Pamela Herd Professor of Public Affairs and Sociology - University of Wisconsin-Madison
Location: Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan
Description:

The purpose of this workshop is to familiarize researchers with genetic data and provide instruction on how to incorporate genetic information into social science analyses. This one-week genomic data workshop will focus on providing hands-on training for researchers working at the intersection of genetics and social science research, using data from the Health and Retirement Study (HRS) as a model. Using tutorial versions of the HRS core survey data and HRS genetic data files, the workshop will instruct on several current methods of genomic analyses. Lectures will also discuss issues surrounding collection of samples, working with labs, ethics, and collaboration with biological experts. A key component of this workshop is the opportunity for interdisciplinary collaboration among attendees, with University of Michigan investigators, and course instructors. This year's guest speakers include:

  • Pam Herd, Professor of Public Affairs and Sociology University of Wisconsin - Madison Principal Investigator, Wisconsin Longitudinal Study
  • Ben Domingue, Assistant Professor, Stanford

 

This course is designed to primarily benefit researchers who already have experience conducting statistical examinations of behavioral traits, but who may have little or no genetic or biological training. Investigators interested in a better understanding of genomic analysis as it applies to social and behavioral science research are encouraged to apply. APPLICATIONS ARE DUE JANUARY 12, 2018. Apply here.

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June 14, 2018 7:00 PM
Location: Brooklyn Public Library Central Branch, Dweck Auditorium, 10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY
Description:

*Please enter the door to the Dweck Auditorium on the Eastern Parkway side of the Brooklyn Public Library.


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June 13, 2018 7:00 PM
Location: Brooklyn Public Library Central Branch, Dweck Auditorium, 10 Grand Army Plaza Brooklyn, NY,
Description:

*Please enter the door to the Dweck Auditorium on the Eastern Parkway side of the Brooklyn Public Library.

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June 12, 2018 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Projit Mukharji Associate Professor of History and the Sociology of Science - School of Arts and Sciences
Location: World Cafe Live Upstairs 3025 Walnut St.
Description:

What makes us who we are? Is it our genes? Or is it in fact our memories? Projit Bihari Mukharji will discuss how, in newly-independent India two new sciences, genetics and parapsychology, both tried to answer this question in their distinctive ways. At the time both the disciplines were themselves also struggling to define their identities. Even as the quests for disciplinary identities were interlaced with the quest to define human identities scientifically, their political resonances with identity politics and nation-building were too obvious to ignore. As scientists, their methods and their questions moved between these various levels; scientific questions about human identity also became questions about the identity of science itself.

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