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Lectures and Special Guests

Germany's Refugee Challenge

The college presents a lecture by Anke Culver of the West Coast University of Applied Sciences in Heide, Germany.

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s enthusiastic slogan “ Wir schaffen das!” (“We can do it!”) has come to haunt her and her leadership. After taking in about 1.5 million refugees during 2015/2016, Merkel’s slogan has turned into the question “Schaffen wir das?” (“Can we do it?”).

U.S. Challenges in the Middle East

The College of Social Sciences and Public Policy presents a special appearance by Ambassador Dennis Ross, who will draw on years of diplomatic experience to deliver a lecture on “U.S. Challenges in the Middle East.”

Cynthia Tucker: Annual Cresse Lecture and Panel

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and University of Georgia Visiting Professor Cynthia Tucker will deliver a lecture and take part in a panel discussion as part of the annual Joe Cresse Ethics in Government Lecture Series sponsored by the Reubin O’D. Askew School of Public Administration and Policy at Florida State University.

Panel: "Wife of the Gods: From Child Slave to International Human Rights Activist"

A young woman who was taken from her parents to be a “trokosi” – the child slave of a priest – in rural Ghana will be part of a panel discussing child slavery.

"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?"

"2016: An Election Like No Other" October 13, 2016

University of South Florida Distinguished Professor of Political Science Susan MacManus, a noted media expert on politics and elections, delivers a lecture on the 2016 presidential race.

Selling candidates and their messages to voters in a high tech world where personalities often "trump" policies is a phenomenon that has seriously altered our electoral process. MacManus will discuss how the means of reaching voters has changed significantly since 2012.

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”

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

The Center for Demography and Population Health
presents
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.

Politics and the Press in an Angry Digital Age

The Laird B. Anderson and Florence Ashby Lectureship in Public Policy Journalism present a talk by former CNN White House correspondent and anchor Frank Sesno, currently the director of the School of Media and Public Affairs at George Washington University.

Empowering Rural African Women to Direct Change and Take Charge

The Florida State University College of Social Sciences and Public Policy presents a lecture by Molly Melching, founder and executive director of the Senegal-based human rights organization Tostan,.

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