Month of Events

February, 2017 Events

  • PSTC Colloquium: The Effect of School Turnaround Strategies in MA (John Papay, Brown University) Download PSTC Colloquium: The Effect of School Turnaround Strategies in MA (John Papay, Brown University) to my desktop calendar

    March 2, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PSTC is proud to present John Papay, Assistant Professor of Education and Economics at Brown University, who will be speaking as part of the Spring Colloquia Series. His talk is entitled “The Effect of School Turnaround Strategies in Massachusetts” and will be held at 12:00 noon in the Seminar Room – Mencoff Hall, 68 Waterman Street. https://www.brown.edu/academics/population-studies/events-workshops Mencoff Hall Seminar Room Colloquia, Open to the Public, For PhD candidates only, Audience, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, PSTC, Faculty, Staff, Postdocs, Departments, Lectures, Seminars
  • S4 Spring 2017 Colloquia - Adam Storeygard, Tufts University Download S4 Spring 2017 Colloquia - Adam Storeygard, Tufts University to my desktop calendar

    March 3, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM The Spatial Structures in the Social Sciences's (S4) Colloquium Series is proud to present Adam Storeygard, Assistant Professor of Economics, Tufts University who will be speaking as part of the Spring Colloquium series. His talk is entitled "Urban Transportation in India: Mobility and Accessibility" and will be held at 12:00 noon in the PSTC Seminar Room, Mencoff Hall, 68 Waterman St. Mencoff Hall Colloquia, Open to the Public, Audience, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, Dept: Sociology, PSTC, Departments
  • Jack Goldstone ─ A World in Revolution: The Inevitable Backlash against Global Elites Download Jack Goldstone ─ A World in Revolution: The Inevitable Backlash against Global Elites to my desktop calendar

    March 6, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM The Trump election and populist movements in Europe and Asia can be considered akin to true revolutionary movements--ideologically driven; brought about by a slow-down in social mobility, elite factionalization and decline in public goods; and pursuing a revolutionary agenda including propagandist reshaping of reality and a radical reconfiguration of international relations. This talk will show the common demographic factors behind these developments, and examine whether historical lessons can be drawn regarding the durability of such revolutionary movements in modern democratic states. Jack A. Goldstone is the Virginia E. and John T. Hazel, Jr. Professor of Public Policy at George Mason University, a Senior Fellow of the Mercatus Center, and a Public Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington D.C. Previously, Dr. Goldstone was on the faculty of Northwestern University and the University of California, and has been a visiting scholar at Cambridge University, Stanford University, UCLA, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and the California Institute of Technology. He has received the Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship award from the American Sociological Association, the Arnoldo Momigliano Prize, the Barrington Moore Jr. Award, the Myron Weiner Award, and fellowships from the MacArthur Foundation, the JS Guggenheim Foundation, the U.S. Institute of Peace and the Mellon Foundation. He also served as the Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Visitor to the American Academy in Berlin. A life member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Dr. Goldstone is also an Academic Fellow of the European Policy Council, and serves on the International Advisory Board of the Gaidar Institute (Moscow). He led a National Academy of Sciences study of USAID’s democracy assistance policies, and has served as a consultant on state fragility to USAID, Britain’s DFID, and the OECD. He helped lead the Political Instability Task Force initiated by the office of the U.S. Vice-President, and co-developed in State Fragility Index now published by the Center for Systemic Peace. Dr. Goldstone’s research focuses on the impact of global population changes on social and economic development. His 2010 essay in Foreign Affairs – “The New Population Bomb: The Four Megatrends that will Change the World” – has been widely cited as a critical guide to the impact of future population change. He has been a keynote speaker at events in Oslo, Moscow, Antalya, Delhi, Beijing, Berlin, Aspen and New York, and appeared on CNN, MSNBC, Al Jazeera, Russia Today, and Fox News. His recent books include Political Demography: How Population Changes are Reshaping International Security and National Politics (Oxford U. Press, 2011) and Revolutions: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford U. Press 2014). Prof. Goldstone blogs on global politics and economic trends at www.newpopulationbomb.com. Co-sponsored by the Population Studies & Training Center. Part of the Watson Distinguished Speaker Series. http://watson.brown.edu/events/2017/jack-goldstone-world-revolution-inevitable-backlash-against-global-elites Watson Institute, Joukowsky Forum Watson Institute, Open to the Public, Audience, Cross-campus academic topics, International focus, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, PSTC, Departments, Lectures, Seminars
  • PSTC Colloquium: Farmer Cognitive Function and Agricultural Productivity Among Farmers in Bahia, Brazil - (Leah VanWey, Brown University) Download PSTC Colloquium: Farmer Cognitive Function and Agricultural Productivity Among Farmers in Bahia, Brazil - (Leah VanWey, Brown University) to my desktop calendar

    March 9, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PSTC is proud to present Leah VanWey, Professor of Sociology, Brown University, who will be speaking as part of the Spring Colloquia Series. Her talk is entitled “Farmer Cognitive Function and Agricultural Productivity Among Farmers in Bahia, Brazil” and will be held at 12:00 noon in the Seminar Room – Mencoff Hall, 68 Waterman Street. Mencoff Hall Seminar Room Colloquia, Open to the Public, For PhD candidates only, Audience, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, PSTC, Faculty, Staff, Postdocs, Departments, Lectures, Seminars
  • PSTC Colloquium: Fertility and the Digital Divide - (Francesco Billari, Bucconi University, Milan, and Nuffield College, Oxford)) Download PSTC Colloquium: Fertility and the Digital Divide - (Francesco Billari, Bucconi University, Milan, and Nuffield College, Oxford)) to my desktop calendar

    March 16, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PSTC is proud to present Francesco Billari, Professor of Demography and Dean of the Faculty, Bucconi University, Milan; and Fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford, who will be speaking as part of the Spring Colloquia Series. His talk title is "Fertility and the Digital Revolution" and will be held at 12:00 noon in the Seminar Room – Mencoff Hall, 68 Waterman Street. https://www.brown.edu/academics/population-studies/events-workshops Mencoff Hall Seminar Room Colloquia, Open to the Public, Audience, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, PSTC, Faculty, Staff, Postdocs, Departments, Lectures, Seminars
  • PSTC Seminar: The Color of Punishment: African Americans, Skin Tone, and the Criminal Justice System (Ellis Monk, Princeton University) Download PSTC Seminar: The Color of Punishment: African Americans, Skin Tone, and the Criminal Justice System (Ellis Monk, Princeton University) to my desktop calendar

    March 22, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PSTC is proud to present Ellis Monk of Princeton University who will be speaking as part of a special Seminar Series on Race and Inequality. His talk, titled “The Color of Punishment: African Americans, Skin Tone, and the Criminal Justice System,” will be held at 12:00 noon in the PSTC Seminar Room – Mencoff Hall, 68 Waterman Street. The event is being cosponsored by the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion and the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America. https://www.brown.edu/academics/population-studies/events-workshops Mencoff Hall Seminar Room Prison, Colloquia, Open to the Public, For PhD candidates only, Audience, Cross-campus academic topics, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, PSTC, Faculty, Staff, Postdocs, Departments, Lectures, Seminars
  • PSTC Colloquium: The Generational Structure of the Multiracial Population (Ann Morning, New York University) Download PSTC Colloquium: The Generational Structure of the Multiracial Population (Ann Morning, New York University) to my desktop calendar

    March 23, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PSTC is proud to present Ann Morning of New York University who will be speaking as part of the Spring Colloquia Series. Her talk is entitled “The Generational Structure of the Multiracial Population” and will be held at 12:00 noon in the Seminar Room – Mencoff Hall, 68 Waterman Street. https://www.brown.edu/academics/population-studies/events-workshops Mencoff Hall Seminar Room Colloquia, Open to the Public, For PhD candidates only, Audience, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, PSTC, Faculty, Staff, Postdocs, Departments, Lectures, Seminars