2013 Colloquium on Social and Behavioral Science and Public Policy: Societal, Technological, and Scientific Changes

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2013 Colloquium on Social and Behavioral Science and Public Policy: Societal, Technological, and Scientific Changes

November 4-5, 2013

Embassy Row Hotel

Day One

8:30 Welcome and Introductions – President James Jackson

8:45 – 10:00 America’s Political Institutions in Trouble
Congress – Sarah Binder, Brookings Institution
The Presidency – Jeremy Mayer, George Mason University
The Supreme Court – Mark Graber, University of Maryland Law School

10:00 – 10:15 Break

10:15 – 11:15 Challenges for NSF – Acting Director Cora Marrett

11:15 – 12:15 Challenges for NIH – Deputy Director Lawrence Tabak

12:30 – 2:00 Luncheon – Changes at Census – Director, John Thompson

2:15 – 3:30 How We Live Now: Societal Changes
Marriage and Childbearing: The Impact of Postponement – Linda Jacobsen, Population
Reference Bureau
Internet and Social Media – Lee Rainie, PEW Research Center Internet and American
Life Project
The Aging of the Baby Boomers – Deborah Carr, Rutgers University

3:30 – 3:45 Break

3:45 – 5:15 Changes Regarding Race in America
Moderator – James Jackson, COSSA President
Voting Rights Act –John Garcia, University of Michigan
Affirmative Action – TBD
Classification – Ken Prewitt

5:30 – 7:00 Reception

 

Day Two

8:45 – 9:30 Keynote Speaker — TBD

9:45 – 10:45 The Press and Social Science
Speakers TBD

10:45 – 11:30 Lobbying for Social Science: A 30 Year Journey
Howard J. Silver, COSSA Executive Director