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October 2020

Welcome and Introductions

October 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Please come join us to learn all about the California Center for Population Research! This will be the kick-off event for the start of the upcoming 2020-2021 CCPR Seminar Series.  

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Race and Inequality: A Collaborative UCPop Event

October 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

The Population Centers of the University of California – newly dubbed UCPop – is pleased to announce its inaugural (remote) meeting, “Race and Inequality: A Collaborative UCPop Event.” Keynote speaker: Tukufu Zuberi, “Demography of Race: The Propaganda of Demography”  Lasry Family Professor of Race Relations, and Professor of Sociology and Africana Studies, University of Pennsylvania

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Florencia Torche, Stanford University

October 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Florencia Torche, Stanford University “The political context and infant health in the United States” Abstract: Political factors could have substantial consequences for the health and wellbeing of populations. In the United States, an important political factor is the party of the president. The two main parties differ in their ideologies and policy agendas, and these differences have sharpened since the 1960s. We examine the effect of prenatal exposure to the political party in office at the national level (president’s party)…

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2020 Awards Celebration

October 16 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

CELEBRATE 35 YEARS OF THE UCLA CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF WOMEN Join the UCLA Center for the Study of Women (CSW) for a special virtual event on Friday, October 16th to honor the Center’s accomplishments, student award recipients, and this year’s Distinguished Leader in Feminism Award honoree! Registration Now Open! FEATURING THE KEYNOTE ADDRESS The Purpose of Power: Building Movements in A Time of Pandemic by Alicia Garza Co-Creater, #BlackLivesMatter Co-Founder, Supermajority Founder, Black Futures Lab This year, CSW has…

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Sanjay Basu, Harvard University

October 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Sanjay Basu, Harvard University “Challenges with Using Simulation Models to Plan and Refine COVID Testing for High-risk Populations” Abstract: Simulations models are frequently used during infectious disease outbreaks to guide policy and practice. This talk will discuss the use and refinement of COVID simulation models to help develop a testing network, define testing plans and refine them for high-risk populations–including homeless shelters, nursing homes, meat-packing plants, and similar congregate worksites–and address limitations and uncertainties presented by those models that were informed…

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Edward Miguel, UC Berkeley

October 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Edward Miguel, UC Berkeley “How Deep is the COVID-19 Recession? Evidence from Kenya and Beyond” Abstract: Despite numerous journalistic accounts, systematic quantitative evidence on the evolution of economic conditions during the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic remains scarce for most low and middle income countries, in part due to the limitations of official economic statistics in environments with large informal sectors and subsistence agriculture. I will focus on novel evidence from a detailed and large-scale panel data collection effort in rural…

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November 2020

Giovanni Peri, UC Davis

November 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Giovanni Peri, UC Davis “TBD” Bio: Giovanni Peri has expertise in labor economics, urban economics and the economics of international migrations. In addition to his appointment in the Department of Economics, he is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and the founding director of the UC Davis Migration Research Cluster. More on Prof. Peri

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