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April 2018

Nicole George, “Women, Peace, and Security through a Vernacular Frame: Global/local frictions in Solomon Islands and Bougainville”

April 9 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Organized by the UCLA Department of Asian American Studies Since the early 2000s, United Nations Security Council Resolutions on Women Peace and Security, and particularly UNSCR 1325, have become a key focus of policy making and gender advocacy for those aiming to promote women’s roles in conflict resolution and conflict transition in the western Pacific Islands region. But in these contexts, arguments about the rights of women to be recognized as those who bear specific sorts of burdens in times…

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Why History Matters: The Next Chief and the Future of the LAPD

April 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI)

WHY HISTORY MATTERS The Next Chief and the Future of the LAPD featuring Manuel Criollo Organizer, Strategist, Political and Popular Educator Cindy Miscikowski ’70​ Former Los Angeles City Council Member, 11th District (1997-2005) Connie Rice Civil rights attorney Founding co-director, Advancement Project Steve Soboroff President, Los Angeles Police Commission moderated by Jim Newton Journalist, author and former editor at large of the Los Angeles Times Lecturer, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs Wednesday, April 4, 2018 7:00 p.m. California NanoSystems Institute…

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Andrew Oswald, University of Warwick

April 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
4240 Public Affairs Building, Los Angeles, CA, 90095, United States Los Angeles, CA United States

“The Midlife Crisis in Humans and Other Animals” Abstract: The talk will discuss the concept of the midlife crisis.  It will examine international evidence on happiness, mental health, suicide, antidepressant consumption, sleep, and so on.  Not all the data will be on human beings.  The talk will say something about where we are scientifically, and what we need to understand next.  Plenty of time will be left for open discussion. More on Prof. Oswald *Co-Sponsored with Public Policy and Applied Social…

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March 2018

CEGA-EASST Scholars Visit from East Africa

March 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
4240 Public Affairs Building, Los Angeles, CA, 90095, United States Los Angeles, CA United States

On Friday, March 16,  UCLA is hosting three CEGA-EASST scholars from East Africa. EASST invites East African researchers to apply for a 4-month fellowship at UC Berkeley to build skills in rigorous social science research and impact evaluation-these are the fellows who won this fellowship.  Each scholar will present on the following topics from 12:00-1:30PM in Public Affairs building room 4240. Lunch will be served.  They will be visiting all day so let us know if you would like to…

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Aimee Meredith Cox, Now You See Me, Now You Don’t: Black Girls, Dubious Protection, and the Public

March 15 @ 12:15 pm - 1:45 pm

In this structured conversation, Cox will draw from her first ethnography, Shapeshifters: Black Girls and the Choreography of Citizenship, as well as on work with young Black women in the urban and suburban U.S., to consider how their experiences in and through various publics offers a reframing of the concepts of protection, social accountability, care, legibility, and value. Aimee Meredith Cox is jointly appointed as an Associate Professor in the departments of African American Studies and Anthropology at Yale University.…

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David Card, UC Berkeley

March 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
4240 Public Affairs Building, Los Angeles, CA, 90095, United States Los Angeles, CA United States

“The Health Effects of Cesarean Delivery for Low-Risk First Births” Abstract: Cesarean delivery for low-risk pregnancies is generally associated with worse health outcomes for infants and mothers. The interpretation of this correlation, however, is confounded by potential selectivity in the choice of birth mode. We use birth records from California, merged with hospital and emergency department (ED) visits for infants and mothers in the year after birth, to study the casual health effects of cesarean delivery for low-risk first births. Building…

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Jake Bowers, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

March 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

The UCLA Department of Statistics and the Center for Social Statistics presents: Rules of Engagement in Evidence-Informed Policy: Practices and Norms of Statistical Science in Government Collaboration between statistical scientists (data scientists, behavioral and social scientists, statisticians) and policy makers promises to improve government and the lives of the public. And the data and design challenges arising from governments offer academics new chances to improve our understanding of both extant methods and behavioral and social science theory. However, the practices…

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Fernando Riosmena, University of Colorado

March 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
4240 Public Affairs Building, Los Angeles, CA, 90095, United States Los Angeles, CA United States

“A re-appraisal of thinking on and the empirical evaluation of migration theories” Abstract: Over the last quarter Century, there has been considerable efforts to systematize knowledge on and empirically test the drivers of population mobility around a set of eight theories that either explain the initiation or continuation of international labor migration flows. In this presentation, I provide a reflection aimed at furthering theoretical development and empirical testing of these theories. I do so by: (1) providing more specific guidance on…

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February 2018

Wendy Manning, Bowling Green State University

February 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
4240 Public Affairs Building, Los Angeles, CA, 90095, United States Los Angeles, CA United States

“Boomer and Millennial Young Adulthood Relationships: A Demographic Perspective“ Abstract: Baby Boomers were at the forefront of many changes in young adult relationship and family experiences. Today a new cohort, Millennials, outnumber Boomers and have redefined young adulthood.  Dr. Manning will contrast the relationship experiences of young adult Boomers and Millennials.  She will share new findings about recent patterns and trends in the formation and stability of young adult relationships. Concluding comments will focus on challenges and opportunities for research on…

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Ari Heinrich, “Chinese Bodies as Biological Surplus: Plastinated Cadavers and Geopolitical Hierarchies of the Human””

February 27 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
UCLA Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States

Part of Area Impossible: Sexuality and Geopolitics The first event in the UCLA Department of Comparative Literature 2017-2018 Sexuality & Geopolitics Seminar Series will feature Ari Heinrich, Associate Professor of Literature and Cultural Studies at UCSD. Their lecture, “Chinese Bodies as Biological Surplus: Plastinated Cadavers and Geopolitical Hierarchies of the Human” will question what a comparative examination of Chinese-language discourse on the plastinated human cadaver exhibits might reveal about the political economics of race and capital distribution that inform them.A…

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