Category Social Sciences Forum

Utpal Sandesara

Sex-Selective Abortion in India: Victims, Villains and Other Ways of Seeing the World

Social Sciences Forum — Health Inequality Lecture
“Sex-Selective Abortion in India: Victims, Villains and Other Ways of Seeing the World”
Utpal Sandesara, University of Pennsylvania
Thursday, February 28, 4 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

Over the past 30 years, selective abortion of female fetuses has become a disturbingly routine form of family planning in India, with expert estimates of the total exceeding half a million. Taking listeners through a secretive black market, the sitting rooms of common households, and the dusty halls of government, Sandesara provocatively challenges longstanding approaches in public health. In the process, he illustrates the potential value of clinical research as a tool for understanding and addressing troubling social problems. (Click heading for full description.)

Effects of Unauthorized and Refugee Status on Youth Development 

Social Sciences Forum — Distinguished Lecture in Psychology
Effects of Unauthorized and Refugee Status on Youth Development 
Hirokazu Yoshikawa, New York University
Tuesday, March 26, 4 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn Library, 7th Floor

Unauthorized and forced migration create social exclusion for millions of migrants worldwide. This exclusion can threaten child and youth development in multiple ways. (Click heading for full description.)

The Future of Aging in South Korea

Social Sciences Forum
“The Future of Aging in South Korea: Improving Lives through the Longevity Economy”
Joo Hyung Han, MBA, PhD., Founder and President, 50+ Korean
Thursday, March 28, 4 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn Library, 7th Floor

South Korea is a ‘super aging’ society, confronting decades of accelerated longevity and steep declines in fertility. (Click heading for full description.)

Jamie A. Thomas by Jennifer Weisbord

“Zombies Speak Swahili: Why Language Matters for Global Citizenship”

Humanities Forum and Social Sciences Forum — Daphne Harrison Lecture
“Zombies Speak Swahili: Why Language Matters for Global Citizenship”
Jamie A. Thomas, assistant professor of linguistics, Swarthmore College
Wednesday, April 3, 4 p.m.
132 Performing Arts and Humanities Building

More and more universities are encouraging study abroad and global citizenship. But how should students and faculty foster global study and intercultural communication? (Click heading for full description.)

Birthright Citizens

Social Sciences Forum — Low Lecture
“Birthright Citizens: A History of Race and Rights in Antebellum America”
Martha Jones, Society of Black Alumni Presidential Professor and Professor of History, Department of History, Johns Hopkins University
Wednesday, April 10, 4 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery   

Martha Jones will discuss her recent book, Birthright Citizens, which tells how African American activists radically transformed the terms of citizenship for all Americans. (Click heading for full description.)