WEEKLY TALKS, SPRING 2011

 

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Week 1: Jan 31 - Feb 4 Week 7: March 21 - 25
Week 2: Feb 7-11
Week 8: March 28 - April 1
Week 3: Feb 14 - 18 Week 9: April 4 -8
Week 4: Feb 21 - 25 Week 10: April 11 -15
Week 5: Feb 28 - March 4 Week 11: April 18 -22
Week 6: March 7 - 11 Week 12: April 25 - 29

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Week 1

Monday (1/31):
  Sociotechnical Organization of Robotic Spacecraft Systems
Janet Vertesi, Lecturer in the Council of the Humanities and Sociology and Link-Cotsen Postdoctoral Fellow in the Society of Fellows, Princeton University
    12:15 pm; Wallace 165-Marvin Bressler Conference Room
Sponsor: Economic Sociology/CSSO
Tuesday (2/1):
  Racial Boundaries and Demographic Change
Daniel Lichter, Cornell University
   

12:00 pm; Wallace 300
Sponsor: Office of Population Research

  The Mixed Legacies of Communism in Eastern Europe
Jeffrey Kopstein, University of Toronto
   

4:30 pm; 219Aaron Burr Hall
Sponsor: Program in Russian and Eurasian Studies; PIIRS

  Egypt In Turmoil
Daniel Kurtzer, former U.S. ambassador to Egypt and Israel, and the S. Daniel Abraham Professor in Middle Eastern Policy Studies at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs,
   

4:30 pm; Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall
Sponsor: WWS "Up to the Minute" series


   

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Week 2

Monday (2/7):
  Solo: The Extraordinary Rise of Living Alone
Eric Klinenberg, New York University
    12:15 pm; Wallace 165-Marvin Bressler Conference Room
Sponsor: Sociology Colloquium
  Physical Philosophy: Mobility and Indigenous Peoples
John Borrows, University of Minnesota Law School
    4:30 pm; Library Lounge, Bendeim Center for Finance
Sponsor: Program in Law and Public Affairs

Tuesday (2/8):
  Of Beauty, Sex, and Power: Statistical Challenges in Estimating Small Effects
Andrew Gelman, Columbia University
    12:00 pm; Wallace 300
Sponsor: Office of Population Research

  Which God are You Praying to? The Political Importance of Religious Interpretation
Eric McDaniel, University of Texas, Austin
    4:30 pm; Bowl 1, Robertson Hall
Sponsor: Luce Speaker Series, PIIRS

Wednesday (2/9):

  History of American Social Science
Roundtable Discussions:
Charles Camic, Northwestern University; Sarah Igo, Vanderbilt University; Andrew Jewett, Harvard University; Mary Morgan, London School of Economics
    4:30 -6:00 pm; Dickinson 211
Sponsor: Modern American Workshop; Programs in American Studies; Council of the Humanities

Thursday (2/10):
  Globalisation and Legal Scholarship
William Twining, University College London
    12:00 pm; 015 Robertson Hall
Sponsor: Program in Law and Public Affairs

 

Week 3

Monday (2/14):
  An Economy of Promises: The Origins of Credit Rating in 19th-century America
Bruce Carruthers, Northwestern University
    12:15 pm; Wallace 165-Marvin Bressler Conference Room
Sponsor: Economic Sociology/CSSO
Tuesday (2/15):
  Risk, Resilience, and Gene-Environment Interplay in Primates
Steve Suomi, NIH, Child Health and Human Development
    12:00 pm; Wallace 300
Sponsor: Office of Population Research
  Islamic Feminisim in Global and Regional Contexts
Mervat Hatem, Howard University
    4:30 pm; Bowl 2, Robertson Hall
Sponsor: PIIRS
  The Quick and the Dead: Matters of Life and Death and the American Body Politic
Jill Lepore, Harvard University
    8:00pm; McCosh 50
Sponsor: Princeto Public Lectures Series


Wednesday (2/16):

  Do People Seek to Maximize Happiness? Evidence from New Surveys
Ori Heffetz, Cornell University
    12:15 pm; Wallace 300
Sponsor: Center for Health and Wellbeing
  Mexican Migration and Human Rights
James Cockcroft, State University of New York
    12:00 pm; 016 Robertson Hall
Sponsor: Program in Latin American Studies
  Islamic and Secular Values, Moderation and Democracy: Empirical and Theoretical Implications of the Turkish Case
Murat Somer, Koc University, Istanbul
    4:30 pm; 216 Aaron Burr Hall
Sponsor: Project on Democracy and Development

Thursday (2/17):
 

Labors of Objectification in a Tamil Enlightenment Movement
Francis Cody, University of Toronto

    12:00 pm; 216 Aaron Burr Hall
Sponsor: Program in South Asian Studies
 

Same Sex Marriage: A Briefing for Policymakers
Suzanne Goldberg, Columbia University Law School
Sean Eldridge, Freedom to Marry
Father Joseph Palacio, Georgetown University

    4:30 pm; Robertson Hall, bowl 016
Sponsor: Program in the Study of Women and Gender

 

Half Speed Ahead: America’s Wise Reluctance to Turn Internet Intermediaries into Copyright Enforcers
David Robinson, Knight Law & Media Scholar at the Yale Law School Information Society Project

    4:30 pm; 101 Sherrerd Hall
Sponsor: Center for Information Technology Policy

     

Week 4

Monday (2/21):
  The Social Origins of Intellectual Eclecticism: Late 19th-century American Economics as an Academic Field
Charles Camic, Northwestern University
    12:15 pm; Wallace 165-Marvin Bressler Conference Room
Sponsor: Sociology Colloquium
  Nonmartial Childbirth and Child Development in the U.S.: The Relevance of Marriage Propensity and Family Chihange
Rebecca Ryan, Georgetown University
    12:00 pm; 5 Ivy Lane, Room 106
Sponsor: Program in the Study of Gender and Sexuality; Bendheim Thomas Center for Research on "Child Wellbeing

  People Power and the Possibilities of Democratization in the Middle East: The Lessons from the Jasmine Revolution
Eva Bellin, Brandeis University
    4:30 pm; 219 Aaron Burr Hall
Sponsor: Workshop on Arab Political Development

Tuesday (2/22):
  TBA
Elizabeth Gummerson, Woodrow Wilson School
    12:00 pm; Wallace 300
Sponsor: Office of Population Research

  One Muslim is Enough! Evidence from a Field Experiment in France
David Laitin, Stanford University
    4:30pm; Robertson Hall, Bowl 2
Sponsor: Luce Speaker Series, PIIRS
Wednesday (2/23):
  The German Foreign Office and the Nazi Dictatorship
Norbert Frei, Jena University
    4:30 pm; 216 Aaron Burr Hall
Sponsor: Program in Contemporary European Politics and Society



Thursday (2/24):

Web Accessibility for People with Disabilities: U.S. Federal Policies and Enforcement
Jonathan Lazar

    4:30 pm; 101 Sherrerd Hall
Sponsor: Center for Information Technology Policy


The World Economy, Political Control, and Responsibility for Economic Conditions
Timothy Hellwig, Indiana University

    4:30 pm; 216 Aaron Burr Hall
Sponsor: Politics of the Economic Crisis


   

Week 5

Monday (2/28):
  Side Effects: Accountability in International HIV/AIDS Programs
Carol Heimer, Northwestern University; Research Professor at the American Bar Foundation
    12:15 pm; Wallace 165-Marvin Bressler Conference Room
Sponsor: Economic Sociology/CSSO
 


Externalities Declining with Difference, and Denominators in Network Models
Arthur L. Stinchcombe, Northwestern University

    4:30 pm; 300 Wallace Hall
Sponsor: Center for the Study of Social Organization
 


China-Burma Relations, Perspective from China
Li Chenyang, Director Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Yunnan University

    4:30 pm; Bowl 1, Robertson Hall
Sponsor: China and the World Program

Tuesday (3/1):

  A New Method for Constructing Model Life Tables: Examples Using Life Tables from the Human Mortality Database and the INDEPTH Network of DSS Sites in Africa and Asia
Sam Clark, University of Washington
    12:00 pm; Wallace 300
Sponsor: Office of Population Research

Wednesday (3/2):

  Does Religious Proscription Cause People to Act differently? Evidence from a Theory-based Test
Daniel Hungerman, University of Notre Dame
    12:15 pm; Wallace 300
Sponsor: Center for Health and Wellbeing
  Anyuan: Mining China's Reolutionary Tradition
Elizabeth Perry, Harvard University
    4:30 pm; 216 Aaron Burr Hall
Sponsor: Project on Democracy and Development
  Radically Sustainable: Architecture, Urban Planning, Geography, Ethnography and Global Development
Richard Grant, University of Miami; Joe Osae-Addo, Architect, Founder Constructs, Ghana; Elliott Sclar, Graduate School of Architecture, Columbia University
    4:30 pm; 219 Aaron Burr Hall
Sponsor: Department of Anthropology, African Studies, School of Architecture, Center for African American Studies, Council for the Humanities, Woodrow Wilson School

Thursday (3/3):

  The Value(s) of Data
Janet Vertesi, Postdoctoral Fellow in the Society of Fellows, Princeton University
    4:30pm; 101 Sherrerd Hall
Sponsor: Center for Information Technology Policy
  Networks and Ideational Power: The Rise and Decline of Keynesian During the Economic Crisis
Henry Farrell, George Washington University
    4:30pm; 216 Aaron Burr Hall
Sponsor: Politics of the Economic Crisis
  Radically Sustainable: Architecture, Urban Planning, Geography, Ethnography and Global Development
Markus Dochantschi, Architect, Founder of studioMDA; Jane Harrison, Architect, Executive Director of ATOPIA Research Inc.; Joe Osae-Addo, Architect, Founder Constructs, Ghana
    4:30 pm; 219 Aaron Burr Hall
Sponsor: Department of Anthropology, African Studies, School of Architecture, Center for African American Studies, Council for the Humanities, Woodrow Wilson School

   

Week 6

Monday (3/7):
  The Nationalization of the American Political Field in the Post-war Period
John Levi Martin, University of Chicago
    12:15 pm; Wallace 165-Marvin Bressler Conference Room
Sponsor: Sociology Colloquium
  Learning the Meaning of Words in Context: A Probabilistic Computational Model
Suzanne Stevenson, University of Toronto
   

4:30 pm; 219 Scheide Caldwell House
Sponsor: Program in Linguistics


Tuesday (3/8):
  Parental Regulation of Genomic Function in the Offspring: Re-thinking Familial Transmission
Michael Meaney, Director of the Program for the Study of Behaviour, Genes and Environment, McGill University
    12:00 pm; Wallace 300
Sponsor: Office of Population Research
  The Presidency of Religous Affairs
Elizabeth Shakman Hurd, Northwestern University
    4:30pm; Robertson Hall, Room 1
Sponsor: Luce Speaker Series, PIIRS

Wednesday (3/9):

  The Contest of Lobbies and Disciplines: Financial Politics and Regulatory Reform in the Obama Administration
Daniel Carpenter, Harvard University
    4:30 pm; 216 Aaron Burr Hall
Sponsor: Politics of the Economic Crisis
  Renewing Ethnography: A Resource of Hope
Paul Willis, Princeton University
    4:30 pm; 219 Aaron Burr Hall
Sponsor: Clifford Geertz Commemorative Lecture, Department of Anthropology


Thursday (3/10):

  Colonial Government, Corporate Governance: Reading Law as Economy
Ritu Birla, University of Toronto
    12:00 pm; 216 Aaron Burr Hall
Sponsor: Program in South Asian Studies
  The Right to Appear: An Arenditan Perspective on the Politics of the Street
Judith Butler, University of California, Berkeley
    4:30 pm; 101 McCormick Hall (reception at Prospect House, 6pm)
Sponsor: The Meredith Miller Lecture, Program in the Study of Women and Gender

   

Week 7

Monday (3/21):
  I’m Not Here to Make Friends! Spontaneous Communication in a ‘Winners-Take-All’ Organization
Valery Yakubovich, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
    12:15 pm; Wallace 165-Marvin Bressler Conference Room
Sponsor: Economic Sociology/CSSO
Tuesday (3/22):
  Parental Son Preference and Children’s Housework: The Case of India
Tin-chi Lin, Woodrow Wilson School
    12:00 pm; Wallace 300
Sponsor: Office of Population Research
  What is a Historical Legacy?
Jason Wittenberg, UC Berkeley
    4:30 pm; 219 Aaron Burr Hall
Sponsor: Perogram in Russian and Eurasian Studies
  Politics of Policy-making in Non-democratic Settings: Case Studies from the Arab World
Liza Anderson, American University in Cairo
    4:30 pm; Bowl 2 Robertson Hall
Sponsor: Workshop on Arab Political Development

Wednesday (3/23):

  Can Risk-adjustment Reduce Selection in the Health Insurance Market? New Evidence from the Medicare Advantage Program
Ilyana Kuziemko, Princeton University
    12:15 pm; Wallace 300
Sponsor: Center for Health and Wellbeing
 

Lyric, Language, and Narrative: Lecture Series
Theory of the Lyric
Jonathan Culler, Cornell University

    4:30 pm; 106 McCormick Hall
Sponsor: Department of Comparative Literature
Thursday (3/24):
  In Cold Blood: Police Vigilante Violence and its Publics in Contemporary India
Beatrice Jauregui, University of Cambridge
    12:00 pm; 216 Aaron Burr Hall
Sponsor: Program in South Asian Studies

   

Week 8

Monday (3/28):
  Envisioning Real Utopias
Erik Olin Wright, University of Wisconsin-Madison
    12:15 pm; Wallace 165-Marvin Bressler Conference Room
Sponsor: Sociology Colloquium
Tuesday (3/29):
  Invisible Racial Lines: Segregation and Discrimination in a Colorblind Societ
Patrick Simon, National Demographic Institute, France
    12:00 pm; Wallace 300
Sponsor: Office of Population Research
  Explaining Aysmmetry in Power between Secular and Islamist Opposition
Ekrem Karakoc, Penn Saet University
    4:30pm; Robertson Hall, Room 1
Sponsor: Luce Speaker Series, PIIRS

Wednesday (3/30):
  Exporting Poor health? Irish Migrants to the UK in the 20th Century
Liam Delaney, University College Dublin
    12:15 pm; Wallace 300
Sponsor: Center for Health and Wellbeing
Thursday (3/31):
  Performative Dispensations: Mass Publicity and the Grounds of Film Censorship in Modern India
William Mazarella, University of Chicago
    12:00 pm; 216 Aaron Burr Hall
Sponsor: Program in South Asian Studies

   

Week 9

Monday (4/4):
  TBA
Neil Fligstein, University of California, Berkeley
    12:15 pm; Wallace 165-Marvin Bressler Conference Room
Sponsor: Sociology Colloquium
Tuesday (4/5):
  The Limits of Genocide: An Attempt at a Confidence Interval on the Khmer-Rouge Death Toll
Patrick Heuveline, UCLA
    12:00 pm; Wallace 300
Sponsor: Office of Population Research
  Why We Can't Promote Democracy and Reduce Conflcit Without (a Better Concept of) Religoius Freedom
Timothy Samuel Shah, Georgetown University
    4:30pm; Robertson Hall, Room 1
Sponsor: Luce Speaker Series, PIIRS
Thursday (4/7):  
  Science, Culture, and Caste Identity among the Brahmans of Tamil Nadu
Chris Fuller, London School of Economics
    12:00 pm; 216 Aaron Burr Hall
Sponsor: Program in South Asian Studies
   



Week 10

Monday (4/11):
  The Rise of States and the Regulation of Migration
John Torpey, CUNY Graduate Center
    12:15 pm; Wallace 165-Marvin Bressler Conference Room
Sponsor: Sociology Colloquium
Tuesday (4/12):
  Comparing Regression Coefficients Between Models using Logit and Probit: A New Method
Richard Breen, Yale University
    12:00 pm; Wallace 300
Sponsor: Office of Population Research
  Religious Competition, Conversion, and Syncretization in Guatemala since 1880
Rachel McCleary, Harvard University
    4:30pm; Robertson Hall, Room 2
Sponsor: Luce Speaker Series, PIIRS

Wednesday (4/13):

  TBA
Rebecca Thornton, University of Michigan
    12:15 pm; Wallace 300
Sponsor: Center for Health and Wellbeing
Thursday (4/14):
  Insights into the Maoist Revolution in India
Alpa Shah, University of London
    12:00 pm; 216 Aaron Burr Hall
Sponsor: Program in South Asian Studies


   


Week 11

Monday (4.18):
  Princeton Dialogues:
The Entrepreneurial Group: Social Identities, Relations, and Collective Action by Martin Ruef

Critics:
Scott Shane (Case Western University, Economics); Lynn Smith-Lovin (Duke University, Sociology); and Richard Swedberg (Cornell University, Sociology)
    4:30 pm; Wallace 300
Sponsor: Economic Sociology/CSSO
Tuesday (4/19):

Urban Poverty
Jens Ludwig, University of Chicago
    12:00 pm; Wallace 300
Sponsor: Office of Population Research

  So Close to the U.S., So Far from God? Explaining the Lack of Women's Rights in the Middle East
Amaney Jamal, Princeton University; Irfan Nooruddin, Ohio State University
    4:30pm; Robertson Hall, Room 2
Sponsor: Luce Speaker Series, PIIRS
 

Lyric, Language, and Narrative: Lecture Series

Who Owns Kafka?
Judith Butler, University of California, Berkeley
    4:30pm; 101 McCormick Hall
Sponsor: Department of Comparative Literature

Wednesday (4/20):
  Precocious Albion Factor Prices, Technological Change and the Industrial Revolution
Cormac O'Grada, University College Dublin
    12:15 pm; Wallace 300
Sponsor: Center for Health and Wellbeing

   

Week 12

Monday (4/25):
  America's Death Penalty as a Sociological Problem
David Garland, New York University
    12:15 pm; Wallace 165-Marvin Bressler Conference Room
Sponsor: Sociology Colloquium
Tuesday (4/26):
  Stutter-Step Models of College Entry
Steve Morgan, Cornell University
    12:00 pm; Wallace 300
Sponsor: Office of Population Research
  Suzanne Keller Memorial Event:
Public Lecture
Michael Lindsay, Rice University
    4:30 pm; Wallace 300
Sponsor: Office of Population Research

   

 

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