Public Lectures Hosted by Social Science

Current Brown BagBrown Bag Lecture Series, Spring 2015

The Brown Bag Lecture Series is free and open to faculty, staff, students, and interested others. Bring your brown bag lunch, a drink, relax, and enjoy hearing and discussing current research by faculty in the School of Social Sciences at 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. in Stevenson 2011.

  • February 3, 2015: Adam Zagelbaum, Counseling. Title: “Working with K-12 Student Athletes in Transition”
  • February 17, 2015: Catherine Nelson, Political Science. Title “Neoliberalism, Gender and Campaign Commercials: What Barack Obama and Mit Romney Really Meant”
  • March 3, 2015: Karin Jaffe, Anthropology. Title: Applied Ethology in Action: Improving the Welfare of an All-Male Group of Squirrel Monkeys at the San Francisco Zoo
  • March 24, 2015: Jeff Baldwin, Geography and Global Studies. Title: "Forecast Changes in California's Highland Waterscapes and a Critical Evaluation of Potential Mitigation through Beaver Re-colonization"
  • April 7, 2015: Napoleon Reyes, Criminology and Criminal Justice Studies. Title: Ridding the Bench of Rogues in Robes: Disciplinary Measures against Errant Judges in the Philippines, 2000-2010
  • April 21, 2015: Maria Hess, Psychology. Title: Using a “gap year” program to assist high-risk youth. How a multicultural therapist mentorship program is making a difference in a Roseland middle school.

32nd Annual Holocaust and Genocide Lecture Series, Spring 2015

Holocaust & Genocide Lecture 2015

The Holocaust & Genocide Lecture Series is free and open to the public. Held Tuesdays from 4:00 PM-5:50 PM, January 20-May 5, 2015 in Warren Auditorium (Ives Hall) This years title is "A Century of Genocide."

SSU Students: POLS 307, Perspectives on the Holocaust and Genocide,counts as upper-division General Education credit under GE category D5

  • January 20, 2015: WEIMAR: CRADLE OF CATASTROPHE, Professor Diane L. Parness, Ph.D., Sonoma State University
  • January 27, 2015: BREAKING THE SILENCE: A HOLOCAUST CHILDHOOD, Paul A. Schwarzbart
  • February 3, 2015: THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE, Professor Sergio La Porta, Ph.D., CSU Fresno Armenian Studies Program
  • February 10, 2015: ARMENIAN GENOCIDE EDUCATION THROUGH FILM, Bared Maronian, Award Winning Filmmaker Armenian Genocide Memorial Lecture
  • February 17, 2015: THE DAYMARE: SHOAH CHILDHOOD MEMORY & REMEMBRANCE, Professor Elaine Leeder, Ph.D., Sonoma State University
  • February 24, 2015: RESISTING THE PERPETRATORS, Professor Christopher Browning, Ph.D.,Frank Porter Graham Professor Emeritus, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Adele Zygielbaum Memorial Lecture
  • March 3, 2015: ORIGINS OF ANTI-SEMITISM IN EUROPE, Professor Barry Preisler, Ph.D., Sonoma State University
  • March 10, 2015: THE CONCEPT OF GENOCIDE, Professor Myrna Goodman, Ph.D., Sonoma State University
  • March 17, 2015: SPRING BREAK (campus closed)
  • March 24, 2015 : BECOMING EVIL, Professor James Waller, Ph.D., Cohen Endowed Chair of Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Keene State College, Robert L. Harris Memorial Lecture
  • March 31, 2015: CESAR CHAVEZ DAY (campus closed)
  • April 7, 2015: PORAJMOS: ORPHANS OF THE GENOCIDE: THE ROMANI GENOCIDE & ITS AFTERMATH, Professor Ana Bracic, Ph.D., University of Oklahoma
  • April 14, 2015: RWANDA TWENTY YEARS AFTER GENOCIDE, Ambassador Mathilde Mukantabana, Rwandan Ambassador to the United States
  • April 21, 2015: CLIMATE CHANGE, BORDER REGIONS, & THE GENOCIDE IMPULSE, Professor Alex Alvarez, Ph.D., Northern Arizona University
  • April 28, 2015: DARFUR, GENOCIDE, & THE ROLE OF U.S. FOREIGN POLICY IN THE 21st CENTURY, Professor Erik Solevad Nielsen, Ph.D., Sonoma State University
  • May 5, 2015: LESSONS LEARNED FROM A HOLOCAUST CHILDHOOD, Hans Angress