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Land Dispossession in Rural China and India Conference

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Freshman Orientation Open House

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Freshman Orientation Open House

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First Day of Classes – Fall 2018

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Sociology Welcome Party

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Alexandre White

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“Imperial Transformations and Racial Orders: The World Health Organization and the Management of Infectious Disease”
Alexandre White is a Johns Hopkins University Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellow (PPF) for the period July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019.  Alexandre White was chosen as a PPF recipient as part of the second annual competition.  His research sits at the intersections of the sociology of race, postcolonial theory and medical sociology, and aims to critically interrogate the mechanisms through which racialized knowledge and logics are operationalized and reproduced within the field of medicine and global discourses surrounding epidemic spread and disease prevention.

21st Century Neighborhoods Symposium

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Reinventing Our Communities (ROC) is going on the road! Join us for Reinventing Our Communities: Investing in Opportunity, Monday, October 1, through Wednesday, October 3, 2018, at the Hilton Baltimore.
Investing in people, places, and communities can produce positive returns and increase access to resources that create economic growth and prosperity. Check out the conference agenda to see the lineup of plenaries and workshops in which you will learn about effective strategies for building and mobilizing four forms of capital — financial, human, physical, and social — to create opportunity in your communities.
This year’s event is cosponsored by the Federal Reserve Banks of  Philadelphia and  Richmond, and Johns Hopkins 21st Century Cities Initiative (21CC). 21CC is incorporating its annual gathering on cities, the 21st Century Neighborhoods Symposium, held in the fall in Baltimore, into this year’s Reinventing Our Communities conference.
Cosponsors also include the Federal Reserve Banks of Atlanta, Chicago, Cleveland, Minneapolis, New York, and St. Louis, the Annie E. Casey Foundation,  Enterprise Community Partners, FHLBank Pittsburgh, NeighborWorks America, and the Joseph and Harvey Meyerhoff Family Charitable Funds.
ROC conferences, organized by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia since 2004, have become must-attend biennial events for experts, thought leaders, and policymakers in community development to discuss strategies to “reinvent America’s communities.”
To follow us on Twitter and get conference updates, use @philfedcomdev #Reinventing18

Adrian Raftery, “Bayesian Population Projections with Migration Uncertainty”

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Bayesian Population Projections with Migration Uncertainty
Boeing International Professor of Statistics and Sociology, University of Washington
Dr. Raftery is also a faculty affiliate of the Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences and the Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology. He works on the development of new statistical methods for the social, environmental and health sciences. He is an elected member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences.

Information Session: The Social Policy Minor & Policy Fellowship Semester

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Please join us on Thursday, October 11 from 5:30 – 6:30PM in Mergenthaler 526.
The Social Policy Minor admits 15 students per year into its program.  Students study policies and practices that promote the economic and social well-being of individuals, families and communities in areas such as poverty and inequality, housing, education, and health.
The heart of the Minor is its Policy Fellowship Semester, usually taken in the spring of junior year.  Students take 5 specially designed courses in aspects of social policy and do an internship in Baltimore or Washington DC for 15 to 20 hours.
Prerequisite:  360.247, Introduction to Social Policy and Inequality: Baltimore and Beyond.
Graduates of the program have taken staff positions in Congress and in Washington DC policy and research organizations, as well as in Baltimore nonprofit service organizations.
Graduates have gone on to graduate studies in law, medicine, and  public health.
Students with all majors are welcome to apply.
For more information, contact Prof. Andrew Cherlin, cherlin@jhu.edu.

Even a Moon Shot Needs a Flight Plan: Genetics and Ethics in the Obama Administration

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Alondra Nelson is president of the Social Science Research Council and professor of sociology at Columbia University. A scholar of science, technology, and social inequality, she is the author most recently of The Social Life of DNA: Race, Reparations, and Reconciliation after the Genome. Her publications also include Body and Soul: The Black Panther Party and the Fight against Medical Discrimination; Genetics and the Unsettled Past: The Collision of DNA, Race, and History; and Technicolor: Race, Technology, and Everyday Life.