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COSSA Annual Meeting Speakers



Colloquium on Social and Behavioral Science and Public Policy: Societal, Technological, and Scientific Changes

The Honorable Elizabeth Warren - Senator from Massachusetts (remarks)

Challenges for NSF - Acting Director Cora Marrett  

Challenges for NIH - Deputy Director Lawrence Tabak (presentation)

Wendy Baldwin, Population Reference Bureau

Changes at Census - Director, John Thompson (presentation)

 America’s Political Institutions in Trouble

Sarah Binder, Brookings Institution - Congress
Jeremy Mayer, George Mason University -- The Presidency
Mark Graber, University of Maryland Law School - The Supreme Court

How We Live Now: Societal Changes

Linda Jacobsen, Population Reference Bureau - Household Changes in the United States
Lee Rainie, Pew Research Center Internet and American Life Project  - Internet and Social Media
Deborah Carr, Rutgers University - The Aging of the Baby Boomers

Changes Regarding Race in America

James Jackson, COSSA President - Moderator
John Garcia, University of Michigan - Voting Rights Act
Margaret Andersen, University of Delaware - Affirmative Action
Ken Prewitt, Columbia University - Classification

The Press and Social Science

Scott Jaschik, Inside Higher Ed
Mike McAuliff, Huffington Post
D’Vera Cohn, Pew Research Center (presentation)

Lobbying for Social Science:  A 30 Year Journey
                 Howard J. Silver, COSSA Executive Director

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COSSA’s 2012 Colloquium

Assessing the 2012 Election Results

Norman Ornstein - American Enterprise Institute


Federal Funding for the Social/Behavioral Sciences:  The Dangers Ahead

Wendell Primus – Office of Representative Nancy Pelosi

Barbara Pryor – Office of Senator Jay Rockefeller

Dahlia Sokolov  – House Research and Science Education Subcommittee


Interdisciplinary Research and the Role of the Disciplines

             Myron Gutmann / Leah Nichols – National Science Foundation - Disciplinary and Interdisciplinary Research at NSF

             Philip Rubin – White House Office of Science and Technology Policy - The White House Neuroscience Initiative

             Kaye Husbands Fealing – National Academy of Sciences - SciSIP Research: Multidisciplinary and Interdisciplinary


Advancing Behavioral and Social Sciences Research to Meet the Challenges of Obesity and Diabetes

Griffin Rodgers – National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National

Institutes of Health (presentation)

Maximizing Data Opportunities in Child Development and Education

              Jack Buckley – National Center for Education Statistics - Data Opportunities and Innovations in Education or What Will Tomorrow's Data Look Like?

              Jim Kohlmoos – National Association of State Boards of Education

              Elizabeth Groginsky – Early Childhood Data Collaborative, Child Trends - Extending State Longitudinal Data Sytems to Early Childhood: Why and How                            


The Future of Work

              Dixie Sommers – Bureau of Labor Statistics - A New Look at Education Requirements and Occupations

              Harry Holzer – Georgetown University - Workers, Jobs and Labor Market Opportunity

              Arne Kalleberg – University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill - Good Jobs, Bad Jobs: Trends and Future Challenges          


Broadening Participation in Science in a Diverse America

              Sally Hillsman – American Sociological Association (moderator)

              Dorit Zuk – National Institutes of Health - NIH Update: Biomedical Research Workforce

              Kellina Craig-Henderson – National Science Foundation - Diversity Matters in STEM

              Joan Reede – Harvard University - Broadening Participation in a Diverse America


Presidential Address

Kenneth Prewitt – Using Science as Evidence in Public Policy             

Using Social and Behavioral Science in Public Policy, Examples and Case Studies
              Laurie Robinson – George Mason University:  Crime
              Robert Moffitt – Johns Hopkins University:  EITC - The Impact of Research on Policy: The Case of the Earned Income Tax Credit
              David Schanze – Duke University:  Homeland Security

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COSSA 2011 Annual Meeting, Celebrating 30 years of adovocacy

(Meeting Agenda)
Keynote Address:  The Changing Political Landscape: 1981-2011 Social/Behavioral Science Contributions to Public Policy Panel: The SBE Sciences in STEM Education Panel: Changing Demographics and Immigration Policy Looking Ahead:   New Tools, New Areas for Research Science Policy in an Age of Austerity Challenges for Social/Behavioral Science in the Deficit Driven Federal Budget Climate

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Panel: Science and Security

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Panel: Religion in American Life

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Panel: Science Policy and Politics

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Panel: Higher Education Under Scrutiny

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Panel: Election 2002 and the 108th Congress> Panel: National Science Foundation Priorities

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20th Anniversary Celebration

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Panel: Information Issues Panel: Youth Violence

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Panel: Social Science and the Press Panel

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Panel: Violence Research:

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Panel: Children: Linking Research and Policy

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Panel: Education Research and Reform

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Panel: Congressional Attitudes Toward the Social and Behavioral Sciences

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