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April 2018

2018 Midwest Political Science Association Annual Conference

April 5 - April 8
Chicago,
Chicago, IL United States

American Psychological Association Conference on Technology, Mind, and Society

April 5 - April 7
Washington, DC,
Washington, DC United States

Grave Consequences: Why Some Americans Are No Longer Living Longer

April 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
2075 RHOB,
Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC United States

To RSVP, email mhollis@dc-crd.com With American life expectancy having risen steadily generation after generation, we’ve come to view this trajectory as a permanent feature of the American experience. In the early 21st Century, however, this trend is no longer assured. American mortality has become volatile and variable, with some groups even seeing marked declines in lifespan. Join us for a fascinating discussion of how societal conditions such as opioid addiction and the geographic context are shaping U.S. mortality rates—and the consequences such changes may…

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2018 American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting

April 10 - April 14
New Orleans,
New Orleans, LA United States

2018 Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting

April 11 - April 14
New Orleans,
New Orleans, LA United States

2018 Society for Research on Adolescence Annual Meeting

April 12 - April 14
Minneapolis,
Minneapolis, MN United States

2018 American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting

April 13 - April 17
New York,
New York, NY United States

The Lab @ DC: Why Child Care Costs More than College, and What Can Be Done About It

April 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Wilson Building, G9,
1350 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington, DC United States

REGISTER HERE The Lunch @ DC with Taryn Morrissey Any parent of a young child can tell you how hard it is to find and pay for child care -- particularly in the District of Columbia. Why is child care so expensive, and why doesn't it follow the traditional rules of other markets? Despite families' high expenses, why are child care workers paid so little? How do children's early care and educational experiences relate to the achievement gap and socioeconomic…

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NCA: (Mis)communicating Science

April 19 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Washington, DC,
Washington, DC United States

Click here for more information. Media are powerful agents of communication, enabling the rapid dissemination of news and information – but they can also spread misinformation. This public program will address the role of media and news in spreading misinformation about science, which can affect the public’s attitudes and behaviors about topics such as climate change and the environment, health and medicine, and more. Reception: 5:00 - 6:00 PM Program: 6:00 - 7:30 PM

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The Lab @ DC: Big Data Policing: Tech, Surveillance, and the Future

April 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Wilson Building, G9,
1350 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington, DC United States

REGISTER HERE The Lunch @ DC with Andrew Ferguson Professor Andrew Guthrie Ferguson, UDC, will focus on how cutting-edge technology is changing how the police do their jobs, and why it’s more important than ever that citizens and governments understand the far-reaching consequences of big data surveillance as a law enforcement tool. He will reveal how these new technologies—viewed as race-neutral and objective—have been eagerly adopted by police departments hoping to distance themselves from claims of racial bias and unconstitutional…

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