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May 2018

2018 Daniel Patrick Moynihan Lecture

May 17 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Willard InterContinental Hotel,
1401 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC United States

REGISTER HERE NATURAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCE IN THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH: WHAT HAPPENED UNDER OBAMA? WHAT’S HAPPENING UNDER TRUMP? Please join The AAPSS at The Willard InterContinental Hotel for the 2018 Daniel Patrick Moynihan Lecture on Social Science and Public Policy on May 17, 2018. WHAT: The 2018 Moynihan Lecture, presented by Professor John Holdren. WHEN: May 17, 2018, from 4-5:30 p.m. WHERE: The Willard InterContinental Hotel, 1401 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20004. Dr. Holdren, the Teresa and John Heinz Professor of Environmental…

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Ask a Criminologist: Understanding Increases in Homicide Rates: How the Opioid Epidemic and Police-Community Relations Impact Homicides

May 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
2226 RHOB,
Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC United States

  Congressional “Ask a Criminologist” Series Understanding Increases in Homicide Rates: How the Opioid Epidemic and Police-Community Relations Impact Homicides Tuesday, May 22 at 2:00 PM 2226 Rayburn House Office Building Ice cream and coffee will be served RSVP online Please join the Crime & Justice Research Alliance (CJRA) and the Consortium of Social Science Associations (COSSA) for our third annual “Ask a Criminologist” Congressional briefing with leading criminology experts from around the country exploring the most important topics in…

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2018 Society for Prevention Research Annual Meeting

May 29 - June 1
Washington, DC,
Washington, DC United States

NIH Matilda White Riley Behavioral and Social Sciences Honors

May 31
NIH Main Campus,
9000 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD United States

MORE INFORMATION HERE. Join us for the 11th NIH Matilda White Riley Behavioral and Social Sciences Honors on Thursday, May 31, 2018, on the NIH Campus. FREE and Open to the public. National Institutes of Health Building 1, Wilson Hall (3rd floor) 1 Center Drive Bethesda, MD 20892 Building 1 is part of the NIH and is located on the NIH campus in Bethesda, MD, approximately 5 miles from Washington D.C.

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The Lab @ DC: Why the Maternal Mortality Rate is so High in DC and How We Address It

May 31 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Wilson Building, G9,
1350 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington, DC United States
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REGISTER HERE The Lunch @ DC with Marie Thoma Why is the maternal mortality rate so high in DC and how do we address it? Maternal mortality rates have declined by 50% worldwide, but US maternal mortality appears to be increasing. Washington D.C. has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the nation, which persist regardless of changes in data collection over time. To address maternal mortality, we need to think broadly about the quality and accessibility of women’s…

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June 2018

2018 Law and Society Association Annual Meeting

June 7 - June 10
Toronto,
Toronto, Canada

The Lab @ DC: Anchor Management: Using Behavioral Science to Encourage Families to Meet Program Deadlines

June 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Wilson Building, G9,
1350 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington, DC United States

REGISTER HERE The Lunch @ DC with Dept. of Human Services And are there things we can do to help people meet program deadlines? Can we lessen the bottlenecks that inadvertently discourage them from complying with program rules? For families receiving public assistance, missing eligibility deadlines can mean losing access to needed services and benefits. The DC Department of Human Services and The Lab @ DC share new work using behavioral science to help families maintain their access to TANF.

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The Lab @ DC: Performance Metrics: Magic Bullets or Source of New Problems?

June 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Wilson Building, G9,
1350 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington, DC United States
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REGISTER HERE The Lunch @ DC with Jerry Muller In 1986, the American management guru, Tom Peters, declared that “What gets measured gets done,” and this became the first article of a credo of measured performance - “metric fixation.” In time, devotees drew the conclusion that “Anything that can be measured can be improved” – a naive article of faith that many would find appealing, with its combination of optimism and scientism. The metric credo is attractive to politicians, policy…

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Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues Summer Conference

June 29 - July 1
Pittsburgh,
Pittsburgh, PA United States
July 2018

Momentum Shift: How the Millennial Generation Is Reshaping America

July 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Gold Room (2168),
Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC United States

MORE INFORMATION The U.S. is in the midst of a major demographic shift. In a dozen years the last of the Baby Boomers—which have dominated American society for decades—will reach retirement age; meanwhile the oldest of the so-called Millennials, today’s young adults, will have arrived at middle age. What does the rise of the Millennial generation mean for America?  How will growing ethnic and racial diversity shape American society? What trends are implicated in this momentum shift—namely, how do Millennials’…

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