Social Science Colloquium
- 2012-13: Mass Incarceration in the United States
The U.S. has the largest number of prisoners, and the highest rate of incarceration, of any country in the world. This colloquium will explore the social, political, and economic consequences of mass incarceration in American society.
- 2011-12: Shades of Black and Brown: Afro-Latino/a Interactions
In recognition of the United Nation's declaration of 2011 as the International Year of People of African Descent, this year's Social Science Colloquium will examine the histories and contemporary experiences, identities, and cultural products of Afro-Latino/as in Latin America, the Caribbean, and the United States.
- 2010-11: Emerging Minds: Seeking Meaning in a Physical World
Questions about the nature of our minds and identities have been posed for millennia. Since the beginning of the 20th century, however, technological and scientific advances have enabled the ancient questions about mind and self to be revisited in new ways.
Events sponsored in part by the Social Science Colloquium.
- 2006-07: A Program in Neuroscience
The Bucknell Neuroscience Lecture Series celebrates our new Program in Neuroscience at Bucknell University.
- 2004-05: Thinking Space
New directions in Human Geography: Although one of the central, basic organizing concepts in the social sciences, “space” is one of its most notoriously difficult to define.
- 2003-04: Higher Education and Civic Engagement
Fulfilling the Promise: In 1936, philosopher John Dewey stated that the aims of liberal education must be about more than preparing students for lives of personal fulfillment and professional accomplishment. Others maintain that the objective of a liberal education is to cultivate intellect and values through reading and reflecting on great works, preferably in a climate free of worldly distractions.
- 2002-03: History & Nation
It is often acknowledged that historical arguments and historical traditions play an important role in the creation of nations and national identities.