The Coming Week in LSSA – October 21 – October 27

Check out what is happening in the world of LSSA and around campus this week!

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:
1. La Follette School Seminar – J. Michael Collins (Tuesday)
2. LSSA Frontline Episode Watch Party (Thursday)
3. IRP Seminar – Do Men Make Less Than They Did Forty Years Ago? (Thursday)
4. Holtz Center for Science and Technology Lecture – Climate Science, Populism, and the Democracy of Rejection (Thursday)

1. La Follette School Seminar – J. Michael Collins
Tuesday, October 22, 12:00 to 1:00, La Follette House Conference Room

J. Michael Collins is faculty director of the Center for Financial Security at UW-Madison. Collins studies consumer decision-making in the financial marketplace, including the role of public policy in influencing credit, savings and investment choices. His work includes the study of financial capability with a focus on low-income families. He directed the Social Security Administration Financial Literacy Research Consortium site at Wisconsin (2009-2012). He is currently involved in studies of mortgage foreclosure and family well-being supported by the John D and Catherine T. MacArthur foundation, financial counseling supported by the Annie E. Casey foundation, and emergency savings policies for the C.S. Mott Foundation.

2. LSSA Frontline Episode Watch Party
Thursday, October 24, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, 8417 Social Sciences

LSSA is hosting a Frontline watch party to support student Adam Anderson’s independent trip to Washington D.C. from November 7 to November 9. LSSA was awarded a travel grant to help Adam pay for his trip. One of the requirements to receive the grant is for Adam to host a fundraiser prior to traveling. Adam will be selling pizza by the slice at the watch party to fulfill this requirement. Be on the look out for an email from Adam with more details. Come take a break from studying and enjoy pizza and good conversation. Hope to see you there!

3. IRP Seminar – Do Men Make Less Than They Did Forty Years Ago?
Thursday, October 24, 12:15 to 1:30

Scott Winship, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute, will present this talk as part of IRP’s General Poverty Research Seminar Series. 8417 Sewell Social Sciences. Information: 262-6358, rsnell@ssc.wisc.edu

4. Holtz Center for Science and Technology Lecture – Climate Science, Populism, and the Democracy of Rejection
Thursday, October 24, 12:30 at 8411 Social Science and 4:00 at 8417 Social Science

12:30: A light lunch will be served. Mark B. Brown is the author of Science in Democracy: Expertise, Institutions, and Representation (MIT Press, 2009), as well as various other publications on the politics of expertise, citizen participation, bioethics, climate change, and related topics. He teaches courses on modern and contemporary political theory, democratic theory, and the politics of science, technology, and the environment.

4:00: Mark Brown (Professor of Government, CSU-Sacramento) considers what popular distrust of climate science might tell us about the politics of democracy in the United States, arguing that the rejection of climate science both illuminates and exacerbates contemporary dilemmas of democracy. Contact: 263-2927, sts@ssc.wisc.edu

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