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Young Assesses Anger Inspired by Mexican Cartels [Video]

Young Assesses Anger Inspired by Mexican Cartels [Video]

On November 2, 2017, Assistant Professor of Political Science Lauren Young presented a talk entitled "Anger and Support for Punitive Justice in Mexico's Drug War". Watch the video here.

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SM17: Session 3

Featuring Jacob Hibel, Megan Welsh, and Eduardo Estrada.

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SM17: Session 1

Featuring Lauren Peritz, Tyler Scott, and Colin Cameron.

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SM17: Session 2

Featuring Bulat Gafarov, Takuya Ura, and Prasad Naik.

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Perez Investigates Intergenerational Mobility [Video]

Perez Investigates Intergenerational Mobility [Video]

On October 19, 2017, Assistant Professor of Economics Santiago Pérez presented a lecture entitled "Intergenerational Mobility Across Three Continents: Were the Americas Exceptional?" Watch the video here.

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Haskins Presents Evidence for Policy Success [Video]

Haskins Presents Evidence for Policy Success [Video]

By Michael Haggerty - Should all failing social programs be cut? Or does reassessing and improving them make more sense? Delivering the 2017 Sheffrin Lecture in Public Policy on May 23, Ron Haskins offered a definitive answer. His talk was entitled “Is Evidence-Based Policy Going to Improve Social Programs?”

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Butts Tackles Complex Systems with Data Science [Video]

Butts Tackles Complex Systems with Data Science [Video]

On May 25, 2017, Carter T. Butts of UC Irvine presented a lecture entitled "From Conversation to Plant Carnivory: Using Data Science to Tackle Complex Systems". The event was hosted by ISS and the Data Science Initiative. Watch the video here.

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Halfmann Ponders Reproductive Rights Under Trump [Video]

Halfmann Ponders Reproductive Rights Under Trump [Video]

On May 9, 2017, Associate Professor of Sociology Drew Halfmann presented a Noon Lecture entitled "Reproductive Rights in the Trump Era (and Beyond)", addressing the recently-passed American Health Care Act in the process. Watch the video here.

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Con Diaz Answers Hard Questions About Software [Video]

Con Diaz Answers Hard Questions About Software [Video]

By Alan Wong – Is software text? Machine? Or somehow both? In his ISS Noon Lecture on April 18, 2017, assistant professor of science and technology studies Gerardo Con Díaz delved into the legal debates surrounding this ubiquitous element of modern life.

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Immigration Policy Post 9/11 and What's Ahead in the Trump Administration

Immigration Policy Post 9/11 and What's Ahead in the Trump Administration

A panel featuring Kevin Johnson, Philip Martin, Giovanni Peri, Ali Noorani, Celeste Montoya, and Stephen Nuño. Moderated by Karthick Ramakrishnan.

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DACA, DAPA, and Deportation Threat

DACA, DAPA, and Deportation Threat

A panel featuring Andrea Gaytan, Faye Hipsman, Barbara Pinto, Melissa Keaney, and an undocumented graduate student. Moderated by Melissa Michelson.

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Borderlines: Life, Death, and Being Latina/o

Borderlines: Life, Death, and Being Latina/o

A panel featuring Robert Irwin, Maria Del Carmen Pantoja, Brad Jones, and Rene Rocha. Moderated by Kristina Flores-Victor.

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Introduction

Introduction

Opening remarks offered by Professor Brad Jones and Interim Dean of the Division of Social Sciences Li Zhang.

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Van Walt Illuminates Intrastate Peace Processes [Video]

Van Walt Illuminates Intrastate Peace Processes [Video]

On November 17, 2016, ISS Senior Research Fellow Michael van Walt van Praag delivered a Noon Lecture entitled "Addressing History in Intrastate Peace Processes."

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Polarization and Policy on Eve of Election [Video]

Polarization and Policy on Eve of Election [Video]

On November 2, 2016—one week before Donald J. Trump emerged victorious in the U.S. presidential election—ISS hosted a Noon Lecture entitled "Election 2016: Polarization, Public Opinion and Policy Making." It was presented by Cheryl Boudreau and Christopher Hare, both of the Department of Political Science at UC Davis.

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SM16: Session 3

SM16: Session 3

Featuring Cynthia Lin Lawell, Vasco Yasenov, and Jaerim Choi.

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SM16: Session 2

SM16: Session 2

Featuring Phillipe Rast, Colin Cameron, and Kevin Gee.

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SM16: Session 1

SM16: Session 1

Featuring Jingwen Zhang, Nicole Sparapani, and Mijke Rhemtulla.

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Lerma Envisions Indigenous Sovereignty in the 21st Century [Video]

Lerma Envisions Indigenous Sovereignty in the 21st Century [Video]

On October 20, 2016, ISS invited Dr. Michael Lerma to present a lecture on the challenges faced by the contemporary movement for Indigenous sovereignty in the United States.

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Rauchway Investigates Politics of Inflation [Video]

Rauchway Investigates Politics of Inflation [Video]

What can the Great Depression and its aftermath teach us about “current unpleasantness” in the U.S. economy? On May 11, 2016, Professor of History Eric Rauchway offered some clues through a discussion of his latest book “The Money Makers.” Moderated by Professor of Economics Christopher M. Meissner, the event represented a combining of two series: ISS Noon Lectures and DHI Brown Bag Book Chats.

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How to Start a Revolution

How to Start a Revolution

Presented by Don A. Moore of the Haas School of Business.

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Journal Editors Roundtable on Replication and Transparency

Journal Editors Roundtable on Replication and Transparency

Featuring Simine Vazire, William G. Jacoby, Kristin Kanthak, John W. Patty and Brad Jones.

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Best Practices in Action

Best Practices in Action

A panel featuring Cory Belden, Katie Corker, Michael C. Frank, Jehan Sparks, and Tracy K Teal.

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Opening Remarks

Opening Remarks

Brad Jones and Duncan Temple Lang welcomed conference attendees and introduced the issues up for discussion.

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Lagattuta Explores Children's Grasp of Mental Time Travel

Lagattuta Explores Children's Grasp of Mental Time Travel

By Ben Hinshaw - On February 25, 2016, Kristin H. Lagattuta delivered an ISS Noon Lecture entitled "Do Prior Experiences Shape Future Expectations? Children’s Developing Intuitions About How the Mind Generalizes from the Past." In her fascinating talk, Dr. Lagattuta suggested that, as they age, people grow less inclined to make the "cognitive effort" required to approach each human encounter with an open mind.

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Smith Reveals Limits of "Conflict Minerals" Concept

Smith Reveals Limits of "Conflict Minerals" Concept

By Loren Michael Mortimer - The proliferation of smartphones and other personal electronics has led to a booming demand for rare earth minerals. Yet recent legal and corporate interventions designed to eliminate “conflict minerals” from high tech supply chains have proven equally violent and destructive to people on the ground. In his ISS Noon Lecture on January 20, 2016, Associate Professor and Interim Chair in the UC Davis Department of Anthropology James Smith explored the intersection of technology, globalization, social justice and indigenous practices.

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Sheffrin Lecture Sees Pettit Explore Legal Rights of Corporations

Sheffrin Lecture Sees Pettit Explore Legal Rights of Corporations

By Ben Hinshaw - Should corporate bodies enjoy the same legal rights as individuals? That was the question addressed by Philip Pettit on October 29, 2015 in the latest Sheffrin Lecture in Public Policy. Currently Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Politics and Human Values at Princeton University, Pettit was introduced by Interim Dean of Social Sciences Li Zhang and by David Copp, distinguished professor of philosophy. Pettit's lecture, entitled "Giving Corporate Bodies Their Due—and Only Their Due," shed light on the potential repercussions of granting corporations too much freedom.

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Gary King Delivers Inaugural ISS Distinguished Lecture

Gary King Delivers Inaugural ISS Distinguished Lecture

By Loren Michael Mortimer - On October 8, 2015, Gary King, Albert J. Weatherhead III University Professor at Harvard University, presented his lecture “Explaining Systematic Bias and Nontransparency in US Social Security Administration Forecasts.” Addressing the lamentable state of the Social Security Trust Funds, he put forward his suggestions for fixing the situation before it worsens.

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2015 ISS Conference Wrap up Q&A

2015 ISS Conference Wrap up Q&A

The 2015 ISS conference series showcased world-class research by social scientists across UC Davis and by top researchers from across the country. Each day of the conference focused on a unique aspect of inquiry, including people in societies, perceptions and reality and the role of social networks in decision making.

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2015 ISS Conference Series Day 3 Opening Remarks

2015 ISS Conference Series Day 3 Opening Remarks

UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi delivered these opening remarks on May 8, 2015 at the Institute for Social Sciences conference series Leading Research in the Social Sciences Today.

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Microfinance and Changes in Networks of Advice and Favor Exchange in Rural Villages

Microfinance and Changes in Networks of Advice and Favor Exchange in Rural Villages

Matthew Jackson delivered this keynote talk on May 8, 2015 at the Institute for Social Sciences conference series Leading Research in the Social Sciences Today. Jackson is the William D. Eberle Professor of Economics at Stanford University.

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The evolution of (un)fairness: the influence of inequity on cooperation

The evolution of (un)fairness: the influence of inequity on cooperation

Sarah Brosnan delivered this talk on May 8, 2015 at the Institute for Social Sciences conference series Leading Research in the Social Sciences Today. Brosnan is an associate professor of psychology and a member of the Neuroscience Institute at Georgia State University.

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Designing Online Marketplaces

Designing Online Marketplaces

Susan Athey delivered this talk on May 8, 2015 at the Institute for Social Sciences conference series Leading Research in the Social Sciences Today. Athey is the economics of technology professor at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

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The Mathematics of Influence and Opinion Dynamics

The Mathematics of Influence and Opinion Dynamics

Raissa M. D’Souza delivered this talk on May 8, 2015 at the Institute for Social Sciences conference series Leading Research in the Social Sciences Today. D’Souza is a professor of computer science and mechanical and aerospace engineering at UC Davis.

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Computational mechanisms of perceptual decision-making and their neural implementation

Computational mechanisms of perceptual decision-making and their neural implementation

Jochen Ditterich delivered this talk on May 8, 2015 at the Institute for Social Sciences conference series Leading Research in the Social Sciences Today. Ditterich is an associate professor of neurobiology, physiology and behavior (NPB) at UC Davis.

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Connection matters: social networks, stability and health in rhesus macaques

Connection matters: social networks, stability and health in rhesus macaques

Brenda McCowan delivered this talk on May 8, 2015 at the Institute for Social Sciences conference series Leading Research in the Social Sciences Today. McCowan is a professor of population health & reproduction at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine.

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Networking the Disciplines

Networking the Disciplines

This panel discussion took place on May 8, 2015 at UC Davis. It includes Chris Smith, Raissa D’Souza and Susan Athey. The panel is moderated by A. Colin Cameron.

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Primate Origins of Human Decisions

Primate Origins of Human Decisions

This panel discussion took place on May 8, 2015 at UC Davis. It includes Brenda McCowan, Jochen Ditterich and Sarah Brosnan. The panel is moderated by Margaret Crofoot.

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A Philosophical Problem: From David Lewis to Signaling Networks

A Philosophical Problem: From David Lewis to Signaling Networks

Brian Skyrms delivered this talk on May 8, 2015 at the Institute for Social Sciences conference series Leading Research in the Social Sciences Today. Skyrms is a distinguished professor of logic and philosophy of science and economics at UC Irvine.

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Building and Measuring the Social Networks of Al Capone

Building and Measuring the Social Networks of Al Capone

Chris Smith delivered this talk on May 8, 2015 at the Institute for Social Sciences conference series Leading Research in the Social Sciences Today. Smith is a Ph.D. candidate in sociology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and will join the sociology faculty at UC Davis in fall 2015.

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