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College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

23rd Annual College of Social and Behavorial Sciences Student Research Conference

The annual CSBS Student Research Conference provides undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to present research through poster and oral presentations, exchange ideas and learn about the developments in the social sciences. Christopher Chapp, Department of Political Science, St. Olaf College, will deliver the keynote address, "Mixed Signals: Why Some Candidates Use Ambiguity to Obscure Policy Positions and Why It Matters."

Lessons from History: The Unintended Consequences of American Intervention Around the Globe

Elizabeth Becker, an award-winning author and journalist, will speak about the history of Cambodia, the Cambodian civil war and genocide under the Pol Pot regime, and the aftermath of that war. She will also address the broader topic of unintended consequences of American intervention around the world. Becker has covered national and international affairs as a Washington correspondent at The New York Times and Washington Post. 

PAT/History Club Lecture

Johnathan Williams, winner of the 2016 Outstanding UNI Graduate History Paper Award, will present his paper "The Recline of Midwestern Civilization:  Punk Rock, Midwest Culture, and Economic Restructuring in the 1980s." The lecture is free and open to the public.

Everyday Creativity series: Play, Passion, and Purpose: A New Arc for Education

Dave Gould will be the opening speaker for the 2016 Everyday Creativity series. He will share a new vision for education that progresses students from play to passion to purpose. The ideal not only promises to keep creative confidence intact, but produce young adults who are anxious to make a meaningful difference. Gould is The University of Iowa's first Obermann Public Scholar and is widely known for his course "Life Design" and for his central role in developing the University of Iowa's engaged social innovation major.

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