Public Health, Gang Violence and the Monuments Controversy - 8.23.2020
Topic: History of Public Health – The Paris Sewers
Bio: Associate Professor of History and Sociology of Science at the University of Pennsylvania
Reading Assignment: I will pick a chapter from The Great Stink of Paris and the Nineteenth-Century Struggle against Filth and Germs, investigates how scientific developments, political imperatives, and shifting cultural mores combined to reshape perceptions of health, disease, and bodily substances during the Bacteriological Revolution.
Chris Knittel and David Barnes Q&A
Topic: How people can get use to anything
Bio: Professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania
Paul Rozin and James Campbell Q&A
Topic: Four Unexpected Findings about COVID-19 Deaths
Bio: George P. Shultz Professor of Applied Economics at MIT Sloan School of Management
Reading Assignment: What does and does not correlate with COVID-19 death rates
Topic: Gang Violence in Chicago
Bio: Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Chicago
Reading Assignment: One aspect of the discussion is transparency in crime data collection. Researchers have to agree to this agreement in Chicago to do research.
Topic: Who decides the use of Public Space?
Bio: W. St. John Garwood and W. St. John Garwood, Jr. Centennial Chair Professor of Government at the University of Texas Law School.
Reading Assignment: Written in Stone—The Meaning of Public Monuments And Whether They Remain or Go (Kentucky Law Review)
Extra Credit for Written in Stone: Public Monuments in Changing Societies
Sanford Levinson, Paul Rozin, and James Campbell Q&A
Topic: Why do Monuments change over time and who decides if they can stay or must go?
Bio: Senior Research Scholar in the Council of the Humanities at Princeton University
Reading Assignment: Although not on topic if you wish to peruse Reconstruction: A Concise History
Allen Guelzo Q&A
Bio: Edgar E. Robinson Professor in US History at Stanford University
Reading Assignment: Although not on topic, please take a look at Race, Nation, and Empire in American History
Allan Guelzo and James Campbell Q&A