Public Health, Gang Violence and the Monuments Controversy

 

 

Sunday August 23, 2020

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Speakers

 

David Barnes
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.

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Chris Knittel and David Barnes Q&A

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Paul Rozin
Topic: How people can get use to anything
Bio: Professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania

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Paul Rozin and James Campbell Q&A

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Chris Knittel
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

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Robert Vargas
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.

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Monuments Controversy

 

3:30 pm Sanford Levinson
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

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Sanford Levinson, Paul Rozin, and James Campbell Q&A

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Allen Guelzo
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

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James Campbell
Topic: Monuments
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

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Allan Guelzo and James Campbell Q&A

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3:48 pm Questions for Speakers

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