Past PSC Events

September 25, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Unequal Families, Unequal Effects: How Parental Divorce Differentially Impacts Children’s Educational Attainment
Jennie E. Brand Professor, Department of Sociology - UCLA Social Sciences Division
PSC Fall 2017 Colloquium Series | Location: 103 McNeil
September 20, 2017 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Global Family Change: The Reshaping of Society's Most Fundamental Institution with Development
Luca Maria Pesando Ph.D. Candidate - Graduate Group in Demography
Penn Fels Policy Research Initiative Doctoral Student Seminar Series | Location: Kleinman Center Classroom, 3rd flr, Fischer Fine Arts Library
September 20, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Onoso Imoagene Assistant Professor in Sociology - University of Pennsylvania
Location: 103 McNeil Building
Description: Affecting Lives: How winning the US Diversity Visa Lottery Impacts DV Migrants Pre- and Post-Migration
September 18, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Jesús Fernández-Villaverde Director of Graduate Studies, Economics / Professor of Economics - University of Pennsylvania, Department of Economics
PSC Fall 2017 Colloquium Series | Location: 103 McNeil
September 11, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Thirty-Five Years Later: Long-Term Effects of a Child Health and Family Planning Program in the Context of Widespread Outmigration
Randall Kuhn Associate Professor - UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, Department of Community Health Sciences
PSC Fall 2017 Colloquium Series | Location: 103 McNeil
September 9, 2017
PSC International Dinner
August 29, 2017 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Welcome Back Breakfast!
Location: PSC Collaboration Space
Description: Please be sure to save the date for our annual Fall welcome breakfast next month. It will be held on Tuesday morning, August 29, at 8:30am, where we will greet our newest sociology and demography graduate students to Penn on their first day of class. The breakfast will be held in the PSC conference room and collaboration space on the fifth floor of the McNeil Building. We hope you will be able to attend!
May 10, 2017 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Inn at Penn, Living Room
Description: Please mark your calendars. On May 10, 2017 the Department and the University will commemorate the retirement of Janice Fanning Madden.We will start with a panel presentation and discussion with Janice's former students followed by a reception. Below are the details:
Panel Presentation: “Challenges of Cities”
Location:  McNeil, Room 100
Time: 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Andrew Haughwout, Senior Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Janet Kohlhase, Professor, Department of Economics, University of Houston, Rebecca Tesfai, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Temple University
Reception immediately following 
May 9, 2017 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Navigating the Job Market: Advice for Demographers and Sociologists
Location: 169 McNeil
May 5, 2017 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Emily Hannum Professor of Sociology, Education - University of Pennsylvania
Location: Amado Recital Hall, Irvine Auditorium
Description: ALTHOUGH THE PRIVILEGES AND PROTECTIONS PROVIDED by the state are never entirely secure, there are those whose gender, sexual, and racial positioning give them an especially precarious hold on both the legal and symbolic rights of citizenship. In its 2017 Annual Conference, “Citizenship on the Edge: Sex/Gender/Race,” Penn DCC examines the struggles of vulnerable groups to gain or maintain their status as full citizens, recognizing at the same time that the edge they inhabit can be a cutting edge. 
May 3, 2017 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Grace Kao Professor of Sociology, Education and Asian American Studies - University of Pennsylvania
Location: 5th floor McNeil Collaboration Space
April 27, 2017 9:00 AM - April 29, 2017 5:00 PM
Location: Chicago, IL
April 26, 2017 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Dean Steve Fluharty Dean and Thomas S. Gates, Jr. Professor of Psychology, Pharmacology, and Neuroscience - University of Pennsylvania
Location: Fisher Fine Arts Library - 220 South 34th st, Philadelphia, PA
Description: Join the Penn Fels Policy Research Initiative for its inaugural conference featuring faculty and keynote speakers addressing many of today's most pressing topics ranging from race and immigration, to gender and big data.
April 25, 2017 9:00 AM - April 26, 2017 5:00 PM
Location: Silverman 245, Levy Conference Rom, Penn Law School
Description: The 2017 annual conference brings together experts from diverse disciplinary backgrounds to share their views on challenges to children’s welfare in contemporary China. Topics include: (1) children’s physical health and welfare; (2) families, parenting and child development; and (3) children’s education. For more deatils see the whole program here.
April 24, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
African Migration in Europe: Living between Here and There
Cris Beauchemin Researcher - Institut National d'Etudes Démographiques (INED)
PSC Spring 2017 Colloquium Series | Location: McNeil 103
April 21, 2017 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Irma T. Elo Director, Population Aging Research Center, Professor of Sociology - University of Pennsylvania
Location: 110 McNeil
April 20, 2017 9:00 AM - April 21, 2017 5:30 PM
Samantha Power Former US Ambassador to the United Nations
Location: Perry World House, 3803 Locust Walk
Description: From the unprecedented scale of migration to questions surrounding the sustainability of urbanization and the consequences of demographic change, this conference examines three interconnected phenomena that individually and collectively shift the world’s population and transform the way we live. Perry World House has identified marginalization and inequality as particularly salient and cross-cutting characteristics of today's global shifts, and this conference helps us identify ways to disrupt these currents and address important questions about human rights across the world. Join us on April 21st, for a day of thought-provoking remarks and conversations on some of today's most pressing global questions with distinguished speakers including Ambassador Samantha Power, Aisa Kirabo Kacyira, Anne C. Richard, Jockin Arputham, Chaloka Beyani and more. Please register here.
April 19, 2017 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Emily Hannum Associate Director, Population Studies Center, Professor of Sociology & Education - University of Pennsylvania
Location: 5th Floor McNeil
April 12, 2017 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Megan Reed P.h.D. Candidate - University of Pennsylvania
Location: 5th Floor McNeil
Description: "Determinants of Women's Autonomy in India"