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April 07, 2015

MSW Information Session
Discover the highlights of our #1-ranked Master of Social Work program in a convenient 1.5-hour information session.
Sessions are held at the Brown School, on the Danforth Campus of Washington University in St. Louis.

April 07: 6:00 PM-7:30 PM at Brown Hall, Brown Lounge

April 08, 2015

Social Work Lecture Series - Coffee and Conversation: (re)Defining Social Work

Molly Tovar and Pete Coser present “Embracing Culture and Strengthening Connections: Social Work with American Indians and Alaska Natives”

April 08: 4:00 PM-5:00 PM at Brown Lounge

April 08, 2015

Sex Trafficking and Exploitation Panel: Policies, Perspectives, and Future Directions

A panel of research and practice experts will discuss the definitions of and contrasting perspectives on sex trafficking/commercial sexual exploitation. Panelists will describe the different policy models used to address issues of commercial sex, the role of weak social institutions in increasing sex trafficking/CSE vulnerability, as well as current sources of activism and community awareness initiatives in the local area.

Andrea Nichols, Brown School of Social Work
Lara Gerassi, Brown School of Social Work
Abby Howard, Youth in Need
Amanda Colegrove, Coalition Against Trafficking and Exploitation

This event is in partnership with BRAVE - Brown Responds to Abuse, Violence, & Exploitation.

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April 08: 6:00 PM-7:00 PM at Brown Hall, Brown Lounge

April 09, 2015

Louis Sullivan
Louis W. Sullivan, M.D is an active health policy leader, minority health advocate, author, physician, and educator. He served as the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services during President George H. W. Bush‘s Administration and was Founding Dean of the Morehouse School of Medicine.
This event is being co-sponsored by the Brown School Distinguished Lecture Series and the Institute for Public Health. 

April 09: 12:00 PM-1:00 PM at Brown Lounge, Brown Hall

April 15, 2015

Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis

Bestselling author, consultant to three American Presidents and current Harvard Professor Robert Putnam discusses his new book; Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis. It is a groundbreaking examination of the growing inequality gap, in which fewer Americans today have the opportunity for upward mobility.

This event is being co-sponsored by the Center for Social Development, the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Distinguished Lecture Series, Weidenbaum Center on the Economy, Government and Public Policy, Department of Sociology, Gephardt Institute for Public Service and the Ferguson and Beyond Lecture Series.

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April 15: 12:00 PM-1:00 PM at Graham Chapel

April 21, 2015

Ebola Vaccines: A Rapid Response

Adrian V.S. Hill, PhD is Professor of Human Genetics and Director of the Jenner Institute at Oxford University. He leads research programmes in both the genetics of susceptibility to tropical infectious diseases and in vaccine development.

In 2005 he was appointed director of the Jenner Institute, an initiative aimed at accelerating public sector vaccine development for a variety of infectious diseases, spanning human and veterinary vaccinology. The Jenner Institute links those developing vaccines for humans at Oxford University with veterinary vaccine developers at The Pirbright Institute and the Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency (AHVLA). He currently chairs the Clinical Biomanufacturing Facility and the Centre for Clinical Vaccinology and Tropical Medicine in Oxford, where new vaccines are in Phase 1 trials for malaria, tuberculosis, pandemic influenza, meningitis, HCV and HIV.

Dr. Hill’s talk is co-sponsored by the Center for Global Health and Infectious Disease at the Institute for Public Health, the Biologic Therapeutics Center, and Department of Pathology and Immunology.

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April 21: 12:00 PM-1:00 PM at Brown Hall, Brown Lounge

April 29, 2015

Eldar Shafir
Eldar Shafir is William Stewart Tod Professor of Psychology and Public Affairs at Princeton University and co-founder and scientific director at ideas42. He conducts empirical studies of decision-making and is interested in the tension between normative assumptions and people’s actual behaviors. His current research focuses on decision-making in contexts of poverty and on application of behavioral research to policy. In 2012, Barack Obama appointed him to the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability. Shafir is co-author of the book, Scarcity.
The event is being co-sponsored by the Brown School Distinguished Lecture Series.

April 29: 12:00 PM-1:00 PM at Brown Hall, Brown Lounge

April 30, 2015

Beyond Dead Men Ruling: Making the 21st Century the Century of the Child

*Part of the Policy Forum Child Well-Being Series
Eugene Steuerle is Richard B. Fisher chair and Institute Fellow at the Urban Institute, and a columnist under the title The Government We Deserve. Among past positions, he has served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Tax Analysis (1987-1989), President of the National Tax Association (2001-2002), chair of the 1999 Technical Panel advising Social Security on its methods and assumptions, Economic Coordinator and original organizer of the 1984 Treasury study that led to the Tax Reform Act of 1986, President of the National Economists Club Educational Foundation, Resident Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, Federal Executive Fellow at the Brookings Institution, and a columnist for the Financial Times.
This event is being co-sponsored by the Brown School's Center for Social Development 20th Anniversary.​

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April 30: 3:00 PM-4:00 PM at Brown Hall, Brown Lounge

June 09, 2015

MSW Info Session
MSW Info Session

June 09: 12:00 PM-1:30 PM at Goldfarb 132


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