Embassy Row Hotel
2015 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Room reservations for the Embassy Row Hotel can be made by calling (855) 336-2900. Mention COSSA or the Consortium of Social Science Associations for a block rate of $204 per room.
The deadline for the block rate is October 14.
The Consortium of Social Science Associations is proud to present its Annual Colloquium on Social and Behavioral Science and Public Policy, to take place on November 4 and 5, 2013.
The theme of the meeting is Societal, Technological, and Scientific Changes. It will feature a talk by Senator Elizabeth Warren and presentations by the new director of the Census Bureau and leaders from the National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health. Other highlights will include panels on America’s Political Institutions in Trouble, Social Science and the Press, and Changes Regarding Race in America. In addition, there will be a session focusing on How We Live Now, which will address the societal impact of Internet technology as well as new living arrangements. Finally, COSSA’s outgoing Executive Director will reflect on his thirty years of advocating for the social and behavioral sciences.
Please note, the registration deadline is
Wednesday, October 30!
On-site registration will be available, but attendees will be charged an on-site rate of $175. Please note, we cannot accept credit cards on site.
Day One (Monday, November 4)
8:30 Welcome and Introductions – COSSA President James Jackson
8:45 – 10:00 America’s Political Institutions in Trouble
Congress – Sarah Binder, Brookings Institution
The Presidency – Jeremy Mayer, George Mason University
The Supreme Court – Mark Graber, University of Maryland Law School
10:00 – 10:15 Break
10:15 – 11:15 Challenges for NSF – Acting Director Cora Marrett
11:15 – 12:15 Challenges for NIH – Deputy Director Lawrence Tabak
Responses: Wendy Baldwin, Population Reference Bureau
James Jackson, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan
12:30 – 2:00 Luncheon – Changes at Census – Director, John Thompson
2:15 – 3:30 How We Live Now: Societal Changes
Household Changes in the United States – Linda Jacobsen,
Population Reference Bureau
Internet and Social Media – Lee Rainie, Pew Research Center Internet
and American Life Project
The Aging of the Baby Boomers – Deborah Carr, Rutgers University
3:30 – 3:45 Break
3:45 – 5:00 Changes Regarding Race in America
Moderator – James Jackson, COSSA President
Voting Rights Act – John Garcia, University of Michigan
Affirmative Action – Margaret Andersen, University of Delaware Classification – Ken Prewitt, Columbia University
5:00 – 5:30 Hon. Elizabeth Warren, Senator from Massachusetts
5:30 – 7:00 Reception in Honor of Retiring COSSA Executive Director Howard J. Silver
Day Two (Tuesday, November 5)
9:00 – 10:15 The Press and Social Science
Scott Jaschik, Inside Higher Ed
Mike McAuliff, Huffington Post
D’Vera Cohn, Pew Research Center
10:30 – 11:30 Lobbying for Social Science: A 30 Year Journey
Howard J. Silver, COSSA Executive Director