Videos

Van Walt Illuminates Intrastate Peace Processes [Video]

Van Walt Illuminates Intrastate Peace Processes [Video]

On November 17, 2016, ISS Senior Research Fellow Michael van Walt van Praag delivered a Noon Lecture entitled "Addressing History in Intrastate Peace Processes."

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Polarization and Policy on Eve of Election [Video]

Polarization and Policy on Eve of Election [Video]

On November 2, 2016—one week before Donald J. Trump emerged victorious in the U.S. presidential election—ISS hosted a Noon Lecture entitled "Election 2016: Polarization, Public Opinion and Policy Making." It was presented by Cheryl Boudreau and Christopher Hare, both of the Department of Political Science at UC Davis.

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SM16: Session 3

SM16: Session 3

Featuring Cynthia Lin Lawell, Vasco Yasenov, and Jaerim Choi.

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SM16: Session 2

SM16: Session 2

Featuring Phillipe Rast, Colin Cameron, and Kevin Gee.

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SM16: Session 1

SM16: Session 1

Featuring Jingwen Zhang, Nicole Sparapani, and Mijke Rhemtulla.

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Lerma Envisions Indigenous Sovereignty in the 21st Century [Video]

Lerma Envisions Indigenous Sovereignty in the 21st Century [Video]

On October 20, 2016, ISS invited Dr. Michael Lerma to present a lecture on the challenges faced by the contemporary movement for Indigenous sovereignty in the United States.

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Rauchway Investigates Politics of Inflation [Video]

Rauchway Investigates Politics of Inflation [Video]

What can the Great Depression and its aftermath teach us about “current unpleasantness” in the U.S. economy? On May 11, 2016, Professor of History Eric Rauchway offered some clues through a discussion of his latest book “The Money Makers.” Moderated by Professor of Economics Christopher M. Meissner, the event represented a combining of two series: ISS Noon Lectures and DHI Brown Bag Book Chats.

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How to Start a Revolution

How to Start a Revolution

Presented by Don A. Moore of the Haas School of Business.

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Journal Editors Roundtable on Replication and Transparency

Journal Editors Roundtable on Replication and Transparency

Featuring Simine Vazire, William G. Jacoby, Kristin Kanthak, John W. Patty and Brad Jones.

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Best Practices in Action

Best Practices in Action

A panel featuring Cory Belden, Katie Corker, Michael C. Frank, Jehan Sparks, and Tracy K Teal.

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Opening Remarks

Opening Remarks

Brad Jones and Duncan Temple Lang welcomed conference attendees and introduced the issues up for discussion.

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Lagattuta Explores Children's Grasp of Mental Time Travel

Lagattuta Explores Children's Grasp of Mental Time Travel

By Ben Hinshaw - On February 25, 2016, Kristin H. Lagattuta delivered an ISS Noon Lecture entitled "Do Prior Experiences Shape Future Expectations? Children’s Developing Intuitions About How the Mind Generalizes from the Past." In her fascinating talk, Dr. Lagattuta suggested that, as they age, people grow less inclined to make the "cognitive effort" required to approach each human encounter with an open mind.

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Smith Reveals Limits of "Conflict Minerals" Concept

Smith Reveals Limits of "Conflict Minerals" Concept

By Loren Michael Mortimer - The proliferation of smartphones and other personal electronics has led to a booming demand for rare earth minerals. Yet recent legal and corporate interventions designed to eliminate “conflict minerals” from high tech supply chains have proven equally violent and destructive to people on the ground. In his ISS Noon Lecture on January 20, 2016, Associate Professor and Interim Chair in the UC Davis Department of Anthropology James Smith explored the intersection of technology, globalization, social justice and indigenous practices.

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Sheffrin Lecture Sees Pettit Explore Legal Rights of Corporations

Sheffrin Lecture Sees Pettit Explore Legal Rights of Corporations

By Ben Hinshaw - Should corporate bodies enjoy the same legal rights as individuals? That was the question addressed by Philip Pettit on October 29, 2015 in the latest Sheffrin Lecture in Public Policy. Currently Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Politics and Human Values at Princeton University, Pettit was introduced by Interim Dean of Social Sciences Li Zhang and by David Copp, distinguished professor of philosophy. Pettit's lecture, entitled "Giving Corporate Bodies Their Due—and Only Their Due," shed light on the potential repercussions of granting corporations too much freedom.

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Gary King Delivers Inaugural ISS Distinguished Lecture

Gary King Delivers Inaugural ISS Distinguished Lecture

By Loren Michael Mortimer - On October 8, 2015, Gary King, Albert J. Weatherhead III University Professor at Harvard University, presented his lecture “Explaining Systematic Bias and Nontransparency in US Social Security Administration Forecasts.” Addressing the lamentable state of the Social Security Trust Funds, he put forward his suggestions for fixing the situation before it worsens.

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2015 ISS Conference Wrap up Q&A

2015 ISS Conference Wrap up Q&A

The 2015 ISS conference series showcased world-class research by social scientists across UC Davis and by top researchers from across the country. Each day of the conference focused on a unique aspect of inquiry, including people in societies, perceptions and reality and the role of social networks in decision making.

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2015 ISS Conference Series Day 3 Opening Remarks

2015 ISS Conference Series Day 3 Opening Remarks

UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi delivered these opening remarks on May 8, 2015 at the Institute for Social Sciences conference series Leading Research in the Social Sciences Today.

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Microfinance and Changes in Networks of Advice and Favor Exchange in Rural Villages

Microfinance and Changes in Networks of Advice and Favor Exchange in Rural Villages

Matthew Jackson delivered this keynote talk on May 8, 2015 at the Institute for Social Sciences conference series Leading Research in the Social Sciences Today. Jackson is the William D. Eberle Professor of Economics at Stanford University.

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The evolution of (un)fairness: the influence of inequity on cooperation

The evolution of (un)fairness: the influence of inequity on cooperation

Sarah Brosnan delivered this talk on May 8, 2015 at the Institute for Social Sciences conference series Leading Research in the Social Sciences Today. Brosnan is an associate professor of psychology and a member of the Neuroscience Institute at Georgia State University.

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Designing Online Marketplaces

Designing Online Marketplaces

Susan Athey delivered this talk on May 8, 2015 at the Institute for Social Sciences conference series Leading Research in the Social Sciences Today. Athey is the economics of technology professor at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

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The Mathematics of Influence and Opinion Dynamics

The Mathematics of Influence and Opinion Dynamics

Raissa M. D’Souza delivered this talk on May 8, 2015 at the Institute for Social Sciences conference series Leading Research in the Social Sciences Today. D’Souza is a professor of computer science and mechanical and aerospace engineering at UC Davis.

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Computational mechanisms of perceptual decision-making and their neural implementation

Computational mechanisms of perceptual decision-making and their neural implementation

Jochen Ditterich delivered this talk on May 8, 2015 at the Institute for Social Sciences conference series Leading Research in the Social Sciences Today. Ditterich is an associate professor of neurobiology, physiology and behavior (NPB) at UC Davis.

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Connection matters: social networks, stability and health in rhesus macaques

Connection matters: social networks, stability and health in rhesus macaques

Brenda McCowan delivered this talk on May 8, 2015 at the Institute for Social Sciences conference series Leading Research in the Social Sciences Today. McCowan is a professor of population health & reproduction at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine.

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Networking the Disciplines

Networking the Disciplines

This panel discussion took place on May 8, 2015 at UC Davis. It includes Chris Smith, Raissa D’Souza and Susan Athey. The panel is moderated by A. Colin Cameron.

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Primate Origins of Human Decisions

Primate Origins of Human Decisions

This panel discussion took place on May 8, 2015 at UC Davis. It includes Brenda McCowan, Jochen Ditterich and Sarah Brosnan. The panel is moderated by Margaret Crofoot.

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A Philosophical Problem: From David Lewis to Signaling Networks

A Philosophical Problem: From David Lewis to Signaling Networks

Brian Skyrms delivered this talk on May 8, 2015 at the Institute for Social Sciences conference series Leading Research in the Social Sciences Today. Skyrms is a distinguished professor of logic and philosophy of science and economics at UC Irvine.

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Building and Measuring the Social Networks of Al Capone

Building and Measuring the Social Networks of Al Capone

Chris Smith delivered this talk on May 8, 2015 at the Institute for Social Sciences conference series Leading Research in the Social Sciences Today. Smith is a Ph.D. candidate in sociology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and will join the sociology faculty at UC Davis in fall 2015.

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Network Structures in Social Settings

Network Structures in Social Settings

Peter Vanderschraaf delivered this talk on May 8, 2015 at the Institute for Social Sciences conference series Leading Research in the Social Sciences Today. Vanderschraaf is an associate professor of philosophy at UC Merced.

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The Power of Friends

The Power of Friends

James Fowler delivered this keynote talk on May 1, 2015 at the Institute for Social Sciences conference series Leading Research in the Social Sciences Today. Fowler is a professor of political science and medical genetics at UC San Diego.

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The Mind's Eye in Motion: Aerial Views

The Mind's Eye in Motion: Aerial Views

Caren Kaplan delivered this talk on May 1, 2015 at the Institute for Social Sciences conference series Leading Research in the Social Sciences Today. Kaplan is a professor of American studies at UC Davis.

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Expanding Access to Analyses Through Youth Data Literacy and Agency

Expanding Access to Analyses Through Youth Data Literacy and Agency

Sheryl-Ann Simpson delivered this talk on May 1, 2015 at the Institute for Social Sciences conference series Leading Research in the Social Sciences Today. Simpson is an assistant professor of human ecology at UC Davis.

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Social Sciences: Researching Us

Social Sciences: Researching Us

This roundtable discussion took place on May 1, 2015 at UC Davis. It includes Santiago Barreda, Amanda Guyer, Duncan Temple Lang and Cecilia Tsu. The panel is moderated by Joseph Dumit.

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Technology: Changing Us

Technology: Changing Us

This panel discussion took place on May 1, 2015 at UC Davis. It includes Caren Kaplan, David Henkin and Carolyn Thomas. The panel is moderated by Ellen Hartigan-O'Connor.

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Big Data: Measuring Us

Big Data: Measuring Us

This panel discussion took place on May 1, 2015 at UC Davis. It includes Martin Hilbert, Justin Grimmer and Sheryl-Ann Simpson. The panel is moderated by Brad Jones.

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Technology and Teaching, Or What Flips in the Flipped Classroom?

Technology and Teaching, Or What Flips in the Flipped Classroom?

Carolyn Thomas delivered this talk on May 1, 2015 at the Institute for Social Sciences conference series Leading Research in the Social Sciences Today. Thomas is a professor of American studies at UC Davis.

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Technology, Culture, and Time

Technology, Culture, and Time

David Henkin delivered this talk on May 1, 2015 at the Institute for Social Sciences conference series Leading Research in the Social Sciences Today. Henkin is a professor of history at UC Berkeley.

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Measuring How Politicians and the Public Communicate

Measuring How Politicians and the Public Communicate

Justin Grimmer delivered this talk on May 1, 2015 at the Institute for Social Sciences conference series Leading Research in the Social Sciences Today. Grimmer is an associate professor of political sciences at Stanford University.

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The Theory, Practice and Limits of Big Data for the Social Sciences

The Theory, Practice and Limits of Big Data for the Social Sciences

Martin Hilbert delivered this talk on May 1, 2015 at the Institute for Social Sciences conference series Leading Research in the Social Sciences Today. Hilbert is an assistant professor of communication at UC Davis.

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2015 ISS Conference Series Day 2 Opening Remarks

2015 ISS Conference Series Day 2 Opening Remarks

Joseph Dumit delivered these opening remarks on April 24, 2015 at the Institute for Social Sciences conference series Leading Research in the Social Sciences Today. Dumit is the Director of the Institute for Social Sciences and a Professor of Science & Technology Studies (STS) and of Anthropology at UC Davis.

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2015 ISS Conference Series Opening Remarks

2015 ISS Conference Series Opening Remarks

George R. Mangun delivered these opening remarks on April 24, 2015 at the Institute for Social Sciences conference series Leading Research in the Social Sciences Today. Mangun is a distinguished professor of psychology and dean of the Division of Social Sciences at UC Davis.

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Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges

Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges

Amy Cuddy was the keynote speaker on April 24, 2015 at the Institute for Social Sciences conference series Leading Research in the Social Sciences Today. Cuddy is a social psychologist and associate professor at Harvard Business School.

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The virtual self: How video games and virtual experiences change people's behavior

The virtual self: How video games and virtual experiences change people's behavior

Jorge Peña delivered this talk on April 24, 2015 at the Institute for Social Sciences conference series Leading Research in the Social Sciences Today. Peña is an assistant professor of communication at UC Davis.

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Discussion Panel on How Perception is Shaped

Discussion Panel on How Perception is Shaped

This panel featured UC Davis social scientists Amber Boydstun, Kimberley Elsbach and Kimberlee Shauman as well as UC Berkeley's G. Cristina Mora. The discussion took place on April 24, 2015 at the Institute for Social Sciences conference series Leading Research in the Social Sciences Today.

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Discussion Panel on How Perception Shapes Reality

Discussion Panel on How Perception Shapes Reality

This panel featured UC Davis social scientists Alison Ledgerwood, Jorge Peña, Clifford Saron and Bo Feng on April 24, 2015 at the Institute for Social Sciences conference series Leading Research in the Social Sciences Today.

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Making Hispanics: How Activists, Bureaucrats, and Media Constructed A New American

Making Hispanics: How Activists, Bureaucrats, and Media Constructed A New American

G. Cristina Mora delivered this talk on April 24, 2015 at the Institute for Social Sciences conference series Leading Research in the Social Sciences Today. Mora is a professor of sociology at the University of California, Berkeley.

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From Personal Experience to Research on Intensive Meditation

From Personal Experience to Research on Intensive Meditation

Clifford Saron delivered this talk on April 24, 2015 at the Institute for Social Sciences conference series Leading Research in the Social Sciences Today. Saron is an associate research scientist in the Center for Mind and Brain at UC Davis.

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Green Smoothies, Big Gulps and the Cultural Politics of 'Good Food'

Green Smoothies, Big Gulps and the Cultural Politics of 'Good Food'

Charlotte Biltekoff delivered this talk on April 24, 2015 at the Institute for Social Sciences conference series Leading Research in the Social Sciences Today. Biltekoff is an associate professor of American studies and food science and technology at UC Davis.

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Media Storms: How Lurching News Coverage Can Skew (and Enhance) Our Perceptions of the World

Media Storms: How Lurching News Coverage Can Skew (and Enhance) Our Perceptions of the World

Amber Boydstun delivered this talk on April 24, 2015 at the Institute for Social Sciences conference series Leading Research in the Social Sciences Today. Boydstun is an assistant professor of political science at UC Davis.

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Sticky Frames: Why Negatives Lodge in the Mind and What To Do About It

Sticky Frames: Why Negatives Lodge in the Mind and What To Do About It

Alison Ledgerwood delivered this talk on April 24, 2015 at the Institute for Social Sciences conference series Leading Research in the Social Sciences Today. Ledgerwood is a member of the ISS executive committee, and an associate professor of psychology at UC Davis.

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