Group Dynamics Seminar Series

***MARCH 13TH – PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL REMAINING SEMINARS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED***

The Group Dynamics Seminar series is considered one of the longest running seminar series in the social sciences. It has been running uninterruptedly since it was founded by Kurt Lewin in the 1920’s in Berlin. A very important feature of this seminar today is its interdisciplinary nature. Recent seminars have included discussions in “Law and Psychology,” “Racism and Discrimination,” “Social Media,” and “New Directions in Social Psychology”

The seminars take place in 1430 ISR-Thompson unless otherwise noted.

The Winter 2020 Seminar Series is co-hosted with the Evolution and Human Adaptation Program (EHAP).

Gwenyth Lee

Gwenyth Lee

Environmental Enteric Dysfunction and Risk Factors for Cardiometabolic Disease

Monday February 3, 2020, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Thomas McDade

Thomas McDade

Three common assumptions about chronic inflammation that are probably wrong

Monday February 10, 2020, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Vasan Ramachandran

Vasan Ramachandran

Framingham Heart Study: Fundamental Concepts of Cardiovascular Disease Risk

Monday February 17, 2020, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Linda Adair

Linda Adair

Early Life Influences on Adult Health and Wellbeing

Monday February 24, 2020, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Eduardo Villamor

Eduardo Villamor

On the Perils of Intrauterine Determinism: An Epidemiologic Inquiry into the 2:4 Digit Ratio

Monday March 09, 2020, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Beverly Strassmann

Beverly Strassmann

Childhood Undernutrition: A Neglected Contributor to High Blood Pressure in Adulthood

Monday March 16, 2020, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Claudius Vincenz

Claudius Vincenz

Genomic Imprinting and the intergenerational transmission of maternal phenotypes

Monday March 23, 2020, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Virginia Vitzthum

Virginia Vitzthum

A Delicate Balance: Trade-offs, Strategies & Mechanisms of Female Reproduction

Monday March 30, 2020, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Aryeh Stein

Aryeh Stein

Long-term impacts of nutrition supplementation in childhood: a 50-year study in Guatemala

Monday April 6, 2020, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Jacinta Beehner

Jacinta Beehner

Why the stress response is actually a good thing: Examining survival across a natural disaster in a wild primate

Monday April 13, 2020, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Kiarri Kershaw

Kiarri Kershaw

Racial Disparities in Cardiovascular Disease over the Life Course

Monday April 20, 2020, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM