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CSDE Seminar Series

Each week, the CSDE Seminar Series brings top demographers and population health scientists from around the world to a classroom near you. These events boast free admission and a variety of formats–check out the sidebar to learn more about each! For more information or to learn how you can get involved with the Seminar Series, please feel free to contact the Seminar Series Chair, Peter Catron. CSDE seminars are held weekly on Fridays from 12:30-1:30pm during the academic year. Speakers provide their research insights during the first 35 minutes and the audience has time for Q&A during and following their talk.

Click HERE to view a pdf of our Spring 2023 Seminar Series poster.

CSDE’s seminars will be predominantly in a hybrid format! You are welcome to join us in-person at the Hans Rosling Center in Room 101, or you can join via Zoom. See you there!

Did you miss a CSDE seminar?

You’re in luck! CSDE now records the seminar series! Past seminar recordings are available to view. Visit our site here.

The Next CSDE Seminar

There is no CSDE Seminar this week. Please see below for the full schedule of upcoming seminars.

Spring 2023 Seminar Schedule

Date Title Speaker(s)
03/31/2023 The Effect of COVID Infection on Infant Health: Trends over the Course of the Pandemic

Florencia Torche, School of Humanities and Sciences, Stanford University

Register HERE.

04/07/2023 Immigrant Policy Exclusions and the Health of Latinx and Asian Immigrants in California

Maria-Elena Young, Public Health, University of California, Merced

Register HERE.

04/14/2023 No Seminar - PAA Conference
04/21/2023 Forced Displacement, Mental Health, and Child Development: Evidence from the Rohingya Refugees

Asad Islam, Department of Economics, Monash University

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04/28/2023 Author Meets Critic: The Refugee System by Rawan Arar and David FitzGerald


Rawan Arar, Department of Sociology, University of Washington

David FitzGerald, Department of Sociology, University of California, San Diego


Kathie Friedman, Jackson School of International Studies, Departments of Sociology and Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies, UW

Nathalie Williams, Jackson School of International Studies and Department of Sociology, UW

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05/05/2023 Heterogeneous Neighborhood Effects on Young Adult Educational Outcomes

George Galster, Clarence Hilberry Professor of Urban Affairs, Emeritus, Wayne State University

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05/12/2023 Panel: Global & Interdisciplinary Insights on Gender and Empowerment

Isabelle Cohen, Evans School of Public Policy and Governance, UW

Arjee Restar, Epidemiology and Health Systems and Population Health, UW

Emma Riley, Economics, UW

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05/19/2023 The Role of Academic Research in the Pursuit of Accountability for Climate Damages

Sarah Myhre, Ph.D.


Comments by Sara Curran and Nicole Errett.

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05/26/2023 Constructing Segregation: Examining Social and Spatial Division in Road Networks

Elizabeth Roberto, Department of Sociology, Rice University

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06/02/2023 Closing Reception: Celebration of Trainees' Accomplishments

CSDE Community


If you would like to attend remotely, please register HERE.

If you would like to attend in person, please join us in Hans Rosling Center, Room 101.