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Social Sciences Forum

Founded in 1999, the Social Sciences Forum brings distinguished social scientists to campus each year to present cutting-edge research on topics of vital interest to the social science community at UMBC and beyond.

Lectures are free and open to the public, lasting approximately one hour. The venue is physically accessible; please contact with any accommodation requests.


Find SSF events on our myUMBC group.

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