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Now More Than Ever: The Increasing Public Value of Social Science Research

Arthur Lupia
Thursday, October 29, 2020
4:00-5:30 PM
Off Campus Location
Please join the Center for Political Studies (CPS) on Thursday, October 29, 2020 for an event celebrating 50 years of excellence in social science research at CPS. Arthur Lupia will give the keynote address, “Now More Than Ever: The Increasing Public Value of Social Science Research.”

Our families, our communities, and our nation face historic challenges. At the same time, we have incredible opportunities to improve quality of life, particularly for vulnerable populations. Dr Lupia will discuss these challenges and opportunities, offering examples of social science research's increasing public value. He will also detail how more of us can serve others more effectively in the years ahead.

October 29, 2020 | 4:00-5:30 PM EDT
Event will be live-streamed at

About the Speaker:
Dr. Arthur Lupia is Assistant Director of the National Science Foundation and serves as head of the National Science Foundation’s Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences Directorate. At the University of Michigan, he is the Gerald R Ford Distinguished University Professor and a Research Professor at its Institute for Social Research. He also co-chairs the National Science and Technology Council’s Subcommittee on Open Science. Dr. Lupia’s research examines factors that guide decision-making, trust, and learning in complex or adverse circumstances. His work is used to improve communication and quality of life in contexts around the world. Dr. Lupia has been a John Simon Guggenheim Fellow, a Andrew Carnegie Fellow, and is a recipient of the National Academy of Sciences Award for Initiatives in Research. He earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Rochester and a social science PhD at the California Institute of Technology.
Building: Off Campus Location
Location: Virtual
Event Type: Lecture / Discussion
Tags: Communication Studies, Political Science, Public Policy, Social Sciences, Webcast
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Center for Political Studies - Institute for Social Research, Institute for Social Research, Department of Political Science