Carleton Presents Panel: Does Social Science Have an Obligation to Solve Society’s Problems?

As part of FPA Research Month, Carleton University presents a panel featuring guest speaker, Chad Gaffield, president of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).

Today’s policy climate, both in Canada and around the world, is placing increasing emphasis on supporting research that contributes to job growth, industry partnerships and community engagement. This panel will help those in attendance understand the current research policy climate while reflecting on the obligation of social science research to address today’s social problems. What is the relationship, if any, between critical theory and the empirical study of social phenomena? How should the Canadian public think about the value of social science?

When: March 21, 2014
from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. (reception to follow panel discussion)
Where: Room 2220
River Building, 2nd Floor, 
Carleton University

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This panel features a diverse group of scholars from across the Faculty of Public Affairs, representing the disciplinary and methodological diversity the faculty. Guest panelists include:

  • Professor William Walters, Department of Political Science
  • Assistant Professor Susan Braedley, School of Social Work
  • Associate Professor James Milner, Department of Political Science
  • Associate Professor Ummni Khan, Department of Law and Legal Studies

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