Time to 12:00 pm Add to Calendar 2021-10-01 09:00:00 2021-10-01 12:00:00 16th Annual De Jong Lecture in Social Demography Penn State Bennett Pierce Living Center and virtual Population Research Institute css7@psu.edu America/New_York public
Location Penn State Bennett Pierce Living Center and virtual
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Surviving Two Epidemics: Resilience and Health in the Malawi Longitudinal Study of Families and Health (MLSFH) 1998-2021

Presented by Dr. Hans-Peter Kohler, Frederick J. Warren Professor of Sociology and Co-Director, Population Aging Research Center, University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Kohler will present an overview of how respondents in the MLSFH have been affected by HIV/AIDS and COVID-19, and how they have managed to "survive" through challenging times.



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Dr. Sam Clark, Professor of Sociology, Ohio State University


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Dr. Mary K. Shenk, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Demography, and Asian Studies, Penn State


The De Jong Lecture is free and open to everyone.

A recording of the Lecture will be available for viewing on Saturday, Oct. 2 - Wednesday, Oct. 6 at 11:59 Eastern Time. Links for livestreaming and viewing the recording will be sent to all registrants.


Agenda for Friday, October 1, 2021 (Eastern time)

9:00 Welcome and introduction

9:05  Dr. Hans-Peter Kohler (followed by 5 minutes for brief questions)

10:00-10:15  Break

10:15-10:37  Dr. Sam Clark

10:37-11:00  Dr. Mary Shenk

11:00-11:45  Open discussion and questions

11:45  Those attending in person are welcome to introduce yourself to the speakers. We are not able to hold a formal reception.


Lecture Sponsors

The De Jong Lecture is supported by the Gordon F. and Caroline M. De Jong Lectureship in Social Demography Endowment, administered jointly and supplemented by the Department of Sociology and Criminology and the Population Research Institute at Penn State.

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Gordon F. De Jong is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Sociology and Demography, former Director of the Graduate Program in Demography, and Senior Scientist with the Population Research Institute at Penn State. Caroline M. De Jong, a former middle school teacher, has been involved in numerous community, church, and university-related organizations including the American Association of University Women, Stay-and-Play Nursery School, Presbyterian Women, and the Centre County Board of Elections.

Contact Person Carolyn Scott
Contact Email css7@psu.edu
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