Organizations and Social Change (OSC) Research Seminar Series

This seminar series takes place every semester and features an exciting selection of external guest speakers, mostly from the Boston area, sharing an interest in topics of organizations and social change, such as sustainability, CSR, global governance, social entrepreneurship, gender equity and many more. The seminar is open to the public. Please feel free to attend sessions you are interested in. Find below the current schedule.

Spring 2017 Schedule (Update: 2-12-2017)

Location/Time: UMass Boston, 100 Morrissey Blv*, Healey Library, 3rd Floor, PhD Room, Thursdays, 2-3 pm
Co-organized by: Stephan Manning and Stas Vavilov

For any questions/requests please email

Date Presenter(s) / Co-Author(s) Topic / Title of Paper
Jan 26 Opening Session (all OSC students and faculty) Welcome and review of projects over winter holidays
Feb 2 Jamal Haidar (Harvard University) Do Political Connections Reduce Job Creation? Evidence from Lebanon
Feb 9 Cancelled (blizzard)
Feb 16 Nardia Haigh, Nichole Wissman-Weber, Erynn Beaton (Umass Boston) Up the Creek but with paddle? Resilience in a less successful social—environmental movement
Feb 23 David Levy (UMass Boston) Latest climate change research
Mar 2 Marc Lavine (UMass Boston) PhD Development Workshop : The Art of Reviewing
Mar 9 Hamish van der Ven (Yale University) Beyond Greenwash: Explaining Credibility in Transnational Eco-Labeling
Mar 23 Jennie Stevens (Northeastern University) Energy Democracy, Gender and Equity in the Renewable Energy Transition
Mar 30 Michel Anteby (Boston University) When Stepping Up Means Stepping Down: Managerial Role Transition for Members of High-Reliability Occupations
Apr 6 Julie Battilana (Harvard University) Social entrepreneurship / hybrid organizations
Apr 13 Vesela Veleva (UMass Boston) Latest research on green chemistry and circular economy
Apr 20 Suraj Yengde (Harvard University) The Black Dalit Consciousness: Ambedkar and Biko
Apr 27 Ed Carberry (UMass Boston) PhD Development Workshop: Applying for Academic Jobs
May 4 Stacy VanDeveer (Umass Boston) Transnational Governance Experiments: From Climate Change to Mining and the Minerals Life Cycle

* The easiest way to get to campus is by taking the Red Line train to JFK / UMass T stop and then take the shuttle which drops you off right at the campus center. From there it is just an easy walk to Healey library. I am happy to assist in case you have questions.


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