The CIA, their consulting psychologists, and the ACLU lawsuit: 
Secrecy, torture, and the struggle for accountability 

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Dror Ladin, ACLU Staff Attorney

Recently, Under the Bodhi Tree:  New Female Ordination in Tibetan Buddhism

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Janet GyatsoAssociate Dean of Faculty & Academic AffairsHershey Professor of Buddhist Studies, Harvard Divinity School 

Village of Red Hook Municipal Sewer Project

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Brent KovalchikArchitect and Deputy Mayor of Red Hook, NY 

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Program Overview

“[The sociological imagination] is a quality of mind that seems most dramatically to promise an understanding of the intimate realities of ourselves in connection with larger social realities.”  (C. Wright Mills)

Sociology at Bard provides students with an understanding of the structures and processes of human society -- from everyday interactions with friends, co-workers, and family members to macro-level processes of global magnitude. The Sociology curriculum offers a theoretical and methodological foundation for examining social, cultural, and political forces and analyzing how they shape people’s behavior, interpretations, social status, and well-being. Through exposure to a wide array of quantitative, qualitative, and historical research, Sociology students learn to study the social world in a way that is both rigorous and flexible.

Faculty research and teaching areas include: social inequality; gender & sexuality; immigration; sociology of law; politics & social movements; the state; deviance, crime, & punishment; urban sociology; environment & society; globalization; family; demography; historical sociology; social theory; and research methods.

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Professor Allison McKim's new book, Addicted to Rehab: Race, Gender, and Drugs in the Era of Mass Incarceration, is out now from Rutgers University Press.