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2006. “Agent-Based Models of Land Use/Land Cover Change: Selected Observations.” Presented at the National Institute of Health/National Institute of Child Health and Human Development workshop on The Population Sciences and Agent-Based Methodology: An Answer to the Macro-Micro Link. Washington, DC.

 2006. “Neighborhoods and Health.”  Presented at the NIH Roadmap Interdisciplinary Methodology and Technology Summit., Washington, DC.

2005. “Migrants in the Balance: Competing Social Ties and Migration Dynamics in Thailand.” Presented at Brown University, Providence, RI.

2005. "Data Display and Disclosure Risk." Presentation at the Annual Meetings of the Population Association of America, Philadelphia, PA.

2005. "Network Change at Multiple Levels:Kinship and Helping Ties in Nang Rong, Thailand." Presented at the International Sunbelt Social Network Conference XXV, Redondo Beach, CA (with Katherine Faust and Ronald R. Rindfuss).

2004. "Population Change and Landscape Dynamics: The Case of Nang Rong, Thailand. Paper Presented a the National Academies' Workshop on New Research on Population and Environment, Irvine, CA.

2003. "Village Settlement and LULCC in a Frontier Region: Nantg Rong, Thailand." Presented at the Open Meeting of the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change Research Community, Montreal, Candada.

2003. "Dynamics of Village Settlement in a Frontier Region: Nang Rong, Thailand." Paper Presented at the Annual Meetings of the Population Association of America, Minneapolis, MN.

2003. "Linking Data on People and their Environments." Presented at the National Science Foundation Workshop on Data Confidentiality, Arlington, VA.

2003. "Social Networks and Internal Migration: The Case of Nang Rong, Thailand."  Presented at the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Seminar Series, National Institutes of Health, Washington, DC.

2003. "Linking Data on People with Data on Their Environments." Presented at the NSF Confidentiality Workshop, Washington, DC.

2003. "Making a Case for Repeated Cross-Sectional Surveys: Perspectives on the General Social Survey (GSS)."  Presented at the NSF Workshop on Repeated Cross Sectional and Longitudinal Surveys, Washington, DC.

2001.  "The Effect of Residential Segregation on Friendship Segregation in Schools."  Colloquium, Department of Sociology, SUNY - Albany.

2001.  "Scientific Misconduct: The Choices We Make When Faced with the 'Gray Areas' of Research Practice."  Co-Organizer and panel member, Annual Meetings of the American Sociological Association, Anaheim, CA.

2001.  "Equality, Educational Expansion, and Access to Schooling."  Panel member, Annual Meetings of the American Sociological Association, Anaheim, CA.

2001.  "Population and Land Use in Nang Rong, Thailand: Lessons Learned."  Colloquium, Center for Demography and Ecology, University of Wisconsin, Madison.

1999.  "Attitudes About Data Editing in the Social Sciences."  Paper presented at the conference, "Celebrating Statistics in the Research Triangle Area: The Legacy of Gertrude M. Cox."  Research Triangle Institute, NC.

1997.  "Social Networks and Patterns of Contraceptive Choice: Villages in Northeast Thailand."  Department of Sociology, University of Maryland, College Park.

1997.  "Family Planning Accessibility and Contraceptive Choice: Insight from a Spatial Perspective."  United States Agency for International Development, Alexandra, VA. 

1996.  "Geographic Information Systems, Spatial Network Analysis, and Contraceptive Choice."  Changing Paradigms in Epidemiology Discussion Group, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

1996.  "Family Planning and Abortion in Russia: New Data from the Russian Longitudinal Monitoring Survey." Triangle Area Population Society, Hillsborough, NC.

1996.  "Context in Social Demographic Research: Adding a Spatial Perspective."  Demography Seminar, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.  Also given to the Department of Sociology, The Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA.

1995.  "Commentary on 'Research on Abortion:   Confidentiality and Culture."  From "Regs" to Relationships: Reexamining Research Ethics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

1995.  "Abortion in the Russian Federation:  Recent Estimates."  Colloquium, Population Research Institute, Penn State University.

1994.  "The Multidimensional Character of  Women's Work in Contemporary China."  Carolina Population Center Seminar, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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1994.  "Work Patterns of  Women in Contemporary China."   Bay Area Population Colloquium, University of California-Berkeley.

1994.  "Community and Contraceptive Choice in Northeastern Thailand."  Colloquium, The Morrison Institute for Population and Resource Studies, Stanford University.

1993.  "What is a Community and Why Does Community Membership Matter?"  Presented at the RAND Population Research Center Workshop on Multi?level Models, Santa Monica.

1993.  "Under What Circumstances is Plagiarism Really Plagiarism?"  Carolina Population Center Seminar, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC.

1993.  "Gender and the Allocation of Household Labor in Rural China."  Institute of Research in the Social Sciences Colloquium, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC (with Jill Bouma and Susan Short).

1992.  "Household Labor and Economic Strategies in Rural China."  Colloquium, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.

1991.  Discussion, "The Changing Demography of  East Asia:  New Conceptualizations,"  The Triangle East Asia Colloquium, National Humanities Center, Research Triangle Park, NC.

1991.  "Bringing Creative Research to the Classroom."  Panel Presentation for "Sharing the Search:  A Colloquium on Undergraduate Teaching a Research University,"  Institute for the Arts and Humanities, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC.

1991.  "Caring and Sharing:  Child Care in the Chinese Home."  Seminar, Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC.

1991.  "Fertility Differentials and Fertility Decline in 35 Developing Countries."  Seminar, Population Institute for Research and Training, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.

1990.  "Ethnicity and Fertility in Less Developed Countries," Colloquium, Department of Sociology, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.

1990.  "Fertility Differentials in the Context of Fertility Decline," Brown-Bag Presentation, Department of Sociology, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.

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1990.  "Explanations of Fertility Decline: Prediction and Contradiction."  Phillip and Ruth Hettleman Prize Lecture, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

1989.  Discussion, Thematic Session  Micro-Macro Theoretical Linkages in Social Demography, Annual Meetings of the American Sociological Association, San Francisco.

1988.  Discussion, Conference on the Demographic and Programmatic Consequences of Contraceptive Innovations, Committee on Population, National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC.

1987.  Discussion,  Session  on  the Sociology of  Population,  Annual Meetings of the American Sociological Association, Chicago.

1986.  "Remarks on the Context of  Fertility and Fertility Regulation."  Colloquium, Department of Sociology, Brown University, Providence, RI.

1984.   Discussion, Session on Statistical Developments for Social Research, Annual Meetings of the American Statistical Association, Philadelphia.

1984.  "Issues in the Evaluation of School Age Day Care."  Presentation given at the First National Conference on Latchkey Children, Boston.

1984.  Discussion, Session on Development Impacts on Third World Fertility, Annual Meetings of  the Population Association of America, Minneapolis.

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