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Pinderhughes Elected President of International Political Science Association

Dianne Pinderhughes, a Notre Dame professor of political science and Africana studies, has been elected president of the International Political Science Association (IPSA), the leading scholarly association dedicated to developing political science across the globe.
Luis Fraga Feature

Federal Government Commitment Necessary to Protect Voting Rights for Historically Marginalized People, Fraga Testifies

On July 27, Luis Fraga, the Rev. Donald P. McNeill, C.S.C., Professor of Transformative Latino Leadership at the University of Notre Dame, testified via Zoom at the House of Representatives Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties hearing on “The Need to Enhance the Voting Rights Act: Practice-Based Coverage.”
Commencement 2021 Intro Screen

Watch the 2021 Political Science Senior Recognition Ceremony

Join Dr. David Campbell, Dr. Josh Kaplan, and the Department of Political Science in recognizing our 2021 seniors.

Upcoming Events

Sep 22

Wednesday Sep 22, 2021

Kroc-Kellogg Peace, Conflict, Crime and Violence Workshop

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Location: C104/105 Hesburgh Center for International Studies

"The Path Towards Reconciliation after Colombia’s War: understanding the roles of victims and perpetrators"

Featuring Dr. Roddy Brett, Associate Professor of Politics and International Relations University of Bristol

Open to Ph.D. students, fellows, and faculty who are interested in civil war, violence, crime, peace, conflict management, and conflict resolution. The workshop is an informal gathering to discuss work-in-progress, dissertation chapters and proposals, practice conference talks, etc.

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Sep 23

Thursday Sep 23, 2021

Religious Freedom and the Constitution in America Today: Constitution Day lecture at The Citadel

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Location: Altman Center Main Conference Room, The Citadel

The Citadel will hold Constitution Day events, including one on Sept. 23, with constitutional expert, Prof. Richard Garnett, JD. He is the Paul J. Schierl/Fort Howard Corporation Professor of Law and Concurrent Professor of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame, where he is also the founding director of the Program on Church, State & Society. …

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Sep 23

Thursday Sep 23, 2021

"Abandonment to Divine Providence: How Truth and Reconciliation Can Become a Path To Healing Sex Abuse in the Catholic Church"

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Location: McKenna Hall Conference Center 215/216

​​​​​Join us for a lecture on reconciliation and the sex abuse crisis in the Catholic Church delivered by Prof. Helen Alvaré (Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University).

Event is free and open to the public, no registration required. 

Helen Alvaré is the Robert A. Levy Endowed Chair in Law and Liberty at Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University, where she teaches Family Law, Law and Religion, and Property Law. She publishes on matters concerning marriage, parenting, non-marital households, and the First Amendment religion clauses. She is faculty advisor to the law school’s Civil Rights Law Journal

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Sep 28

Tuesday Sep 28, 2021

Book Talk: "Israel"

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Location: C103, Hesburgh Center for International Studies

Israel

Featuring Alan Dowty, Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame

Alan Dowty will discuss his new book, Israel (Polity, 2021).

In this book, Dowty distills over half a century of study as an inside/outside analyst of Israel to outline the country’s history and current geopolitical realities. …

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