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Careers in Intelligence and National Security

Mon Oct 3, 2011 6:30PM - 8:00PM • Hesburgh Library Auditorium • Calendars: Main

Keynote by Notre Dame Alumna with Defense Intelligence Agency

Presentations by three agencies and Networking Forum

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Co-Sponsored by The Career Center, The Department of Political Science and The Notre Dame International Security Program…

Transitions to Democracy and the Arab Spring: Are There Lessons from the Latin American Experience for the Middle East?

Tue Oct 4, 2011 1:00PM - 6:00PM • Hesburgh Center Auditorium

At the end of the 1970s, the vast majority of governments in Latin America were military dictatorships. By 1990, most had been replaced with elected governments — a dramatic transition to democracy in just over a decade.

Today in the Middle East, pro-democracy protests are unfolding. In Egypt and Tunisia, popular movements have overthrown dictatorships and elections are planned. Does the region hold the same potential as Latin America for democratic transition? Can insights from Latin America be applied to the Middle East?…

Rooney Center Lecture Series: former VA Governor L.Douglas Wilder

Fri Oct 7, 2011 3:00PM - 5:00PM • Geddes Hall Auditorium • Calendars: Main

The *Rooney Center for the Study of American Democracy* will host former Commonwealth of Virginia Governor L. Douglas Wilder for the 2011 Rooney Center Lecture on Friday, October 7 in the Geddes Hall Auditorium. Taking office in 1990, Wilder became Virginia’s 66th governor. He was the first elected African American governor in United States history. During his administration, Wilder was praised for his sound fiscal management and his ability to balance the state budget during difficult economic times. He sponsored new construction projects at many of Virginia’s colleges and universities, mental health facilities, and state parks.…

Thucydides, the Historian

Fri Oct 7, 2011 3:30PM - 5:30PM • 307 Brownson • Calendars: Main and Political Theory Colloquium

Mary P. Nichols, professor of political science at Baylor University, will present at the Political Theory Colloquium. Prof. Nichols studies the history of political thought, especially Greek political theory; politics and literature; and politics and film. Her publications range from studies of Plato and Aristotle to film directors such as Woody Allen, John Ford, and Alfred Hitchcock.

Saturday Scholar Series: Building Peace in a Violent World: What I’ve Learned in Five Decades as a Peace Scholar

Sat Oct 8, 2011 12:00PM - 1:00PM • Snite Museum of Art, Annenberg Auditorium

Robert Johansen, professor, Department of Political Science

You are invited to experience an intimate discussion with Notre Dame’s most engaging faculty speakers on some of the most pressing and fascinating issues of our times.

Each lecture and Q&A is presented on “home game” Saturdays. This week’s game is Notre Dame vs. United States Air Force Academy.

Dr. Jennifer Lind: Resource Ownership and International Security

Wed Oct 12, 2011 4:00PM - 6:00PM • O'Shaughnessy Hall, Room 119 • Calendars: Main

The Notre Dame International Security Program and the ND chapter of Women in International Security (WIIS) are proud to present Dr. Jennifer Lind, an Assistant Professor of Government at Dartmouth College.

Please join us for Dr. Lind's talk, titled "Resource Ownership and International Security," and follow-up discussion.…

Association for Political Theorists Annual Meeting

Thu Oct 13, 2011 • McKenna Hall

The Association for Political Theory was founded in 2000 to promote the study of political theory and political philosophy in North America.

Association for Political Theorists Annual Meeting

Fri Oct 14, 2011 • McKenna Hall • Calendars: Main and Political Theory Colloquium

The Association for Political Theory was founded in 2000 to promote the study of political theory and political philosophy in North America.

Rooney Center Visiting Speaker: Kevin McGuire (Univ of North Carolina)

Fri Oct 14, 2011 11:30AM - 1:00PM • TBA • Calendars: Main

Dr. Kevin McGuire teaches courses on the U.S. Supreme Court and American constitutional law.  His current research interests include the influence of public opinion on the justices’ decisions, content analysis of the Court’s written opinions, measuring the ideology of the Court’s case outcomes over time, and compliance with judicial policy.…

Association for Political Theorists Annual Meeting

Sat Oct 15, 2011 • McKenna Hall • Calendars: Political Theory Colloquium

The Association for Political Theory was founded in 2000 to promote the study of political theory and political philosophy in North America.

General Anthony Zinni: American Strategic Interests and Options in the Middle East and Beyond

Fri Oct 28, 2011 1:30PM - 3:00PM • Digital Visualization Theatre at the Jordan Hall of Science • Calendars: Main

The Notre Dame International Security Program and the James P. Reilly, Jr. Notre Dame National Security Lecture series are proud to present General Anthony Zinni, USMC (ret.), a four-star General and a former Commander in Chief of U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM).

Please join us for General Zinni's talk, titled "American Strategic Interests and Options in the Middle East and Beyond," and follow-up discussion.…