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Catastrophic Success: Foreign-Imposed Regime Change and Civil War

Wed Mar 2, 2011 4:00PM - 6:00PM • 119 O'Shaughnessy Hall • Calendars: Main

Professor Alexander Downes

Duke Univeristy…

Rooney Center Visiting Scholar Speaker: Chris Karpowitz (Brigham Young University)

Fri Mar 11, 2011 12:00PM - 1:30PM • 201 O'Shaughnessy • Calendars: Main

The title of Dr. Karpowitz's talk is "Men, Women, and Voice: Gender Inequality in Deliberative Participation"

A. Lincoln, Philosopher

Mon Mar 21, 2011 4:30PM - 6:00PM • DeBartolo Hall 126 • Calendars: Main and Political Theory Colloquium

Allen Guelzo of Gettysburg College will be presenting a talk entitled “A. Lincoln, Philosopher” on Monday, March 21, 4:30PM in DeBartolo Hall 126.

1989: The Struggle to Create Post-Cold War Europe

Wed Mar 23, 2011 4:00PM - 6:00PM • 119 O'Shaughnessy Hall • Calendars: Main

Professor Mary Sarotte, University of Southern California…

Moscow, the Third Rome’ / ‘Kiev, the New Jerusalem’: Religious History and Political Mythology in Contemporary Russia and Ukraine

Thu Mar 24, 2011 4:30PM - 6:00PM • DeBartolo Hall, Room 209

Yury Avvakumov, assistant professor of theology, University of Notre Dame

Avvakumov specializes in Russian and Ukrainian religious history and in the theology and history of the Byzantine rite churches (Catholic and Orthodox) from their medieval beginnings to the present day.

Religious history for centuries provided a background for controversies between Ukrainian nationalism and Russian imperialism and was a source of political imagination. Today, religion remains one of the crucial flash points in relations between the two countries and peoples, given that churches and their leaders are actively engaged in political discourse. Ongoing discussions about the “national idea” and “global positioning” of each of these countries between “East” and “West,” “Europe” and “Asia,” make massive use of and recourse to religious history. The lecture will explore some basic paradigms of this discourse. The clash between different ideological orientations will reveal itself as a clash between different understandings of Christianity, its history, and its message in the contemporary world.…

Women and Political Representation: John Stuart Mill and the Case of Uganda

Wed Mar 30, 2011 7:00PM - 8:30PM • Hesburgh Center, Room C103

  • Eileen Hunt Botting, associate professor of political science and gender studies
  • Robert Esuruku; Kellogg Institute visiting fellow; senior lecturer, Institute of Ethics and Development Studies, Uganda Martyrs University

This is part of the Ford Family Program’s Discussions on Development Series

Originally published at al.nd.edu

Lecture: Guillermo Trejo, Political Scientist

Thu Mar 31, 2011 4:00PM - 5:45PM • Hesburgh Center, Room C103

Guillermo Trejo, assistant professor of political science, Duke University

Trejo specializes in comparative politics (social conflict, religion, ethnicity, and democratization) and Latin American politics and society. His primary research analyzes the impact of religious competition and multi-party politics on the dynamics of social protest, rebellion, and inter-communal violence among ethnic minorities in Mexico. He is also working on state repression and human rights violations of political dissidents and religious minorities during the Mexican transition to democracy. His work combines quantitative methods with analytic process-tracing and case studies.…