Tai Ming Cheung is director of the Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation, and a professor at the School of Global Policy and Strategy at UCSD. His areas of research focus include China's efforts to become a world-class science and technology power, and the relationship between geo-economics, innovation, and national security.
Location: Carey Auditorium in the Hesburgh Library
Please join the Religious Liberty Initiative for a screening of The Hong Konger, a documentary produced by the Acton Institute that tells the story of media tycoon Jimmy Lai as he's forced to choose between defending Hong Kong's long-standing liberties or his own freedom.
Nazita Lajevardi (Michigan State University) will be presenting her talk "Neighboring Identities: Psychological and Political Reactions to Xenophobic Campaign Attacks." Lunch Provided.
About the Speaker:
Nazita Lajevardi is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science. She received her Ph.D. from the University of California, San Diego in 2017, her J.D. from the University of San Francisco School of Law in 2012, and her B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2009. Her work focuses mainly on issues related to race and ethnic politics, political behavior, voting rights, and immigration.…
Jeff Harden (University of Notre Dame) will present his research "The Spatial Politics of Backlash." Lunch Provided.
About the Speaker:
Jeff Harden specializes in American politics and political methodology. His research agenda in American politics focuses on political representation, public policy diffusion, and state politics. His methodology interests include interpretation and communication of statistical models, network inference, and simulation. His most recent book is The Illusion of Accountability: Transparency and Representation in American Legislatures (Cambridge, 2022). He has also published articles in several journals, including the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, and British Journal of Political Science.…
Sarah Gershon (Georgia State) will be presenting her recent research. Lunch provided.
About the Speaker:
Dr. Sarah Allen Gershon received her Ph.D. from Arizona State University in 2008. Her research focuses primarily on the incorporation of traditionally underrepresented groups (including women, and racial and ethnic minorities) into the American political system. In seeking to explain the challenges faced by these groups, Dr. Gershon’s work emphasizes the role of communication, campaigns and political attitudes. Her work combines research from multiple fields and relies on a diverse set of methods, including content analysis, experimentation, surveys and in-depth interviews. Dr. Gershon’s research has been funded by the National Science Foundation and published in numerous journals. She co-edited (with Nadia Brown) Distinct Identities: Minority Women in U.S. Politics and co-authored (with Larry Berman, Bruce Allen Murphy and Nadia Brown) the 9th edition of Approaching Democracy. Dr. Gershon teaches courses on research methods, women in politics, and campaigns & elections.…
The Notre Dame Keeping the Republic Conference will bring together a group of both prominent senior researchers and early-career scholars dedicated to a broad revitalization of American democracy—not just in the sense of self-government—but rather as a societal commitment to the equal dignity and inclusion of each person and social institutions that encourage broad and open participation.
Is this the day democracy dies, or will we be able to save it? We certainly hope it is the later, but are deeply concerned about the very real possibility that the US will no longer be a democracy. On January 6th 2025, the US Congress will certify the results of the 2024 Presidential Election - how will it unfold?…