Upcoming Events

Feb 26

Friday Feb 26, 2021

Walk the Walk Week

Location: virtual via Zoom

Walk the Walk Week is a week-long series of University and department sponsored events designed to help each of us consider the steps we might take individually and collectively to make Notre Dame, our communities, and our nation more welcoming and inclusive.  

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Mar 5

Friday Mar 5, 2021

Literatures in Translation: A Reading & Conversation

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Location: Virtual Event

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Literatures of Annihilation, Exile & Resistance: An Interdisciplinary Approach to the Global Middle East and North Africa 

is a bi-annual symposium and lecture series that focuses on the study of literatures that have been shaped by histories of territorial and linguistic politics, colonialism, military domination and gross human rights violations.
 

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Mar 6

Saturday Mar 6, 2021

Junior Parents Weekend (JPW)

Location: virtual

We welcome you to the University of Notre Dame for the annual celebration of Junior Parents Weekend. Unfortunately, with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic still lingering, we are currently planning to transition to a virtual JPW celebration in order to ensure that all of our classmates and their families remain safe and healthy.

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Mar 7

Sunday Mar 7, 2021

Junior Parents Weekend (JPW)

Location: virtual

We welcome you to the University of Notre Dame for the annual celebration of Junior Parents Weekend. Unfortunately, with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic still lingering, we are currently planning to transition to a virtual JPW celebration in order to ensure that all of our classmates and their families remain safe and healthy.

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Mar 9

Tuesday Mar 9, 2021

Lecture with Vittorio Hösle: "What are the Deeper Causes of the Worldwide Rise of Populists?”

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Location: Online

Vittorio G. Hösle, Paul Kimball Professor of Arts and Letters, Department of German and Russian Languages and Literatures, Concurrent Professor of Philosophy and of Political Science.  His scholarly interests are in the areas of systematic philosophy (metaphysics, ethics, esthetics, political theory) and history of philosophy (mainly ancient and modern).  He has written or edited 34 books and published around 135 articles.  His books have appeared in 20 languages. 

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Mar 10

Wednesday Mar 10, 2021

Kroc-Kellogg Peace, Conflict, Crime and Violence Workshop

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Location: Virtual Event

Kroc Kellogg

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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Mar 10

Wednesday Mar 10, 2021

Nanovic Summer Grants: Proposal Writing Workshop

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Location: Online

If you are planning on applying for a Nanovic grant this summer, you don't want to miss this workshop! Learn how to write a successful research or internship grant proposal and how to avoid the most common mistakes. This event is open to all interested undergraduate students. 

Register for the Zoom session

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Mar 16

Tuesday Mar 16, 2021

VIRTUAL | Geopolitics: The Competing Maritime and Continental World Orders of China, Russia, and the United States

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Location: Virtual Event [Zoom]

Paine Web

Sarah C. M. Paine is William S. Sims University Professor of History and Grand Strategy in the Strategy & Policy Department of the U.S. Naval War College. Nine years of research in Australia, China, Japan, Russia, and Taiwan form the...

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Mar 23

Tuesday Mar 23, 2021

Lecture with Paolo Carozza:"The Venice Commission and Current Challenges of Constitutionalism in Europe "

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Location: Online

Nanovic Faculty Fellow Paolo Carozza, Kellogg Institute for International Studies and professor of law and concurrent professor of political science, will give the lecture entitled, "The Venice Commission and Current Challenges of Constitutionalism in Europe," on Tuesday, March 23, 2021, at 12:45 p.m.  …

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Mar 24

Wednesday Mar 24, 2021

Kroc-Kellogg Peace, Conflict, Crime and Violence Workshop

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Location: Virtual Event

Kroc Kellogg

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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Apr 6

Tuesday Apr 6, 2021

VIRTUAL | Do Wars Make States and States Make War: Rethinking the Origins of the Seven Years War

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Location: Virtual Event [Zoom]

2018 Steven Pincus Head

I am a historian of Britain and its Empire, of comparative revolutions, comparative empires, and of northern Europe more broadly. I am both a deeply committed archival historian and a scholar who believes profoundly that...

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Apr 9

Friday Apr 9, 2021

Literatures of Annihilation, Exile & Resistance: The Aesthetics of Annihilation, a Brief Screening & Conversation

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Location: Virtual Event

Literatures of Annihilation, Exile & Resistance: An Interdisciplinary Approach to the Global Middle East and North Africa is a bi-annual symposium and lecture series that focuses on the study of literatures that have been shaped by histories of territorial and linguistic politics, colonialism, military domination and gross human rights violations. The initiative grapples with the constructed nature of history; reimagines American and global history from the position of suppressed voices; and examines how minoritized writers and scholars have historically innovated literary production and theory in the process of responding to systemic violence. 

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Apr 14

Wednesday Apr 14, 2021

Kroc-Kellogg Peace, Conflict, Crime and Violence Workshop

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Location: Virtual Event

Kroc Kellogg

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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Apr 27

Tuesday Apr 27, 2021

Nanovic Graduate Fellow Lecture: Moritz S. Graefrath

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Location: Online

Moritz Graefrath Headshot Web

Power Vacuum Politics and the Origins of the Cold War in Europe

Abstract: The collapse of Nazi Germany, brought about by the Axis powers’ crushing defeat in World War II, created an international power vacuum. Across large parts of Europe, Germany’s absolute authority at the international level collapsed and it was yet to be seen who would lay renewed claim to it. In this talk, Moritz Graefrath uses the case to illustrate his theory of power vacuums in international politics. He argues that variation in great powers’ responses to such vacuums are best explained by the interaction of two factors: first, whether a vital, supplemental, or no strategic interest is at stake; and second, whether a great power can identify a “dependable instrument” through which it can issue its bid for control. He shows that, from 1943 onwards, power vacuum politics permeated both U.S. military strategy as well as U.S. officials’ planning for and shaping of the continent’s political future. Overall, his study of the case thus suggests that the early Cold War was in large parts a continuation of a struggle for authority over key parts of the continent that had begun well before V-E Day.…

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Apr 28

Wednesday Apr 28, 2021

Kroc-Kellogg Peace, Conflict, Crime and Violence Workshop

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Location: Virtual Event

Kroc Kellogg

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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Apr 28

Wednesday Apr 28, 2021

"Obergefell, Masterpiece Cakeshop, and Fulton: Harnessing v. Unleashing 'Armies of Compassion'"

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Location: Virtual

Please join us for a virtual discussion with Linda McClain, Boston University School of Law.

Virtual event is free and open to the public. Eastern time.

Zoom link: notredame.zoom.us/j/95877407086

 

Linda C. McClain is Robert Kent Professor of Law at Boston University School of Law. She is known for her work in family law, gender and law, and feminist legal theory. Her most recent book is, Who’s the Bigot? Learning from Conflicts over Marriage and Civil Rights Law (Oxford University Press, 2020).

 

Presented by the Constitutional Studies program at the University of Notre Dame.
 
For more information, contact sorengref@nd.edu  |  574.631.5351

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May 4

Tuesday May 4, 2021

VIRTUAL | The Problem of Alliance Abandonment in Postwar US Foreign Policy

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Location: Virtual Event

Facultytaliaferro

Jeffrey (Jeff) W. Taliaferro is professor of political science at Tufts University. His research and teaching focus on security studies, IR theories, the grand strategies of the great powers, US foreign policy, intelligence, cybersecurity and policy.

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