Upcoming Events

Jan 28

Friday Jan 28, 2022

ISLA Webinar with NEH

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Location: online

ISLA is very pleased to host a webinar with Dr. Russell M. Wyland, Deputy Director of the Division of Research at the National Endowment for the Humanities on Friday, January 28 at 12:00 noon. 

The webinar will cover grant and fellowship opportunities across the Division of Research, with particular focus on the NEH's current "A More Perfect Union": America at 250

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Jan 28

Friday Jan 28, 2022

Literatures of Annihilation, Exile & Resistance: The Madman of Freedom Square (Hassan Blasim and Jonathan Wright in Conversation With Amir Ahmadi Arian and Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi)

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Location: Zoom Webinar

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Hassan Blasim (b. 1973) is an Iraqi writer, poet, and filmmaker who is currently living in Helsinki, Finland. Born in Baghdad, he studied at the city’s Academy of Cinematic Arts where two of his screenplays won the Academy’s Festival Prize for Best Work. In 1998 he was advised by his tutors to leave Baghdad, since the political and critical nature of his films was drawing attention from Saddam’s informants at the Academy. After fleeing and travelling through Europe as a refugee, he settled in Finland in 2004. His debut collection of short stories, The Madman of Freedom Square 

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Jan 28

Friday Jan 28, 2022

"The Impact of Anger in Interpersonal Political Discussion Networks"

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Location: B101 Jenkins and Nanovic Halls

Join us as our own Carey Stapleton presents "The Impact of Anger in Interpersonal Political Discussion Networks."

Carey Stapleton

About the speaker: Carey Stapleton is a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Notre Dame. He studies the role of human psychology in how and why people engage in the American political system and hold the beliefs and attitudes they hold. Most recently, his work has examined the impact of angry political speech in increasing the amount of anger in the electorate and motivating partisans to participate in political campaigns. His research has been published at Political Behavior, Political Research Quarterly, and Survey Practice. His current research examines how angry voters evaluate emotional speech from politicians and how opinion elites use anger to police the boundaries of acceptable partisan attitudes. Prior to his appointment, he earned a Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of Colorado Boulder.…

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Feb 1

Tuesday Feb 1, 2022

Emerging Scholars Award | Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation

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Award: $25,000

Description: This one-year award supports the final year of dissertation writing for PhD candidates in the natural and social sciences who work on understanding the causes, manifestations, and control of violence and aggression. Topics might include: war, crime, terrorism, family and intimate-partner relationships, climate instability and natural resource competition, racial, ethnic and religious conflict, and political extremism and nationalism. Primacy will be given to proposals intended to reduce violence. 

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Feb 1

Tuesday Feb 1, 2022

GSPDA: Professional Development Award | ND Graduate School

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Award: up to $4,000

Description: This grant covers expenses related to conference presentations, workshop or seminar participation, research at other institutions, and other training activities supporting scholarly and professional development.

Restrictions: This grant does not support dissertation research travel (apply to the GSRA instead), nor travel solely for conference attendance (=/= conference presentation), networking, or job interviews.

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Feb 1

Tuesday Feb 1, 2022

Conference Presentation Grant for March, April, and May Conferences | ND Grad Student Government

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Award: $250 on average

Description: This grant reimburses graduate students for expenses incurred on travel to conferences and meetings to present original research.

Restrictions: Expense reports must be submitted within 60 days of returning from the conference. Funds cannot be used for alcohol, cash withdrawals, per diem, personal car mileage, poster printing, baggage fees, or memberships.

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Feb 11

Friday Feb 11, 2022

"We Choose You: Investigating Black Voter Candidate Preference and Selection"

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Location: 1030 Jenkins and Nanovic Halls

Julian Wamble

Join us for lunch and a talk as Julian Wamble presents a guest lecture: "We Choose You: Investigating Black Voter Candidate Preference and Selection."

About the speaker: Julian Wamble is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at George Washington University. His research examines the relationship between race and politics. Specifically, he investigates the relationship between Black voters’ use of race in their political decisions. He also is the recipient of the 2019 APSA Best Dissertation in Race and Ethnic Politics award. Currently, he is working on his book manuscript tentatively titled, “We Choose You: Investigating Black Voter Candidate Selection,” which offers a new way of thinking about how Black voters use race as a means by which to select political candidates to support. His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation and can be found in the Journal of Politics, Politics, Groups, and Identities, PS: Political Science & Politics. He has also contributed to The Monkey Cage, 538, and NPR’s Code Switch podcast. …

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Feb 25

Friday Feb 25, 2022

Literatures of Annihilation, Exile & Resistance: The Politics of Home (Lina Meruane and Nadia Owusu in Conversation)

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Location: Zoom Webinar

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Lina Meruane is an award-winning Chilean writer and scholar. She has published two collections of short stories and five novels. Translated by Megan McDowell into English are her latest: Seeing Red 

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Feb 25

Friday Feb 25, 2022

"See Jane Run: The Effects of Women Candidates on Adolescents' Beliefs About Women's Capacity to Lead"

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Location: B101 Jenkins and Nanovic Halls

Christina Wolbrecht and Dave Campbell

Join us for lunch and a talk as our own Christina Wolbrecht and Dave Campbell present "See Jane Run: The Effects of Women Candidates on Adolescents' Beliefs About Women's Capacity to Lead." 

About the speakers: Christina Wolbrecht is a professor of political science and the C. Robert and Margaret Hanley Family Director of the Notre Dame Washington Program, as well as affiliated faculty in the Gender Studies Program and a faculty fellow of the Klau Institute for Civil and Human Rights. She has written widely on women's suffrage and women voters.…

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Mar 1

Tuesday Mar 1, 2022

Conference Presentation Grant for April, May, and June Conferences | ND Grad Student Government

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Award: $250 on average

Description: This grant reimburses graduate students for expenses incurred on travel to conferences and meetings to present original research.

Restrictions: Expense reports must be submitted within 60 days of returning from the conference. Funds cannot be used for alcohol, cash withdrawals, per diem, personal car mileage, poster printing, baggage fees, or memberships.

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Mar 1

Tuesday Mar 1, 2022

Dissertation Research Grant | Russel Sage Foundation

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Award: up to $10,000

Description: This grant supports dissertation projects that address questions relevant to RSF’s priority areas: Behavioral Science and Decision Making in Context; Future of Work; Race, Ethnicity and Immigration; Immigration and Immigrant Integration; and Social, Political, and Economic Inequality. Projects should contribute to RSF’s mission to improve social and living conditions in the US and demonstrate appropriate use of relevant theory, innovative data, rigorous research methods, and measures. Acceptable expenses can include applicant stipend (up to $5,000), RAs, study participant incentives, data acquisition fees, transcription costs, laboratory costs, and travel for data collection.

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Mar 1

Tuesday Mar 1, 2022

Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant | APSA

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Award: $10,000-$15,000

Description: This grant supports doctoral dissertation research in political science that is theoretically derived and empirically oriented. Awardees will also have access to APSA’s professional development and public engagement networks and resources.

Restrictions: APSA is committed to supporting research by scholars from groups, institutions, and geographic areas that are underrepresented in political science.

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Mar 1

Tuesday Mar 1, 2022

GSPDA: Professional Development Award | ND Graduate School

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Award: up to $4,000

Description: This grant covers expenses related to conference presentations, workshop or seminar participation, research at other institutions, and other training activities supporting scholarly and professional development.

Restrictions: This grant does not support dissertation research travel (apply to the GSRA instead), nor travel solely for conference attendance (=/= conference presentation), networking, or job interviews.

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Mar 1

Tuesday Mar 1, 2022

Kenneth Sherrill Prize | Centennial Center, APSA

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Award: $10,000-$15,000

Description: This award recognizes the best doctoral dissertation proposal for an empirical study of lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender topics in political science. After receiving the prize, awardees must report on the completion of the dissertation.

Restrictions: Applicants must have successfully defended the prospectus for their dissertation. Applications in the Spring cover dissertation prospectuses defended by July 31st of the previous year.

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Mar 1

Tuesday Mar 1, 2022

Lest the Stars Totter: Outer Space in the National Security Context

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Location: 1030 Jenkins Nanovic Halls

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Major Jeremy Grunert is an officer in the United States Air Force Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps. In this capacity, he has served as a military prosecutor and legal advisor at assignments in Afghanistan, Qatar, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Major Grunert is currently assigned to the United States Air Force Academy, where he serves as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Law. He instructs the Academy’s core “Law for Air Force Officers” course and is the course director for the Academy’s new “Space Law” course. Major Grunert is also the Chief of Research for the Academy’s Law, Technology, and Warfare Research Cell; in this capacity, he hosts a monthly webinar series on the subject of space law. Finally, Major Grunert has published a number of journal articles and commentaries in publications such as War on the Rocks, the Air Force Law Review, the Journal of Drone Law & Policy, and the Pepperdine Law Review.…

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Mar 11

Friday Mar 11, 2022

Graduate Student Research Award | ISLA (ND)

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Award: up to $4,000

Description: This grant covers costs related to research that a students’ home department is unable to meet. Usual expenses include research materials, undergraduate RAs, transcription and translation services, remote library assistance, survey and computer programming support, and data set/human subject payments.

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Mar 15

Tuesday Mar 15, 2022

Oskar Morgenstern Fellowship | Mercatus Center at GMU

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Award: $7,000

Description: This one-year fellowship is awarded to graduate students with training in quantitative methods who are attending PhD programs in a variety of fields and are interested in political economy. Fellows spend two weekends and half a week during the academic year participating in colloquia on the Austrian, Virginia, and Bloomington schools of political economy. The award includes a stipend, travel and lodging to attend the colloquia, and eligibility to apply for conference and research support.

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Apr 1

Friday Apr 1, 2022

Book Launch: Darren Davis, "Racial Resentment in the Political Mind"

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Location: B101 Jenkins and Nanovic Halls

Join us for lunch and a discussion of Darren Davis' book, Racial Resentment in the Political Mind (University of Chicago Press, 2021). 

 

About the author: Darren Davis is the Snyder Family Mission Professor of Political Science and Lilly Presidential Fellow at the University of Notre Dame. Much of Davis’ research is concerned with identifying the social psychological motivations underlying political attitudes and behavior. This approach has been applied to specific research areas, including political tolerance, implicit racial attitudes, the role of threat and anxiety in political behavior, public reactions to terrorism, social desirability, the measurement of political and social attitudes, racism and racial politics, and the political behavior of African Americans. In addition to his new book, Davis is the author of a Cambridge University Press book, Perseverance in the Parish? Religious Attitudes from a Black Catholic Perspective

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Apr 19

Tuesday Apr 19, 2022

Madman Theory: The Causes and Effects of Reputations for Madness in International Politics

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Location: 1030 Jenkins Nanovic Halls

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Roseanne W. McManus is an Associate Professor in the Political Science Department at the Pennsylvania State University. Her research focuses on signaling and coercion in an international security context. She received her B.A. from the University of Maryland and her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Before pursuing an academic career, she was a Senior Analyst at the Defense Intelligence Agency. She is the author of 12 articles in peer-reviewed journals and the book Statements of Resolve: Achieving Coercive Credibility in International Conflict, published by Cambridge University Press.…

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Apr 22

Friday Apr 22, 2022

"Will Americans Vote for Atheists?

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Location: 1050 Jenkins and Nanovic Halls

Dave Campbell, Geoff Layman, and Wayde Marsh

Join us for lunch and a talk as our own Dave Campbell, Geoff Layman, and Wayde Marsh present "Will Americans Vote for Atheists?"

About the speakers: David Campbell is the Packey J. Dee Professor of American Democracy at the University of Notre Dame and the former chairperson of the political science department. His research focuses on civic and political engagement, with a particular focus on religion (and secularism) and young people. …

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Apr 26

Tuesday Apr 26, 2022

Climate Wars

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Location: 1050 Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Crawford

Neta C. Crawford is a professor of Political Science and currently chairs the department of political science. Her teaching focuses on international relations theory, international ethics, and normative change.  Crawford received the Distinguished Scholar award from the International Ethics section of the International Studies Association in 2018.

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Jan 6

Monday Jan 6, 2025

Certification of the 2024 Presidential Election by Congress

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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?…

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