Upcoming Events

Sep 29

Tuesday Sep 29, 2020

Alexander Hsu lecture: "Coming to Terms with 'Engaged Buddhism' in Asia"

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Location: Zoom webinar

Hsu 700

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About the Lecture

 

Engaged Buddhism describes a global form of socially and politically active Buddhism that emerged in the 1960s, and has transformed both the Buddhist religion and the world ever since. The Vietnamese monk and peace activist Thich Nhat Hanh coined the term; ever since, he and other Asian Buddhist leaders embraced it in building Buddhist movements for waging peace, claiming rights, and enacting justice. The late 1990s and early 2000s saw a spike in scholarship on Engaged Buddhism in Asia that has not been seen since.

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Sep 29

Tuesday Sep 29, 2020

Debate Watch

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Location: South Quad (facing O'Shag)

Join Notre Dame Student Government for a debate watch on South Quad. 

Due to the University's policy limiting visitors to campus, this event is open to members of the Notre Dame community only.

Originally published at forum2020.nd.edu.…

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Sep 30

Wednesday Sep 30, 2020

Understanding and Engaging Movements for Justice: David Cortright and Maria Stephan

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Location: Virtual

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The events of 2020 are laying bare inequalities that have long plagued the United States and the global community. The intersections of the pandemic, ongoing racialized violence, and hate-filled political rhetoric, combined with the volatility of the upcoming U.S. presidential elections, are exposing the costs of the status quo and pushing each of us to examine our role in advocating for justice. …

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Sep 30

Wednesday Sep 30, 2020

2020 Red Mass

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Location: Basilica of the Sacred Heart & Online

Most Rev. Kevin C. Rhoades, Bishop of Fort Wayne-South Bend, invites you to this ancient rite to ask God's blessing on all those who serve the people as lawyers, judges, civil government officials, teachers and students of the law and political science. Mass will be live-streamed for the general public.

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Sep 30

Wednesday Sep 30, 2020

Beyond Good Manners: Promoting Civil Discussions on Issues that Divide Us

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Location: Virtual

This first event in the series, Bridging the Divide, will set the stage by emphasizing the need for fact-based ethical arguments on important political issues. Panelists will share their observations and insights on current challenges in political discourse and potential ways to encourage rational conversations about important issues that often divide our society.…

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Oct 1

Thursday Oct 1, 2020

2020 Catholic Immigrant Integration Initiative Conference (VIRTUAL)

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The Center for Migration Studies of New York (CMS) and the University of Notre Dame will hold the 2020 Catholic Immigrant Integration Initiative Conference on Thursday, October 1 and Friday, October 2, 2020. Out of an abundance of caution for all who would like to participate, this year's conference will take place virtually.…

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Oct 2

Friday Oct 2, 2020

2020 Catholic Immigrant Integration Initiative Conference (VIRTUAL)

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The Center for Migration Studies of New York (CMS) and the University of Notre Dame will hold the 2020 Catholic Immigrant Integration Initiative Conference on Thursday, October 1 and Friday, October 2, 2020. Out of an abundance of caution for all who would like to participate, this year's conference will take place virtually.…

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Oct 2

Friday Oct 2, 2020

Literatures of Annihilation, Exile & Resistance: Ibtisam Azem Reading

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Location: Virtual Webinar

Featuring Ibtisam Azem, Palestinian Short Story Writer, Novelist, and Journalist.

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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Oct 6

Tuesday Oct 6, 2020

Political Polarization in America

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Location: Virtual

This session will explore key milestones and influences that have led to the current polarization of American politics, the ways in which political debates have influenced the political process, and the role of the news media and social media.

Bridging the Divide is sponsored by the Office of the Provost, in partnership with the Klau Center for Civil and Human Rights, and the Rooney Center for the Study of American Democracy.…

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Oct 7

Wednesday Oct 7, 2020

Understanding and Engaging Movements for Justice: Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis

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Location: Virtual

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The events of 2020 are laying bare inequalities that have long plagued the United States and the global community. The intersections of the pandemic, ongoing racialized violence, and hate-filled political rhetoric, combined with the volatility of the upcoming U.S. presidential elections, are exposing the costs of the status quo and pushing each of us to examine our role in advocating for justice. …

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Oct 8

Thursday Oct 8, 2020

The Unraveling of Venezuela’s Populist Experiment: 2013-2020 (VIRTUAL)

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Location:

Francisco Rodriguez
Director and Founder of Oil for Venezuela
Kellogg Institute Visiting Fellow

Between 2013 and 2020, Venezuela suffered the worst economic contraction in recorded Latin American history. We explore the role that poor policies, political conflict ,and external pressure had on the country’s economic implosion. We contend that poor policy choices, while important as an explanation, are insufficient to account for the magnitude of the contraction. We argue that the worsening of the country’s political crisis led to the loss of access to financial and oil markets and ultimately to the imposition of US economic sanctions, which contributed significantly to deepening the country’s economic implosion. …

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Oct 9

Friday Oct 9, 2020

Richard Rothstein: "Housing Segregation"

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Location: via Zoom

Rothstein

Building an Anti-Racist Vocabulary

Join the Klau Center for Civil and Human Rights as Richard Rothstein, Distinguished Fellow at the Economic Policy Institute, explores the economic and historical foundations of segregated communities in the United States. He is the author of The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America

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Oct 13

Tuesday Oct 13, 2020

Virtual Lecture: "The Christ of Empires: German Veneration of Austria-Hungary in the First World War" with Mark T. Kettler, Ph.D.

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Location: Online

Sarajevo Mod 1200x800

About the Lecture

How Germans understood Austria-Hungary reveals much about their own imperial ambitions during the First World War. Historians tend to imagine that Germans perceived their ally in much the same way as many casual observers still do today: as sclerotic, anachronistic, riven by nationalist conflict, and fated to disintegrate along ethnic lines. This interpretation is misleading. Drawing upon the writings of wartime journalists and politicians, this talk argues that many influential German imperialists understood the Austro-Hungarian Empire as a model to be followed. Pointing to Austria-Hungary’s cohesion in the first months of the war, they insisted that multiethnic states were not fragile, but rather capable of enduring severe external shocks. They urged Berlin to emulate Austria-Hungary’s historically tolerant approach to governing nationally diverse space. Indeed, these German imperialists interpreted the First World War as a titanic contest between two opposing models of political organization. They framed Germany and Austria-Hungary as defenders of multinational empire, preserving the ideal of pluralism against the nationalist movements and nationalizing states which threatened to tear Europe apart. They imagined a postwar European future, in which reinvigorated multinational empires would harmonize the interests of multiple national identities, incubating cultural diversity and contributing to human progress.…

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Oct 13

Tuesday Oct 13, 2020

Exploring Racial and Social Injustice and Inequality in America

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Location: Virtual

This session will feature leading scholars discussing the history, root causes, and modern-day implications of social and racial injustice in America, with the goal of promoting change through greater understanding of these issues.

Bridging the Divide is sponsored by the Office of the Provost, in partnership with the Klau Center for Civil and Human Rights, and the Rooney Center for the Study of American Democracy.…

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