Upcoming Events

Dec 8

Thursday Dec 8, 2022

Last class day

Location: campus-wide

Last day of classes

Dec. 9-11: Reading days (no examinations permitted)
Dec. 12-16: Final examinations (no review sessions permitted)

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Dec 9

Friday Dec 9, 2022

Conference: Speaking the Language of Liberalism and Democracy: Far Right Intellectuals, Pundits, and Politicians and the New Threat to Liberal Democracy

Location: 1050 Jenkins Nanovic Halls

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This conference aims to shed light on an increasingly prominent, clear, and present threat to the ideals and core values of liberal democracy. Participants must register and agree to read all papers in preparation for the workshop.

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Dec 10

Saturday Dec 10, 2022

Conference: Speaking the Language of Liberalism and Democracy: Far Right Intellectuals, Pundits, and Politicians and the New Threat to Liberal Democracy

Location: 1050 Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Liberalism Image 2 Web

This conference aims to shed light on an increasingly prominent, clear, and present threat to the ideals and core values of liberal democracy. Participants must register and agree to read all papers in preparation for the workshop.

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Jan 13

Friday Jan 13, 2023

"The Future Before Us: Early Career Women in Political Theory and Constitutional Studies"

Location: St. Pete Beach, FL

Jan 14

Saturday Jan 14, 2023

"The Future Before Us: Early Career Women in Political Theory and Constitutional Studies"

Location: St. Pete Beach, FL

Jan 20

Friday Jan 20, 2023

Fight Not Flight: The Effects of Explicit Racism on Minority Political Engagement

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Location: 1030 Jenkins Nanovic Hall

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Nazita Lajevardi (Michigan State University) will be presenting her talk "Fight Not Flight: The Effects of Explicit Racism on Minority Political Engagement." Lunch will be 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.…

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Feb 17

Friday Feb 17, 2023

The Spatial Politics of Backlash

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Location: 1030 Jenkins Nanovic Hall

Jeff Harden

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.…

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Mar 31

Friday Mar 31, 2023

Sarah Gershon

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Location: B101 Jenkins Nanovic Hall

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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.…

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May 8

Monday May 8, 2023

Keeping the Republic Conference

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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.

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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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