Upcoming Events

Jan 21

Monday Jan 21, 2019

MLK Celebration Luncheon

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Location: Joyce Center North Dome

The fourth annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Luncheon is an opportunity for campus-wide conversation.

Join students, faculty, and staff at this free, but ticketed event. Faculty and staff will receive information regarding ticket distribution from their department leaders. Students will be able to pick up tickets at the LaFortune Box Office during the week of January 14. There will be shuttles available for transportation to/from the luncheon.…

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Jan 24

Thursday Jan 24, 2019

Is Promoting Democracy Abroad Bad for Maintaining Democracy at Home?

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Location: Jenkins and Nanovic Halls - Room 1030

Please join us for our first debate or 2019, with John Yoo (UC Berkeley) and Michael Desch (Notre Dame).

Members of the Notre Dame, St. Mary's College, and Holy Cross College community are invited to join us on Thursday, January 24, for lunch.  Debate starts at 12:30pm, lunch will be served at noon.

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Feb 7

Thursday Feb 7, 2019

Book Launch - Prof. Elisabeth Köll - Railroads and the Transformation of China

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Location: Oak Room - South Dining Hall

Please join the Department of History at a reception to celebrate the work of Professor Elisabeth Köll
with an introduction by Parks M. Coble, James L. Sellers Professor of History, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

As a vehicle to convey both the history of modern China and the complex forces still driving the nation’s economic success, rail has no equal. Railroads and the Transformation of China is the first comprehensive history, in any language, of railroad operation from the last decades of the Qing Empire to the present.…

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Feb 16

Saturday Feb 16, 2019

Junior Parents Weekend

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Location: Marie P. DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

The College of Arts and Letters Showcase for Junior Parents Weekend will begin at 10 am on Saturday, February 16, with a presentation by Arts and Letters faculty in the Browning Cinema.  From 11:15 am to noon there will be an informal reception for parents and students to meet with faculty and other representatives from the College of Arts and Letters.…

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Feb 19

Tuesday Feb 19, 2019

Risky Business: Nuclear Dangers in Conventional Wars

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Location: 1030 Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Reading Material – To be provided

Caitlin Talmadge is an Associate Professor in the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, where she serves on the core faculty of the Security Studies Program. She is also Non-Resident Senior Fellow in Foreign Policy at the Brookings Institution. Her research focuses on civil-military relations, military effectiveness, defense policy, deterrence and escalation, and Persian Gulf security issues. Her most recent book is ​ The Dictator’s Army: Battlefield Effectiveness in Authoritarian Regimes (Cornell University Press, 2015). She is currently writing a book on nuclear escalation in conventional wars. Previously, she was a professor at The George Washington University, where she was also a member of the Institute for Security & Conflict Studies.…

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Feb 21

Thursday Feb 21, 2019

How The Federalist Opened the Door to the ‘Antifederalist Appropriation’ of the Constitution

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Location: Jenkins and Nanovic Halls - Room 1030

Lecture by Jeffrey Tulis (University of Texas at Austin) will begin at 12:30 in room 1030 of Jenkins and Nanovic Halls.

Event is free and open to the public  - lunch will be served at noon

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Feb 26

Tuesday Feb 26, 2019

Dispelling the Terrorist Safe Haven Myth: Why Americans Are Safer Than They Think

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Location: 1030 Jenkins Nanovic

Read Ahead Material  – To be provided

Risa Brooks’s research focuses on issues related to civil-military relations, military effectiveness, and militant & terrorist organizations; she also has a regional interest in the Middle East. Professor Brooks is the author of Shaping Strategy: The Civil- Military Politics of Strategic Assessment (Princeton University Press, 2008) and editor (with Elizabeth Stanley) of Creating Military Power: The Sources of Military Effectiveness (Stanford University Press, 2007), as well as many articles in the field of international security. She received her PhD from the University of California, San Diego and her professional experiences include positions as Research Associate at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (London, U.K.), Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford’s Center for International Security and Arms Control (CISAC

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Mar 5

Tuesday Mar 5, 2019

Fear and Present Danger: Extra-factual Sources of Threat Conception and Proliferation

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Location: 1030 Jenkins Nanovic

Read Ahead Material – To be provided

Kelly M. Greenhill’s research focuses on foreign and defense policy; the politics of information; the use of military force; and what are frequently called “new security challenges,” including civil wars, (counter-) insurgencies, the use of migration as a weapon, and international crime as a challenge to domestic governance. In addition to her Ph.D. from M.I.T., Greenhill holds an S.M. from M.I.T., a C.S.S. from Harvard University, and a B.A. (with distinction and highest honors) from the University of California at Berkeley. Outside of the Department, Greenhill serves as Research Fellow and as Chair of  the Conflict, Security and Public Policy Working Group at Harvard University’s Belfer Center and as Associate Editor of the journal International Security.…

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Mar 21

Thursday Mar 21, 2019

WIIS Special Event: TBD

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Location: 1030 Jenkins Nanovic

Rose Gottemoeller is currently the Deputy Secretary General of NATO.

Gottemoeller took up her position in October 2016, after serving nearly five years as the Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security at the U.S. Department of State. As Under Secretary, Gottemoeller advised the Secretary of State on arms control, nonproliferation and political-military affairs. She was acting in this position from 2012 to 2014, while concurrently serving as Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance (2009-2014). In this capacity, she was the chief U.S. negotiator of the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START

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Apr 2

Tuesday Apr 2, 2019

Power: A Temporal View

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Location: 1030 Jenkins Nanovic

Read Ahead Material – To be provided

Daniel W. Drezner is professor of international politics at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, and the writer of Spoiler Alerts for the Washington Post. Prior to Fletcher, he taught at the University of Chicago and the University of Colorado at Boulder. He has previously held positions with Civic Education Project, the RAND

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Apr 16

Tuesday Apr 16, 2019

The North Korean Nuclear Crisis

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Location: 1030 Jenkins Nanovic

Read Ahead Material – To be provided

 

Vipin Narang is an Associate Professor of Political Science at MIT and a member of MIT’s Security Studies Program. He received his Ph.D. from the Department of Government, Harvard University in May 2010, where he was awarded the Edward M. Chase Prize for the best dissertation in international relations. He holds a B.S. and M.S. in chemical engineering with distinction from Stanford University and an M. Phil with Distinction in international relations from Balliol College, Oxford University, where he studied on a Marshall Scholarship. He has been a fellow at Harvard University’s Olin Institute for Strategic Studies, a predoctoral fellow at Harvard University’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, and a Stanton junior faculty fellow at Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Cooperation. His research interests include nuclear proliferation and strategy, South Asian security, and general security studies.…

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Apr 30

Tuesday Apr 30, 2019

Small Arms: Children and Terrorism

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Location: 1030 Jenkins Nanovic

Read Ahead Material – To be provided

Mia Bloom is Professor of Communication at Georgia State University. She conducts ethnographic field research in Europe, the Middle East and South Asia and speaks eight languages. She has authored books and articles on terrorism and violent extremism including Dying to Kill: The Allure of Suicide Terror (2005), Living Together After Ethnic Killing [with Roy Licklider] (2007) and Bombshell: Women and Terror (2011). Bloom is a former term member of the Council on Foreign Relations and has held research or teaching appointments at Princeton, Cornell, Harvard and McGill Universities.  Under the auspices of the Minerva Research Initiative (MRI

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May 7

Tuesday May 7, 2019

Sheedy Excellence in Teaching Award Ceremony

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Location: McKenna Hall Auditorium

The College of Arts and Letters congratulates Associate Professor Ernesto Verdeja, joint appointment in the Department of Political Science and the Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies.

The highest teaching honor in the College, the Sheedy award was founded in 1970 in honor of Rev. Charles E. Sheedy, C.S.C., who served as dean of the College of Arts and Letters from 1951–69.…

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