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Mar 24

Thursday Mar 24, 2011

Moscow, the Third Rome’ / ‘Kiev, the New Jerusalem’: Religious History and Political Mythology in Contemporary Russia and Ukraine

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Location: DeBartolo Hall, Room 209

Yury Avvakumov, assistant professor of theology, University of Notre Dame

Avvakumov specializes in Russian and Ukrainian religious history and in the theology and history of the Byzantine rite churches (Catholic and Orthodox) from their medieval beginnings to the present day.

Religious history for centuries provided a background for controversies between Ukrainian nationalism and Russian imperialism and was a source of political imagination. Today, religion remains one of the crucial flash points in relations between the two countries and peoples, given that churches and their leaders are actively engaged in political discourse. Ongoing discussions about the “national idea” and “global positioning” of each of these countries between “East” and “West,” “Europe” and “Asia,” make massive use of and recourse to religious history. The lecture will explore some basic paradigms of this discourse. The clash between different ideological orientations will reveal itself as a clash between different understandings of Christianity, its history, and its message in the contemporary world.…

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Mar 30

Wednesday Mar 30, 2011

Women and Political Representation: John Stuart Mill and the Case of Uganda

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Location: Hesburgh Center, Room C103

  • Eileen Hunt Botting, associate professor of political science and gender studies
  • Robert Esuruku; Kellogg Institute visiting fellow; senior lecturer, Institute of Ethics and Development Studies, Uganda Martyrs University

This is part of the Ford Family Program’s Discussions on Development Series

Originally published at al.nd.edu

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Mar 31

Thursday Mar 31, 2011

Lecture: Guillermo Trejo, Political Scientist

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Location: Hesburgh Center, Room C103

Guillermo Trejo, assistant professor of political science, Duke University

Trejo specializes in comparative politics (social conflict, religion, ethnicity, and democratization) and Latin American politics and society. His primary research analyzes the impact of religious competition and multi-party politics on the dynamics of social protest, rebellion, and inter-communal violence among ethnic minorities in Mexico. He is also working on state repression and human rights violations of political dissidents and religious minorities during the Mexican transition to democracy. His work combines quantitative methods with analytic process-tracing and case studies.…

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