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Jan 16

Tuesday Jan 16, 2018

Lecture: "Shock-Resistant Authoritarianism: Schoolteachers and Infrastructural State Capacity in Putin’s Russia"

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Location: Hesburgh Center C103

Natalia Forrato

I use the case of the 2012 presidential election in Russia to reveal a new “infrastructural” mechanism of authoritarian resilience. This mechanism complements the currently dominant explanation of authoritarian resilience focused on material redistribution. I argue that public sector organizations may significantly increase the ability of an autocrat to implement political decisions on the ground. This mechanism can partially explain Vladimir Putin’s strong performance in the 2012 election, during which schoolteachers—who frequently served as members of precinct-level electoral commissions—engaged in agitation and electoral fraud. I find that if the factors contributing to the pressure on teachers were eliminated, Vladimir Putin might not have won the election in the first round.…

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Feb 5

Monday Feb 5, 2018

Lecture by Sheena Greitens, "From Refugee to Citizen: the Journeys of North Korean Defectors and Refugees"

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Location: 1050 Nanovic Hall

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Most North Korean refugees and defectors live in South Korea. In the past decade, however, a growing number have sought to move beyond the Korean peninsula, resettling instead in North America, Europe, and other locations around the world. This presentation examines the factors that have contributed to the emergence of this new, global North Korean diaspora, arguing that contestation over conceptions of citizenship at both the level of the individual and the level of government policy have shaped the migration and resettlement of North Korean defectors and refugees. These changes in resettlement patterns, in turn, have significant implications not only for the human security of individuals and families from North Korea, but for global policy toward the DPRK.…

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Feb 7

Wednesday Feb 7, 2018

Panel Discussion and Book Celebration: Vanguard of the Revolution: The Global Idea of the Communist Party

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Location: 1050 Nanovic Hall

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Panel Discussion and Celebration of Faculty Fellow Jim McAdams' book, "Vanguard of the Revolution: The Global Idea of the Communist Party".

Author:
A. James McAdams, Director, Nanovic Institute for European Studies; William M. Scholl Professor of International Affairs; and Kellogg Faculty Fellow…

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Feb 27

Tuesday Feb 27, 2018

NDISC Seminar: Steven Lobell

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Location: 1030 Jenkins Nanovic Hall

Please join us as we welcome Steven Lobell to discuss, "A Granular Theory of Balancing."

 

Date: Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

Time: 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Place: 1030 Jenkins Nanovic Halls

 

The event is free and open to the public.

 

Lobell Poster Web

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Feb 28

Wednesday Feb 28, 2018

Political Theory Series

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Location: Nanovic Hall

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Mar 7

Wednesday Mar 7, 2018

Conversation with Diplomat: Umut Acar (Consul General of Turkey)

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Location: 1050 Nanovic Hall

Umut Acar, Consul General of the Republic of Turkey in Chicago, will be at the Nanovic Institute on March 7th to give a lecture (title TBD) and lead a discussion with those in attendance.  The event will take place in 1050 Nanovic Hall from 12:30-1:30 and is free and open to all.  Lunch will be provided while supplies last.…

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Mar 14

Wednesday Mar 14, 2018

Political Theory Series

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Location: Nanovic Hall

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Mar 22

Thursday Mar 22, 2018

Lunch and Lecture: Truth About Post-Truth: Is Political Liberalism the Culprit? with Jan Banas (Slovakia)

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Location: Elizabeth Nanovic Seminar Room, 1050 Nanovic Hall

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Ján Baňas, a visiting scholar with Catholic Universities Partnership the will present the lecture entitled, “Truth About Post-Truth: Is Political Liberalism the Culprit?” on Thursday, March 22nd at 12:30 p.m. in the Elizabeth Nanovic Seminar Room of Nanovic Hall. …

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Mar 22

Thursday Mar 22, 2018

The Political American Dream: Reimagining American Optimism in Political, Not Economic, Terms

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Location: 339 O'Shaughnessy

Political American Dream

The Political American Dream: Reimagining American Optimism in Political, Not Economic, Terms
Author: Colleen Mitchell

Research Workshop
March 22 
5-6pm
339 O’Shaughnessy

This paper seeks to understand the American Dream in more political and less economic terms. The political American Dream presents a more collective understanding of the American Dream that prioritizes the principles of the Declaration of Independence: freedom, equality, and union. Such a political understanding can be found in the writings of Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Barack Obama; they believed that the principles of the Declaration have the power to bring together Americans, particularly American racial minorities and immigrants. This paper contends that a political understanding of the American Dream can better unite Americans and contribute to contemporary debates about immigration policy.…

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Mar 27

Tuesday Mar 27, 2018

Conversation with Diplomat: John Saville, British Consul General in Chicago

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Location: Elizabeth E. Seminar Room (1050 Nanovic Hall)

John Saville

Mr. John Saville, British Consul General in Chicago, will be present remarks on his career as a diplomat followed by a discussion with the audience.

  • The event is free and open to the public.
  • Lunch will be available while supplies last.

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Mar 27

Tuesday Mar 27, 2018

A Palestinian Theology of Liberation: The Bible, Justice and the Palestine-Israel Conflict

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Location: Hesburgh Center Auditorium

Rev. Naim Ateek, Christian Palestinian theologian and founder of Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center, Jerusalem will discuss his new book, A Palestinian Theology of Liberation: The Bible, Justice, & the Palestine-Israel Conflict.

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Mar 28

Wednesday Mar 28, 2018

Political Theory Series

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Location: Nanovic Hall

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Apr 11

Wednesday Apr 11, 2018

Political Theory Series

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Location: Nanovic Hall

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