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Oct 2

Tuesday Oct 2, 2018

Transformative Latino Leadership Lecture: A Conversation with Luís Alberto Urrea

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Location: McKenna Hall Auditorium

Urrea Luis

Luis Alberto Urrea is a prolific and award-winning writer, a master storyteller who uses his dual-culture life experiences to explore greater themes of love, loss and triumph.

Born in Tijuana to a Mexican father and an American mother, Luis grew up in San Diego. Like so many great writers, Luis got his start in literature writing poems to impress girls in junior high. His early heroes were all rock stars, but not being especially musically gifted Luis chose to follow in the steps of his literary role models. “What I really wanted to be was Jim Morrison,” he has said “however, if I weren’t a writer, I’d be dead.”…

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Oct 2

Tuesday Oct 2, 2018

Emotional Sources of Escalation in Cyberconflict

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Location: 1030 Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Rose McDermott (Brown University)

Rose McDermott is the David and Mariana Fisher University Professor of International Relations at Brown University and a Fellow in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.  She received her Ph.D.(Political Science) and M.A. (Experimental Social Psychology) from Stanford University and has taught at Cornell, UCSB  and Harvard.   She has held fellowships at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, the Olin Institute for Strategic Studies and the Women and Public Policy Program, all at Harvard University. She has been a fellow at the Stanford Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences twice. She is the author of five books, a co-editor of two additional volumes, and author of over two hundred academic articles across a wide variety of disciplines encompassing topics such as experimentation, emotion and decision making, and the biological and genetic bases of political behavior.…

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Oct 2

Tuesday Oct 2, 2018

Keeley Vatican Lecture: "The Catholic Church in the European Project" with Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher

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Location: Eck Visitors Center Auditorium

The Most Reverend Archbishop Paul Gallagher is the head of secretary relations with states within the Holy See’s Secretariat of State. His Excellency was born in Liverpool and attended St. Francis Xavier’s College in Woolton. Throughout his life of service to the Catholic Church he has held positions in Tanzania, Uruguay, the Philippines, the Vatican Secretariat of State, and at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg. He also served as Nuncio to Guatemala in 2009. In 2012 he was appointed the Papal Nuncio to Australia until Pope Francis appointed him to his current position.…

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Oct 3

Wednesday Oct 3, 2018

Kroc-Kellogg Peace, Conflict, Crime and Violence Workshop

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Location: C104 Hesburgh Center

Open to Ph.D. students, fellows, and faculty who are interested in civil war, violence, crime, peace, conflict management, and conflict resolution. The workshop is an informal gathering to discuss work-in-progress, dissertation chapters and proposals, practice conference talks, etc.

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Oct 4

Thursday Oct 4, 2018

Addressing Global Challenges: Lessons from Latin America

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Location: Hesburgh Center Auditorium

Description:This year, Kellogg welcomes to the ranks of the Institute's faculty fellows three political scientists and one political sociologist whose primary work focuses on Latin America, building on Kellogg's historic strength in the study of Latin American politics. Each panelist will discuss the issues their research addresses in the region, focusing on what lessons the study of these Latin American experiences can offer us for understanding global issues and addressing global challenges. Moderated by Kellogg Institute Advisory Board members, the panel will feature new Kellogg faculty fellows Tamara Kay (sociology and global affairs), Tom Mustillo (global affairs), Aníbal Pérez-Liñán (political science and global affairs), and Luis Schiumerini (political science).…

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Oct 9

Tuesday Oct 9, 2018

Lecture by Huang Shan: How China’s Tech Sector Will Shape Itself and the World

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Location: Hesburgh Center C103

How does China’s pursuit of high-tech prowess shape its economy and society and its global outreach program? This talk will examine funding sources, decision-making structures, and important sectors that drive domestic innovation with particular attention to semiconductor sector (which is set to be the next “battlefield” in China’s drive for a technological high ground). Amid China’s drive for tech prowess, it will mobilize and leverage all the resources and players available at home and abroad, which dictates the course of China in the foreseeable future.…

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Oct 9

Tuesday Oct 9, 2018

Why did the U.S. invade Iraq in 2003?

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Location: 1030 Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Ahsan Butt (George Mason University)

Ahsan Butt is an Associate Professor at the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University and a non-resident fellow at the Stimson Center. 

He is the author of Secession and Security: Explaining State Strategy Against Separatists.

Originally published at ndisc.nd.edu

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Oct 10

Wednesday Oct 10, 2018

Lecture by Gilles Verniers, "India’s missing politicians: the underrepresentation of women in India’s state assemblies"

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Location: 1030 Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Women currently make for 12% and 8% of national and state-level representative. This stark underrepresentation of women in elective assemblies contrasts with the number of powerful female role models that India has produced (party presidents, chief ministers and a former Prime Minister) and with the strong representation of women in local elective bodies (through reservations). This research project aims at explaining why so few women get elected in Indian state assemblies, examining the role of biases and discrimination practices of political parties as well as the role voters play in the

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Oct 10

Wednesday Oct 10, 2018

Triggered! Is There Space for Safe Spaces in Free Speech?

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Location: Eck Hall of Law Room 1140

Josh Blackman, Professor of Law, South Texas College of Law Houston and Agustín Fuentes, Professor of Anthropology, University of Notre Dame will discuss free speech in a debate moderated by V. Phillip Muñoz, Professor of Political Science, University of Notre Dame.

Originally published at constudies.nd.edu

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Oct 25

Thursday Oct 25, 2018

Lecture by Roel Sterckx, "Work, Wealth and Want: A View from Ancient China"

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Location: 1050 Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Which professions and what types of labor make a good person? Is it morally correct to generate riches and accumulate wealth? What attitudes should a ruler and those who are materially well-off display towards the poor and have-nots? These were questions that figured on the agenda of several masters of philosophy during the age of Confucius and beyond, and they remain topics of debate in contemporary China. In eighteenth-century Europe the French

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Oct 25

Thursday Oct 25, 2018

Why the Populists have a Point: The Tyranny of Merit and the Future of Democracy

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Location: McKenna Hall Auditorium

The Political Theory Program at Notre Dame presents the 2018 Niemeyer Lectures in Political Philosophy. Michael Sandel, Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Government Harvard University, will present "Why the Populists have a Point: the Tyranny of Merit and the Future of Democracy".…

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Oct 26

Friday Oct 26, 2018

Macrointerest

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Location: 1050 Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Dave Peterson

Dave Peterson, Professor of Political Science at Iowa State University, will discuss Macropartisanship for the Rooney Center's 2018 Speaker Series.…

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Oct 26

Friday Oct 26, 2018

Why the Populists have a Point: The Tyranny of Merit and the Future of Democracy

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Location: McKenna Hall Auditorium

The Political Theory Program at Notre Dame presents the 2018 Niemeyer Lectures in Political Philosophy. Michael Sandel, Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Government Harvard University, will present "Why the Populists have a Point: the Tyranny of Merit and the Future of Democracy".…

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Oct 29

Monday Oct 29, 2018

Lecture by Timothy Cheek, "Xi Jinping’s Counter-Reformation and China’s New World Order"

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Location: 1030 Jenkins Nanovic Halls

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More details to come! 

Timothy Cheek has been a professor at UBC since 2002 teaching in the IAR’s Asian policy program. His research, teaching and translating focus on the recent history of China, especially the role of Chinese intellectuals in the twentieth century and the history of the Chinese Communist Party. …

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Oct 29

Monday Oct 29, 2018

Pope Francis, Capital Punishment, and Law

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Location: Eck Hall of Law Room 1130

A Conversation with Professor John Finnis and Professor Gerard Bradley

Pope Francis recently announced an updating of part of the Catechism of the Catholic Church pertaining to the legitimacy of the death penalty. Notre Dame Law School Professors John Finnis and Gerard V. Bradley will discuss the content of this update, analyze how it fits into the Church’s tradition of teaching on the death penalty, imagine what future developments are left to be made, and address the question: Why does any of this matter for law students and practicing lawyers in the United States? What influence should Catholic teaching have on the responsibilities and duties of a conscientious Catholic lawyer?…

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Oct 29

Monday Oct 29, 2018

Why International Liberalism Failed

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Location: 1030 Jenkins Nanovic

A lecture by Notre Dame Prof. Patrick Deneen. Prof. Deneen's best-selling Why Liberalism Failed has been acclaimed by the New York Times, President Obama and The Wall Street Journal. He will examine the history and failure of liberal ideology as the guiding principle of American foreign policy. Presented by the John Quincy Adams Society. Chic-fil-a will be served. More information here

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Oct 30

Tuesday Oct 30, 2018

"A Blue Wave?"

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Location: Jenkins and Nanovic Halls - Room 1030

"A Blue Wave? The 2018 Mid-Term Elections and the Future of American Democracy" - a debate with Damon Linker (The Week) and Ramesh Ponnuru (National Review).

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Oct 30

Tuesday Oct 30, 2018

No Little War: Beliefs and Liberal Military Intervention

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Location: 1030 Jenkins Nanovic

Jacqueline L. Hazelton is an assistant professor of strategy and policy at the U.S. Naval War College. Her research interests include compellence, grand strategy, great power military intervention, counterinsurgency, terrorism, and U.S. foreign and military policy. She received her Ph.D. in Politics from Brandeis University and holds two M.A.s and a B.A. from the University of Chicago.…

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Oct 31

Wednesday Oct 31, 2018

Workshop: Military Coups and International Security

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Location: C104 Hesburgh Center

Open to Ph.D. students, fellows, and faculty who are interested in civil war, violence, crime, peace, conflict management, and conflict resolution. The workshop is an informal gathering to discuss work-in-progress, dissertation chapters and proposals, practice conference talks, etc.

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