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Jan 6

Thursday Jan 6, 2022

The January 6th 2025 Project Launch

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Rooney Center Full Color Logo

The Rooney Center for the Study of American Democracy will launch the January 6th 2025 Project, a multi-year project to better understand the failing health of our democracy and be part of the conversation on how to save it. January 6th 2025 -when Congress is set to certify the results of the 2024 presidential election - could be the day democracy in the US dies if we don't take steps now to protect it. The project is a collaboration of top scholars in Political Science, and our first goal is to prepare an initial report to be published one year from today, on January 6th 2023.…

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Jan 10

Monday Jan 10, 2022

Foreign Policy Careers: Insights from professionals in the field

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Location: 1030 Jenkins Nanovic Halls

The University of Notre Dame’s undergraduate Student Policy Network (SPN) invites you for an evening of insight into foreign policy careers. Amy McAuliffe, former chair of the National Intelligence Council, and Frank Taylor, Executive Fellow of the Global Policy Initiative, will share their expertise and insights from their impressive careers in international intelligence, international security, and foreign service. 

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Jan 13

Thursday Jan 13, 2022

What Happens if Roe is (Not) Overturned? A Panel Discussion on the Future of American Politics After Dobbs v. Jackson

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Location: 1030 Jenkins Nanovic Hall

Join us as we kick off the Spring 2022 semester with a panel discussion on the future of American politics after Dobbs v. Jackson, "What Happens if Roe is (Not) Overturned?".  Featuring former Congressman Dan Lipinski (D-IL), Prof. Sherif Girgis (ND Law School), and Prof. Christina Wolbrecht (ND Political Science), conversation will focus on the potential political and legal outcomes of one of the Supreme Court's most controversial cases of this term. …

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Jan 14

Friday Jan 14, 2022

Jamie Druckman, Guest Lecture

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Location: Mediation Room (JNH B-Level)

James Druckman

Join us as Jamie Druckman presents a guest lecture (title TBD).

About the speaker: James N. Druckman is the Payson S. Wild Professor of Political Science and Faculty Fellow at the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University. He is also an Honorary Professor of Political Science at Aarhus University in Denmark. His research focuses on political preference formation and communication. His work examines how citizens make political, economic, and social decisions in various contexts (e.g., settings with multiple competing messages, online information, deliberation). He also researches the relationship between citizens' preferences and public policy and the polarization of American society.…

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Jan 17

Monday Jan 17, 2022

University Holiday: Martin Luther King Jr Day (MLK Day)

Location: campus-wide

The University is pleased to announce that going forward, Martin Luther King Jr. Day will be a University holiday for students, faculty, and staff. This year, MLK Day falls on Monday, January 17, and January 17-23 has been designated as Walk the Walk Week.

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Jan 18

Tuesday Jan 18, 2022

The Global Significance of the Sino-Indian Rivalry

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Location: 1030 Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Sumit Ganguly

Sumit Ganguly is a Distinguished Professor of Political Science and holds the Tagore Chair in Indian Cultures and Civilizations at Indiana University, Bloomington. He is a specialist on the international and comparative politics of South Asia. His most recent book (edited with M. Chris Mason) is The Future of US-India Security Cooperation (Manchester University Press, 2021).…

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Jan 19

Wednesday Jan 19, 2022

POLS/Lucy Faculty Candidate seminar ft. Jacob Brown

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Location: 1030 Jenkins Nanovic Hall

The seminar is entitled, "Partisan Conversion through Neighborhood Influence: How Voters Adopt the Partisanship of their Neighbors and Reinforce Geographic Polarization”.

All physically present will be required to be masked per the current University policy.  Zoom registration link

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Jan 27

Thursday Jan 27, 2022

Redistricting for the 2020s

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Location: 1140 Eck Hall of Law

We are co-sponsoring an event with the Notre Dame Federalist Society:

Prof. Derek Muller (University of Iowa College of Law) and Prof. Lloyd Mayer (Notre Dame Law School) will be discussing "Redistricting for the 2020s".

1140 Eck Hall of Law at Notre Dame Law School. 

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Jan 28

Friday Jan 28, 2022

ISLA Webinar with NEH

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Location: online

ISLA is very pleased to host a webinar with Dr. Russell M. Wyland, Deputy Director of the Division of Research at the National Endowment for the Humanities on Friday, January 28 at 12:00 noon. 

The webinar will cover grant and fellowship opportunities across the Division of Research, with particular focus on the NEH's current "A More Perfect Union": America at 250

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Jan 28

Friday Jan 28, 2022

Literatures of Annihilation, Exile & Resistance: The Madman of Freedom Square (Hassan Blasim and Jonathan Wright in Conversation With Amir Ahmadi Arian and Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi)

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Location: Zoom Webinar

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Hassan Blasim (b. 1973) is an Iraqi writer, poet, and filmmaker who is currently living in Helsinki, Finland. Born in Baghdad, he studied at the city’s Academy of Cinematic Arts where two of his screenplays won the Academy’s Festival Prize for Best Work. In 1998 he was advised by his tutors to leave Baghdad, since the political and critical nature of his films was drawing attention from Saddam’s informants at the Academy. After fleeing and travelling through Europe as a refugee, he settled in Finland in 2004. His debut collection of short stories, The Madman of Freedom Square 

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Jan 28

Friday Jan 28, 2022

"The Impact of Anger in Interpersonal Political Discussion Networks"

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Location: B101 Jenkins and Nanovic Halls

Join us as our own Carey Stapleton presents "The Impact of Anger in Interpersonal Political Discussion Networks."

Carey Stapleton

About the speaker: Carey Stapleton is a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Notre Dame. He studies the role of human psychology in how and why people engage in the American political system and hold the beliefs and attitudes they hold. Most recently, his work has examined the impact of angry political speech in increasing the amount of anger in the electorate and motivating partisans to participate in political campaigns. His research has been published at Political Behavior, Political Research Quarterly, and Survey Practice. His current research examines how angry voters evaluate emotional speech from politicians and how opinion elites use anger to police the boundaries of acceptable partisan attitudes. Prior to his appointment, he earned a Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of Colorado Boulder.…

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Feb 1

Tuesday Feb 1, 2022

GSPDA: Professional Development Award | ND Graduate School

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Award: up to $4,000

Description: This grant covers expenses related to conference presentations, workshop or seminar participation, research at other institutions, and other training activities supporting scholarly and professional development.

Restrictions: This grant does not support dissertation research travel (apply to the GSRA instead), nor travel solely for conference attendance (=/= conference presentation), networking, or job interviews.

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Feb 1

Tuesday Feb 1, 2022

Conference Presentation Grant for March, April, and May Conferences | ND Grad Student Government

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Award: $250 on average

Description: This grant reimburses graduate students for expenses incurred on travel to conferences and meetings to present original research.

Restrictions: Expense reports must be submitted within 60 days of returning from the conference. Funds cannot be used for alcohol, cash withdrawals, per diem, personal car mileage, poster printing, baggage fees, or memberships.

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Feb 1

Tuesday Feb 1, 2022

Emerging Scholars Award | Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation

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Award: $25,000

Description: This one-year award supports the final year of dissertation writing for PhD candidates in the natural and social sciences who work on understanding the causes, manifestations, and control of violence and aggression. Topics might include: war, crime, terrorism, family and intimate-partner relationships, climate instability and natural resource competition, racial, ethnic and religious conflict, and political extremism and nationalism. Primacy will be given to proposals intended to reduce violence. 

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Feb 8

Tuesday Feb 8, 2022

The Laura Shannon Prize Award and Lecture with Peter Gatrell

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Location: Virtual Event

"The Unsettling of Europe: How Migration Reshaped a Continent"

Peter Gatrell, Professor of Economic History, University of Manchester

Pamela Ballinger, Fred CUNY Chair in the History of Human Rights at the University of Michigan and 2021 final juror, will provide the introduction. 

Tuesday, February 8, 2022

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Feb 10

Thursday Feb 10, 2022

Poster Session on Winter Break Research Project—Belarus: Media Dissidences in the Face of Authoritarianism

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Location: 1060 Jenkins Nanovic Halls (Commons Room)

In this walk-through event, students will present posters based on their findings from the 2021-2022 Winter break research project "Belarus: Media Dissidences in the Face of Authoritarianism." Students examined the aftermath of the August 2020 elections in Belarus and Alexander Lukashenko’s attempt to hold onto power through attacks on the opposition and media. The posters will present individual reports that analyze Belarus' recent history (from the collapse of the Soviet Union to the 2020 elections), focus on the role of the opposition movement and the media, and draw conclusions about the future of Belarus and challenges to democracies in Europe more broadly. …

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Feb 11

Friday Feb 11, 2022

Ten Years Hence Lecture: Space Threats and National Security

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Location: Online

Space Threats and National Security is presented by Lt. General William Liquori, Deputy Chief of Space Operations, Strategy, Plans, Programs, Requirements, and Analysis, United States Space Force. As the Chief Strategy and Resourcing Officer, Lt Gen Liquori has overall responsibility for the strategies, requirements, and budget of the United States Space Force.…

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Feb 11

Friday Feb 11, 2022

"We Choose You: Investigating Black Voter Candidate Preference and Selection"

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Location: 1030 Jenkins and Nanovic Halls

Julian Wamble

Join us for lunch and a talk as Julian Wamble presents a guest lecture: "We Choose You: Investigating Black Voter Candidate Preference and Selection."

About the speaker: Julian Wamble is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at George Washington University. His research examines the relationship between race and politics. Specifically, he investigates the relationship between Black voters’ use of race in their political decisions. He also is the recipient of the 2019 APSA Best Dissertation in Race and Ethnic Politics award. Currently, he is working on his book manuscript tentatively titled, “We Choose You: Investigating Black Voter Candidate Selection,” which offers a new way of thinking about how Black voters use race as a means by which to select political candidates to support. His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation and can be found in the Journal of Politics, Politics, Groups, and Identities, PS: Political Science & Politics. He has also contributed to The Monkey Cage, 538, and NPR’s Code Switch podcast. …

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Feb 15

Tuesday Feb 15, 2022

2022 Nanovic Forum with Lord Alton of Liverpool: "A View from the UK Parliament: What We Must Do to Combat Genocide"

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Location: Auditorium, Hesburgh Center for International Studies

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David Alton (Professor Lord Alton of Liverpool) has served in both Houses of the UK Parliament. He was a Member of the House of Commons for 18 years until 1997, when he was appointed a Life Peer. Alton began his career as a teacher and, in 1972, he was elected to Liverpool City Council as Britain’s youngest City Councillor. He now serves on the House of Lords International Relations and Defence Select Committee.…

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Feb 23

Wednesday Feb 23, 2022

The Fruits of the Abraham Accords

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Location: McNeil Room, LaFortune Student Center

A new era of Peace, Hope and Prosperity in the Middle East

The Abraham Accords have shifted the geopolitical order in the Middle East. It has proven to show great benefits to the government, private sectors and the peoples of the Abraham Accords countries even during one of the most challenging pandemics of our lives. This proves that with strong leadership and commitment, anything is possible.…

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Feb 24

Thursday Feb 24, 2022

Social Media & Democracy: Film and Conversation

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Location: Mendoza Auditorium

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The Student Union Board, in collaboration with the Rooney Center, Hesburgh Program, Kroc Institute, and Dept of Film, Television, and Theatre, presents "Social Media and Democracy." This event starts with a screening of the documentary The Social Dilemma 

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Feb 25

Friday Feb 25, 2022

Literatures of Annihilation, Exile & Resistance: The Politics of Home (Lina Meruane and Nadia Owusu in Conversation)

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Location: Zoom Webinar

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Lina Meruane is an award-winning Chilean writer and scholar. She has published two collections of short stories and five novels. Translated by Megan McDowell into English are her latest: Seeing Red 

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Feb 25

Friday Feb 25, 2022

"See Jane Run: The Effects of Women Candidates on Adolescents' Beliefs About Women's Capacity to Lead"

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Location: B101 Jenkins and Nanovic Halls

Christina Wolbrecht and Dave Campbell

Join us for lunch and a talk as our own Christina Wolbrecht and Dave Campbell present "See Jane Run: The Effects of Women Candidates on Adolescents' Beliefs About Women's Capacity to Lead." 

About the speakers: Christina Wolbrecht is a professor of political science and the C. Robert and Margaret Hanley Family Director of the Notre Dame Washington Program, as well as affiliated faculty in the Gender Studies Program and a faculty fellow of the Klau Institute for Civil and Human Rights. She has written widely on women's suffrage and women voters.…

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Mar 1

Tuesday Mar 1, 2022

Conference Presentation Grant for April, May, and June Conferences | ND Grad Student Government

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Award: $250 on average

Description: This grant reimburses graduate students for expenses incurred on travel to conferences and meetings to present original research.

Restrictions: Expense reports must be submitted within 60 days of returning from the conference. Funds cannot be used for alcohol, cash withdrawals, per diem, personal car mileage, poster printing, baggage fees, or memberships.

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Mar 1

Tuesday Mar 1, 2022

Dissertation Research Grant | Russel Sage Foundation

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Award: up to $10,000

Description: This grant supports dissertation projects that address questions relevant to RSF’s priority areas: Behavioral Science and Decision Making in Context; Future of Work; Race, Ethnicity and Immigration; Immigration and Immigrant Integration; and Social, Political, and Economic Inequality. Projects should contribute to RSF’s mission to improve social and living conditions in the US and demonstrate appropriate use of relevant theory, innovative data, rigorous research methods, and measures. Acceptable expenses can include applicant stipend (up to $5,000), RAs, study participant incentives, data acquisition fees, transcription costs, laboratory costs, and travel for data collection.

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