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Dec 1

Thursday Dec 1, 2022

CANCELED: Tanu Kumar Lecture: “Housing as Welfare: How Subsidized Homeownership Generates Social Mobility through Wealth, Voice, and Dignity in India"

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Location: 1030 Jenkins Nanovic Halls

CANCELED! This event will be rescheduled at a later date.

Kumar

ABOUT THE LECTURE

While most existing research on housing in low- and middle-income countries focuses on the causes and consequences of living in informal settlements and slums, governments in India are actively involved in large-scale projects to provide the poor with government constructed housing to own. How does subsidized homeownership for the poor shape their lives? Kumar conceives of subsidized homeownership as providing beneficiaries with a large, durable asset that they can use, rent, or sell as they wish. The support housing provides to families is in-kind, but when it is owned and can easily be bought or sold, its benefits approach those of pure income transfers. The widespread implementation of subsidized homeownership, moreover, suggests that transfers made through housing may be more politically expedient than something like a basic income guarantee. Kumar argues that through this type of transfer,  subsidized homeownership helps even the poorest households build wealth, exercise their voice as citizens, and live with dignity. Kumar illustrates the argument through the study of three different housing policies across India.

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Dec 2

Friday Dec 2, 2022

Understanding the Academic Job Market

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Location: 1030 Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Please join us for a panel discussion on "Understanding the Academic Job Market" featuring:

Christina Wolbrecht, University of Notre Dame

Julia Azari, Marquette University

Rosalyn Cooperman, University of Mary Washington

Adnan Rasool, University of Tennessee at Martin

 

Lunch will be provided.  This event is intended for graduate students

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Dec 6

Tuesday Dec 6, 2022

Electoral Commission & Democratization in Africa: Everyday Production of Democratic Legitimacy

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Location: Hesburgh Center Room C103

Nicholas Kerr
Assistant Professor  
Political Science Department
University of Florida

Why do some countries hold elections that meet global democratic standards, while other countries do not? In a talk based on his book Electoral Commissions and Democratization in Africa

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Dec 6

Tuesday Dec 6, 2022

China’s Rise as a Techno-Security State

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Location: 1030 Jenkins Nanovic Halls

People Cheung

Tai Ming Cheung is director of the Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation, and a professor at the School of Global Policy and Strategy at UCSD. His areas of research focus include China's efforts to become a world-class science and technology power, and the relationship between geo-economics, innovation, and national security.

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Dec 6

Tuesday Dec 6, 2022

Screening of "The Hong Konger: Jimmy Lai's Extraordinary Struggle for Freedom"

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Location: Carey Auditorium in the Hesburgh Library

Please join the Religious Liberty Initiative for a screening of The Hong Konger, a documentary produced by the Acton Institute that tells the story of media tycoon Jimmy Lai as he's forced to choose between defending Hong Kong's long-standing liberties or his own freedom.

Originally published at law.nd.edu

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Dec 8

Thursday Dec 8, 2022

Last class day

Location: campus-wide

Last day of classes

Dec. 9-11: Reading days (no examinations permitted)
Dec. 12-16: Final examinations (no review sessions permitted)

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Dec 9

Friday Dec 9, 2022

Conference: Speaking the Language of Liberalism and Democracy: Far Right Intellectuals, Pundits, and Politicians and the New Threat to Liberal Democracy

Location: 1050 Jenkins Nanovic Halls

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This conference aims to shed light on an increasingly prominent, clear, and present threat to the ideals and core values of liberal democracy. Participants must register and agree to read all papers in preparation for the workshop.

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Dec 10

Saturday Dec 10, 2022

Conference: Speaking the Language of Liberalism and Democracy: Far Right Intellectuals, Pundits, and Politicians and the New Threat to Liberal Democracy

Location: 1050 Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Liberalism Image 2 Web

This conference aims to shed light on an increasingly prominent, clear, and present threat to the ideals and core values of liberal democracy. Participants must register and agree to read all papers in preparation for the workshop.

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