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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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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

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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Mar 1

Tuesday Mar 1, 2022

Lest the Stars Totter: Outer Space in the National Security Context

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Location: 1030 Jenkins Nanovic Halls

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Major Jeremy Grunert is an officer in the United States Air Force Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps. In this capacity, he has served as a military prosecutor and legal advisor at assignments in Afghanistan, Qatar, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Major Grunert is currently assigned to the United States Air Force Academy, where he serves as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Law. He instructs the Academy’s core “Law for Air Force Officers” course and is the course director for the Academy’s new “Space Law” course. Major Grunert is also the Chief of Research for the Academy’s Law, Technology, and Warfare Research Cell; in this capacity, he hosts a monthly webinar series on the subject of space law. Finally, Major Grunert has published a number of journal articles and commentaries in publications such as War on the Rocks, the Air Force Law Review, the Journal of Drone Law & Policy, and the Pepperdine Law Review.…

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Mar 11

Friday Mar 11, 2022

Graduate Student Research Award | ISLA (ND)

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Award: up to $4,000

Description: This grant covers costs related to research that a students’ home department is unable to meet. Usual expenses include research materials, undergraduate RAs, transcription and translation services, remote library assistance, survey and computer programming support, and data set/human subject payments.

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Mar 15

Tuesday Mar 15, 2022

Oskar Morgenstern Fellowship | Mercatus Center at GMU

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Award: $7,000

Description: This one-year fellowship is awarded to graduate students with training in quantitative methods who are attending PhD programs in a variety of fields and are interested in political economy. Fellows spend two weekends and half a week during the academic year participating in colloquia on the Austrian, Virginia, and Bloomington schools of political economy. The award includes a stipend, travel and lodging to attend the colloquia, and eligibility to apply for conference and research support.

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Mar 15

Tuesday Mar 15, 2022

An Evening with Nikole Hannah-Jones

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Location: Leighton Concert Hall, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Join us for an evening with Nikole Hannah-Jones

Journalist, author, Pulitzer Prize-winner, and creator of The 1619 Project

Nikole Hannah-Jones '98 returns to Notre Dame on March 15 to give the Gallivan Program in Journalism, Ethics, and Democracy's 2022 Red Smith Lecture. The event also serves as the Initiative on Race and Resilience's inaugural Sojourner Truth Lecture and a part of the University's Sr. Kathleen Cannon, O.P, Distinguished Lecture series. …

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Mar 17

Thursday Mar 17, 2022

American Constitutional Principles and Original Sin: A Comparative Perspective

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Location: B079 Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Gary Jacobsohn is the H. Malcolm Macdonald Professor of Constitutional and Comparative Law in the Department of Government and Professor of Law at the University of Texas at Austin. His interests and work lie at the intersection of constitutional theory and comparative constitutionalism. His current work focuses on the question of constitutional change, and in that connection, he is completing a book on Constitutional Revolution.

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Mar 22

Tuesday Mar 22, 2022

NDISC Roundtable

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Location: B001 Jenkins Nanovic Halls - Mediation Room

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This NDISC roundtable brings together some of the leading thinkers about the ethics of new weapons technology to help us think smartly about the ethics of new weapons technologies.

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Mar 24

Thursday Mar 24, 2022

Dipesh Chakrabarty "One Planet, Many Worlds: Modernity, History, and the Challenge of the Anthropocene"

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Location: McKenna Auditorium

Historian Dipesh Chakrabarty will be delivering the keynote address for the Yusko Ward-Phillips Conference "1000 Years of Ice and Fire: Ecological Collapse and Migration from Vinland to the Anthropocene" (March 24–25). 

Professor Dipesh Chakrabarty is the Laurence A. Kimpton Distinguished Service Professor of History, South Asian Languages and Civilizations, and the College at the University of Chicago. He is also the founding member of the journal Subaltern Studies

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Mar 25

Friday Mar 25, 2022

The Future of the Crises in Mali: Imagining the Ways Forward (HYBRID)

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Location: Hesburgh Center Auditorium

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Mali has been embroiled in a governance and security crisis for more than a decade. Despite more than 16,000 international troops, Mali continues to grapple with increasing insecurity (intercommunal violence, human rights violations, and violent extremism) as well as political instability, including three coup d’états. The persistence of the crises, with their domestic and international dimensions, as well as their complexity, prompts us to reflect on ways forward.  What are the challenges facing Mali today?  How might we imagine a different future for Mali? …

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Mar 28

Monday Mar 28, 2022

The Social Side of Health: How reducing inequality can improve health outcomes for Americans

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Location: Hesburgh Auditorium, 100 Hesburgh Center, Notre Dame, IN

Peter Sterling Mug Shot

In 1961, twenty-year-old Peter Sterling left Cornell University to join the Freedom Rides in Jackson, Mississippi where he was arrested and jailed. That experience shaped his eventual career as a neuroscientist and for the next 20+ years, Sterling split his time between the microscope and the streets of poor communities.  What he found is an alarming correlation between social tension and hypertension that challenges the traditional way America views health.…

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Mar 29

Tuesday Mar 29, 2022

Russian Propaganda and Western Media: A View from Ukraine

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Location: Virtual Event

Join us for a virtual panel with four Ukrainian experts who will discuss Russian media narratives, fake news, and propaganda, focusing on Russia's ongoing invasion of Ukraine.

This panel will take place at 12:30 p.m. (EDT) / 8:30 p.m. (EEST)

This event will be live-streamed on this page and on the Nanovic Institute's Youtube channel.

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Mar 29

Tuesday Mar 29, 2022

Resolved: Legal Access to Abortion is Necessary for the Freedom and Equality of Women

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Location: Carey Auditorium at Hesburgh Library

All are welcome to join us for a debate with Jill Filipovic and Alexandra DeSanctis. 

Jill Filipovic is a Brooklyn-based journalist, lawyer, and author of OK Boomer, Let’s Talk: How My Generation Got Left Behind and The H-Spot: The Feminist Pursuit of Happiness. A weekly columnist for CNN and a 2019 New America Future of War fellow, she is also a contributing opinion writer to The New York Times

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Mar 30

Wednesday Mar 30, 2022

Kroc-Kellogg Peace, Conflict, Crime and Violence Workshop

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Location: C104, Hesburgh Center for International Studies/Zoom Webinar

“Personal Narratives and Social Norms Can Reduce Stigma Against Victims of Human Rights Abuses”


Natán Skigin, PhD student, Department of Political Science, Notre Dame

Abstract:
In crime-ridden settings such as those affected by large-scale criminal violence, citizens and elites often stigmatize victims of human rights abuses because they perceive them to be involved in criminal activities rather than innocent victims. International and local human rights NGOs often have to change minds among reticent populations in order to activate accountability mechanisms, curb violence, and pave the way for policies that help societies recover from human rights abuses such as transitional justice. How can they do so on a mass scale? Through a large-scale survey experiment (N = 2,524), I assess the effectiveness of two methods of persuasion: perspective-getting —hearing about the personal experiences of stigmatized groups— and changing perceptions of social norms — behaviors considered typical or desirable. I test these interventions in Mexico’s Drug War, which generated a human rights crisis that features both state security forces and drug cartels as perpetrators. Participants were randomly assigned to either a control group or to one of two treatment conditions: a video that narrates the hardships of the mother of a victim of enforced disappearance or a message that reveals how common it is to help victims. The results indicate that both treatments significantly reduced stigma and increased inclusionary behavior in the form of an anonymous letter supportive of the disappeared. However, the perspective-getting strategy seems more effective: its effects are of larger magnitude, longer-lasting, and activate several mechanisms that the norms message does not, including empathy. These findings stress how powerful personal narratives can shift citizens' minds.…

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Mar 30

Wednesday Mar 30, 2022

Film Screening Border South (2019) and Q&A with Artist and Filmmaker Raúl O. Paz Pastrana

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Location: Browning Cinema

Free and open to the public

Tickets will be available at box office one hour prior to the event

Mexico and the United States crack down on the trails north, forcing immigrants into more dangerous territory. Told against the backdrop of the North American migrant trail, 'Border South' weaves together migrant stories of resilience and survival from different vantage points. The film exposes a global migration system that renders human beings invisible in life as well as death. Movie Trailer

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