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Apr 5

Wednesday Apr 5, 2023

Cinema in the Shadow of Empire: REFLECTION (2021)

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Location: DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

About the Film

Directed by Valentyn Vasyanovych
Official Selection of the 2021 Venice Film Festival and Toronto International Film Festival
Not Rated
126 minutes

Ukrainian surgeon Serhiy is captured by the Russian military forces in the conflict zone in Eastern Ukraine and while in captivity, he is exposed to horrifying scenes of humiliation, violence and indifference towards human life. After his release, he returns to his comfortable middle-class apartment and tries to find a purpose in life by rebuilding his relationship with his daughter and ex-wife. He learns how to be a human being again, how to be a father and help his daughter, who needs his love and support.…

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Apr 11

Tuesday Apr 11, 2023

Merze Tate and the Promise of an Antiracist Realism - Kevin Bustamante

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Location: 1030 Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Kevin Bustamante is a fourth-year PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame. His research interests include international relations theory along with race and ethnic politics. Kevin’s work is centered around the role of race in international relations theory. He holds a B.A. from the University of Miami.…

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Apr 12

Wednesday Apr 12, 2023

Cinema in the Shadow of Empire: VOLCANO (2018)

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Location: DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

About the Film

Directed by Roman Bondarchuk
Not Rated
106 minutes

A series of odd coincidences has left Lukas, an interpreter for an OSCE military checkpoint inspection tour, stranded near a small southern Ukrainian steppe town. With nowhere to turn, this city boy finds shelter at the home of a colorful local named Vova. With Vova as his guide, Lukas is confronted by a universe beyond his imagination, one in which life seems utterly detached from any identifiable structure. Fascinated by his host and his host's daughter Marushka, with whom he is rapidly falling in love, Lukas’s contempt for provincial life slowly melts away and sets him on a quest for a happiness he had never known could exist.

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Apr 13

Thursday Apr 13, 2023

"Science and Platform Capitalism: the New Organization of Knowledge Production"

Location: McKennaHall

Online platforms have become ubiquitous in everyday life. Few realize, however, that platforms are also seeking to re-engineer scientific research and the university. By bringing together specialists who are studying this process, this conference will allow us to speculate on the shape of future science.…

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Apr 13

Thursday Apr 13, 2023

Lecture by Magatte Wade

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Location: Jordan Auditorium

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Magatte Wade was born in Senegal, educated in France, and launched her entrepreneurial career in San Francisco. She is fluent in, and conducts business in, Wolof, French, and English.

She has launched multiple businesses, including Adina World Beverages and Tiossan, a high-end skin care products line based on indigenous Senegalese recipes. Magatte was named a Young Global Leader by the Davos Global Economic Forum as well as one of the “20 Youngest Power Women in Africa” by Forbes in 2011. …

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Apr 14

Friday Apr 14, 2023

"Science and Platform Capitalism: the New Organization of Knowledge Production"

Location: McKennaHall

Online platforms have become ubiquitous in everyday life. Few realize, however, that platforms are also seeking to re-engineer scientific research and the university. By bringing together specialists who are studying this process, this conference will allow us to speculate on the shape of future science.…

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Apr 14

Friday Apr 14, 2023

Lunch Lecture with Marisol LeBron - Decolonizing Scholarship in Feminist Studies/Critical Race and Ethnic Studies

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Location: 1050 Jenkins Nanovic Halls

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Debt and Decolonial Feminist Resistance in Puerto Rico

Marisol LeBrón is an Associate Professor in Feminist Studies and Critical Race and Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Prior to arriving at UCSC, Dr. LeBrón held appointments at the University of Texas at Austin, Dickinson College, and Duke University. Dr. LeBrón received her PhD in American Studies from New York University and her bachelor's degree in Comparative American Studies and Latin American Studies from Oberlin College.…

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Apr 14

Friday Apr 14, 2023

Unlocked: "Punishing Places: The Geography of Mass Imprisonment"

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Location: Geddes Hall, Coffee House

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Jessica T. Simes is Assistant Professor of Sociology with a Secondary Appointment in the Faculty of Computing and Data Sciences at Boston University. Her scholarship broadly examines the consequences of mass incarceration for communities and neighborhoods in the United States. Her research to date has focused on racial inequality and health disparities in the criminal justice system, from policing to solitary confinement. She is the author of Punishing Places: The Geography of Mass Imprisonment

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Apr 14

Friday Apr 14, 2023

Lecture: The Impact of no Impact: Changing Temporalities of Misconduct Incentives

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Location: Eck Visitors Center Auditorium

Science and Platform Capitalism: The New Organization of Knowledge Production
A conference in honor of Phil Mirowski  presents: 

The Impact of no Impact: Changing Temporalities of Misconduct Incentives

Mario Biagioli

Distinguished Professor of Law and Communication, University of California, Los Angeles

Mario Biagioli

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Apr 18

Tuesday Apr 18, 2023

Implications of China's Rise for U.S. Grand Strategy - Charles Glaser

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Location: 1030 Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Charles L. Glaser is professor of political science and international affairs and director of the Elliott School's Institute for Security and Conflict Studies. His research focuses on international relations theory and international security policy. 

Professor Glaser's book, Rational Theory of International Politics

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Apr 19

Wednesday Apr 19, 2023

Cinema in the Shadow of Empire: BAD ROADS (2020)

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Location: DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

About the Film

Directed by Natalia Vorozhbit
Ukraine’s entry for the Best International Feature Film, 94th Academy Awards

Not Rated
106 minutes

Four short stories are set along the roads of Donbas during the war. There are no safe spaces and no one can make sense of just what is going on. Even as they are trapped in the chaos, some manage to wield authority over others. But in this world, where tomorrow may never come, not everyone is defenseless and miserable. Even the most innocent victims may have their turn at taking charge.

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Apr 20

Thursday Apr 20, 2023

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

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Location: 1050 Jenkins Nanovic Halls

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? Tanu 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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Apr 20

Thursday Apr 20, 2023

ND Democracy Talk: Struggle for the Country's Soul: Christian Nationalism in a Changing America

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Location: 1030 Jenkins and Nanovic Halls

Join us for an interactive panel on Christian Nationalism, the rise of secularism, and the implications for American democracy. Featuring guest lecturer Dr. Robert P. Jones, founder and president of Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI). In conversation with Professors Geoffrey Layman, David Campbell (Political Science), authors of Secular Surge.…

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Apr 21

Friday Apr 21, 2023

Higher Educational Attainment and Voter Turnout in the 50 States, 1980-2020

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Location: B101 Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Eric Hansen

Professor Hansen's (Loyola University Chicago) research focuses on legislative politics and representation. He has written about the occupational backgrounds of lawmakers, constituency representation, policy diffusion, and the relationship between education and voting. His work has appeared in the American Political Science Review,

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Apr 21

Friday Apr 21, 2023

Senior Thesis Reception

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Location: under a tent on the west side of O'Shaughnessy Hall

Dean Sarah Mustillo will host the College's annual reception for undergraduate students who have completed senior thesis project in Arts and Letters. 

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Apr 21

Friday Apr 21, 2023

Unlocked: "Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration"

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Location: Geddes Hall, Andrews Auditorium

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MacArthur “Genius” Nicole R. Fleetwood is a celebrated writer, cultural theorist, curator, and art critic. Growing up in Hamilton, Ohio, she witnessed the vulnerability of her community to excessive policing, punitive surveillance, and mass incarceration, and the direct impact these had on her family, especially her male cousins. The concept for her groundbreaking book Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration

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Apr 24

Monday Apr 24, 2023

Laura Briggs Lecture: Taking Children: Why Brackeen v. Haaland? Why Now?

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Location: Andrews Auditorium, Geddes Hall

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At this moment in the history of race, reproductive health, and the law, adoption is rapidly becoming as political charged as abortion, with multiple positions that are deeply invested in understandings of historical questions.

Increasingly, public debate is contending with the belief that the Trump administration’s decision to take the children of asylum-seekers was not anomalous but belonged to a longer tradition. A case currently before the U.S. Supreme Court, Brackeen v. Haaland

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Apr 25

Tuesday Apr 25, 2023

Book Launch: "After Violence: Russia’s Beslan School Massacre and the Peace that Followed"

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Location: C103, Hesburgh Center for International Studies

Join the Kroc Institute for the book launch of Debra Javeline's "After Violence: The Beslan School Massacre and the Peace that Followed." Discussants include Russian journalist Masha Lipman and Konstantin Sonin, John Dewey Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago's Harris School of Public Policy. Jim McAdams

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Apr 25

Tuesday Apr 25, 2023

Does (Regional) Hegemony Still Make Sense? - Stephen Walt

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Location: 1030 Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Stephen M. Walt is the Robert and Renée Belfer Professor of International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.  He is a contributing editor at Foreign Policy magazine and a non-resident Senior Fellow at the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft

Professor Walt was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in May 2005 and received the International Studies Association’s Distinguished Senior Scholar award in 2014.  His books include The Origins of Alliances

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Apr 26

Wednesday Apr 26, 2023

Lecture by Harvey Mansfield: "How to Read Tocqueville's Democracy in America"

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Location: 1030 Jenkins Nanovic Hall

Can't attend in person? Join our virtual viewing audience!

 

Harvey C. Mansfield, William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of Government, studies and teaches political philosophy.

He has written on Edmund Burke and the nature of political parties, on Machiavelli and the invention of indirect government, in defense of a defensible liberalism and in favor of a Constitutional American political science. He has also written on the discovery and development of the theory of executive power, and has translated three books of Machiavelli’s and (with Delba Winthrop) Tocqueville's Democracy in America

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Apr 27

Thursday Apr 27, 2023

Conference: "Reimagining Europe from Its Peripheries"

Location: McKenna Hall

About the Conference

“The European Union, given the level of its integration and ambition, cannot be in the short term the only means of structuring the European continent,” French president Emmanuel Macron declared in 2021, amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The goal of “Reimagining Europe from Its Peripheries,” is to examine the political and cultural “structuring” of European belonging, from the perspective of its ever-shifting, often-precarious, peripheries—and its peripheral subjects. As historian Richard Ivan Jobs has recently noted, “there are currently efforts across the Schengen zone to reinstitute border controls to slow the movement of immigrants, who have grown in number and visibility in the last decade as conditions of daily life have deteriorated on the southern and eastern peripheries of Europe.” Participants in our conference will consider how various forms of sectarian conflict, nationalism, and imperialism have shaped and reshaped who is isolated, integrated and excluded from Europe, as conceptions of “the European continent,” and its “peripheries,” have changed over time and space.…

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Apr 28

Friday Apr 28, 2023

Conference: "Reimagining Europe from Its Peripheries"

Location: McKenna Hall

About the Conference

“The European Union, given the level of its integration and ambition, cannot be in the short term the only means of structuring the European continent,” French president Emmanuel Macron declared in 2021, amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The goal of “Reimagining Europe from Its Peripheries,” is to examine the political and cultural “structuring” of European belonging, from the perspective of its ever-shifting, often-precarious, peripheries—and its peripheral subjects. As historian Richard Ivan Jobs has recently noted, “there are currently efforts across the Schengen zone to reinstitute border controls to slow the movement of immigrants, who have grown in number and visibility in the last decade as conditions of daily life have deteriorated on the southern and eastern peripheries of Europe.” Participants in our conference will consider how various forms of sectarian conflict, nationalism, and imperialism have shaped and reshaped who is isolated, integrated and excluded from Europe, as conceptions of “the European continent,” and its “peripheries,” have changed over time and space.…

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Apr 28

Friday Apr 28, 2023

Cinema in the Shadow of Empire: KLONDIKE (2022)

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Location: DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Please note the NEW screening time of 7 p.m.

Maryna Er Gorbach, the writer and director of KLONDIKE, is scheduled to give a virtual appearance.

Ukraine’s official entry for best international film at the 95th Academy Awards
100 minutes
Not Rated

July 2014. Expectant parents Irka and Tolik live in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine near the Russian border, disputed territory in the early days of the Donbas war. Their nervous anticipation of their first child’s birth is violently disrupted as the vicinal crash of flight MH17 elevates the forbidding tension enveloping their village. The looming wreckage of the downed airliner and an incoming parade of mourners emphasize the surreal trauma of the moment.…

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Apr 29

Saturday Apr 29, 2023

Conference: "Reimagining Europe from Its Peripheries"

Location: McKenna Hall

About the Conference

“The European Union, given the level of its integration and ambition, cannot be in the short term the only means of structuring the European continent,” French president Emmanuel Macron declared in 2021, amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The goal of “Reimagining Europe from Its Peripheries,” is to examine the political and cultural “structuring” of European belonging, from the perspective of its ever-shifting, often-precarious, peripheries—and its peripheral subjects. As historian Richard Ivan Jobs has recently noted, “there are currently efforts across the Schengen zone to reinstitute border controls to slow the movement of immigrants, who have grown in number and visibility in the last decade as conditions of daily life have deteriorated on the southern and eastern peripheries of Europe.” Participants in our conference will consider how various forms of sectarian conflict, nationalism, and imperialism have shaped and reshaped who is isolated, integrated and excluded from Europe, as conceptions of “the European continent,” and its “peripheries,” have changed over time and space.…

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