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Apr 10

Wednesday Apr 10, 2024

The Niemeyer Lectures in Political Philosophy—"You Can't Fool Rules: Opera and International Thought."

Location: Smith Ballroom, The Morris Inn

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Featuring David R. Armitage, Lloyd C. Blankfein Professor of History, Harvard University
April 10-12, 2024

Professor David Armitage, a leading scholar of political thought and international law, will give a trio of lectures on the topic of his next book—on the surprising connections between opera and international thought—which will be open to all students, faculty, and the public. All lectures and receptions will be held in the Morris Inn's Smith Ballroom.…

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Apr 11

Thursday Apr 11, 2024

The Niemeyer Lectures in Political Philosophy—"You Can't Fool Rules: Opera and International Thought."

Location: Smith Ballroom, The Morris Inn

Niemeyer Lectures Poster Final 1

Featuring David R. Armitage, Lloyd C. Blankfein Professor of History, Harvard University
April 10-12, 2024

Professor David Armitage, a leading scholar of political thought and international law, will give a trio of lectures on the topic of his next book—on the surprising connections between opera and international thought—which will be open to all students, faculty, and the public. All lectures and receptions will be held in the Morris Inn's Smith Ballroom.…

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Apr 11

Thursday Apr 11, 2024

ND Democracy Talk: "Legal Plunder: The Predatory Dimensions of Criminal Justice" with Joe Soss

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Location: 1030 Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Soss Joe

Joe Soss is the inaugural Cowles Chair for the Study of Public Service at the University of Minnesota, where he holds faculty positions in the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs, the Department of Political Science, and the Department of Sociology. His research and teaching explore the interplay of democratic politics, societal inequalities, and public policy. He is particularly interested in the political sources and consequences of policies that govern social marginality and shape life conditions for socially marginal groups. His coauthored book, Disciplining the Poor: Neoliberal Paternalism and the Persistent Power of Race (2011), was selected for the 2012 Michael Harrington Award (APSA, New Political Science) and the 2012 Oliver Cromwell Cox Award (ASA, Section on Racial and Ethnic Minorities), the 2012 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title Award (American Library Association), and the 2015 Herbert Simon Award (APSA, Section on Public Administration). In 2010, he received the campus-wide Outstanding Faculty Award from the University of Minnesota's Council of Graduate Students (COGS). In 2013-14, he served as Dale T. Mortensen Senior Fellow at the Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies, Aarhus University, Denmark. In 2016, Professor Soss was honored with the University's campus-wide award for outstanding contributions to graduate education, named a Distinguished University Teaching Professor, and inducted into the UMN Academy of Distinguished Teachers. Outside his academic work, Soss is an active musician and recently released an album, The Sound of Sweet Ruin.…

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Apr 12

Friday Apr 12, 2024

The Niemeyer Lectures in Political Philosophy—"You Can't Fool Rules: Opera and International Thought."

Location: Smith Ballroom, The Morris Inn

Niemeyer Lectures Poster Final 1

Featuring David R. Armitage, Lloyd C. Blankfein Professor of History, Harvard University
April 10-12, 2024

Professor David Armitage, a leading scholar of political thought and international law, will give a trio of lectures on the topic of his next book—on the surprising connections between opera and international thought—which will be open to all students, faculty, and the public. All lectures and receptions will be held in the Morris Inn's Smith Ballroom.…

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Apr 12

Friday Apr 12, 2024

Rooney Center Seminar Series: "Racial Capitalism and the Study of American Politics" with Chloe Thurston and featuring Joe Soss

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Location: 1030 Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Chloe Thurston

Professor Thurston's research is on American political development, political economy, and public policy, with a particular interest in how politics and public policy shape market inequalities along the lines of race and gender. She is the author of At the Boundaries of Homeownership: Credit, Discrimination and the American State (Cambridge University Press, 2018), her research has been published in Studies in American Political Development; Politics, Groups, and Identities; and the Journal of Public Policy, and commentaries have appeared in The Daily Beast, Ms., and The Monkey Cage (Washington Post), among others.…

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Apr 19

Friday Apr 19, 2024

Rooney Center Seminar Series: "The Causes and Consequences of White Allyship" with Kalin (McKenzie) Bennett

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Location: 1030 Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Kalin Bennett
Kalin (McKenzie) Bennett is a third-year Ph.D. candidate in Political Science at the University of Notre Dame. Her research focuses on intergroup attitudes, ethnocentrism, social justice movements, political psychology, and the principle-policy gap.

Bennett's research focuses on White allyship, specifically examining predispositions and the crystallization of attitudes into behavioral manifestations. Her ongoing projects delve into establishing causal links between cognitive orientations and observable behavioral aspects of White allyship. Furthermore, she investigates the impact of performative allyship on social justice objectives and goals. 

She graduated with summa cum laude

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Apr 26

Friday Apr 26, 2024

Rooney Center Seminar Series with Jacklyn Kaslovsky

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Location: 1030 Jenkins Nanovic Halls

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Jaclyn Kaslovsky is an Assistant Professor at Rice University who specializes in American politics. Her research focuses on Congress, representation, and women in politics. In her current work, Professor Kaslovsky analyzes how legislators choose to allocate their resources, including their time and staff, and the effect of these choices on the legislator-constituent relationship. In doing so, she seeks to provide an update to the traditional “home-style” literature that explains congressional members’ attention to their home districts. Professor Kaslovsky's other projects leverage unique time series and congressional speech datasets to explore the consequences of increasing diversity in Congress for representation and how legislator behavior has evolved over time.…

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