Events

Nov 13

Wednesday Nov 13, 2019

Kellogg Panel: The Argentine Elections: What Happened and Future Scenarios

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Location: Hesburgh Center C103

Argentine Elections

After Peronism’s surprising defeat four years ago, the most historicized party in Latin America is poised to return to the Argentine government. This panel will examine the motivations behind the choices of Argentine voters and the consequences of the election for Argentine democracy and Argentina’s economic future. Do Argentines demand a return to the policies of kirchnerismo or are they simply looking for the growth and low inflation that Macri could not deliver?  Will the new government produce economic stability? How will the electoral result affect the quality of Argentine democracy, including judicial investigations of corruption?…

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Nov 14

Thursday Nov 14, 2019

Peter MacDonald, Sr.: Navajo Code Talker, World War II 1944-1946 and Former Leader of the Navajo Nation

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Location: Jordan Auditorium, Mendoza College of Business

Following regular combat and communication training at USMCB in Camp Pendleton, CA, MacDonald along with other Navajo Marines, was selected from other Marines for top secret Navajo Code School. During the final phase of World War II (1944-46) MacDonald served in South Pacific as Navajo Code Talker and North China with the Sixth Marine Division.

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Nov 18

Monday Nov 18, 2019

Conversations with Diplomats: "The New Cold War" with Wolfgang Mossinger, Conul General of Germany in Chicago

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Location: 1050 Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Wolfgang Mössinger, Consul General of Germany in Chicago, will offer a lecture in the Elizabeth E. Nanovic Seminar Room, entitled “The New Cold War: Liberal Democracy vs Authoritarianism. Why the EU is today more important than ever before,” as part of the Conversations with Diplomats lecture series sponsored by the Nanovic Institute for European Studies. …

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Nov 19

Tuesday Nov 19, 2019

Kellogg World Politics Series: Are Referendums Ever Good for Democracy?

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Location: Hesburgh Center C103

The Kellogg Institute welcomes Susan StokesTiffany and Margaret Blake Distinguished Service Professor, and Faculty Chair, Chicago Center on Democracy at the University of Chicago.

With the debacle of the Brexit process in the UK, the sheen has come off referendums. Democratic theory still offers some justifications for referendums, but it is hard to evaluate these justifications without strong evidence regarding how they actually work. Under what strategic circumstances do political leaders decide to turn the choice over to the people? And what is the nature of voting behavior in referendums? In addition to exploring referendums and democratic theory, this presentation will focus on the question of voting behavior and on the fact that turnout tends to be lower in referendums than in candidate elections. Stokes will draw on evidence from Colombia’s 2016 referendum on peace accords to argue that party structures and incentives are an important part of the answer. …

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